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Dirt & Sprague, Friday 2-17-17 Hour 2

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Winterhawks HC Mike Johnston joins us as the Hawks start the drive to playoffs, Chris Christie and Ernie Kent get raw on the mic, and Kerry Eggers helps answer questions about Porter vs. Stoudamire and the NHL to PDX.

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Pay its break here really appreciate you listening about to get some podcast excellence is presented by less Schwab tire is doing the right thing since 1952. Oh and I want to. Elective system. This is dirt and spray vaccine to. Are you still Pope content for months. We're sending Dirk Johnson and Brendan sprayed. Well you know what if they were shot times but perhaps it would have been fine but because their costs go brands like the worst thing to do. Durden sprayed on 1080 I know soon. Right here on Denny did the thing. Coming up an hour clock Casey pulled all blazers beat reporter could join the show talk about the second half all star break take a look back at first after the season with Casey and landed him on the shoulder while. Their creators would join us at the bottom of the hour and then nine crunch animal debates the timeless. Guitar or piano he to choose one which one would you choose seldom do that coming up. At crunch time at 145. But does breaks out today so we figure why not talk a little hockey we haven't done enough of that. This one and this season's over the excited to bring on Mike Johnston the head coach. GM he does everything lower for the Portland winter hawks they take on red deer tonight at the coliseum and in Seattle back to back nights. This weekend one up in Seattle the other at the coliseum. On Sunday joins us on the Gil mortgage mobile hot line coach thanks for the time how was the end of the year gone so far for evidence chance to catch up yet your first year back in the western hockey league. Well we have a young group coming on the seasons there were a picture executives general welcomed home by Christmas. Typically clear right in the we decided they repaired group come the trade deadline and and I thought we played our best hockey as of late like the way we play each of the year which. The temple in the pace we can play where we have the ability to score and then lately we put some wins together which is really important down the stretch turn. Well and now that you've been a head coach and we know how much success he had them first right here in Portland in and then conference finals appearances and four straight left Western Conference titles in and then he went into Pittsburgh for a year and a half what Indian notices to kind of be. The biggest difference I guess as a head coach at the NHL level as opposed and in the WH a level. The WH a level of one right here when I first came here. After being in Los Angeles I culprit that this level. Between sixteen and twenty can really impact accuser says there's a lot of development and there's a big focus on and on how they're progressing on and not yet I church. And that it's exciting age group to work with the kids are in school their way from home they're trying to become a hockey players. They're very focused very driven at the NHL level. You have players that have made it now they're trying to make sure they can have a career. And so there's there's not as much development as first coaching development cause more structure molding a team chemistry of a group you know those types of things are really important that the NHL level. And managing the group. Here at the junior level it's still low boat development. Yeah we got Mike Johnston on the line head coach and general manager in the Portland what are boxer taken on red deer tonight tickets still available when Iraq's. Dot com and and you mentioned the school aspect of it for these kids and and that's something I know the first time your important when you put in place that. I don't know folks realize that not all WHL teams do that but. You mandated all your high school kids in your college kids take classes and I'm curious why that's so important for you for your players to go to school. I came up and have my first coaching job was sent to college and university level in Canada and that was my background I felt it was important Amaechi near that it took you were gonna move away from home that. We get a couple things one is we make sure everybody is going to school but they were also graduating on time and they were taking university courses shall all of our players. Either go to the high school or they they take cost is that it FT arena. With such university accredited courses. In preparation for whatever happens to them in the future. But like we're trying to make sure that they can have some longevity as a hockey player we're also trying to make sure that the world heritage future. That's why it felt it was important also helped. That the kids having the discipline in the structure in their date. Get up every morning go to school without actually is in the afternoon action and then we usually have treated four games a week. That's structured really important in the lives of that age. You know on and I've had a chance to see Seattle play a couple of times this year and in your take an imam back to back nights. This