Mar 16, 2017|
The guys get the lowdown on the Iona Gaels with Howie Kussoy of the NY Post, what should UW do for a new Head Coach, and what do you make of the Blazers up and down season.
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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I welcome men's second hour during this break here on 1080 the fan in the NCAA tournament under way in the ducks play Iona on Friday so we thought we get dale the I don't know perspective of from our guy how we can sowing New York Post item onto her at how we destroyed. He joins us now McGill mortgage mobile hotline Howie thanks for join us man for the people that don't know much about I don't. I was reading your story on the post and from the article it kind of sounds like they're a band of misfits from other programs correct. Well the I don't and trademark really since two crews got there in about 2010 is back. He really a potential market hard and they do very well on it I mean. They got Mike Glover years ago he called Momo Jones you burn rubber Arizona. And you know they don't you know George Washington. What particular supposed to play at Arizona State and touch on to New York port on and it's really. You know expertise are a bit lower this year because so many guys were NATO but. They made it work. Well in in Natalie there's many ducks fans and Havana a lot of opportunity to watch Iona this year so for the folks who haven't seen him play what are the strengths and weaknesses and his team. It they're kind of saying they are prettier in the search and not want to run a lot to get up and down their coverage. Eighty points better based which percent and straight years that what she Greek issue ought to 40% of the team. And you know inside is probably their little weak defense of late. They can be a little bit stronger but that's biggest moron so. Eight very happy to get in the race and you know gets into according to our team. But I expect that can happen with ducks. We're talking with how we can sowing New York Post covers I am I gonna be covering the NCAA tournament just just out of curiosity we have a pretty good coach here in the state of organ in Dana Altman and what he's been able to establishing Eugene. Ike you said coach clues is establish this transferring. Model and it's worked really well fry don't know what what do you what do you know about clues that you can tell our listeners intends. Just what now what kind of a fact do you think that may play any game like this of a potential upset. Well you've been here books or so that certainly bodes well on into the sports and I don't I don't it's on at six years. So you don't experience and a lot of these guys were there last year they played Iowa State that you look pretty its site so the last couple minutes. On the you know on acting like a lot of underdog in this situation they feel like they got up and use them. They know that Beijing shoot as well as anybody in the country and I think it's one of those things where. You see upsets ever year would keep that it's an outsider running on the go. Yen and M top news productions has passed again as they Los Chris Boucher for the rest this season ACL injury didn't play impact on title game and obviously not gonna be around for the tournament. Our our folks around Iona talking about that I mean they edit coaching staff and players mentioned in an eating their game plan changes and all without organ sixth man playing. Yeah I mean it's certainly something we have to recognize they understand it it's a flow were ordered by. Not been changed I don't have earned a matter to their plan they just caught caught on. And knocked it to stop doing that and they don't know how could organize and you know they know that's really not gonna make things that much easier. You can really be organ. I seem anxious. I knew what did it present its working he'd ever feel like they're gonna win not happened. More more that more times than the current amber. Arm you know most people stop with regard it away and they should certainly the mortality at the local team. By because of the way I don't shoots it I don't get pot and the word in sentinels are issued and was back 81 strange state happen. You know had to be a term noble what what's the deal at the snowstorm out there I mean me and even gonna make this game on tomorrow. Yeah I they stuck out there they are not Sacramento. Not that Erica we were supposed to have a blizzard that is greatly after that the UR. Though everyone not we'll get there on iron. And direct action restarted the seat in the took a couple of what are short trips to start to opt out. It went to Alaska so what they've done this one coach or birdie deceit so that we turn to pat. Talking with how we to soy New York Post onto her out how we can soy if they're going to compete with origin and maybe make this a really close game. Give us a name out of maybe one or two players that you think because there in that position. Are gonna be the guys don't like all my doubt where did this kid come from what's the name of some of the bigger players for them. I mean Jordan Washington and they're much counted wired up so their biggest wildcard. You is