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It’s not a surprise at all that Rick has made his way to the Hall to be alongside other great coaches there.
Sacramento hasn’t had anybody close to Adelman since he left there, and it’s probably safe to say the same thing about the Trail Blazers. For those who want to argue that he was a far second to Jack Ramsay, well even Jack himself would probably disagree with them he was still alive. The lone championship trophy that sits all by itself somewhere in one of the many buildings Jody Allen owns is there because of a young expansion team being able to catch lightning in a bottle more than the result of a genius coach showing the rest of the league at that time who’s boss. If that had been true then the following year after the parade had ended and the last of the confetti was swept up following the theft of Bill Waltons ten speed, Jack would have found a way to get the second trophy that down to this very moment in time still continues to be so elusive. No, it was Billy Walton not being able to stay on the court more than ten minutes at a time once his feet began to betray him that put a Kibosh on the Blazers having a real good shot at repeating the World Champion thingy that very few teams have been able to do since the inception of the NBA.
So I guess it comes down to the age old question, "Was the race horse born to win the Kentucky Derby, or like Sea Biscuit did the horse become elite at beating other thoroughbreds simply because he was not only smarter than the rest of the pack but he was also more stubborn and simply refused to lose until the officials were forced to drag his dead lifeless body off the track after he had literally given it all he had." Well OK, maybe that isn’t an age old question after all, just a long winded way of saying that depending on who you ask Rick Adelman could have very well been the best Head coach the Trail Blazers ever hired despite him not bringing another Laurence O’Brien trophy to the Rose Garden before eventually moving on with his career to Sacramento. Which by the way, was where crooked referees were instrumental in snatching away the same trophy from him and his ragtag team of misfits and handing it over to Phil Jackson and his bought team of Yellow and purple clad basketball playing idiots, many who a whole lotta people still hate even today.
So congratulations Rick Adelman on your success that finally landed you a spot in the Hall of Fame. And even more importantly congratulations on you being able to maintain being a decent human being during your playing days, while you manned the chair in the middle on the sidelines, and even after you survived the grind of life in the National Basketball Association where coaches are changed by wealthy owners about as often as they change their undershorts.
I tried one of these fantasy posts a couple of years ago that paralleled Damian and CJ to Batman and Robin, and it too failed miserably. I got the same response then as I did with this one.
CRICKETS. Every once in awhile I enjoy spending some time watching fantasy movies. Probably the Back to the future collection are my favorite, followed by The Princes Bride. What about you, if you had to pick three movies to binge watch tomorrow at home where it’s safe from COVID, what would they be? They can be fantasy or otherwise, your choice.
Who knows maybe I can salvage this one by throwing out a subject about something people are actually interested in. Not trying to hijack your Junk Drawer 72, just throwing something out there for people to talk about.
If your talking about Johnny canzone or whatever he goes by, yeah I guess I should have looked up the proper spelling of his last name.
But like you, for sheer lack of interest in anything that man has to say I refrained from using ten seconds of my life to Google him. To state the obvious I don’t like the guy one bit. But yo7 or anybody else who might have ventured over here to the Fan Post section of this website, answer this question how is this guy still on the air? I mean every third word that spills from his mouth is something negative to say about our beloved Trail Blazers. And who is it that sponsors this, and if I may quote your word of truth, "Clown." My best guess is maybe Marilyn Manson and his people, you know the old mantra diversify your circle of friends that you can identify with, the being a big jerk part not the abusing women part, so when you finally go to prison you may have a few pen pals to write too.
Alright, I might have crossed the line a bit with that last reference, but what I’m trying to say is 99.9% of all Blazers fans think just the opposite of this guy and instead all bleed Red and Black.
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Yeah, I don’t know Bens situation with the Philly fans, they can be a rough group to please.
But then I really don’t have much interest in an NBA player who has one of the most lucrative contracts in the history of the league but can’t seem to get the ball to fall through the hoop anywhere other than from about ten feet on in. And then stop the game so he can stand behind the charity stripe and hit his free throws and Shaquille, errr Ben will miss the majority of them. But seriously as unpopular as this next comment is I believe that it is as true as Evan Turner is funny. So here it goes. Given the choice I would rather take the chance on Anfernee’s game finally coming together and keep him rather than trade Simmons for Simons straight across.
