Feb 2, 2017|
The guys wrap up National Signing Day by wondering if USC or Texas will win a National Title first, Sprague wants to spend a year in space to grow 2 inches, and Tim Legler of ESPN joins us to discuss how the Blazers should approach the trade deadline.
Why is the NBA fascinated with PB&J sandwiches, Swag has another edition of Stat or Story, and is it Kraft Mac & Cheese or Velveeta Shells & Cheese.
Jerry Allen voice of the Ducks, checks in from Oregon practice at the Sweet 16, plus Pat Casey, HC of the #1 OSU Baseball team, and what potential rule changes are the NFL considering for 2017.
The guys wonder if the Blazers loss to Bucks will haunt their playoff efforts...check in with Terry Mills of UM radio and wonder how many teams left in NCAA tourney have a legit chance to win it all.
Head Coach of the #1 ranked Oregon State Baseball Team, Pat Casey, joined the guys to discuss his team's fast start, and series this weekend with #9 Arizona.
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And I have to share listeners and people love your d.s many better on disappointment little story I told you this wanted to kind of blow your mind irritable and did an absolutely and I I'll always interest in space does summon a pass along but I wanna start here 'cause yesterday was national signing day of course we did a ton on it. But summing I was reading about when I got home was how disappointing. Texas is recruiting class ended up flinch. Yeah for Texas I guess is disappointing that's the context yes. For organ state fan it's a great car I see it just shows you how under the microscope you are. Immediately. At Texas it's bleep hey hey Texas is big guy is that one a month and a half to recruit Willie Taggart have a month and a half these days when he class Willie Taggart at a better recruiting class and Tom Herman side tell joy you need to know sure but. Did you that was funny to me like he had a 125 ranger Gurney glass in the country and people already like dude what's his guys issue many can't recruit what's going. Is it a cushy gig after tax well and that's got to the big thing so Texas out of the top 25 and recruiting. There were three kids they missed on two of which were from Austin won twenty UCLA pre or the other one went and named Mel you won the one they missed arm LSU I don't think was from Austin volcano cam but they missed out another big time recruit talent to LSU still finished with some good talent. But they're not in the top 25 and already Fay ends are pairs to. Blog sites are writing about Tom Herman easy really the answer is that back. Hot seat so it's just it's not a not a great day yesterday for Tom Herman and Texas and I saw this quote from Tom Herman because I think it kind of griped and that people already pissed off that M. He said this the seventeen year old kids that are signing with the class of Tony seventeen since they were eleven years old be seen to winning seasons at the University of Texas. And 47 loss seasons so that's gonna take some time to get these young men accustomed to the Texas that we know. So that was kind of his response CNN interview with Stewart Mandell and Bruce Feldman but he said more but that was like one of these sticking comments in regards to everybody. Complaining about Texas and led to our FaceBook question of the day USC finished with a top five class their best since the Pete Carroll days. Who's gonna win a title first Texas or USC it's easy I mean you red hot hand and you write about a recruiting class. It's USC sic Sam Arnold will have USC in position to have a chance of the national title in the next two years teeth is that talented of a player and he showed it. The second he took over for the trojans this year quarterback their season drastically changed and he was put up points. And the numbers he put up or it were as good as anybody in the country in terms of quarterback plays so. It's an easy answer for USC but but I do want to defend Tom Herman a little bit here because. I think he brings up a valid point. I mean when when you look at the last 67 years. Eagle back Texas hasn't really been relevant the relevant because their taxes Sonoma are bad they get everybody's still gonna talk about a man discuss some. They haven't had a a good when I lost track record now for quite some time release and call boy left so. He may be brings up a valid point in terms of these guys who were signing a seventeen year old kids. That goes all the way back the last time they were relevant was when they were nine. 910 years old that's a long time to go without having. A winning tradition of football and that's and those are from middle bull fan years. When these kids are growing up and not watching in Texas team that is annually playing for big twelve championships. Are playing for national championships which Texas fans. Are used to Tom Herman carries a lot of weight with his name. But that's only gonna carry you so far and you look at that the landscape a Texas recruiting right now. There's so many schools that come in and in trying to push your talent way and there's a lot of talented programs. Inside the state of Texas to begin was so. He's got a bit of