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The most exciting thing happening in Portland this week is the NCAA Basketball Tournament’s arrival at the Rose Garden. The least exciting, this and every other week: the mayor’s race. We can    More
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 AARON MESH

Almost Live: March Madness Saturday Edition

St. Patrick's Day Basketball from the Rose Garden: VCU-Indiana & New Mexico-Louisville.


Bottom o' the evening to ya! Happy St. Patrick's Day and welcome to the WW March Madness liveblog. I'm Martin and I like beer better than basketball, but since WW basketball writer Casey Jarman is in Tejas, I'm writing about what are almost certainly the last meaningful basketball games this city will see in 2012 from the very worst seat on press row.We had 10 hours of liveblogging fun on ...   More
Saturday, March 17, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Almost Live: March Madness Edition

Live from the Rose Garden, it's the NCAA tournament.


We'll be liveblogging the NCAA Tournament at the Rose Garden all day, right here. While you wait, work out who to cheer for in our "Should I Cheer for this College Basketball Team" Decision Tree.UPDATE 10:51 AM: Competitive basketball is being played at the Rose Garden. Better updates soon.10:58 AM: Welcome to soggy Portland, Oregon where the Davidson College Wildcats are attempting to avenge shocking ...   More
Thursday, March 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

March Madness: Grant Hill vs. Jalen Rose

Grant Hill

 I'm usually a big fan of when ESPN goes the documentary route and was intrigued by what I saw of the network's March Madness-timed film the other night on the "Fab Five."For non-sports fans, the "Fab Five" was a group of University of Michigan freshmen in 1991 who many considered the greatest class of high school hoopsters ever recruited to one school. (They also deserve our fashion thanks for ...   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 HANK STERN

NCAA Men's Basketball Tourney Coming Back to Portland in 2012

Apparently, the NCAA men's basketball tournament had so much damn fun here earlier this year that Portland's Rose Garden will again be getting first- and second-round games in 2012. On one level, it's a little disappointing that Portland couldn't move up the ranks from first- and second-round games to host Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games. But considering the NCAA's return to Portland in ...   More
Monday, September 21, 2009 HANK STERN

Almost Live: Wizards at Blazers

Tonight is one of the most exciting nights in all of sports, the kind of night that kids across this great country dream about while shooting baskets in their driveway, the kind of night that breaks hearts, that makes legends, that makes us all believe in Cinderella and miracles. I am, of course, talking about SXSW. That's where your usual Blazer bloggers, Casey Jarman and Michael Mannheimer, ...   More
Friday, March 19, 2010 AARON MESH


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