Dave reminisces about the Sonics.
Do Portland Fans Still Mourn the Seattle Supersonics? - Blazer's Edge
On the one hand, this conversation made me nostalgic for the four extra rivalry games that once dotted the Blazers schedule. On the other hand, standing in the midst of so many Seattle fans made me itch. I mean, do we really want to feel sympathy for these guys? You know that's going to come back to haunt you. The whole thing left me wondering how prevalent the Seattle sympathy is in Portland nowadays. We are entering the 6th season without basketball in the Emerald City. The Oklahoma City Thunder are now spoken of without a hint of disappointment or sarcasm...nary an eye roll to be seen. People in Seattle still care about this. How do Portlanders feel?
Ben Golliver tells how Allen Crabbe has one upped even our own example of frugality, Gordon Hayward, in his own car-less behavior.
Acker: Blazers G Allen Crabbe Walked Home From Training Camp, Shares Car With Roommate - Blazer's Edge
Every year we hear about rookies trying to stay disciplined with their spending, but Crabbe was/is exercising real discipline, even if he's simply waiting on a first paycheck that traditionally doesn't come until mid-November. Crabbe stands to earn $825,000 this season and he, like anyone else in his age bracket, could rent a Toyota Corolla for an entire month from Hertz.com for $865 a month. That's without any discount codes, hook-ups, etc. Bottom line: If you see a 6-foot-6 guy wearing a pink backpack strolling through Tualatin, please offer to give him a ride. Maybe the Blazers can set up a "Rip City United" season ticket holder car pool service: If you purchase a pair of 200-level tickets you get to drive Crabbe to practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but if you splurge on the 100-level seats you get Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
CJ McCollum is undergoing a non-operative procedure on his foot.
Blazers G CJ McCollum To Undergo "Non-Operative Ultrasound Procedure" On Broken Bone In Foot - Blazer's Edge
The Portland Trail Blazers announced Tuesday that rookie guard CJ McCollum will undergo a "non-operative ultrasound procedure" to repair the broken bone in his left foot. McCollum will presumably undergo the procedure in lieu of a more traditional surgical approach.
NBA Players, Weed, and You
Even among those who do smoke, I don't foresee the practice becoming public. As long as it's behind closed doors, though, what difference does legality make? Unless you're going with Stoudamire-sized bricks of the stuff, it's doubtful the cops are going to come knocking just to write you a ticket for smoking. In public, though, this is still an image issue. What would happen if somebody snapped pictures of an NBA player with a regular old tobacco cigarette dangling out of his mouth? People would be on and on about lung cancer and reduced performance and role modeling. I can't imagine the reaction being less for pot. Smart players won't be eager to put themselves in that kind of situation.
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Hilarious Game Thread Quotes From Prior Game
IDAHO: Not afraid of gorillas but very afraid of HD video cameras.
Do they have TV cameras in Idaho?
Nope. We, Idahoans, invented the television yet we cannot supply an arena in our own state with television cameras.
When do you think this is, the year 2089??????????
Dave lives in Idaho???
Doesn't Dave live in Idaho?
No feed? No television? No problem. We'll talk about pokemon.
Thomas Robinson Jokes For Everybody!
THE WINNER FROM THE GAMETHREAD*
*Asterisk Denotes that Monilogue Championed This Comment Upon Her Jerry Sloan Unicorn of John Deere-ity