an uphill battle all it's gonna take to turn it around is one winning season and Eagles nine and three next year just like that Texas is back to relevance and I guarantee at eleven top ten recruiting class nick. Well Charlie Strong didn't help on his way out remember his comment when he left this is a national championship roster. These kids should win a title and attract believe from under the muscled it through under the bus a little because I'm sure he was pretty angry that he was given the heave ho and that Tom Herman was coming in. You you said USC because of seemed Arnold and I'm not saying that that's a wrong opinion. It's impossible. To not CC and our own at least getting to a playoff now a lot of things can change injury etc. they always have tough schedules too but what you're also betting on as the clay Helton factor now I know clay unjust one Rose Bowl so let's be fair to clay don't even though and you and I on the show have kind of made fun I'm a little bending under refused any apply terrible start this embarrassing loss against Alabama. You wanna Rose Bowl you're bringing in quarterback back once again. Your betting on clay Helton then over Tom Herman and I love Tom Herman I thought that was a great hire I I felt the same way about Tom Herman as I did Washington getting Chris Peterson. And you still think that it's going to be USC vs Texas and getting the title for. In the short term I do just because the talent that's in place and I I'm with you on terms the head coaching opinion on mile clay ailments been what a year and a half. About yeah took over as interim guy what pushed fights these games towards the end of the year in the last year. They got off to a bad start he's got a ton of talent in place he's got PCs he's got to replace do just an issue sir. Adori Jackson in those aren't easy guy isn't an easy roster holes to fill but. When you close the way he did on signing day and you get a top five class and you have a quarterback likes and Arnold and place. That's a major sets up even with bad coaching an exam Donald carries over that negates it's almost a Mario would help fresh cut a situation that. If you have a guy that talented you're gonna win ball games because sand Arnold is that talented and I know Texas was in the title game in 09 and USC obviously with their runs and by the way I'm correct because I grew did USC had the number one recruiting class heavily with linked Tiffany. And then in the country did they really believe so maybe I'm wrong on mab and I mean I read that there were a link given to hell of a recruiter let me read that properly and then that would be the clay don't debate but do you think clay opens in their head coach Lane Kiffin I think at least so far he's got a better track record and a I don't know Lane Kiffin didn't do much in Tennessee the one year he was there never was really able to. The end of one season at USC where I believe they went ten and three BB organ and aunts and knocked out Chip Kelly and that was the year going into the following season when Matt Barkley everybody raved about on. And the thing crash and burn and he was ultimately fired it's just died that they would Texas and USC are. The even biggest blue bloods like their amongst any other school that you would naming college football the playoff appearances now know as a material used on about three years he got to be fair but. It is just a look at USC the only thing that I see derailing them the next two seasons is the schedule. They got to tell I mean every year they got a tough schedule the pac twelve. I think is going to be one of the best conferences in the country next year when you just look at the talent returning the talents that that's coming in in terms of recruiting classes. And then you out on top of that the nonconference a USC's plan and they usually play every single year. And that's where their uphill battle resides is can they survive the gauntlet that schedule yes a Tom Herman in Texas not a top Tony five recruiting class and he's already getting grief from blog sites and fans let him coach let him have a season let's see what he can do with taxes if he's great. He wins a game he wins nine games in year one. Now the guys back and this is why would never won a coach in a place like Texas but you have all the built in advantages but that's a problem is right they're there's a built in advantages anyway now topped when he thought that's right that's why people will never be able to say noted that job but the fact that you get a top 25 class and a month and a half or whatever ranking you're looking at some people and 25 some people have moved closer to thirty. He's already on the hot seat a dealer hot seat but that's not fair but people are already ticked off. And a immediately welcome to Texas summer welcome back you you goes he goes seven and five next year I know they be pumped to get back to a bowl game seven in five immediately it's as guys crap he's not do and it's. We have a pressing question for you the listeners out there that we're gonna bring to you next ending goes hand in hand with the crazy science slash space story. That I read about yesterday that's next on