weekend tomorrow night up there and and Sunday as I mentioned back here. In Portland probably a complex answer but what is it about Seattle now that they're in first place in the division and they just seem unstoppable almost at times. What makes them so tough. Include doctor Tina every team and certainly felt that it is a different way it depends on your age your crew. And we have a very young group present mentioned you can you know it's coming this season that. We didn't have a lot of players coming back today at its core 1520 critical in the league before. Most of our players were in that 1011 coal range coming back where's Seattle getting out of ourselves back in the New York Islanders getting out. Graf back from the Rangers. And then cola Sarasota injured in the first half those are three players that could be very good Americans actually behind the loan. Good line in the west and actually. So they can be all playing well right now there on the verge of being pro players. Their tough flying to handle that sort of gives they kings CLO lot of momentum especially when they got ourselves actually NHL in November. The idea could glass is ten now one of your your top performers this year leads in points and I've seen over a lot of different scouting agencies look at him and just kind of drooling over his. A potential in the NHL likely going to be a first round pick here. In the upcoming NHL draft what do you like most about according glass is Damon and being able to coach just such a great young player. Who Cooley had a really good year this year we've had some great players here in Portland that over the years and when I make comparisons. He's a look at micron enjoy Hampton can into the leak. Not physically very strong because they're big tall lanky guy. But police start to feel a little bit now he's really taken charge this year and it's only seventeen. He may even push you know close to a hundred points this season. But here it is great assassin and his position on the ice he's very Smart player of all at open to the rink opens in defense of the east Americans. You're great vision makes good plays. As a key guys and our power play. And also in the second half this season he's been killing penalties for us protect how it was important just a Brando his game that he wants you probably can have to do a little bit of everything. Now I am I got my Johnson on the line head coach and general manager of the Portland winter hawks in action tonight against red deer and then twice this weekend. Against Seattle you know that there's been a lot of chatter lately about the NHL coming to pour land and in different organizations may be that aren't and that the best spots in their current Arenas and their current cities. In and you know this city pretty well now as it obviously is a hockey city I didn't Portland Libya is an NHL market. I think part of proven may have a turning if from a professional sports point of view where we could timbers tumor and yeah you look at their success recently. And then nav I guess I think obviously with the NBA here but no other sports teams here. So you eat it other than ourselves of the junior level and you have college sports science I think it is there is a possibility pocket near her car while. And then we see the blazers is that converse. I could there be another team this city and I think corporate leader could be you know also drink from a fan's perspective the could be. I certainly wouldn't. What we have our games have the most turner are good and I took most senate were pushing 101001000. It in the building. For junior hockey which is the best in the league even if you're looking at the links like Edmonton to new building Eric. Or Calgary we still draw those teens to the rest take for Harkin the city of and now I believe it could handle another team whether one's gonna move here I know the only child would like to get that Sheen in the desert another team in the northwest here. So they can have Vancouver now on the California changed. Yeah he had been the whole hear no doubt. A when it comes of the NHL you had a chance for about a year and a half to coach show one more talented players you'll see anywhere in hockey in that that was Sidney Crosby he would have been about. Career milestone recently but was elected to coach a player what would show us such immense talent says Sidney Crosby. Let's turn to get to work with players with talent but. So it has the combination of great work ethic and talent cannot make a special. I he's gotten the hardest working guy in practice he's geared to get so early phase so late. Which is really not I don't think it's a norm for most in the elite players whether or whatever sport Korean. But he worked really hurt and then he's very driven person. And then it was great console for him getting a thousand point prostate but also winning the game in overtime for Pittsburgh and and that's very very fortune that they have mock him if Crosby and then when I was here they've made the trade castle. Castle just command and have a terrible and my last year and I think he's in key ingredient now backing because he can score natural but more star power to our crew push and they can spread out the scoring between the tree guys. Yeah we'll get jet and its on coach and you're busy so this kind of look at