they're really. Really strong interior post player really the only one they have exits that mold and he can helps stretch that you assure them but he's also. Possibly much help from star in the country he actually led the country in scoring a minute but she received it. Why he only break six aren't don't emit heat that he can't control himself interpret it drops due detached salad and very emotional and when you go encouraged. Yeah I mean executed crisply committed or don't stay right super talented. Like you all so. Can be out of the game in just three minutes and just totally change the dynamic of what you know could be a more balanced team. You know how oil is I was like in your Twitter account and first of all I love that avatar of the Simpsons and in the sack in his. I love the background picture of you with your NCAA tournament picks and I love even the caption. A descriptions as handicapped or of the people. On so as a betting man I'm a fellow degenerate myself what kind of upsets you look at this tournament. I mean I think there can be applied in total nursing pregnant actress EW early. A mystery of the upset but I mean I've been little speech state got a great shot in action and sweet sixteen. I think Oregon coast and its shot to beat or State Street dot com so a lot of with a 12 points. Am I went terps got a shot again spot where. And in East Tennessee State got a good shot and so are not. I think there could be a lot of those. Work through sixty to go down. Well and right now I'm looking at the key for the organ spread against IE and I don't really know how this works IQ and I made a bunch of Mets this year and at I've been on teams that we talked about are you allowed to bet renounces organ minus fifteen are you allowed to put money on Iona plus fifteen if you. I'm not touch and I thought. Why is that. I got a acted so professional I don't wanna govern again. Steve bad mental scratch on it make a little more interest in its ally view it outwards I was how else. I'm glad our. Exact comment I do every day through. Director torment how he hoops that I get our readers use elections every day that picture right and how is that some good success has. Six or seven years. Are right there yelled get out here on this one hour to hour and how we can sowing New York Post on tour and how it is so right. EU not gonna tell us the game gambling is legal as a close game though in your opinion based on what you've seen from I don't know organ a pretty good team someone argue maybe should have been higher than a three seed. Desire to keep this one somewhat close. Somewhat caught acting within ten or well yeah armed you know in all honesty opposite word or refuse. Go to torment you at six years this is probably the least talented one. I'm potentially lurking is really to get an out Mormeck fight but they also. They get hot from outside that it just. We don't make it happen back you know are obviously. Origin is much better team now so like there aren't so. You know he could come comparable but not too much so. All right there we go how we could sowing New York Post onto her add tally to soy gimbal follow Iona hoops and also gives you is gambling picks. I that you followed her for how we soups Alley thanks for join us minute talk in some bio and a basketball and enjoy the NCAA tournament. Our. I could stuff there from how we can soy a New York Post as I only gets ready for organ tomorrow 11 AM. Will be on the air in the middle of that ball game so you know there will be out about Napa back at. Athletes like you know Oregon State played in the middle of our show last year against BC you. And you know it's it's tough to pay attention to anything when you're teaming up we actually have be rooting interest. Is that that's what we all want like it's sort of it's fine I'll enjoy the first two days when you have that extra rooting interest I think it makes it that much more interesting for sure and you know you got you got organ. Starting at 11 AM. Playing against Iona and you know I don't I don't think they should have any trouble but smokers who say it certainly can be weird some time yeah really got excited the way they look tomorrow and just kind of see. There's the way they come out of the gate that mean it's an early starts at 11 AM Pacific an in you go back to the pactel title game where. Didn't start great and I think the Boucher injury it was a bit of a hangover factor where they've learned you know shortly before the game started it lost one of their best players throughout the season. That's hard overcome for a team so when the second half came around though they started playing much better basketball they found a way back in it and they ended up only losing by three points to a very good Arizona team so. If you're a deep belief that you think organ can still go on a deep run without Chris Boucher or he took them to go deep in your term it. Tomorrow's gonna tell you a lot that they're not one of those teams that I see is coming out sleepwalking through regained it this succeed if you're gonna deep run I see them coming up winning by a sizable margin tomorrow Lila. I know as a team they can score a lot of points but. I expect organ play