Portland Sports Radio 1080 the fan. I I. I'm always interested in stuff like nature oceans piece you big planet. Earth fan. It just say it isn't it there's a lot of injuries did you know our galaxies moving by the way you have about that there's a force that's been pushing our entire galaxy if you want to anthology and stuff. It's crazy. It's about the technology and stop drop that is a technology and stuff so analogous science guy down once a month just explain us what's going on like string theory about bill Nye. Old bill nine will be a great gas bill. They'll bill yet they do again they do a bed well on the lead guitar show they have a zoo wallet just aren't zoologist and we can we can call pop SYD. Science teacher read 32 year or is that this summer doing a lot cheaper than bill and I that is guaranteed that it pop a slight art on to explain like biology to us well. I have a question about this let me get this story to you to get our science on you gotta be Kurds so get this so it turns out obviously when you entries you're weightless right. It can even make some your chromosomes bigger open. So the reverse the first results of a study delving into the impact space travel has an a person's body were released Monday. Appropriate. Appropriately named the twins study the research looked deep into the effect galaxy travel has on astronaut Scott Kelly. Compared to his identical twin brother and former astronaut Mike our mark. The Brothers shared biological samples before during and after Scott's nearly year long for rate in the space last year the entire time. Mark was earthbound. Scott when he returned to earth was a full two inches taller. But the preliminary results went far deeper. Here's what they found as Kim and Scott's. Chromosomes in his white blood cells lengthened while in space creatures are researchers said it could dad be attributed to increased exercise and is reduced calorie intake. Let's see another in the study found the level of chemical DNA modifications slowed while in space but then return to normal returning to earth. His act cognitive abilities in speed and accuracy slowed just slightly. And is bone formation she slowed during the second half of his trip also there was a spike in inflammation. Right after landing. So they did a study sent a guy in space and he grew two inches is grow Mazzone change in his DNA changed from his twin brother was honored the into. Would you give up a year your life to grow. Two inches taller we put three inches two inches taller yes or no yet to be in space for an entire calendar year. But I tell you you will be taller no matter what age would you do it. I can't answer yes fast enough. Now look bad speaking from a small guy rat I mean I'm Diane Von height challenged I had it in my entire life there's no boos in the space shuttle my friend that's OK I'll go sober for a year or be a healthy year will grow two inches not axe trying to lean out a little bit there's alternatives and yeah I'll take my two inches man hours at a time. You know who's up in the space station with yeah I certainly be by yourself you might go don't. Might have sex while your floating by the way is like a thing SpaceX yet. I would imagine it's so I don't know I don't this is why we keep up so our. You don't know if you in the back slim skin people like to have sex at that moment I would why not I don't know enemy is evil weird it is full and around I'm sure be an interesting sensation but floating sex survey ego would you do this why aren't. Am I going to stay here's what I would like to know though I don't know the study continue to line. How long then will you stay that two inches taller once you come back to earth and its full force of gravity well they haven't concluded that quite yet as I read there I was think in the same thing when I was reading this story would disease somebody permanently two inches taller or a similar argument sake yet just. Permanently two inches taller oh yeah I'd go into it a heartbeat right even with a wife and son. Illiterate lady so I was sitting here I'll be well what do you write a 616 foot I'm six feet six EB six dubious solid Jerry Rice sixty solid six to how good is the rec league basketball game all massage. Right time you go from not being able to grab that many rebounds and all of a sudden you plant power forward it's two inches and he seeks to claim power forward what is the small ball like as the five foot seven gentleman on the show absolutely is one listener tweeting us at third Sprague they said wait. You tell me I get to be in space for a year ends wrote two or three inches and by the way top of lying space station you're taking care of you can probably communicate via is excited to whatever says noted that. I think what we asked coworker bars today in the opposite he said no I couldn't do it. And I I was kind of a static as he's. Just barely taller than you and I said I. Think you could use two inches he's got a wife and any young child you're writing a day or when you get back to make him some though and you and appearances in getting paid form your publicly speaking some of the Texan of the year vacation and a wife and kids so yes I'd