1. Portland's Blazing a New Trail: 10 Midseason Questions About the Blazers

    The 2010-11 NBA season was supposed to be the year the Portland Trail Blazers jumped back into the Association's elite...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about almost 4 years ago 1,172 reads 5 comments

  2. Oregon Ducks and Portland Trail Blazers, Thank You for 72 Awful Sports Hours

    These last few days have been an exercise in excruciating torture for the sports fan living in Oregon, or namely, me. As a fan of both the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oregon Ducks, I woke up Sunday with very high hopes...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about almost 4 years ago 359 reads 2 comments

  3. Portland Trail Blazers To Rest of NBA: Please Keep Underestimating Us

    I'm sure you all know this story by now: the Portland Trail Blazers are all banged up. Not having Brandon Roy available is a huge problem...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about almost 4 years ago 1,181 reads 2 comments

  4. BCS National Championship: Five Rarely Mentioned Things About Oregon and Auburn

    There are plenty of things we know that the Oregon Ducks and Auburn Tigers have in common; they both have explosive offenses that make a habit of hanging 50 on their opponents...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about almost 4 years ago 1,885 reads 18 comments

  5. NBA Trade Deadline: A Portland Trail Blazers' Move Will Not Help

    Like everybody else paying attention lately, I've heard that Trail Blazers GM Kevin Pritchard has inquired about the Washington Wizards' Brenden Haywood...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about almost 5 years ago 521 reads 2 comments

  6. The Portland Trail Blazers: Can They Beat the Jazz and the Spurs?

    The Trail Blazers haven't had too much success against their fellow Western Conference playoff contenders recently. Take away Andre Miller's gargantuan effort in their overtime victory at Dallas, ...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about almost 5 years ago 237 reads 0 comments

  7. NBA Power Rankings: Super Bowl Week Edition

    Super Bowl week is upon us once again. Although it's obviously a bigger deal in the NFL, this week is significant in the NBA as well, for the first week of February is the beginning of the most grueling stretch of basketball...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about almost 5 years ago 298 reads 2 comments

  8. Random Ravings: Portland Trail Blazers' Midterm Report Cards (Part Two)

    Alright, time for the rest of my slightly belated Blazer midseason grades. For Part I, click here . Jerryd Bayless You have to give credit to this young guy...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about almost 5 years ago 246 reads 2 comments

  9. Random Ravings: Portland Trail Blazers' Midterm Reoprt Cards (Part I)

    Ugh. Life stinks sometimes, you know? I thought I had enough money saved up to make the down payment on the house where I live, getting me a good deal on a place with a depressed value thanks to the current downturn in house prices...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about almost 5 years ago 377 reads 0 comments

  10. Random Ravings: Which Are the Portland Trail Blazers, a Tree or a Leaf?

    This saying has been heard many different ways, in many different cultures, and has been told and demonstrated countless times in human history: Suffering builds the soul...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about almost 5 years ago 472 reads 4 comments

  11. Random Ravings: Kings Up, Shaq Down, and Lakers Are...Meh

    In between slogging through the usual holiday scrum at work (the holiday season is legalized torture for everybody over the age of 18) and playing "Assassin's Creed II" on my Xbox 360 (beautiful on my new 40" LCD TV), I've been keeping an eye on the NBA..

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about almost 5 years ago 320 reads 2 comments

  12. Random Ravings: Encouraging Signs for the Portland Trail Blazers

    Some of you are probably wondering why I've put the "encouraging" part in the title. After all, the Blazers have been hit extremely hard by the injury bug, and have had their best start in nine years dampened somewhat by a mediocre December...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about almost 5 years ago 364 reads 1 comments

  13. NCAA Pac-10 Race Clearing Up...a Bit: Random Ravings

    The thing about great conference races is that they're never decided until the very last game. Despite the dominance of the USC Trojans during this decade, the Pacific-10 Conference has seen some great finishes recently, the most memorable (to me, anyway.

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about 5 years ago 977 reads 0 comments

  14. Random Ravings: Would Everyone Please Stop Worrying About Brandon Roy!?

    See what Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy's doing there? Basically, he's being what he has been for Portland ever since he got there: the be-all, end-all type of player that teams need if they harbor serious NBA title aspirations...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about 5 years ago 345 reads 10 comments

  15. Random Ravings: The State of the Pac-10 Address

    See that single digit Oregon Ducks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is holding up? That represents where the Ducks find themselves in the Pacific-10 Conference standings: number one...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about 5 years ago 996 reads 2 comments

  16. Random Ravings: Who Will and Maybe Could Start For Portland, and Why

    All around town, when the subject turns to the Portland Trail Blazers, I hear some common themes. Generally, the talk is about how the team looks this year, that they're expected to contend this year, how much Greg Oden has improved...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about 5 years ago 252 reads 8 comments

  17. Random Ravings: The Oregon Ducks Have a Great Defense...!?!?

    It's good to be back! After a three-month hiatus, I'm once again writing quality articles...or opinionated tripe, whichever. It depends on the reader...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about 5 years ago 420 reads 4 comments

  18. Random Ravings: Can Brandon Roy and the Vulcans Mix in Portland?

    I read an interesting column in the newspaper on Friday. Apparently, the Portland Trail Blazers are offering Brandon Roy a four-year extension, with dollar amounts undisclosed...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about over 5 years ago 854 reads 3 comments

  19. Random Ravings: Analysing Possible Trail Blazers

    If the headline above this article didn't scream Captain Obvious, I wanted to use this time to highlight some free-agents that are available this summer, and pitch in my thoughts about ...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about over 5 years ago 511 reads 11 comments

  20. Random Ravings: Predicting Winners and Losers in the 2009 NBA Draft

    As is the case with pretty much every draft in every sport, there are differing opinions concerning this year's NBA Draft...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about over 5 years ago 1,696 reads 3 comments

  21. Random Ravings: How 'Bout a Sixteen-Team Playoff?

    Stop me if you've heard this before: college football needs a playoff! It needs a playoff like fish need water, like birds need trees, like I need caffeine. It must happen sometime...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about over 5 years ago 87 reads 3 comments

  22. Forget the Orlando Magic, the Cleveland Cavaliers will Make the NBA Finals

    It may have taken a while (thanks, Boss, for keeping me at work for 12 hours), but I've prepared a rebuttal to Brandon Ribak's article saying the the Orlando Magic will go to the NBA Finals....

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about over 5 years ago 1,712 reads 14 comments

  23. Random Ravings: Trail Blazers' End-of-Season Grades

    Well, Blazers faithful, the season has come to an end. Despite the fiery condemnations of the refereeing I've read in places, I really don't think they're to blame for Portland's loss...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about over 5 years ago 787 reads 11 comments

  24. Random Ravings: Trail Blazers/Rockets Preview, Done Extra Crispy

    You know, I've already written an overall playoffs preview. I've already spent hours collecting stats, analysing match-ups, and writing an article running on rock music, pizza, and Mountain Dew...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about over 5 years ago 322 reads 4 comments

  25. Random NBA Ravings: "Playoffs!? Do(n't) Talk About Playoffs! Playoffs!?"

    Well NBA fans, it's that time of year again. It's time to put aside all the taunting, all the smack talk, all the posturing and preening before the cameras. It's time to leave the regular season behind...

    Jared Wright Written by Jared Wright about over 5 years ago 83 reads 0 comments