well to win big and if they do I think maybe it calms the fears of those who worked you naysayers now that the shakes out accomplice here as well that they would big. Well and we'll talk a little bit more about that later on in the show not much to break down what Diana in my opinion but we'll talk about the ducks in the and the whole NCAA tournament is is under way today we're live at the independent sports bar and grill to Tony by itself with Broadway come on out. Palace soda pop have a drink a cold beverage get some food and hang out watch the turning on all the televisions available. That coming up next. I nights he's did necktie talked about a little bit but now that we we're all back here. I wanna talk about the rims oral Barbie fired at Washington dirt if they get the right votes. Could they reigns supreme in the pac twelve hold that thought we'll talk of. Buffett next on 1080 the fan. Tennessee State winning. A couple of long games but. That the fans out here who were cheering for the 22 point spread it was during an act without notice they gave I think if it sums up the awesome ness that is and madness because. There's not like we have people coming up to us wondering why there were eight guys over by the bar yelling at a twenty point game like well sure it. But there's nothing going on to give the ball when they yelling S and it's a 22 point spread inside the it has been a blowout ended up cover it. And how I say is I know its regular line is the kind of for a niche audience but everybody out there is betting on sports. But the figures also a high percentage of you out their love betting odds were absolutely and I thought that was a great example of not everybody out there had scratch on it Saget necessarily. But there's a group the gentleman and I wanna say they're about twelve DE and F and I all had been Zagat. Plus Arnault had South Dakota say hello that's when he two and a half and they cover so. You know that's that's the fun part about banning some of these games that you don't care about you know who's gonna wind that what makes it interesting to write Minnesota's up a touchdown right now. On really like east middle Tennessee say I keep saying that wrong Middle Tennessee State like coincidentally picked to go. To the next round and beat Minnesota. Washington fired Lorenz a roll bar after fifteen seasons. Some would argue that maybe he should have done now last year the year prior they have made the tournaments and 3122013. To. Number one player in all of college basketball and a lot of pro prospects minds huh. Now that their job is vacant and I saw at least three or four people yesterday -- just on social media given their two cents of that is any list job. Now you may disagree with the that's the that's sentiment but I am curious. If Washington is to go fine. Go right guy that's always the big get for every program you gotta find the all right guy but it may find the right guy like working it would vault him. And they reigns supreme in this conference now ot know I would use the word reigns supreme but there's no reason they can't be a player you're in a year round I you know I would put them. In the conversation of an organ if organ hires the right coaching making compete for pactel titles. There's no reason Washington can't I don't like to work reigned supreme. Because I believe it'll always be UCLA and Arizona whether the coach is coming go that really matter those of the two blue bloods at this conference and I think that will always be the case and I have I wasn't surprised by the runs overall mark firing me it was more a matter of land. Rather than it. Eat eat it absolutely failed last couple years he's had a lot of talent come through. It just hasn't been able to win games in their season this was an embarrassment editorialize about it was. And tell the only were do an interview with Eldridge or cast it in the year. And I looked at their stance like they want to conference he would have won nine games all year and they have arguably the best player in all of college basketball. You can't have that happen especially at a program like Washington he. To me not quite as extreme as it as an Ernie Kent but it was a great recruiter he is good translated into wins out a year in year out basis he would go on runs occasionally. But it wasn't sending they would win here in your route and I think now the fallout the risk for them was always about what recruits are gonna lose and and I think you're immediately seeing the aftermath of Michael Porter junior. Basically is recruitment opened up the as a sign a letter of intent his dad's gonna go it assistant coach is very which shows he the ugly side of college basketball. So likely Washington's it'll lose their top recruit the top of Robert for the country but. To me it was a decision that's at some point Washington had to pull the plug had to rip that band aid off because. There was a ceiling I think what I'm what you could accomplish with the runs over Omar's head coach you've experienced that ceiling. And it didn't matter what kind of recruiting classes he was gonna continue to bring end there was a ball that he just couldn't necessarily break down try to ultimately