be up and a I think that's a given this blew my mind no liking going to space free year and I can't believe that nobody else has noticed this with any other astronaut what is the case here is that he's got a twin. I know but ladies and I'm glad you put him next the twins like and mark Kelly is a pretty famous ass very famous eight ease ease the husband a vial again real Giffords the congresswoman. A who was shot in Arizona sleazy he's a pretty famous astronaut. And they battles know next to each other vet. I mean. It hasn't been until very recently in space travel that people have stayed in space for that length of time but there has to have been multiple last Johnson have done that right so I'm just surprised when they come back. Pay deed you seemed taller ever I don't know go to space shuttle missions were what two or three weeks initially I mean you think about it back in the initial you know they would orbit the earth. You know six times and come back and then when we traveled to the moon what were they gone like two weeks or some like that week and a half. So I don't think that was an enough time. So it's only been since we had the International Space Station when people actually stayed in space for months of. Not years I think the girl from beyond bar with a student go from 57 of 59 it's a whole different dynamic all your girlfriend would be able to brag finally like night my boyfriend's average high of a person in wouldn't be small and easy easy I don't. He pocketed all are now he can walk by example hold on 5758. Is the average has the step now stool I climbing a latter are gonna drive Dan what's the out 58 the average I'd be above average with this move are you kidding me the other thing I would wonder for growth from announced that the first time. Does the rest of your body grow. As I was full pledged slip though and I got that. Yeah a lot of people asking what what grows to a latest does everything else that's just two inches that's the joke we've got a lot of and then what happens if you lose said two inches in the instance of meeting a new woman at the way I thought you were -- it's like now I tell you rate you were five. Pakistan's ability with the boots every meets the girl in the in the -- he's got let's he's got to Wear the timberlands everywhere because these two inches taller and just he can't go -- you can't go I'd I'd I'd and knows that you can't do that is somebody asking you stay in space for two years would you grow four inches I don't know the answer to that may be like I just turn myself into a seven footer I get eligibility left space stuff blows my mind of what we do and do not know. Like I am always interested even in like people on the and bid telescopes. They discovered a planet that houses humans but it's like eighty light years away we'd never get their buddy's house is its cable housing humans like out there. OK what's that mean to us or like this story I read of our galaxy being moved by a force. That blows my mind. Because we're just this little speck in the whole thing is a real pot heads segment in net very somebody said I went to space once in college to smoke a lot of guts to do to sometimes break. Man it's got slaughtered not why do you generous donor to be fascinated with outer space you don't have Sega did understood it enhances the fin fan of fascination just think about Betty child's just gonna fall the nerds or give assume that McNabb at. Somebody brings a really good point oh event I San five by three of my personal blazers team to space for a year had to be perfect right suddenly we have CJ at 652 it would be 63 whenever 69 center in plum laid. Seven foot four Meyers Leonard and I wouldn't help my passion he still wouldn't be able to rebound doesn't this stuff blow your mind. In my alone in his you're not alone in this at all and so we also have supported event excellent for getting out pops why guard on the show it's an. A student pompous like riding accident would be more fascinated about what little swipe card was like growing up Italy's get like play home videos from the -- site has a thousand -- is talking about the swagger about science maybe at some point but I do get take two or three shows for us to finally get to science questions does did discover house like guard became swipe at what point did you realize she was this there's got it this is who he was like did the volume reached the level that it sat most is a lot of areas she nor did he validated their million -- Width as a four year old with a block and a stack of index cards that that will be the first story out of cadets and their duties one eyes I'd also be wondering like. Did little swagger and have a lot of tube socks laying around he'll bedroom that you didn't wanna clean. Why are like in is eyes adolescence is just went to socks on I did go low back then tube socks for the thing and it's why aren't like ran blue black that you had had been YouTube Sox. That's a big deal man. CN guy in space mark Kelly goes to space and he grows two inches from being in space for one year. Amazing how the funds segment blew my mind I read and again you know we have to bring this to listeners that's our