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Dirt & Sprague, Wednesday 3-15-17 Hour 1

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The guys are stoked for the latest 30 for 30...talk to Mark Jones of ESPN calling the Blazers-Spurs game, and just how bad was Portland last night against the Pelicans.

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Yeah what's up everybody it's dirt when I thank you for tickets in time out to listen to be podcast of our show brought to you by less Schwab tires doing the right thing since 1952. Durden spray gun Tinny bit of room it was still lose interest we'll have some time here to make some adjustment. Hopefully our guys you'll all. Try to do we'll have more. This is a tournament regulation of dirt and spray. Yeah front to back up they go markets need a local lender who specializes in PA down after the markets can help. Go to Africa markets dot com. Durden spray gun Jay Nady. Our pride in his twelve votes to indirect city it is time for dirt Sprague here on 1080 the period brand it's great alongside and leader John Sinn. That was a bit of a mad dog Russo opened for ya. And yeah. Stocks and sports maybe have you seen the out preview for their thirty for thirty Mike and the mad dog thirty to thirty coming out you know I I hope hard core radio listeners out there to at least appreciate that trailer some kind of Jack Smith thirty for thirty and maybe its little insider ish of us to be excited for it but if you don't know the back story you need to watch the thirty for thirty to. Fully understand how important that show was because when I talked to people that. Have no idea who Mike and the mad dog are ranked as we're West Coast they're very East Coast you don't people don't want Sheila B network people don't watch high heat with Chris Russo how people really talked to you. Quite you know like SF I watch it we watch it I love that show and I love mad dog Russo. I'd like I appreciate both of home but people tell me if I show McClintock both princess and now who goes solo. In my play clipped him the way. People like him and I'm like yeah he's he may be you know greatest Sports Radio personal multimillion. He's so boring and then I'll play clip money mad dog yeah payback. Yeah his routine every what I'm shocked shocked to flat out bad guy poppy just yells like two minutes straight he doesn't take a breath. And it blows their mind and in my tellem when they were paired together. It's not even a debate like you can say you don't like it but that is going to be the greatest radio it's considered low. In Sports Radio history yet that is anyone never be beat somebody text and oh my god high heat is so annoying I guess I'd say and CIA guy at. People must find annoying I I I love mad dog Russo I love is sticky cracks me up PEs these opinion dated he's fired up he yells at the TV gets mad at people I love his actual and here's the beauty of it I. I don't even think it's a shtick like a shtick. Gets payless dot that's not the right word you're right I'm gonna tell you why Aaron Rodgers is not a top three quarterbacks. Now you gotta say I should say his style has a radio and TV because I've read an article on him once a feature and they said he's like that when he walks were in Syria are such a suing yeah. Yeah. And Mike Nash Chris woods as a straight out of central casting in New York to both of them count are the like loud yell or in the and the kind of monotone slow Mike Francesca who falls asleep during his own radio show Diaz. That thirty for thirty is coming out and look we got a lot of I just advised she did make some time for Yucca watching on the premiere night but DVR and I think his. If you're in radio and I think listening to a show you you kind of admitting you are out. I would find that fastening the trailer basically shows their first however. They needed each other. And friends Sosa has a line in there where their top hiking the at and he's talking over Russo the whole time and people are like oh my gas is is docket alert. And they cut a friend Sasser whose company helped make the thirty for thirty. And his cut was of him now he's commenting on that first Danny goes. Delmon beyond a switch you I didn't need to be put it to hang will meet debate in sports. I India mad dog had 22 to debate me in sports nobody knows sports like I do. And slick black struggle poll result princess are coming out from from the gate and suing on them I can't imagine doing a radio show every day. Haiti's somebody like that's one of them the benefits like you laggard out like our show what are the benefits are committed working days we actually get along and we like each other outside of war. I couldn't imagine doing this every single day with somebody I just despised and hated piano and I prizes like you don't wanna look at you don't want to talk to all the arguments get to Syria is why would it I kind of throw us back in that and say there was a point for me I was incredibly miserable when this was the three man show back in the day I restate just how miserable I was point and that wasn't because of individuals. That was just because of a lot