Now three-two-one, cue the proverbial this next season Ben Simmons is sure to develop a sweet looking three pointer rhetoric. Sorry Aux wherever you may be in the country of Australia this morning, but your boy just isn’t worth the paper that holds the ink of his contract with the 76’ers.
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How long do you think Embiid would last in a Trail Blazer uniform before he becomes the second coming of Greg Oden?
OK, maybe that’s a bit over the top as far as comparisons go, but you’ve gotta admit for as young as he is the man spends a lot of time on the bench injured. And speaking of centers being injured quite a bit, how does Nurk fit into this blockbuster trade?
I’m really not trying to come off as a jerk here, it’s just that at times it’s easy to forget the fact that both Dame and CJ love it in Portland and to mess with that is to go against their wishes.
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It’s easy to start looking at the players we cheer on as simply cogs in a machine.
But when they do the same things the rest of us have done or will eventually do in the future like get married and have babies they become more real to us. A year or so ago different ones were throwing out trade ideas about some of the players who had kids in school and would probably have to leave them for a few months to honor their contracts with the team they were being traded to, and I made the comment that it has to be hard on the wives and kids of NBA players who are put in this position. Norman is the latest example of this on our team. And a comment was made that when a person has as much money as these players make nobody should gripe if the Dad has to go away for a few months until he can relocate his family.
I don’t remember what I said back then, but I’m saying right now that after being present for the births of both my son and daughter, changing their diapers, seeing there first steps, and all the other great things they do in what the experts on child rearing call the formative years, offering me a billion dollars per kid wouldn’t be enough to have missed those milestones in their lives. Now my baby girl is 34 and by son is 36 and the closeness we share is all related to two things. First of all being there for the important events for in their lives for the first ten years or so. And second when their mom went haywire and left us forcing me to be both father and mother we got through those hard times together.
So yeah it’s great to have Dia report these sorts of things, after all as fans we are all somewhat a family drawn together by the Blazers, so why shouldn’t we look at the players as an extension of that family.
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Sorry Corvid for being a bit snippy this morning, that was uncalled for on my part.
I think Conors article is great and I appreciate you going to bat for him. I’d do the same thing for any new gu who hires onto my crew.
I appreciate you having my back over at the Fan post area and hopefully we can move on and cheer on the B,Azeris as the will soon be starting a brand new season.
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Ahhhhh…. Forgot about Daniel Ainge.
I could actually get behind him coming back to his old stompin’ grounds. Nice suggestion Shakedown.
By the way, who’s Dennis Lindsay? Is he an obscure assistant on one of the bottom feeder teams?
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Nice article Conor, and interesting first name I’ve never heard it before.
Mr. Oshley has got to be the most hated and maligned General Manager of anything since General Managing started, oh I don’t know in Egypt after Moses managed to part the Red Sea. Seriously though the guy sure has taken a beating around here for pretty much every move he has made since landing in PDX except for the one where that Lillard kid ended up coming to Portland from Ogden to play basketball for us.
I’ll ask this tired ol’ question yet once again and please Conor you or any other of the thousands of Trail Blazers fans out there who feel the need to bash Neil for the terrible job he does for our club come up with just one name. What other GM is available at this very moment who would be willing to fly into Portland tomorrow and take over Oshleys job and do it better than he has? And if nobody can come up with this one guy, or gal for that matter, how about we find something else to talk about instead of continuously bashing the very person who maneuvered things so that we ended up with Norman Powell on the roster again this year.
Am I madly in love with the guy? Well, no I prefer my wife’s affection to a has been soap opera star that for the life of me still haven’t figured out how he parlayed that gig into working for the L.A. Slippers. But even while he was there he was able to get Chris Paul to sign with them, which by the way was probably the main reason Paul decided to go with him as the person he wanted to run his little billion dollar hobby so that he could focus on shining the brass railings on his many yachts.