poll question do go vote. Yeah go low on it I don't let me check the results through an Oregon since our I I don't think I can do it. I want to I don't loves to be 63 that is so condescending don't thing I can that is so condescending. Why are over six foot so what a tough problem to have but I gotta do elevated two inches like birds over he's doing and yet I'm not trying to. 52% say no 48% say a year is a long time to be in space I would be willing to bet density barometer of listeners that we have under an above five foot nine. The the no votes over DS votes. Under I disagree I think people lol I was lazy tolerance is purely I think I've always thought of myself and short because I always will want hours wanna play basketball and a lot of my friends are seeing today six force like I'm I have a point guard and I can my daddy's there to my brother six foot four so yeah I was always the run so. Well and then you get like a perspective I went to Hershey store last night and I looked around everybody checking out the toss one like this this comes at. After it was here he'd be like everybody else just beat ninety mile an rampant they tell you never get them off one of the shelves you need help without one. No I enjoy that story to write the raiders lost both financial backers for there stadium in Vegas but Mark Davis still isn't worried and we'll tell you why update you on the raiders to Vegas. Move that's next. Listener jamming in late Gerald Wallace right people at his height. Nolan playing localism and making it Charlie and Charlie Batch on the factory. And it's true test extra lives matter. Coming up in ten minutes delayed they're gonna join the show ESPN NBA analyst for his thoughts on the blazers it is weird how we do that is humans of you've I have moments where you look up a couple guys that might be 63 yeah right he's tall he's late. I do the same thing if I go to a basketball game. Or I'm standing next like we got a couple cells guys like 6465 I stand there might Jesus I just tidy yeah I guess Mauna attic ma'am it is tower over you yes. On the weird feeling yet coming up the top of the hour we got our I'd change realty NF unchallenged you'll make our picks for a symbol who are who we think it's gonna win on Sunday we'll let you know. Coming up at 2 o'clock of one of the ongoing saga as the National Football League is what's going on with the Oakland Raiders I think for the time being we can at least still call them now because they have yet to move. Today is we we told you earlier and earlier in the week that Sheldon Adelson the casino guru over in Vegas had pulled his 650 million dollar package shortly after that Goldman Sachs who has a close relationship with. Sheldon Adelson also backed out of the deal and it looks like right now at least all signs are pointing to Vegas not working out for Oakland they just can't financially. Make it happen without Adelson and the backing. A one of the biggest banks in America and that actually got us thinking about just in terms what are the locals thinking so we wanted to play this for you this is Steve. Says a lack I hope I got that name right he is he Clark County commissioner which is where Vegas is located he was on. Was mentioned rich ESPN 100 in Vegas serious talking about the situation. Mark it's desert property Guidant Russell under contract. Just personally are continuing to pursue the development on that parcel. He's doing his due diligence and your relates to a development agreement on the up parcel. And it's tough to come out with a lot of work and a lot of answers in the next to secure. Enough problem a lot of slope front. It's got the polling place very quickly and again to be fair we don't know where this and today. And it could be. This white night owed in the background and he's stepped up next Monday or Tuesday you have to boot boot Super Bowl and say look I mean this afternoon. Write a check and I'm sick. The place and use this approach concerts and defense isn't. Let's get go out and I mean that's possible that we don't know I don't know what is spoken to. And ST says like again the act county commissioner there Clark County commissioner any lucky sand Davis is not giving up he's still looking at the land is still developing and Annie B he's still Golan a full steam ahead and of that team to Vegas well and I know mark Davis and the raiders just kidding absolutely destroyed by the media for everything has gone down and look to and Allen to a to a certain aspect they probably should I don't know how you leave out one year main backers and Alison. And give out a I had a deal set up and not even informed that it exists. Obviously you realize that if you pay a thousand off Goldman Sachs because the relationship you did you lose and to. They look like both wounds I did see a thing from their Miller basically said Mark Davis is telling people behind scenes. Come down. We have people on line. Now I don't know what that means I also saw another report that said nobody owning a casino can publicly back this to the NFL doesn't want that right Roger Goodell did spooked out by I don't know how Allison was allowed to go for with that I don't know how that