behind the scenes stuff slash. It wasn't gonna work it wasn't fun coming to work everyday admiral that's the worst right is when you go to work and not having fun this is a fun job and come to work can be like it's not work we don't work yet exactly right you're absolutely from the job I know. I haven't had one of those along I've had a job since college welcome and their back story. Is they went like eight months where people said legit unless they were doing a show the big media even say hi didn't speak to each other they show up they do their show and they go their separate ways to deficit of their life and I heard a dollar story like this in our market. And I will never see the story I'll let somebody else say it but I heard something similar to that once. And I still think about it sometimes and I kind of chuckle and I don't I can't believe that actually happens you do a preview show like that I don't know I would just be awkward every day and it's very awkward right now eight you would your fate you just walk again we're sitting right next to each other and we don't say anything. And then we just come into the studio and cracked the mics we do a radio show dear Laura what is going to be that should they and I know I do wanna pour a little out for all the the balls are to get snipped tomorrow. Tomorrow's the big day right. You say that do people still do that is a I like tomorrow is the biggest vasectomy day of the year right do we know that's very I think it's today bullets today is O'Shea fired Touche and then everybody. Sits around on their talents or their bed with frozen peas and once Wrangler and the beverages in the other cooler and rice in the tournament how many anybody didn't snipped out there today let us know 55305. Today is the day man some honest CNN article could they just looked this up forget college basketball players cutting down the nets after victories some fans of March Madness are making their own monumental snipped stats today because you could just sit Iran on the couch for like 48 hours so there's nothing that people and stadium. I'm trying to OK so this is currently fourteenth some may be exchange may be it's gone up. Major clinic in Ohio reports it performs forty or fifty more vasectomies a month. Before endearing this 68 team basketball tourney. Especially if your teams involved to do it just gets it's like a get out of jail free card man. Could you gotta kind of figure out how you wanna take the day awful work and how you wanna go about our I do I bring you TV do I watch in my computer to my concept. This calling in sick that's the that's the oldest I mean you must go direct and just go. You know it and take a vacation days I'm not could be so I don't mean be upfront about it I think your vacation days in number and an answer and Obama and I did that in previous jobs but then there were other times where you've been snipped twice. Now vacation day assault. No sir Allison really aren't a whole east and then I got back in the numbers say season I've done that in previous jobs. And I go g.'s woes why why aren't as like Michael Scott the snap on sensitive funds that now yeah if you -- did not teach Asia minor had to get it on its net incident began to change in your mom. I'd figure out what you want oh my goodness gracious. Yeah I have to do this soon. Yeah you're gonna it's dead body out and I can't do during the tournament because we have our fan madness or Ford are smiling bus in a would allow me to you you'll have to you have to pick a different occasion like may be outside the world of sports well like the masters would be okay if I miss for the mass absolutely right when miss me for that not winning easily do shows during masters in the nursery the baseball season heck yeah yeah. But when I say old Jordan day or Jason Day is gonna sit there you go that's all you need a noble cover the masters for its net than a month right there are three weeks away Manny just brought that to the forefront of my mind the masters is right around the corner I can't help but admit though just as. As a man and I'm not even like a tough tough guy. As a man there's a part of me that is really just mortified of that process after they can go wrong. Yeah sometimes my lawyers surgeries my brother had this happen where they are away. Oh yeah when I like this is at a local a ball and they're putting out a year you know tonight. And I. They cut and tie up okay now and you people say like is no pain that I've asked my brother in law about this 'cause he got snapped. And I said hey man before they before they think she input the code around your neck. Think added a field yet he was like well thanks for that comment first of all second of all at the owner under necked second of all he says it like burns and Steen he's a it's not like it's the most excruciating but for publicity doesn't hurt at all they're they're lying tell your car you're just uncomfortable for a few days yeah. He said it doesn't feel very good committees and I made an appointment to get snipped a chickened out just couldn't get over the thought a knife being near my John gusties Sprague had that's