Blazers Replace Chalupa with McMuffin

Fans greet their new fast-food overlords: "MICK-E-DEES, MICK-E-DEES"


Cry no more for the chalupa. The Portland Trail Blazers have summoned a new fast-food promotion to reward  fans for watching the team score 100 points.It's a McDonald's sausage egg McMuffin. The deal, first reported by Chris Haynes of CSNNW, is for five years. The team will debut the breakfast promotion at the Nov. 2 home opener against Dallas. The Blazers are encouraging fans to replace the notorious ...   More
Monday, October 7, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

From the Elbow #17: Changing of the Point Guards (Among Other Things)

August was a month of changes for the Blazers—both large and small.


A wise man once said, "The only thing constant is change" (or there abouts, depending on the translation). This age-old truism is no more obvious than in the NBA. With rosters being small, front offices fairly fluid and marketing initiatives shifting on an almost day-to-day basis, the NBA is in an almost constant state of flux. The next NBA season is a scant few months away. When the Blazers’ ...   More
Thursday, September 12, 2013 MIKE ACKER

Adios, Las Chalupas

An oral history of the Blazers’ 14 seasons of promoting fast food.

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 On a November night in 1999, Arvydas Sabonis won Portland Trail Blazers fans their first free chalupas with a basket against the Los Angeles Clippers.    More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 AARON MESH


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