it at the stretch run here as are coming down at the final stretch of games in the regular season and in terms of where you stand in the US division nine just slightly behind tri cities Seattle. IDC kind of separating themselves a little bit you got a little breathing room from Spokane on now at the bottom but you'll what are some of the things wanna see most and your team here. In order to solidifies a solid playoff positioning. But one thing we've proven so far this year we can beat anybody and then there's no Sheen the little late. That really yes I turned his head and upper hand on her arm ourselves so. Going down the stretch trying to truly important to play consistent. That we continue to give our players attempt to expand chicken need to play playoff hockey. Is so all our young guys are put into some really tough spots that they got to play April's Orman on nightly basis. And that's helped us so far this year. And then and then you look at our division a lot of people there divisions of the toughest in the lake and certainly I think it is when you look at try to beat Seattle. Spokane and Everett two Everett had the hot start to come back to pack a little bit now but they're certainly a strong team especially hard Google. Yeah yeah Mike Johnston head coach. GM of the Portland when our talks there and actions not against red deer tomorrow night up in Seattle you can see that the imam Portland CW. Annan's son and I back at the coliseum against Seattle tickets are available. And what are rocks dot com coach I know you're busy it's a game days so thanks for taking a few minutes for us. I. There you go Mike Johnson head coach and general manager of the Portland winter hawks and it teams a lot of fun to watch and on a similar bias and not doing some side work for them and I'll be up. Again tomorrow in Seattle calling that game between Portland and Seattle but Mike disease appalling individual it's a fun hockey team the watched. And jealousy thing but get a win and and solidify some playoff positioning not a son watched. The winner proxy. What source city of sports fans in America. For some reason Chris Christie feels like he's entitled to share his opinion on the matter that's next on to any the fan. The doctor friend Jerry Ayers got the bottom of the hour he's got hot takes on the Stottlemyre vs. Quarter debate that we had on the show yesterday. Two guys square off last night over on the bluff. Damon got the win in silicon of that that was going to be one for Terry butt out. He was when he got the win nothing to talk to carry bottom of the hour he also wrote an article yesterday a column about Portland. And the NHL and how close we are to may be seeing that as a reality deceiving it's going to be soon as he did take awhile. Scary haters coming up the bottom of the hour also don't forget Casey hold all. Will join us coming up at 2 o'clock we love having Casey on the showed a toxin blazers in obviously. Any rough first half somebody Casey's thoughts on. That's kind of the state of the blazers and know what he's looking forward to watching. And the second half as we head into the all star break quote if it's a question what's the worst city a sports fans in America. I'm curious what comes to people's minds EB German at 55. 305 I saw this headline it just felt a little too good to pass up in terms of bringing you the audio. This is Chris Christie the controversial politician so the governor of New Jersey believe or not. He was on a New York TV sports show like sports night New York. And they were talking about a slogan so it there's a slogan let's use to have the Phillies use it they put it up. On their on their wall in their in their clubhouse. And Chris Christie that forced him to share his socks off Phillies organization and the city of Philadelphia enjoy. The Phillies suck. I. Expect to start with that okay they are not out area there there they're awful team they're an angry bitter fan base. And indeed it's not safe for Purdue civilized people to go to Citizens Bank Park if you want to refer the other team. You gotta believe what you've got to believe were awful people. So that's and yet they use the slogan we you got to believe which of course the Mets hit it's it's more associated with the New York Mets. A that they put enough in there and their spring training facility you gotta believe it's got Ryan Howard and some other folks involved had some pretty decorated hallway. Leading to the fielder Chris Christie's sharing his thoughts about the city of Philadelphia and the Phillies organization I would say this is somebody who's been. To multiple Philadelphia Phillies games and I've never been to an Eagles game so maybe there's a difference there between the NFL or Major League Baseball. That she never had a problem of Phillies fans I have been doing Phillies and Mets game in Philadelphia and I've been to a Phillies and Mets game in new York at old Shea Stadium. And faraway the Mets fans will worsen the Phillies fans and wasn't even that close and you always hear these reputations out there that. All these guys there are bad fans and throw snowballs at Santa Claus and all these different things it just it just didn't really necessarily come to fruition which I guess it was a little disappointing but. Chris Christie is somewhat out of touch they're saying