what I'm saying I'm on my wires and on the full court press a pun intended to get snipped this year I held her off but she made a strong push my goodness. In his gracious thoughts and prayers all the people ought to get and I would I would think is most of the fears that guys have it. It's it's not as bad as you meet your mental pictures of whatever horror shows I don't know I'm. Yeah yes like I guess never got fixed oh yeah these next Manny got neutered awhile ago and got. Aren't so it's not it's it's weird it's it's an odd because you are awake. I the weird part about yeah you're right there in a hole. The junk things I visited us and as I got a life against snipped I am bison and against sniffed again for some reason the first and it didn't work and his wife got pregnant again. Back at the root. Them back to Rosie had to go through it it didn't work your way I've got pregnant against the had a Medicare which probably didn't want many delegates that again hey. I'm mastered it and we got a great show today Geri Allen voice of the organ docs he's gonna join a stay at 1 o'clock right before they head out and head down the Sacramento. We'll preview organs tourney run as they get ready for Iona in Sacramento in the potentially Creighton or Rhode Island everybody's got to be productive man tournament starts tomorrow we'll talk to Mark Jones ESPN play by play he's gonna be calling the spurs game he'll join us in a now looks. Seven to eight minutes or so and we'll talk about the spurs blazer game. You know what they look like last night when they lost the pelicans. They looked like a team that needed a top five player from drought so they can use another piece of wind down the road now go make the playoffs come and that was. Because it looked like that team really enjoyed themselves in New Orleans supposed to be ready for basketball wedeman jealous of the lakers in awhile and then I saw other shutting everybody down and I got a little jealous again today or talked about that but coming up next let's talk about the Portland trailblazers. And their loss to the pelicans if anybody's gonna make bogey and Anthony Davis finally click of course it's got to be the Portland trailblazers. As they had a dosage for under ditch thievery got dirt and Sprague. On 1080 the fan. I'm pretty proud of our poll question today. Our poll question actor and Sprague. Who had the worst night yesterday wasn't the blazers. Or Rachel mad out. Yeah how about that whole thing out. I got a tax returns got that taxes tune in at six solid -- Ryan Seacrest -- -- after the break and you know what happened she -- she -- -- she got me and it's why you do -- -- how many people nobody's gonna turn it -- and I don't watch the first fifteen minutes -- change the channel if you wore -- this is terrible -- -- to -- is like do you not know how television works of course you've got to -- -- a -- -- you've got to do that it's like when you're like an hour and twenty minutes into a movie you're not just gonna turn it off even -- the -- -- to start to finish if -- committed that much time you might as -- -- go the distance has to go -- -- in -- -- by the worst night last -- the blazers to just wet the -- against the pelicans -- reach -- matter how actor and sprayed on Twitter and I was bad last -- but the blazers nobody shops and -- except Damian -- I think -- -- -- was the only other player in double digits I still think we -- trailer -- right -- we still trading -- is that still -- -- luck -- moving on from those conversations. They get the spurs tonight and it sounds like -- might be back from his his -- a written media which is good news for him in Israel wise it's great. But to me I just I don't think they're winning tonight's of the gonna drop another game and dropped to potentially three games back I believe 'cause I don't think Denver plays tonight if I'm not mistaken. So the B three games back. And it doesn't play it's a continuation. Of frustration in and that's kind of asked how I feel it's like every single night you think all they took the court that you don't they've won five a six. And then they went to bed against the pelicans and oh Anthony Davis and buggy cousins absentee start clicking and playing well now that's not they're not mash and they're not meshing and I'm playing well together boobies is already more out his welcome in New Orleans and they come -- may be too by twenty plus points yes so loud let's bring on our guest Mark Jones he's called the game tonight it's gonna be on ESP. And Mark Jones is gonna be on the play by play mark thanks for joining the show man wanna talk some hoops with you know wanna start with kind of just a general question. Around the MBA they fewer of the Portland trail blazing you see where the rat right now two and a half games out of the eight seed kind of net MBA purgatory. Are you pushing more for that seemed to make an eight seed or pushing more and Martina never tank. Got up right there I think third thank you know what it sounds good from a fan perspective but. You know and in some of the winning and some of the general managers and their personal people that have been