works or breaks it breaks down by. I'll I'll maintain the same opinion even though I think they have flub this publicly and it looks terrible and it's a typical raider move. Ominous stay in his stance of I feel like they're still gonna end up there and everybody's counting them out they're done and there's rumors about Vegas being inched in the chargers. I still have a feeling that Mark Davis I can't explain why I just feel he does he's he is like a a person or two willing to step up and fill the void they're already gonna commit one point one billion. So they need what an extra 800 million you need to find two people to make that up split the difference. And be OK moving forward. I feel like they did and I think that's part of the reason. Of may be why they left out Allison at adults and it doesn't make sense to me. But maybe they did that because there is a deeper story line going on that we're not really picking up yet yeah so just. For argument sake I think there's some and end up in Vegas in the get them back. A minute it's Vegas to us financially steps up in terms of somebody that's not connected with the casino. That that's the question how I was allowed to and that's why it's so weird like that it's such a year old San rice is such a weird turn for the stories are basically Goodell came on said there's no ownership share for a casino owner he won't allow the also said. He doesn't want any stadium financing by anyone connected with sports betting. He said I don't see an ownership quote I don't see an ownership position in a team from a casino that is not something consistent with our policies not likely. A stadium either RBC's you mentioning in some was involved for a long time didn't come all the way to the finish line because he pulled his money outing wasn't involved. With presenting some lease documents in the county he didn't like him that he wasn't included their forty backed out. And Goldman Sachs follows an an and I I do understand where you're coming from entrance line of thinking that. There has to be Sunday bigger potentially at play here but. It's just when you think about money in Vegas I don't think of any money other than casino money and that's where the hardline stance and did Dallas so interesting that. It's it'd felt like for a while the NFL was finally fully on board of allowing this to happen like. Getting the taboo subject to Vegas out of the way let's just put an NFL team their let it happen yeah and then all of a sudden he comes out in his press conferences is not a one anybody involved with casinos are sports betting. Involved was stadiums or ownership groups I any. Look it looks terrible he looks like a moron com. I don't know how you how you do lose this twice a Q loss Goldman Sachs and analysts and publicly like we we knew about both failings. To do that twice and makes you look like an absolute India in all reports by the way. Indicate that this was an easy thing to process. It can even do it. So I don't know why you wouldn't wanna go to Vegas I'd like I obviously wanna be there why would he do this allowed to come out when not allow but haven't come out publicly. And then what he's gonna walk away when his tail between his leg. And that's where I think that this is so when is such a sassy story one B and I said this they went broke that this could go down as one of the biggest blunders in sports history if they don't go to Vegas he looks like can wrap saluted the all because they didn't include Adelson and Elise document present like that's the smallest little thing to not included minutes ridiculous. In the other the other tie into this story does a great are on fox sports today about. Worthy goal. I. You're not going to LA LA's already got two teams well there's a camera do we get to San Diego's NEA is not a build got to build a well there's two there's two rumors right now that I was reading about yesterday and one was Vegas might be interested in the chargers if they take if the raiders can now bases clamoring for a football team but it's been those code changes the name of the LA charters and in danger and into Vegas and get this CN Diego might not be. Why it is insane for the raiders to end up dead. Part of it does San Diego gonna get a new stadium. Well the raiders a publicly committing one point one million you can build a stadium for a billion dollar bill one Oakland for their lives they're trying to go really. Really next level with this thing because they won't World Cup there they are not huge concert venue. And so they go and almost two billion you can build a stadium for one point one wasn't Jerry world one point one so I guard and Salmons in Santiago Wes and I cereal was like one point one. Billions something I'd have to go look goes over a billion. But I don't know if you can get a stadium done for billion dollars. Somebody asking is Celine Dion and Tom Jones gonna save today maybe Wayne Newton did Celine Dion is cleaning house at caesar's your big Wayne Newton fan Darius Reynard. All points about it. Gasoline be maybe it's maybe it's the Vegas act is Britney Spears still out there how Willis is performing in Vegas these days I just you if this doesn't work