in the long run. It's the right woven now it's just a matter of what data they go out and it replaced slide some people think does Brandon Roy may be guys a lot of the and a I'd I don't buy that. Personally I don't know peace. He's had one in her high school oriented. Bump him up in Washington I mean I hear again it but it doesn't make sense to me I'm hurt injured as yesterday out on prime time about it but the point. He rolled balls out here and let's be fair I love Brandon Roy I love that he's got the and one high school team in the country he got any UT median epic hotel it is a coaching Michael portico dominate exactly Plano NBA right now go dominate high school kid out of luck that that's not to say he doesn't know how to coach basketball that's not to say that even may be with a team with lesser talent he could have could have won it had a good year but. All we have to go off and his team that he coached this past season and and that wasn't much of a coaching job in the first place but to me that would be a pretty large risk for Washington. Yeah and the roll bar thing is also difficult because some would look at. Washington with this influx of talent. Where if you bring him Martell faults next year was supposed to be Michael Porter junior but I like to point out his dad. Was on the roam our staff and is now headed to Missouri their from Missouri originally be transferred and Nathan hale so shady you know at least he's JD Clark caught out is that any different than football. Don't we cedars of a times leader and basically just did this they hired a or edit it getting him. He did go to Michigan it at big east the wide receiver coach at Oregon wait I just dish yeah you're right his did. Yeah I got that story be that organ and of getting their coach any but I coach but they got this coach. And his kid is this prospect in the 2018 class any supposed to be stud. I believe the dual threat quarterback if I'm not mistaken I am. Correct me on the Texas I have a job that is his name and his son as the number one dual threat quarterback that's one when I nineteen your rights is that they this is no different this happens and athletics and it's a shady. There's an element where I agree with that it's kind of sleazy feeling but it's legal it's allowed. If the guy has experience in wanna put him understaffed if you think he may benefit you outside of just what recruit. Did OK but to me. You may now lose Michael Ford junior to kind of feels like you Willie inside a national letter of Ali's for sure Italy that was a that was a Omar Ira I've said this time and time again and for the people that missed it I just really feel this about Lorenzo remark great recruiter can't argue that. He is not built for the one and done I just don't believe I've seen this now I've seen this story since college bass was picked this up and when he. A Trace it back last time it attorney when he twelve week thirteen. They have made attorney. He's more built on finding talent and also keeping talent for a couple years and having said talent pop go look at all the teams made the tournament whip. I don't believe he's built for a one and done type system and that's how you flourish in college basketball but. Speaking of Washington. I'm not saying that they would win it I think you're right on that like you can't guarantee that it any sport which many coats. I think they do have a great opportunity here if they go get the right guy and I don't know who that is may be it's Archie Miller a thief maybe it's Gregg Marshall from Wichita State. If you can go pluck that guy eighty fifths. I think Washington actually puts themselves any better position as crazy as this may sound. QB better than or again. More consistently and not a that's not a shot and Altman I have been amazed by it all made. As it or as an organ state grad I'm a little tells what organs got going on a moloch jealous. I think Washington though because of the talent of that pipeline the facilities the arena is not much different than that night and it is Seattle Washington. I think they have a real opportunity here but they have they hitting home. Run higher but again all of it's a great coach he's been a great coach for a long time and organize the Nike connection which is something that they they don't have the local. Talent around them like Washington does but the Nike thing always kind of outweighs. That factor for some of the kids but you know a listener brought up the fact that you know the promised audits and at Seattle area and an old high school and they they've battled a great talent and in high school basketball for a long time any brings up the point is build a sensible defense around yeah Seattle yup he get a lot of local kids decided injured did you just find it and I think that's a great point. And that's a benefit that the new Washington coach will have to work with and it'll also added there's two thoughts I have on the Washington higher number one. You know there there's big names that always get thrown out with Washington message mark phew a lot the last day. Everybody says I'd be shocked if he left and I absolutely would be shocked if mark if you were to leave contact yet. To go to