around the league coaches who have been in that spot and have actually come done well there raptor. Does the common thread but I hear is tanking doesn't. Teach you how to win. And ultimately. Even when he tank you're gonna have to get those same players or a few new players and teach them how to win so. That the sooner that you could require. A winning culture. And it ends and get to roll in that big boulder uphill and get a little momentum rolling up bill. The better not because you know guys look at Philadelphia they talked about this process for four years they still have not initial work. They still up in the initial court and that as far as I'm concerned. The drop as great. You know you look at the teams have been the lottery last several years. Yet a Minnesota Timberwolves have great young talent with. You know Rick which Levine and with wigand's sounds. Don't stop there barely get a pass winning thirty games this year doesn't do any you don't win with young talent speaks so. I'm I'm open to the free agency route. I don't think that tanking and draft picks Elisa Markel Baltic coveted put anybody playoffs next year OK that that's that's my bottom line. I guess our response that mark would be you know because following his blazer team last year they made the second round of the playoffs the cut everybody by surprise there was a lot of positive momentum going into the offseason. And and we is blazer fans have when we talk about the slow on the show we thought everybody signed big time free agents that that would be enough to attract a big time named cub to Portland. Which just hasn't happened over the history disorganization outside of maybe a Brian grant some twenty years ago. So I. It it seems like almost Portland is eliminated from the free agent conversation. Would you agree with that or do you think making the playoffs does something to Laura guy this offseason. Yeah you know I was like you guys you know get on pork or game last night last year and we're really good feel good story of the of the playoffs. You know between the clippers in the first round and all the momentum moving forward. That's what happens when you have. Too many dollars. Chasing too few players quality players and it's couple land those big fish and you end up. I think over spending. On not not guys who can't play but you and overspending. On. Things that you really like but don't love you and you love getting. The major creators to come there and and I take. You know you can you guys have great management there. And you'll see is Donna nice job and I think yeah I think in the in the future it's gonna be a deal where you have to package people and and and led the stars so you know. Yeah no no doubt about that Mark Jones joining us now we're previewing the blazers spurs matchup to be on the call for that one it's a double header on ESPN you can catch the plays are on the blaze a game on ESPN. And then following that is the box and clippers you seem you seemed a little fired up about the taking their which I I love that I want to have my back on earth on those are. I'd I read I don't know I know ranking work well and I know you look the part one has great basketball culture and you got up fantastic fans there's. The history there are others. My late great friend doctor Jack Ramsay who won championship there. You guys have a basketball culture I don't think it's that. I don't think Portland is that hardest sell to free agents not not is not maybe as hard as some of the residents of Portland bring him in Oregon. Well I think the difficult thing with you know the tanking in freeagent thing is is always difficult market and I think it's always an ongoing conversation for us just because. You know the freeagent angle is basically when you come here in your multimillionaire you gonna do attacks that held so people on their agents look at this and go oh my gosh we're losing a significant amount of money verse is going to. Somewhere in Texas or somewhere in Florida. And any other Angolan Greg Oden is the one that threw this out because I can't speak to this some Caucasian. Black people in and Portland there's not a big percentage of common people think that that's a problem too so you're dealing with those two things in free agency. And the only response and I would have with what you said on the tanking because I agree on philly's been bad example thus far for them. But it fewer wager money on long term futures would you place more money on where Minnesota's going to be vs Portland the next three years with their core vs what Portland has. What a great comparison. Great question. You know what I would I would put my yum. For whatever reason I think I like. Where Minnesota's you know provided exact Levine comes back in is that would mean again you got to. Dynamic explosive wings' scorers. And you got a big guy in the middle and I still think that there is. There's there's a place for the big guy. And b.'s. Injury history now. You know he missed the first two years with the put problems. And now been the issue has sidelined him for another year. That's a big question mark guys and you know I I delayed my