that they are terrible. Fans that have been audio that I wanted to bring T here is out from the world of college basketball last night Ernie Kent as a coach we all know. Pretty well from his time at or again and not having the best this season so far. With the wash DC cougars been echoes of Washington State now for awhile and when you think of Washington State fan coach rants I think the first run it'll come everybody's mind is Mike Leach. Going off on something Washington State this year 1154. In ten. And pac twelve play and they played Arizona last nights and Ernie camp was not happy to. Well this team's performance and this is how the press governments went. Mark frustration of those group talking about them that I can jobs have been there for 300. Plus practices. Charlton honor roll what beer been here for 200 plus practices and those guys know what 100 you've talked about. The summer trip and everything else. There's about 25 things did you dwell on the floor and as a teacher classroom. It's the same test again and again and again. And you're giving them the answers as someone's arm moves it has become. So painfully home that they changed the trajectory of their season and of this program and I don't think Theriot. If you didn't walk out of the arena and go hole and impairment member or friend. Wrote her back as you feel good you know all the Mars underbelly you wanna make some changes. It would continue to happen and that's the last piece of work wrap this program but certainly I feel like we're talented enough. Played with the Steve obviously Rubin who gave what. But it's the mental. When you draw it and play in a hole. You go right from the hole and we are seniors run role implied that mental. Seoul also call a ball nice article wanna walk the world because there's just nothing or doing talent. It is not the W Virginia bill it is your preparation. To regain ensure accountability into your program. To your scholarship to your student body to have their tails ready to play and locked in mentally. That they do now so to continue to make statements that he's been taken from last fortified recent decision. And funny is organ did you see in those same criticisms I will agree to disagree I think is talent take awhile she states night. They grant they do probably in the culture of losing their that in that team and that program has not been relevant quite some time but. Yeah no we did not Japanese society is constipated rampant that did feel very Mike Leach of him he's saying they got to get rid of that losing culture I tend to think it's more. Of eighty talent problem on their roster a couple of folks Chiming in about the worst fans in American terms or just cities Chris Christie thought it was Philadelphia's that it is bad people. It's dangerous to go into a Philadelphia game. Lot of folks Johnny would Miami then and that's a fair when they don't give they don't care much about their teams. Dolphins don't do that grates Marlins we know how bad Marlins attendance is Miami Heat fans are spoiled LeBron James for four years and even they would chill upper late. And leave early the other only got a couple times two is Atlanta to visit Atlanta fans of the worst the Braves are dominant for a decade. It and a thousand fans there now talks about our time sell out playoff games as sure Manchester Atlanta LA as a villain the Braves fans do struggle to show up even though. They were super successful in the falcons have never had agreed to backing a support also don't forget the thrashers the NHL team that was there for a couple years. Atlanta's not a bad one as well also probably bring a fun with a audio for you Chris Christie says Philly sacks and Ernie Kent. Says this team needs a cultural change but man's brother Marvin talent problem coming up in crunch time we'll debate would you rather learn how to play the guitar. The piano at this stage in your life so I guess not takes on Matt's our poll question of the day you know vote. Actor and sprayed on Twitter will take a look at the blazers second half as the story lines. Coming up in the final hour of the show but so Stoudemire vs Porter what's the latest on the NHL to Portland. Good to both those carry acres good friend of the show the best calmness in the city of the Portland Tribune he's gonna join us as. They Casey old are coming up top of the hour. The shadow Mike Mike stopped in the studio he's getting ready for two nights Kooks. Glad that a comic con name a total Neil runner I said for how long it takes that thing to go off the rails. As Foreman as he disagrees and two minutes sending me like you can make it two minutes that's coming up later this afternoon to Vlad since coming up. At comic con after we are done here on the show and Australia today he is outs this afternoon. He is officiating a wedding this weekend so be back on Tuesday we do on Monday counseling back. Apple's strength as a show coming up on Tuesday and coming up at crunch time it's our poll question of the day at this stage in your life would you rather learn how to play the guitar or the piano professionally. And rejected the updating go vote there you go also taxing your thoughts. F 55305. And we'll get to those so far received put up for the show. We are legitimately still a 5050 tie and that so go vote after this break. On Twitter