Washington because of what he's built. To be fertilized at the same thing about Chris feeders like did their reached a moment with Chris Petersen of Boise it just didn't feel like he was Italy and get appointee interview USC turned down the trojans. But maybe the trojans turned him what it but that was what it was like it if you're not gonna. It just seems like one of those guys it's gonna be at Boise State for a long time they say I'd always been coaching at Washington so. I would I'm not surprised anymore by head coach knows but I'm also glad you brought up Dave Altman because you know we went through this even with the organ football search where. Everybody loves Willie Taggart right and for the most part duck fans are excited about what he's done. How far down on the pecking order was he when the coaching search began its name did not come up on anybody's mind what would mark operatives fired. It was a man I hope they go but if Willie Taggart South Florida. There are a lot bigger names they came in so far look it's got to translate to wins and losses but so far most up fans love the job that he's done so. Dana Altman was the same light and regain all that was at the bottom of organs coaching list. And look what he's been able to bill I mean as as the fifth straight year they've been in the NCA tournament they turn it one of the best programs in the in the conference. And if Chris Boucher stays healthy they got a chance it would have a whole damn thing this yourself. You can't necessarily just pick up the big names are that you brought up some good smaller school names that will be desirable but. If you just get them the right god that knows how to coach basketball and that can recruit locally. There's no reason Washington year in year out should not be contending at least for packed up camp when I know not every small school. Coach that has success earth and I you know 567 years is getting equated a big time program and have seen success I get damp night. Some of these guys I think do you like Gregg Marshall to me at Wichita State to do that yearning you're out. There's something to that there Archie Miller saying they covered journey Sean Miller's brother Arizona I think there's something to and I could be off but I I do think there's something to it. And I see what you're saying the fence around Seattle is adjusting because Chris Peterson establish that when he got there pressure he's are keys in the lost guys in Seattle big name guys and Chris Peterson got there. And he flipped guys to convince guys to stay in state he started attacking organ for some of their bigger recruits we've seen what that's meant for him. In that regard they're now competing the difference though I would say. Mark feud nothing would surprise you write up that nothing should surprise anybody would what coach decides to do. The difference though I think is substantially. Different people say it will Chris Peterson got to a Big Apple gave it one that we see mark he's never won a title. Guys that doesn't that's not the same thing authority to close to being the same thing. You would basically say that I heard of it is a big bowl game. You get to return to me. And let's see what you got it's an entirely different set up it's not fair to judge Chris Peterson vs mark you'll know what I would judge that's you know want to dispel what they've accomplished the other thing too then I would say is. Mark view is they got in Spokane I I have family that are in Spokane and it is mark it might as well be called mark viewed nobody cares. He is got a guy that count his team has basically established something where when they Rolen out there winning the West Coast Conference. I hope Terry Porter can turn around Saint Mary's seems like a great program. He reigns supreme in that converts why would you leave. You can go to Seattle. But the money's not going to be much different the cost the liberal that higher that'll be the question is how much it is Washington willing to pay roll bar like 800 humiliating your aunt ally and a listener Texan and about how much Gregg Marshall makes it which Scottsdale every millionaire and three million if you gotta pony up I mean it's one of those things are if you wanna steal a coach like that and you want to flip a Mark Few of you better be willing to pay him five million dollars a season because if you are. Money always talks and I think guys always listen that you write I just I do you feel mark view. EE could leave I could be way off I guess you'll he'd love Spokane he's great with being at the it Zagat what he's established in winning conference championships. Companies are afraid of competition the pac twelve villages that. I just look caught bass was different in that regard you know I didn't think Shaka Smart had to delete these human it's us that's the great job. He would have to leave DCU you can establish great programs at smaller schools and college basketball how the successor to me. We'll see what mark he decides to do but Washington. Is one of those for organs they get the right guy. And I think he could turn around for them text by by 305 on what you think about Washington do you think it is one of those sleeper