1. The Seattle Blazer: How Far Can Portland Really Go?

    More big wins, more big performances for this young Portland Trail Blazers team. I think it's time to consider Brandon Roy as a legitimate MVP contender. He's averaging over 20 points and five assists a game, and is the leader of the Blazers...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about almost 6 years ago 802 reads 12 comments

  2. The Seattle Blazer: Nuggets Are For Real, Oden Needs To Start

    The Denver Nuggets are officially back in the Northwest division race. They're more than in it. I think they could have a better shot to win it than the Blazers. The acquisition of Chauncey Billups was huge, and they have been rollin'...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about almost 6 years ago 442 reads 5 comments

  3. Enter Sofoklis Schortsanitis

    Weighing in at 342 pounds, and standing 6-foot-9, Greek man-child Sofoklis Schortsanitis is ready to play in the NBA...

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  4. Don't Expect Much From Oregon Basketball

    After a mediocre last year for the veteran Ducks, the 2008-09 campaign seems to lack luster. Going into the 2007-08 season, a lot of people had high hopes for Oregon, but tough non-conference losses to St...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 424 reads 12 comments

  5. Will We Ever See a Rodman 2.0?

    In the ‘90s, there was no badder man than Dennis Rodman. He had rainbow streaks in his hair, pierced his nose, and he even would wear a dress if he felt like it...

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  6. The Seattle Blazer: Tied For First

    On the road all week, the Blazers have really started to shine. For a long time now, I've been saying that with or without Greg Oden, Portland is most likely a playoff team this year...

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  7. The Seattle Blazer: They Look Good

    Well, I have good news from the Emerald City. I'm getting digital cable this week through Comcast, which means I'll now get all of the Blazers games. I thought this would mean I would be waiting a week or two to see a truly exhilarating Blazers game...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 529 reads 2 comments

  8. Mutombo: Hall Of Fame Worthy?

    Don't drive the lane on this bad seven-footer, or you'll get the infamous finger wag. Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo has been banging and bruising in the NBA since 1991, ...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 2,427 reads 13 comments

  9. Scouting The Mariner Manager Maybes

    Ned Yost. He should be an obvious candidate for this job, not only because he actually had a pretty good year in Milwaukee, but also because of the connection with the Mariners new GM Jack Zduriencik...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 143 reads 2 comments

  10. The Second Half Forecast In The Weak, Weak West

    The Seahawks have owned the NFC West for the past four seasons. These days are over. I'm not saying the Hawks (2-6) have no shot to win the division, but if they do, it won't be the typical way the West is won for Seattle...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 102 reads 2 comments

  11. The Seattle Blazer: My Trip to Portland's Rose Garden

    This will be the first installment of my new column, "The Seattle Blazer." Each week or so, I'll be analyzing my new team, the Portland Trail Blazers, and I'm going to try my best to not mention the Seattle Sonics (RIP)...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 297 reads 1 comments

  12. Don't Panic In Portland

    The much anticipated debut of Greg Oden in a Blazers uniform didn't go so well, and Portland got blown out by a good Lakers team by 20 points. It's one game though...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 494 reads 2 comments

  13. NBA Preview: Playoffs and Awards

    EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND Boston (1) over Milwaukee (8), 4-1 I don't see the Celtics having the same problems with Milwaukee that they had with the Hawks in the first round last year...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 103 reads 0 comments

  14. NBA Preview: Southwest Division

    1. San Antonio Spurs (55-27) Some people hesitate to call San Antonio a dynasty. Call 'em what you want, but you can't argue that the Spurs have been the overall best team in the NBA over the last 10 years...

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  15. NBA Preview: Pacific Division

    1. Los Angeles Lakers (56-26). The Lakers were a good, maybe a great team last year. The addition that LA will get this year is Andrew Bynum, who missed a lot of last season...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 650 reads 0 comments

  16. NBA Preview: Northwest Division

    1. Utah Jazz (57-25) During their 2007-08 campaign, I could see signs of greatness in the Utah Jazz. They were pretty much flawless at home, with the exception of the playoffs...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 474 reads 1 comments

  17. Why College Football Shouldn't Be Played on Thursdays

    Ah, college football. I don't think there is any sport with as much passion, pride, and competitiveness as college football. It's great because no one is playing for money. It's all about winning for your school...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 350 reads 11 comments

  18. NBA Preview: Central Division

    1. Detroit Pistons (56-26). Flip Saunders did a lot of good things in Detroit. The one thing that he didn't accomplish, though, was winning a title. The loss of Saunders isn't going to break the Pistons...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 425 reads 4 comments

  19. Shaun Alexander Headed to the Washington Redskins?

    ESPN reported late on Monday night that Shaun Alexander will be visiting with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday. After being out of a job for such a long time, it looks as if Alexander will make a comeback...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 875 reads 10 comments

  20. NBA Preview: Southeast Division

    1. Orlando Magic (54-28) Dwight Howard really broke through last year and Rashard Lewis' first year in Orlando was pretty good too...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 3,127 reads 2 comments

  21. NBA Preview: Atlantic Division

    1. Boston Celtics (63-19). Only a fool would pick another team to win the Atlantic. If Paul Pierce can pick up where he left off, I think he has a legitimate shot at winning the MVP award this year...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 470 reads 3 comments

  22. The Seahawks' Run in the NFC West Is Over

    Yep, it's time to panic in Seattle. After a defensive performance against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants that made me want to puke, I think the Seahawks' four-year streak of being champs in the NFC West has come to an end...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 412 reads 6 comments

  23. Headed South On I-5: A Sonic Turned Blazer

    For 17 years, I have hated the Portland Trailblazers, and with a valid reason too. Up until a few months ago, I bled the green and gold of the Seattle SuperSonics...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 771 reads 13 comments

  24. Oklahoma Fashion No No: Thunder Roll Out Hideous Jerseys

    Clay Bennett's first words at a press conference in July, confirming the Sonics move to Oklahoma were "We made it". Well, they made it all right—but I can't imagine a worse jersey design ...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 1,591 reads 11 comments

  25. Kiffin, Hope For Raiders Both Gone

    About a year and a half after his hiring, the Oakland Raiders have fired Lane Kiffin. And all I'm left saying is why? Kiffin inherited the worst team in the NFL...

    Pete Treperinas Written by Pete Treperinas about 6 years ago 126 reads 0 comments