we'll get to that coming up here in about thirteen minutes from now but are we Antarctica creators of colossal failure and bring them on. Talk relent until Portland or Portland trailblazers care creators Portland should be and columnist best columnists in this city act your creators. Onto every drugs and the guild mortgage mobile hot line and I carry you called us after the show yesterday because you. Little dig in on the numbers we had a debate yesterday Terry Porter or Damon Stottlemyre the better blazer point guard. And I feel like you got some numbers to back up your argument here. Well I don't have to sit in front of me edit your doctor Brad and then you know eat electorate they're off somewhere you know you. He could certainly make ER two greatest point guard and current search history. Which one was no doubt what Kerry was a two time all star he played more years seventeen to thirteen. Ed gain than was ever an austerity was a rookie of the year. A Terry's numbers are better across the board of scoring assists shooting all the shooting numbers were better and enjoy the better defender than Damon and Luke. Frankly it was not a very good. Internet Ingram was a more dynamic score yeah you know he had some games are set think he's so old that makes all the blue blazer. Single game record and fifty what you want slower. He cheek he was very dynamic offensive player but in terms of who was a better player through their -- up if there's any argument is mr. Well what about K can we agree or do you agree with the statement than those of the two best point guards in blazer history. Do you can absolutely do yep I'm trying to think who would be thirtieth ranked third or word is final home once in Cary. Now I know you know the funny thing about him why this. Reduced towards sickened Johnny Davis an opera those guys are sore point guard you're almost four the other dugout. The division have a point guard shooting guard they both handled a ball. I must not allow more as a as a two guard and gave Brazil as a point guard. Yeah I mean everybody else in the conversation just don't know how long enough track you know a rod Strickland now even a little learned you know current day only five years or just maybe not quite a long enough on the run. And. And Damien if he continues to spread out will be. They'll have a chance to be the greatest but at this point now. Yeah every carrier is on the line Portland Tribune. Sports on his act here creators on Twitter I I wanna get to the article he wrote yesterday I thought it was an a good one about the NH are coming to Portland but. But let's just stick on this theme of the blazers for a second because we haven't talked in a while so just what wanna get your thoughts I mean quite disappointing first half ten games below 500. Named Tre Mason glumly get a first front making use of America China and in what are your thoughts just kind of on the state of the Portland trailblazers. Well I'm I'm right wrote a call on the completed no. I've either Tuesday or Thursday next week. And that's been a disaster nearly happened. You know who they are the most disappointing in the NBA up factors or close second at this as a team that was. It made the second round of the playoffs. They thought they were on the rise up expectation work for them to win. I think fifty gains then maybe before their fifth from the west certainly compete for. First round you know on court damaged and they're 22 and 23 and 33 their Indian is below. 500 Derek came and a half out of fourteen thirteenth place and in the last and that's just that's ridiculous. The defense has been embarrassing. You know it was just a little better than it was earlier to see number. Just take you talking person the last game they give up 71 points in the second half to a team that averages are in 98. And the team and and you know I think Utah shot. 51% against some so. They've got a lot of lot of soul searching to do and you know are adding Turkish Jews is going to be a good player but I you know he's not amnesty not gonna say pursues. I just wonder Kerry how realistic maybe even going back. I think you're at the press conference I was there to win win Neil O'Shea talked about this roster with Al Farouk I knew at the four was nine games better. True whatever analytical statistical regression they went through Bennett was last chair. And 81 if he'd like to take that statement back I think that's maybe the one thing he said a Portland he liked to take back if he could. I'm not worried so the other day of Burkle and that they're six points away from gate. It points overall being away from six or seven Siegler. Our I think that was just spin at that point lead but you're in that press conference or were you income we all kind of took a second to do the map that are ahead. And so did she just say they're supposed to win 53 games next year and how realistic should we really were those expectations. I. Well now looks pretty bad as I mean at that time might well well. You know. Let me let you mentioned amino which is interesting they made it seem convinced it is or iso six Mormeck react to get a pretty good defender. But he gets overpowered by the boards and so you know he's combo forward I guess. And and how much differences and make no not nine games now. You're carrying is on the line Portland