school as if they get the right guy. You get a little concerned about what it's gonna meet in college basketball arena if you tax a 55305 also coming up next. Talk a little blazers. Hold they do last night lose Bible god when he points in the pelicans and then we had in San Antonio. We'll talk about that. That I still lingers in late have a I don't know about you man. Still it's many years later I thought I had a little sympathy for him after that documentary was and I meekly person lingered thirty for thirty. Yeah I mean look he's a duke yet. You love you PA duke I don't think there's anybody that's in between that numb again I have to root for Carolina so I'm I hate duke game. They know what it is dirt is is just duke or are they good at this. They always thought he. The white basketball players that. Nobody light air every time and that's the way it works it is is that the program though or is that their ability to find be really good white basketball player I think it's accommodation for sure like there's other a knowing like basketball players that we don't like Adam Morrison's for an example you in Atlanta Braves again I created Adam Morrison got out and rent it. I could I could stand JJ Redick and give meal like get it you'll like outside the Larry Bird in basketball you know I activity like in college and I never embraced the NBA hype because it was the dumbest opinion I ever heard I'd love watching Jimmer Fredette at BYU. Jimmer Fredette was awesome league called out from pretty far up from half court yeah great athlete like he was kick ass for watching college he was fun I give you that. I'm trying to give other ones that I have liked vs I didn't for the most part one of the schools that doesn't necessarily get as much like I hate if you will as duke does is Creighton. I tend to like the great white guy Kyle Korver I was a big fan dug into pockets idea like Doug and I love don't give me the giants Al Gore writing my heat have a Corvette I didn't like him that much Doug you make buckets I was into. I'll say this too. When you think of Creighton now what do you think you know I think of like an all white teeth as you do and I beat that makes you tolerate it more brushes with duke it's just the one annoying guy on the squad they've got like three or four black guys that are great basketball players and they get the one -- white guy that does something up bulbs they tacitly if he's he's an annoyance on the thing that's Obama's certificate makes all words and art and art wood is here to get the Big Three whatever they need line he celebrates as he put his arms straight Downey runs like irony runs weird when he celebrates after ending Grayson now on I mean do we need to talk about how annoying Greece and Allen is. They are you running. Great let me trip yeah. I don't mean to trip him and no word as you did it was a game and it wasn't me a quick update I will say my fears of gun battle little bit about Middle Tennessee State they were down heavily and nothing. Out of the gate to Minnesota they tallied 1714. So. Feel slightly better about my I've blue raiders from Wall Street morale Murfreesboro wherever it is revenue Heller from a tendency I got into the sweet 161000. Murfreesboro. Road that's that's about right when I dig up vibe I got him winning this game so I'm glad they had they responded they were resilient. And their on an eighteen to four run so that are pretty damn impressive one other assets of watches when updates to eighteen minutes left to the second half east. Tennessee State's East Tennessee State. Is tied with Florida 3535. Both mortal and come back whereas Florida Letterman audience a couple of games to keep your eye on. In any NCAA tournament they once or we've not talked about yesterday and I yet today. Elena get the thoughts listeners on this at 55305. The good all Portland trailblazers. Now never had a million years that I think we would need in this segment today but here we are the as I think I've proclaimed multiple times on the show yesterday they were gonna lose that game by 25 or thirty points San Antonio last thing. When I saw of final score. I thought three different times when in my car heard on the radio and in his son on TV. Every single time I heard or saw the final score honest to god all I heard my voice with youth that are in my head it was they're going to third boy loves goes by joining Eric jobs well I think it's to get a book you that I had its wheat that was very similar and thinking. We're I don't know if there's been a two game stretch that better sums up the blazers season. In on a back to back you go to New Orleans the pelicans are awful or so bad cousins and Davis had not jelled together you know they were playing awful basketball. You lose by 25 points to the next that you go to San Antonio the spurs on the year. Or 25 and six at home they're buying pretty top seed in the Western Conference the best overall record. In the NBA. In the Portland Trail Blazers beat the spurs in San Antonio won them. Those that do me a favor I know a lot of few other disagree with our opinions on the blazers and that's fine I'm OK with that gimme a big favor though. Please spare me on the tax of this