Ohhhhhh, I know it’s a free country and all of that! So if it somehow helps you deal with COVID and the swath Delta is leaving on especially young people right now, gripe away and go hard at me too about this scathing post which is probably really inappropriate right now under the circumstances. I’m not sure what those circumstances would be, but still feel free to bash me too if it somehow helps things, I won’t be mad. And hey, if ol’ Uncle Neil happens to come across this comment section and sees that I went to bat for his job he’ll know that at least one Trail Blazer fan is pulling for him.
Wait just gol’ darn minute. Neilsupporter1, Neilsupporter1, you know what that kinda has a ring to it! Hang in there everybody and we will get through this plague together. So, Go You Neil Oshley Governed, Dame Dolla Led, Cody Zeller Off The Bench Inspired, CJ In Your Back Pocket Just In Case On Short Notice You Need A Player to Bash Too Portland Trail Blazers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Again with the spelling errors.
Oh well, in my defense it is 3:13 A.M. here. Bed time!
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Thanks for the explanation of hat water catchment means. Here in Oregon some do that exact thing usually to water vegetation later with it.
Yeah that building a home using a container, or containers has caught on with a lot of people. There ar a lot of YouTube videos documenting people ping this, and it seems the biggest expense is paying to have them delivered, and if you enjoy a two story home hiring a crane to come out and stack them on one another.
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I’ve never heard of the word catchment. What’s it mean?
Also what type of house are you building?
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This one is for the person who really enjoys both comedies and westerns but isn’t into the graphic killing put into some of the newer Westerns that is frankly not needed to tell the story.
Anyway, it is a James Garner movie, and in my opinion the best thing he did after The Rockford Files called Support Your Local Sheriff. And if yo7 are a parent locked back in your home, somewhat anyway because of Delta, this is a rare movie that you can watch with your kids no matter how old they are and there is something for everybody as far as being entertained goes.
Have you always been ScottFL?
Because you’re approaching 40,000 comments and don’t ever remember seeing your username.
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Oh, one other thing 66.
I’ve got friends who moved to Hawaii probably 20 years ago now, anyway they talked about how rent was unbelievable high there and so owning property was out of the question too for many. How were you able to eventually buy eight acres? That’s like eight hundred acres in the Portland area for the same price. Well maybe not that many acres, but you know what I’m saying.
My mind immediately when to bumper stickers with the pin wheel and GO BLAZERS on them.
I think I can safely say that’s not what you’re talking about DJ………. So uh, what’s a bumper for a telecast?
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Thanks for the explanation on being homeless in paradise.
There was a thing on he news awhile back about all these people who buy an airplane ticke to Hawaii to then be on the streets there until they cause so many problems their home then becomes a jail cell.
It all makes sense now.
Yeah, I don’t even know you but picturing Neil as your assistant gives me hope that you would probably swing bigger better deals than he has the last few years.
I’m sure the Blazers front office phone number is in the yellow pages, maybe yuh oughta make the call.
That makes sense. When I was in my late 20’s early 30’s I worked as a logger pulling massive trees out of canyons. Was it exciting each day? Yeah. Could I do it now without having a heart attack the first five minutes on the job? Probably not.
It’s been said that youth is wasted on the young and there is a whole lot to that mantra. How many times have we thought about how successful we would have been to be 19 years old but have the wisdom that comes with making it to 50.
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Good morning Blazerfan72. I really enjoy your movie preview, is it possible to put this on the other Fanpost about working for the Blazers?
I like to see others riff with you about new movies they’ve watched too and they are probably not gonna see this now that it’s buried here. COVID said it was OK to have a Junk drawer once a month too, so if you want to put one up that’s also fine. Whatever you thinks best.
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Sounds like a plan. Then you, 66, and I can build a cabin on it and watch Trail Blazers games together.
Gottta get my exclamation finger into game shape for opening day.
Kind words, but I come on here looking for your stuff too.
Sometimes serious things are no laughing matter, but when you get to the point where you have cried so much there are literally no tears left it’s therapeutic to then start laughing. There is a country song you can look up and listen to on YouTube called What a way to go, and in it the guy talks about laughing at his scars. And yes it was a one hit wonder, catchy, but ever since I heard that line in the song I have pretty much decided to live by it.
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Oh boy…… Peurto Ricardo. Sometimes having an automatic spell check can be a curse instead of a blessing.
The wrong person glance at that, and now all of a sudden I’m responsible for a race war.
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