out. And I can be way off your backs are playing it O'Dowd code next year you look and I can eat. Biggest moron exports yet so that's what's going on right on the raiders' situation Goodell says he doesn't want anybody. With an ownership share that has been Ty is our moment with a casino he also doesn't winning stadium financing by anyone connected to sports betting so good luck raiders finding Vegas money. The funding 650 million lost and it'll send. Back down a top of the hour of forget our change realty NFL challenge for gonna make our picks for the upcoming Super Bowl title. When things get when stutter story coming up at 215 we miss the essay with a big signing day shows an identity fifty by the way AT&T stadium one point 15 billion exactly what the raiders are willing to commit to a stadium but. God help may have just been almost two billion UD get it done if he wanted but take up next to the blazers are on ESPN on tomorrow nine point amass and we thought we'd bring on Tim leg alert of ESPN he's an NBA analyst for them. What is needed to the blazers their current state of a turn things around what about the nomination of deem and CJ Timberlake Golar ESPN NBA analysts is next on 1080 the fan. Pressure is off. He asked what's the difference. That's that's just executed crunch time he was still in the peach. Momentous events coming all the when you lose it's the lowest on the wall it's. Current stutter move a look at the hottest topics in sports writer do you mind crunch could. Is 995 per month so why would you ever pay more for a gym membership. I welcome back in third ranked crunch time writes you back crunch fitness always not 95 a month so why would you ever pay more for a gym membership joining us today for crunch time. ESPN NBA analyst Tim lake where you can follow him on Twitter at leagues ES the end of freaking catch the mavs and the blazers. Friday night on ESPN let's get right into the state of the blazers didn't take the time they've won four out of five. Or are you start to buy and maybe they turned a corner here and figured some things out. Well I'll certainly hoping so because. I had high expectations for this team going into the season. I. Gold coming out of the year thought this is this the team that because of their age. The level coaching and getting. And you know what they did last year and I thought that this will be a year and now we beat maybe take it to the next level so. Yeah you guys approach this point I've been a bit disappointed. Collapsing when I watch I do think that. Making a change in the starting lineup that are very beneficial interest income of one thing that it's snakes couple times throughout the year earlier here we recover unfortunately committed to winning an. Idiot can but. One thing had its say it was a they did not enough punch her in English turn on my thought that yet the current quarter as one of the most dynamic week we don't know that. But that there are ninety were running out of reform hard that would not shorts. And I think making machine and Evan and Evan Turner wasn't playing well apology to China in making that change. Kick started the team a little bit and I think it gives them more ballots and start monitors more places that you have to guard Devin. Score it also make plays and you could balk hairy age group ball screen player. And it just acting like it's given them more balance in the starting lineup and the work we have a war on dished a lot of great defensive team but they've been gutter in the stretch. I'd like to see him do what works at a period time and it you know you look at that group achieved after seven. Britain and fourteen at all watch together kind of like that particular Portland clearly should be seen. That's gets that spot. And I think maverick now maybe you're starting separate themselves a little bit. Well and you mention a word that I think is really hung on a lot of fans out here and that's expectation in you said you're expectation for the team and during the summer we had deign say Western Conference finals is the goal and you'll see said this roster was in nine games better from last year's telling expectation is really killed this team in terms how we view it. I can you give our listeners example just as a former player maybe a year that you can recall were expectation may have wage you guys down a little bit not being able to live up to it. And no question about it 9798. I was in Washington I'm not trying to and I could resell it starts. But I haven't. We make the playoffs we'd lose to struggle polls in the first round he won the title that year earnings swept a three nothing in the first round and every game came down to last sixty Shaq can still hanging in the air. We battled them for three hurricane and HE and it's scared everybody because we haven't. Credibly on change we get the best young Frontline in the NBA without question. And so yet coming out of that type Michael you're beat instead he is quoted as saying there the next team and you watch out washing. Well then you know what happens profit its ball doesn't start treating all the extra hole you're wrong is we don't start all parts. They trade on picks for