is why you made gate you could beat a team like the spurs in the post season yes I Abbott's Dodd haven't clicked on the pay already its not gonna happen and it was a that was a good game yesterday the blazers play great game and I wanna point out something to. Damian Miller has been on an absolute. Depths hair post all star game Casey old all wrote about this. After the game yesterday he put up 36. Damian Miller deserves some credit we're gonna sit here and and people were suggesting. Odd day needs to be traded CJ he's the better player if viewers suggesting that the first half when they were struggling. OK but now I would like to see you publicly apologize if not tweet something different to this something to the effect of game Wheeler has many peace. And without him I don't hurt he's been great without him. They're not here seven and five now because Damian Lotus but this team on his backing Turkey's has been really well up really well. Put into that system CJ he's come up big and it became a big yacht last night in the second half Damian Miller has been on an absolute hair in the second half since the all star game. He deserves a lot of credit and I I would just add this to that was a really impressive win absolutely that's that blew me away. I think it's OK I think it's a fair assumption to say this there. It's pretty evident is it not that they absolutely absolutely party in New Orleans holiday for stated job to eyeball there's no other explanation for only two players to score in double digits one of those being so bad as Napier. Other than the fact if they stayed out really late gave some beats away. And drinking alcohol but the blazes about they're not that bad they're not 25 worst 25 points worse in the pelicans that on an and I don't I'm not. One more points four points or better San Antonio there somewhere in between now I do want to have follow up with this I'm just curious where blazer fans are out they went in San Antonio last night so they pick up a half the game. On Denver and Denver plays the clippers tonight a tough game and Dodi Andre Jordan or a Laker fidelity don't you travel OK so that's good to notice that there's a chance Denver it was an accident pros the clippers tonight so. Other blazers pick up a half game all the nuggets last night for the eighth seed in the Western Conference and what are we learning about Damian Miller and has the second half his second half changed your opinion of him long term price that is next on 1080 the fan. Pressures on. You ask what's the difference. That's that's just executed crunch time he was feeling the heat. When you win this event is coming all the when you lose it's the lowest and I. War its 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. They grudge that brought it back French bid is always got 95 months so why would you ever pay more. Didn't membership I was out there yesterday that glorious how's it may lose. 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And it felt like for whatever reason I Getty's this horribly blamed the starts that we play the quarterback when they lose yeah. But everybody point the finger at him and saying it's because he doesn't pass because he doesn't play defense it's because he's not a leader he doesn't help his teammates out. And it was just it was an argument that I never understood it was so reactionary. Because of the year that we were coming off of this as a guide to the roster that was supposed to once when he sixteenths. And he led them to the second round of the playoffs catching a few breaks along the way. And I feel more than vindicated with the second half that he's happy I'm happy. It ABC shutting some people up because the second act you look at the game large cities but out there. You're in the second half of the year he had a clunker right before the break in new top. Yeah ankle was clearly bothering him he took the all star break up he got healthy and says that he's been playing lights out basketball and once again. Proving that he is the focal point is well he did just take the all star break up I think he should be. Really important to note that these heat disconnected from basketball in general and I got like his week off that he got he basically said he didn't follow anything NBA. Any time NBA was on he would watch it only focused on with the music hobbies family. Rusty he really took in he took in that week off that. You know a lot of players wanna make the all star team of Siri does too. But when you do when you do miss it you take advantage and he took advantage of it now we're seeing it. What's funny to me about the whole game backlash that we shot and I know it's such a sliver of it in Portland TrailBlazer fan support and like such a tiny sliver. I think it's really important to note for those people though it felt that way. Where were you four years ago where were you last year we're worried the year before you hear all of a sudden adding we do this too much in sports I know we do this with quarterbacks. You can't be like always so Grady so Grady so grating so great. And a minute something goes wrong eyes upon guys got that guys out of its raw he's there he's not Gulfport. I think Matt Ryan will