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hurryup09

  • joined Apr 16, 2008
  • last login Jul 25, 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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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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Spend Those 12 Fouls, Nate!!

I've never written an anti-Nate fanpost, and I'm not about to start now.  McMillan is a very capable coach, and I figure there are reasons for most of the things he does.  But I do question one...

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The Mavs' Last Hurrah?

OK, last night's loss to the Mavs was a bummer.  It was pretty tough having to watch Terry's airplane celebration and whatever in the world that thing was that Dirk did with his shorts.  But think...

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Does Greg Oden need to "man up?"

Reasonable people can differ about whether GO has game, or whether he's injury-prone.  (For the record, my view is that he obviously has plenty of game, and that the sample size is still far too...

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Did tonight's loss have a silver elbow--er, lining?

Anyone else notice that tonight's Blazers' comeback took off when Roy hit Artest with an "inadvertent" elbow?  Anyone think that elbow was actually inadvertent?  Could that elbow turn out to be...

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Before you slit your wrists, think of the Mighty Celtics

Yes, that was a horrible road trip.  The guys should have gone 0-3.  There's something seriously wrong with the team at the moment--probably multiple things.  But if you'll recall, the Mighty...

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Chris Sheridan, comic genius?

Tuning into Courtside tonight, I was happy to hear that Chris Sheridan would be a guest.  I was interested to hear what a "national" media guy--presumably someone with an objective...

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WHY DO BLAZERS KEEP COMING BACK FROM INJURIES TOO SOON?

Isn't anyone else unhappy that Blazer players keep rushing back from injuries, thus prolonging their down-time?  First there was Martell.  He clearly came back too early, and now the best-case...

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SHHHH--DON'T TELL THE REFS!!

But do you really believe that Rudy's hand flailing into Kevin Garnett's mouth the other night--drawing blood--was "inadvertant?"  I was at the game, and at the time I didn't see the contact. ...

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38

THE ROY FACTOR

During the preseason, Hollinger and other "experts" said the Blazers had overachieved in '07-'08.  They figured it must have been a fluke that the Blazers won so many close games.  [Sorry--I don't...

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There's no single fix for what happened last night

I could list a few: 1) The Blazers probably need a point guard that quick, elusive point guards can't run around like they he isn't there; 2) The Blazers need at least one "power forward" who is...

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THANK YOU, SHAQ!

No question, in the few minutes GO was paired against Shaq last night, the veteran had his way with the rookie.  Had Shaq kept his mouth shut after the game, GO might have suffered a serious blow...

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Forget what Roy says: GREG ODEN IS A BUST!!

 In today's O, Brandon Roy is quoted as saying, "I've been telling people once [Oden] gets healthy and gets his confidence, this dude is going to be a force...And I still think he is giving people...

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Is Batum Turning Trout Into "Steelhead"?

Does anyone think it was a coincidence that, after watching the skinny, teenaged Nic Batum snare rebound after rebound from the three spot vs the Jazz, Trout suddenly became a rebounding demon...

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Oh Ye With Short Memories!

I hear so many people at this site and elsewhere who have concluded that Greg Oden is a bust.  This after he's played a few preseason games and part of a quarter of a real NBA game.  And that after...

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The Good News

OK, that game sucked.  But we shouldn't be surprised.  The young Blazers got hit with the equivalent of Game 1 of a first round playoff series on the road vs the world champs.  In other words:...

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36

The Blazers' Spanish strategy

For those of us who have long suspected that there were non-basketball considerations responsible for Sergio's continuing presence on the Blazers' roster, there appears to be confirmation in...

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30

PAUL ALLEN: BUY THE STORM!!

Just now, in listening to Rudy's interview on Mike Barrett's Courtside radio show, I was reminded that Rudy's sister plays for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.  Alarm bells went off in my head. 

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73

Why did we trade for Frye??

One day he appears to be perfectly healthy--in the best shape of his career.  The next he unaccountably has bone spurs requiring surgery.  Clearly there's something wrong with this guy.  I knew all...

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52

JASON QUICK IS A LAKER AGENT!!!!!

OK, I don't really think Quick is the Devil. In fact, his Rip City Revival series has been like a canteen of water to a man in the desert, sustaining me thru the Blazer dog days.  But I've been...

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Is KP's work done?

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What's Wrong With the Playoffs This Year?

After last night's Fakers/ Jazz and Celtics/ Cavs games, the home teams have won 19 of 20 second-round games.  The lone exception to the trend: a narrow, 2-point win by the Pistons over a weak...

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27

The Hawks are tough

First, let's get real: the Hawks aren't going to win their series vs the Celtics (currently even at two games apiece).  But in winning games 3 & 4 on their home floor, the young Hawks made a...

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Joel gets no respect from ESPN!

During Game 1 of the Cavs/Wizards series, the ESPN announcers stated that Brendan Haywood had the most-improved free-throw percentage of the season (an 18% jump).  They even posted a graphic to...

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27

Jack vs Skinner

OK, I realize bforsythe has a related post.  But I have a different slant on last night's Jack/ Skinner confrontation. 

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Do winning steaks occur in spite of or BECAUSE OF injuries?

During last night's Blazers-Wizards blowout, Mike Rice pointed out that this was the way the Blazers' bench had played during the team's 13-game winning streak earlier in the season.  He suggested...

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Sergio and Jack both stink!!

I don't actually think either of these guys stink.  In fact, I'm tired of all the diaries and posts from fans who hate one or the other player.  In my opinion, either or both of these talented,...

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Was Oden practicing a good idea?

Er, after watching last nite's game, was having Oden practice with the team such a good idea?

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Let's trade the Blazers' entertainment director

I've read a lot of teeth-knashing posts about tonight's loss to the Nuggets.  Jarrett Jack is a popular scapegoat because of his 7 turnovers--despite the fact that--as Dave pointed out in his...

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