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I haven’t seen a hockey game since somewhere between Milli Vanilli and “Can’t Touch This,” but every year about this time I’m reminded by everyone from a cold-weather-state, with an officially licensed sweater, and a soccer-like infatuation for a sport played with a paddle and a frozen Ding Dong, that I’m missing out on the premiere post-season in professional sports.
And I have no response.
Why? Because I’m incapable of mustering-up the level of interest worthy of a three hour television stint and/or Sportscenter highlight montage, appealing enough to vest me in a sport on the outskirts of the outskirts of my sports fanatic radar.
I broach this due to a never-ending sentiment that this town needs hockey. That’s not to say that the Winterhawks aren’t “hockey,” but more so that they’re a lesser version of a big-boy alternative which a faction of Portland clamors for on a year-to-year basis.
Do I think an NHL team would work in this market? Absolutely. The Winterha
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Blazers Season in the Books
After last night’s 96-94 loss at Utah, the Portland Trail Blazers 2011-2012 NBA season is now in the books. Portland finished with a record of 28-38.
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Utah 96, Portland 94
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 26, 2012
Where: EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials: #56 Mark Ayotte, #12 Violet Palmer, #57 Greg Willard
A disappointing season may be over but our work has just begun.
Not on the hardwood but in the office.
Build a team that accepts every challenge and represents what Trail Blazers basketball is all about.
Earn the passionate loyalty of the best fans in the NBA.
Uphold a 42-year tradition that says when we stumble, we get up and make it better.
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