should be in columnist at care creators on Twitter but what do you open as seen from them kind of a two part first up what are you hoping to see before the trade deadline comes about a week away. A little less than a week away from mats and then just kind of thoughts in the second half I mean we we've talked a lot about the tanking debate vs do you wanna make a seven or eight seed hidden in plain gold Stater San Antonio what do you wanna see in the next week from Milos say and then your thoughts on the second half of the season. I I really don't know about trades. You know I don't know what's available it is yeah somebody away. It is here and get current supplier planet where am I know he's not etiquette c.s won't. You have the music I was talent he's he's great church or Iraq he wants to be eerie wants to play well Cory wants small too much to play well so. I'd like to see her you know I think make him move make it. Sensible wanton. Acts up and no I I I've always been of the opinion any doubt at speeds and you try to make so distinctive. Once you get out of the playoffs it's it's harder and you think back and and so yeah they're not gonna get beyond approach rabbit they get in the playoffs but still better than not. And and and the other thing is that like to see some some more time for some. You know you what you're gonna see in Turkish for sure now how about more Meyer is a bottle back on at ten AB. Maybe even more Allen Crabbe who I don't beat you ever sees a guy make and what can make an issue eighteen. It's somewhere in the ballpark yeah even Baz Napier may be too he has some of the younger dust. It's here and. Haven't and still try to win against Brett. Maybe give a little less time to the guys that are pawn in 383630. Had no master game. How can well let's get your article yes they carry you wrote that we were. Coincidentally and having a conversation with the gentlemen from Glendale at the time he released the article about just kind of the state of the coyotes in. And their chances of either get a new arena done an error or potentially moving to Portland so. Up to those who haven't had chance to read your article what's the latest you're hearing on the NHL to Portland you're in the short term. Well I mean I talked a Christmas down on and I you know march not some courses and also what's going to sit forum whatever very Roche announced. But I think the key is Paul Allen has been. Really be sort of sold on the idea that it's a good thing and I don't think yes. But there are teams that are available on not just you know we'll say our local. Lugar the islanders and hurricanes cute jeans. I have unstable arena situations then. Maybe it would take to go like far out and say hey we want this team. You know I am but here's the problem and you know as well sided don't wanna go apple billion dollars and that. That's what that's what the deal Las Vegas go to Byrd expansions in this coming connection here. And good last honor the islanders they ordered 89 corny 485. Million and that's too much or not. The blazers. Portland is not gonna. When that much routine right after he got it out of it 300 million maybe maybe we could be talking about some. Well I'm curious Kerry to get a sense. Would Paul Allen what do you want to her own the entire team or. Would he come in as a partial owner so we gets a piece of the action but. With whatever owners are still somewhere else if they if they still on the team they just take an in arena deal would he be willing to be a partner with somebody. Or is Paula guide that it's all me my way and otherwise I don't want any part of it. I'll let this a good question Jason because first of all I'd love that lead you look at bill Gallagher the owner of the Warner heart's content because he would get. Elevate it beyond I don't know how to deal with Bieber I'm sure he'd get most of it concessions and and parking and all act kind of stuff so I don't know up it cancels out somebody else become an end and where you know leads the team. From the group also let's say Paul would be a part owner I think it makes cents. But I don't know if you would that he would I would assume if he's going to be involved he wanted to be the majority with somebody else wanna come and and B 49% or less I'm not sure so it's it's a good question iPad launch or do. Yeah I think you know this city probably better than anybody who works in the media you've been around for. For a long time cover and that the Portland sport united in Portland would be as an NHL market. Well that's the one thing I'm sure there and you're hockey and it. There's no question that fans would come I mean now it's a bad team for a few years they were struggled just like the blazers but if you got a quality team. There's been plenty of an up note hockey haven't passports and they wanted to rent worked thirsty for another the bit for sports and and NHL at the most likely to come are regarded got the building a motorist. Saw in each Yelp are charged now do we have enough corporate support the city. I can't tell you that currently down at no much better than he bet the neighbors are the fans I know they come out. Yeah and great stuff always love contempt Kerry acres Portland should be in sports columnist best columnists here in Portland follow on Twitter. Act Terry Gainer is and go check out his