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hurryup09

  • joined Apr 16, 2008
  • last login Apr 19, 2014
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Born in '52. Grew up in the Bay Area rooting for the Warriors but admiring Walton & Lucas. Gradually became a Blazer fan after moving to Portland in '86. I chose the "hurryup09" handle in '08, thinking that LMA, Roy, and Greg Oden would lead the Blazers to contention by the '09-'10 season. Sigh...

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THE BLAZERS WILL WIN THE NBA TITLE THIS SEASON. IT'S A FACT!!

There was a lot of despair in these parts following Game 1 of the Blazers' season. I tried to reassure people that you can determine next to zero from the first week of an NBA season. I said that...

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While He's At It, McGowan Should Re-Name The Team!

Let me start by saying that, contrary to the belief of many, pro sport franchises are NOT "just businesses." Yes, in one sense they are indeed businesses, but they are also much more. Look at...

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Watching James Harden Tonight Brought an Epiphany: Let's Just Abolish the Traveling Rule

Once upon a time in the NBA, a player was allowed 1 1/2 steps without dribbling before getting called for traveling. The rule was easy to interpret and enforce: once you established, then lifted,...

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FINALLY REVEALED: THE REAL REASON BEHIND BEN'S IRRATIONAL, OBSESSIVE HATRED OF J.J. HICKSON!!!

OK, I'm actually not certain what's up with Ben regarding Hickson. But clearly SOMETHING is going on beyond legitimate dissatisfaction with J.J.'s performance on the court (e.g., his weak post...

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Is Babbitt an NBA Player?

Funny thing… I watched tonight's Blazers game on the DVR as usual. When they got 15 down with about 8 minutes left, I started skipping forward in 30-second jumps. With 5 1/2 minutes left, I...

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Can Anyone On This Team Pass the Ball???

In the past, I've posted and commented many times on BE about the Blazers' lack of physical bigs. My Fan Posts had titles like "Where's the Beef?", as I bemoaned the Blazers' front office's...

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Why the Blazers will make a game of it tonight, and why I don't care

Dave has predicted it, and we all know it's likely: the Blazers will inexplicably rebound from their pathetic effort last night in Denver to give the Heat all the can handle tonight at the Rose...

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The Misconception Behind the Blazers' Failure To Pick Faried, Blair, et al

Draft after draft, the Trailblazers have failed to draft a great rebounder to come off the bench--a Paul Milsap-type.  Most recently, they passed on DeJuan Blair not once but three times and let...

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Time To Get Rudy Some REAL "3-Goggles"??

1) We've heard that the genesis of the Blazers' "3-goggles" schtick was a running joke about Rudy Fernandez's poor eyesight.  2) One of the great disappointments of this Blazer season was Rudy's...

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Brandon Roy & the Five Stages of Grief

You've heard of the "Five Stages of Grief": denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and, finally, acceptance.  I submit that Brandon Roy, the Blazers' organization, and Blazer fans are in various...

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I'm Not "hurryup'09" Anymore

I dubbed myself "hurryup'09" back in '08-'09, when the first opening of the Blazers' championship window appeared to be just a season away.  (Except for the rabid among us, who thought the window...

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Are the Dog Days Over Yet?

God, I hate this time of year.  I rely on the Blazers for my escapism (football, baseball, etc. don't cut it for me).  And this period between the NBA draft and the start of the preseason always...

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Hollinger's Description Of Chris Paul's Knee Surgery Is Alarming

I just heard John Hollinger, interviewed on the radio, stating that Chris Paul had the entire meniscus removed from his knee last season. Hollinger said that meant Paul's knee is more problematic...

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LeBron James: the New Steve Nash!

God, this LeBron worship-fest is beyond annoying to me.  I clicked onto ESPN today and heard Chris Broussard quoting Mike D'Antoni as saying that, should the Knicks get LeBron and Carmelo, that...

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The Myth of Greg Oden's Injury-Proneness

Ah, that headline got your attention, didn't it?  Everyone knows that Greg Oden is injury-prone.  Every basketball fan on the planet knows that!  Right here at Blazersedge there have been dozens...

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I Knew the Cavs-Celtics Series Reminded Me Of Something...

...Then I realized what it was.

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THIS JUST IN: BILL SIMMONS DECLARES THE THUNDER ARE IDIOTS FOR PLAYING KEVIN DURANT!!

That's right: Bill Simmons says the Thunder have no shot at winning a title this season. So why on earth would they risk the health of their still-frail franchise player in a series in which he's...

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What I feared most DIDN'T happen tonight!

That is, a last-second, 1-point heartbreak loss. The home team that wins that game ALWAYS wins the following game on the road. That heartbreak road loss just takes all the stuffing out of the...

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I'm pretty certain I know why these injuries are happening

During the offseason, I announced loudly and repeatedly that the Celtics had zero chance of even contending because their decrepit old geezer bodies were certain to break down.  Apparently, the...

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Let's Celebrate GREG ODEN !!!

OK, the great 3-guard controversy is behind us.  The guys are playing pretty well, considering Batum and Outlaw are out.  Martell finally relaxed and found his game--at least for the moment.  So...

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Who SAYS the 3-guard line-up is inferior defensively?

I'm hearing a lot of pros & cons about the great 3-guard experiment offensively, but the near-universal sentiment--both in the media and here at BE--is that Miller, Blake, & Roy will get killed at...

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Maybe we've underestimated the Frenchie/Pippen factor

OK, like most Blazer fans, I'm starting to be concerned.  I understand that the Blazers' offense is a work in progress, what with a new point guard and a returningwing being introduced (Miller &...

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Blazer pre-season games on t.v.?

I thought I'd heard on Courtside that at least one preseason game is to be televised.  But I just spent 20+ minutes trying to verify that on-line (@ Blazers, Comcast, & CSN sites) and on the phone...

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HAH!! KP confesses to his point guard's bias!

  According to Ben, today KP confessed to him that while there's an NBA adage that "you can never have too many big men," as a former point guard he believes that "you can never have too many...

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ANDRE MILLER IS ALREADY PROVIDING VETERAN LEADERSHIP!

My favorite Andre Miller answer to the barrage of questions he's received from the Portland media came during Monday's Courtside.  Pardon the paraphrasing, but the exchange went something like...

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IS KP LIKE A TROUT (THE FISH KIND)?

The way that KP and the other NBA GM's repeatedly passed on DeJuan Blair in the late first and early second round of Thursday's draft reminded me of the feeding habits of certain species of...

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Will Trout Be the Blazer's Jameer Nelson??

Tonight, even after Howard missed two free throws with about 11 seconds remaining, the Magic still were up by three and had the upper hand.  As long as they didn't allow a three-pointer, they'd be...

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Kevin Pritchard declares, "HURRYUP'09 WAS RIGHT!"

OK, that's not exactly what KP said (on The Fan Tuesday afternoon).  What he said was that the one thing he took from the Blazers-Rockets playoff series was, "Let's get some toughness and some...

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"LOOK OUT HOUSTON: NOW CANZANO'S YOUR PROBLEM"

In today's Oregonian, John Canzano wrote an obnoxious column aimed at the Rockets, entitled "Look Out Houston: Now It's Your Problem."  Basically, Canzano called the Rockets a bunch of chokers...

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That was depressing, but it was just Game 1

True, that was a bummer.  But in some ways a blowout loss is better than a one-point heartbreaker.  Realistically, the youngsters had to get initiated into playoff basketball, and now they have...

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