From Barbershops To The Blazers, Terrell Brandon Still On Point In Portland

About six years ago, I really thought Terrell Brandon was going to stand me up along with freelance (I still owe you, Pat) photographer, Patrick Ulch. I was living in Portland at the time and working as a freelance writer with ESPN.com/Page 2 and had pitched my editor the angle of sitting down with Brandon […]


Willamette Week: Hockey History From Portland To The Stanley Cup

The holiday break came at the right time for the Portland Winterhawks. After putting together a modest five game win-streak to close out November and to start December (8-1 before dropping on the road to Victoria) the Winterhawks now head into the New Year losing two in a row sitting at third in the U.S. […]


SLAM Interview With Brandon Roy: Moving On From The NBA And Into Coaching High School

Nice work here by Franklyn Calle in the interview with Brandon Roy running now over at SLAM/SLAMOnline Roy opens up to share about how he has adjusted to life after the NBA and moving into coaching, now by running the program at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School (who went 3-18 last season). At the end […]


How The Timbers And Sounders Keep The Portland And Seattle Rivalry Alive

This one shouldn’t come as a surprise. Business around Major League Soccer is always better whenever the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders are involved. It’s just one more building block in a rivalry that extends beyond the pitch, with endless tough Trail Blazers and Sonics games coming to mind — give and take in a […]


Former Pilot Pooh Jeter Keeping Them “Laced” Playing In China

On Thursday, Pooh Jeter celebrated his birthday much like he has so many others since turning pro out of the University of Portland in 2006. Getting ready for another game. Back in 2010 when I covered the Portland Trail Blazers, Pooh and I connected at the Rose Garden after a preseason game against the Sacramento […]


Going For The Three-Peat: Meet The Rose City Rollers Of The WFTDA

It’s always ladies first with the Rose City Rollers and the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. After earning back-to-back championships with international honors back in November, the Rollers are back for more with some major bouts and outreach events scheduled for the 2017 season, starting with Dec. 2 – 4th. Make sure to visit their […]


Rich Patterson On Portland Wrestling, Obscure “Playboy” Buddy Rose Video Library

I may have to cancel my subscription to the WWE Network. See, I  use the Network as both a way to keep tabs on the sport (athletic entertainment), pro wrestling as a business model and even learn about good (and bad) “storytelling”. So when I searched  “Portland Wrestling” or “Playboy” Buddy Rose on the WWE […]


Chael Sonnen Adds Jon “Bones” Jones To Headline Submission Underground 2 At Roseland Theatre

Jon “Bones” Jones may be serving a current one-year suspension with UFC, but that won’t keep him from stepping inside the octagon thanks to the help of Oregon native, Chael Sonnen. Jones is scheduled to headline the Submission Underground 2 event along with former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champ Miesha Tate at the Roseland Theatre in Portland […]

DeShawn Shead celebrates a tackle for loss with teammates Bobby Wagner and Earl Thomas.

Portland State Vikings Alum, DeShawn Shead Still Out For Seattle Seahawks

Many thought this could be the week that DeShawn Shead returned to action for the Seattle Seahawks. Even the Portland State alum who went undrafted back in 2012 and earned a Super Bowl ring in 2014 himself is itching to get back on the field. Yet as Seattle is starting to ramp up in preparation […]


WATCH: Winterhawks Memorial Cup Championship Highlights

Highlight video of the 1983 and 1998 Portland Winter Hawks Memorial Cup championship teams that played during the reunion celebration in the Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, March 8.