latest article he wrote yesterday about the state of the NHL coming to Portland. Here in the near future thanks Gary may we always appreciate the time. I'll appreciate it thanks and it. Diego Carrie angers from on Twitter at. Care creators and and I think that really is I mean you mentioned US a question and and we talked in the the gentlemen Craig Harris from Glendale yesterday as well about. This situation. Of a team moving here and whether or not palm would just allow them to play in the building would he demand a certain level of ownership does he won a majority stake in the team. I think really that that could ultimately be what went. Makes it happen make it if he's willing to. Except lesson 50% ownership or just willing to accept the amount of money you get from parking is carries mentioning her concession stands. It's a very realistic possibility it's a different thing in fiesta only team. Out yet and you wonder about some of these owners who have maybe been in and you heard from Craig cares yesterday seeing that the team operations has been losing fifteen to twenty million dollars every year yes so what Paul came in said all right. I'm an you know give you a big Shaq to sort of make you whole for the last several years you've had an arena problem. I want fifty point 1%. And by you guys all run the operations. Of the hockey and then read the data and you know the other devil's always in the details but you might have somebody who said OK I can make myself. Hole from what. Dig out of the hole I've been in the last ten years in my arena situation or whatever. And you know Dick comfortable where it's you know that we were set up to make the money or at least break even operationally. And their support from fans from corporate Bubba Bubba block. Wanna listen you can move to confront mr. I don't know and on EC and not his intention socket it's amazing pylons on the part owner of the sound person you lets them play at the clink. By yeah I think he's I was does CNN you taste that action I. Maybe I don't know but I've. MLS franchises art I mean you can burn a hockey there. You know yeah he's not a lot into that so buddy knows you know he's bringing in forty or 50000 a game for that so. But I don't think operationally that's a huge. You know amount of money and expenses he's got to worry about. Welcome NATO carriers always loved catching up with him talking about the local Portland seemed I agree with his take on the first up the blazers season end up hopefully. The BC action news soon on the NHL come and a prominent of this city when asked the lead Lebanese slide out at a question before the shell and it's our poll question of the day at this stage in your life. If you could learn to play the piano and guitar. To a proficient level which would you choose 55 Israel five tell us why that's next in crunch time on 1080 the fan. Pressure is on. Just was different from. There's just execute in crunch time English prelim heat. Homeland discredits filming all of them when you lose it's the lowest and I. World its current stunning move a look at the hottest topics in sports writer do you mind crunch could. Is 995 per month. So why would you ever pay more for a gym membership make great stuff about you by crunch fitness always dynamic five months of my would you ever pay more for a gym membership to. I mean getting your readiness but let's. His folks are five folks are fired up the fired up swagger in the masses under control told me I don't have my finger on the pulse of what our audiences and again. So I slept like three minutes before I cracked the microphone a star of the show today says to me. That to you think about taking singing lessons this offseason when the pilot season wraps and intakes and then let his free time you going to be able to pull out a little bit of a show on May be the Tony starlight. And I got to think it just about you know you said I wouldn't be a little learn an instrument in time but the singing aspect you think you can be able pull down. Pull off and you ask the question to me. At this stage in your life if you could learn wanna ensure meant to a proficient level which would impede the piano or the guitar you can voted 55305. Tell us why though not just want to get tells why in all of did you do this is the poll question of the day actor and sprayed on Twitter. And get up close this is I put it up at 1156. Has been up for a little over two hours. 51% say the piano 49%. Cindy guitar would say you Jason swagger are. I would choose the piano. Beyond just I think more of my favorite artists played piano then guitar. But I I have the ability it would be harder with the guitar to go back and play may be some classics like frank. Yeah as Dean Martin and those sorts of things that it the music the orchestration doesn't really lend itself as well to the guitar as the piano. And I think he can play. You got a little bit wider range of what you might be able to do with a piano van the guitar. Okay I will say this and I think it's a good point you bring up in terms indeed these songs and singing aspect DeVon a listener points this out. And he said it depends on your singing voice because he thinks if you played if you can't see. They're playing the guitar will be better. But if you can sing play the piano better and I I tend to agree with that