all carts overnight and forty know it. On that team completely dissolved in just under achieved for the next two or three years so I do know. What expectations can do to you on it and it's a lot different even Phoenix which gracious couple years ago just wanna check out there anyone approached me should expect it. Expectations that it lecture he got fired I mean it it's it's it's it's a word that changes every professional sport to. That's why you know its current department radar as long as you can but once you make a splash deleted last year you are expecting me. Progression the problem is some people aren't realistic about. What that means in terms of the next year what they she every night now are you going to let arena's tenure you're getting depressed or what people have. You actually count on anybody anymore just the different. Level of pressure different level preparation but opponents. Things change and so they pick up to a slow start. Fortunately for them it wasn't to the point where they carry themselves there's time and the started like without all the right time so Q what happens from this point forward. Now we're talking NBA would Tim laid their ESPN NBA analyst don't forget mass blazers tomorrow night on ESPN. As well you can catch it as it sounds like just kind of from it the sense again with a blaze is eating Damon CJ. It's something that Neil Austrian company should stick with long Germany think that's a backcourt that could could turn into something really special. Our guard our special means one of the best back courts in the -- get yes certainly top four and you can you can debate how are you on Iraq goes but there's no question toppled by a court and then he had an complement each other well they have a great luxury to not get to guard. She and common who. Is he can get his old shot. Yet whatever he needs to what he's a great fourth quarter clutch player. You know utilizes all screens you can actually. You go to go to moved to step back jumper going left so GE has all of those components in addition to you know as a star player being looked excellent so much. Lot of chemistry or personal relationships is good. And they're committed to understanding that you know on a given night you get a possession of IP your turn by turn. Like the get a carrying non this garments that are we don't win games. Yet they have that we can have an understanding between each other. That you would not break up what has seen too many great. Two rows were trios. Broken up in this league before they write and and and it's because change panicked because they feel like there are virtually no expectations were they'd be unrealistic. And then make moves you make decisions. And you were credit. He never give thought she too where you were when you have two players this outfit you've got court as such a critical position on the war. I do you have to make work as long as they have good trust relationship that dish we don't wish. Now had great stuff him laying there ESPN NBA analysts on Twitter at legs ESPN mavs blazers tomorrow night. Gadget on ESPN's Tim thinks that done and we know you're busy today increasing at a tremendous course. It was my pleasure gotta hope the port ketchup again as he progresses that. Absolutely man we love to have you on again to leg there ESPN and I look it seems like a lot of folks out there in the NBA community leg they're just did it Bobby marks did the vertical. Preaching patience when it comes in the Portland trailblazers well they're not really in a position to make a lot of trades at the trade deadline and you know ivory tweeted this morning on the vertical through wanna check that out. Bobby marks to we've had on several times he's a front office exact is great great desire yeah yeah he knows what the salary cap isn't all that stuff. He basically broke Portland down in a lot of the non playoff teams in. You know they don't have very much flexibility for the trade deadline idling at surprising by diehard fans out there. They're losing and we made in the summer time and again I I've I've changed my opinion I flipped. About a month and a half two months ago I I just don't wanna break sees see you are dame up. I am using any time yet to all stars two scores like that. At some point if your GM is doing his job right. They're gonna come in handy and you don't get talent like that very often. Also really good point by a body marks in not treating game that's not even like a remote conversation by anybody. And seemed to probably said about CGB even for those out there that Abbot came breaking them up. Now it's CG sang an extension that contract has almost a poison pill and it. Where it's almost impossible to trade and it's a tough move to make so I think again until late they're we appreciate the time crunch time right to buy crunch fitness always 995 a month so why would you ever pay more. For gym membership keep an avenue location coming soon in a low I was out the glorious us gains yesterday. Where is only a Brady work I'll tell if it was like are very easy work apple based the let's go off that. I see your committing to the work out. 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