they give this a little necks here and I'm sure at some what you or I will see this. They blew it when he five point lead. I know there's a possession or to their agony of where it's at now right to take that Saturday on what he'd do it but he didn't lose them that's Super Bowl that was like a portal team ever from coach coordinator down to the team itself on offense and defense. But that won't happen. The same is said with Damione Lewis me I giddy that 200 million dollar mail of the leaders in the contract. But that team was flawed. Game what they had on the court Evan Turner is a good example of this. Evan Turner has have a ball in his hands every single site he'll back or not effective and not exactly the only way he's effective. And they were doing that they were running him off screens and putting them all demons CDs if that's not effective so you basically putting four players that are effective. If not three that are effective out on the court against the starting five. That is substantially better that's part of the problem that why there they are where they are right now and so I just think people lose sight sometimes of appreciating what you have. Damian Miller is not a superstar he's a star though. And he may not in some people's minds Beagle eater of a championship team. But the united if they ever are title contender in his day he's gonna be really good second fiddle if not won a one B situation. And we're seriously gonna sit here and criticize because they had a bad. Forty game fifteen game stretch. To me that's ludicrous he wants to be here he has the he'd know how opt opt out clause in his new contract that he signed. Just appreciate it's because you can't complain when they suck and then when they win gave it he dominates suddenly. Pat senior differ. Who let's look at that what you Miller time yeah I don't residents 36 points last night for the that he was twelve of 22 from the floor mics out. Performance from Dane the other angle that I did take from last night and look I was frustrated that they want I'll be honest I'm frustrated any time they went at this point. I'm still of the opinion lottery pick it is the best case scenario and then we need to get back in that debate but I think this is that the argument I've been trying to make about the reason why I want them. To get that lottery pick. Is they can win games like last night. Last night was a great all around performance about the play good defense deep into the second half it was really was great use of heritage had a good game CJ and Dane teamed up for you what fifty some points combined 6262. Points thank you combined so. That was a good win for them in at once again proved that yes there is talent on this roster it's lot the way that it's put together this season but there's still talent in place for them to win. Here in the short term. But there's still pieces away and I think that's the argument I've been trying to make all year is that Portland is in such a unique. Out of space right now where they're not a lottery team I don't think that that they're not one of the five worst teams in the NBA in my mind no way but they have a chance to get a top five pick because of the way the injuries that mounted up about losses that they found lonely leads. They have that unique space where they're not Philly they're not the lakers they have to. All star caliber players on this roster use of barricades a young up and coming center and you could patty topped by picked it last night was the ultimate case of they show they can win games like that that's what makes it frustrating is you could patty topped by talented ST yeah. I would just add that the only can add to that is really this. It's great enjoy the wins because wins like that are fun yeah we can differ on what we feel is best for the franchise long term that's that's okay. Enjoy those wins but also. Caution I ask caution you on. Because they beat San Antonio suddenly being whoa guys. Every senate voted six audio only six other teams have done that only six or at times they lost it all they can win a series now they can't. Now now I thought I haven't done I can't they can't be told state they can't beat San Antonio and that's your only chance of who you would play in the first round. So yes maybe you want the playoffs and in a lot of people out their view because. I don't know if you like to watch your team competed it's tough for you watch team that is openly taking by. To me as funny as that was. Don't look at that in the post season and say we'll suddenly now they can win a series that was a one off if they played a seven game series hell maybe they'd when he game. They would lose and five it the he'd be the longest to meet a five game series. At press time rusty by crunch fitness always not 95 a month so why would you ever pay more. For gym membership to find out more Barbara spread average out at crunch dot com to keep an eye out for their new location opening soon. It'll all other NN Atlanta by the way on Saturday 84 of only five games while the trip and when it's when he sixteenth when he sent a team blazers tell you don't you know absolute. 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