if we just planes and land piano. Maybe some folks are falsely but you could just kind of jam out play some stuff on the guitar you don't necessarily. Have to be there to sing with that in an idol I will also agree with you when Simon did piano for one reason only and that is like I like. It's a pipe dream a mind to be able to play the piano. At like a piano bar I am a huge fan a piano bars they are so cool she never been one. And like the ability to do what I walk up on stage I had a buddy W stories of really good piano player. That he was in New Orleans a number years ago at a piano bar amber urban street. And he basically walked up in they were like you know hey anybody wanna complaining may not play as kind of a packed house in front of a lot of people. And he started play songs of people know that everybody knew the word steel and everybody was jamming along and the whole building was rock and well yeah. You can't necessarily do that with a guitar and and for that reason I think I'd go with the. And you didn't you know you can grind through a few chords and in do that and that's what the say. And all the people who are. Proficient who are in a wizards right. That's a whole other level we're taught is just your own or talking about here are your random adult level of being able to play the instrument but you have but there's something also where where that piano being center stage full spotlight on you sort of saying. Yeah. Canada's people let let's read some dot seared AuthenTec senate 55305. Somebody said guitar he can't play. He can't play a piano around a campfire now I also counteract that was saying. Champ fired a tar guy can can rub some folks the wrong way. I sometimes you think you're getting get everybody jacked up about playing guitar on the campfire just doesn't go that way so yes campfires singing can be fun at times but. There and that's it mr. some folks somebody else appeal for sure guitar guys always getting weird looks when he busted out at a party. Vs surprising everyone by tickling EI injuries that might be there. The and I think that's tickling the ivories and with him that he won mark says the piano hippies and dirt let's play guitar teacher Shelton didn't Obey the UFO. That is a great text piano because Billy Jolie I replaced Billy Joseph all. The piano man it was a jail they can do is sitting down. Assuming a single play the guitar sitting down when did you could play the guitar sitting down. I mean let's not let's not you know you got clapped and out there. You've guys we'll motorists are mean there's I think she did dude there's no doubt. Some recent PR man so I can play the and get chicks adding it is the chick aspect of the delegates it feels good it both ways you're good. Not like I mean you know if you're good at as a listener Buick is objects they're both pay any dropper is it just depends on what kind of pay an easy one to drop. Maybe different clientele with a piano guitar I don't necessarily be home know that that's any different either I really don't. There is a wider range at the piano what I associated Tyrell camp fires which is a good and bad thing. Thumb so little mix debate out there but de Novo that's our poll question of the day it's Friday. So we thought we don't have a little foment that swagger through it to me I I it will pay to go see your shell if you take singing lessons and you actually put on a concerts like guard. Sign me up man. I'll be there can we let listeners Nolan is gonna happen if it does happen. Hey if it ever gets to that point. Because I've got a couple artists rule I think. One I know there song says enough of them sort of inside and out but it's sort of in Meyer I don't have a huge arranged yeah but I think I can do right. And I have enough of of you know repertoire it and to actually do like an hour set. So we'll see and I am we've got I've got him when Vicente we have a friend who is actual singing coach she's been in musicals on Broadway and unbelievable boys so sign me up so well and go to this laggard show if you ask Jack Williams a blue dogs turned in no listen I. Will probably be a big rehearsal first yeah. And I don't know like guys over there because I know you'll be honest yet I don't elite club should everybody says there was jaws dropped of all my goodness word that come from or oh my goodness this is usually to do this in front of people below the other. And I love it that's our poll question today go vote at third straight on Twitter view to learn to play one instrument at this point your life which would you choose currently 51% say the PL. 49%. Said he guitars through get a tight battle going on. Go bullets in your thoughts in a 55305%. Rusty by crunch fitness always an I 95 a month so why would you ever pay more. For gym membership did you find out more about restraint and I work out. I crunch dot com got a lot to get sue any file hour of the work week will be pretty blazer heavy we'll take a look at the all star weekend. Do you watch even those CJ is the only one involved what are you most looking forward to for the second half of the year for the blazers but we'll start with our good friend Casey hold all. Haven't talked to Casey a while what does he make the first half of the season a team at ten that is ten games. 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