money on one of those teams you know 34 years from now being in the championship on. Although Western Conference but probably take the Minnesota Timberwolves. What would we got the blazes and spurs tonight on ES VN the blazes are basically irrelevant at this point we'll see it in a make and play house but the spurs have been LaMarcus ordered sounds like he's going to be back in the lineup tonight Golden State. But struggling as a play we had that dumpster fire of a game on Saturday night when nobody played into Golden State. And San Antonio but what do you make of LA BM back and in the spurs' chances of of knock and Golden State often Western Conference playoffs. You I think you know San Antonio. It's just amazing what they've done this year you know seven new players note Tim Duncan for the first time. And Bill Clinton was in the White House and cure they are just a half game back. Of the Golden State Warriors and I think San Antonio is ultimately gonna ask them and finish with a number one seed. You know I I think LaMarcus Aldridge coming back tonight it is great for them you know. It's funny yet I remember him in Portland and then there were whispers about him not being a guy that really showed up when it was money time and testosterone diamond bella and call it. But I think he is who he is and then he's under real secure some kind of a 18 guy. Aside or one B guy beside quiet Leonard and you know him being back tonight. It is major or San Antonio especially defensively he's he's been better than advertised defensively in the spurs are. Number one in the league in. Defensive efficiency. Well did Johnny on this one mark assuming the spurs overtake Golden State nick it kind of does look that way right now. Does cool staked it out to Western Conference this year and go back to the NBA finals. Man I tell you what that's that's the that's the that's the deal right there that's the question and if Kevin Durant does know where it BP. Did their margin of errors it's still I think slim guys. You know they're they were rolling right along. And I think what. Grant's injury really exposes is if you're gonna mortgaged the future on one guy you better hope the one guy stays healthy because. I'll watch Golden State put Philadelphia last night they were like for debt with the sixers. At home in Oakland and you know basic personal partisans know Bogut you know our post so there's no bench. And it it's a struggle like I you know like I could see them not making it to the Western Conference finals. I really can't even you know especially in the current state you know they've got a they've got to consistently make shots and the problem now with the warriors is that. Without that third guy and have not spoken a couple coaches about this already without. Without the rat you know it's 26 point two and that are a lot of rebounds and Scoble blocked shots without him in there. You really locked in. On step. And play and that that's a big deal to be able to look to it to be able to do that and you we see how they struggled with the shooting so. Either we go Mark Jones ESPN judge him on the call for the blazers spurs game we call me game with his alongside with yet. Auto with the legendary all the paper QB brown loves he's going to be on the yeah let me what I just. Got to get back what they just yeah went by before take off your you know I look a little Portland. And you know Greg Oden. Has his take on free agency and African American representation yeah in the city Cortland. I'm gonna beg to differ but that's a factor. Because Portland. I know I know Brian grant when he was down and Miami Brian I got known each other and he spoke very highly of that city he loved it there. And NGOs like and and I've been to Portland. Going back to the first NBA finals when you guys played against. The bulls back in early ninety's and I've always on Portland Libya area. Inclusive and an open minded type of environments are. You don't big picture I think that's one player's perspective. I don't know how a universal. That perspective might be but he's entitled to it I disagree. There you go good stuff Mark Jones ESPN catch him on the call Hugh B brown tonight blazers spurs and then that's followed up with the bucks and clippers on ESPN. Mark thanks for jumping on and I go back and forth on the taking debate. Yeah let that one last thing I wanna shout out who and prayers up to my men Jerome Kersey. Who's gonna look this week too soon and prayers up to my meant cliff Robinson hope to get letter equipped. If you're listening to much favorite catch ever in the NBA. Absolutely love cursing we love uncle split fees of thanks for joining us mark. I can stuff Mark Jones he as he end up and made his thoughts on the taking narrative in the tank and debate me and I am not that. But he tank debate eco economy are a little bit. They Cottam became naivete in my point he came full circle there I made my point he was trashing the tank he said denials top generals are not working and he says what team would you rather be in the next couple years and Minnesota or Portland Ani women Minnesota. The team that tainting got the talent we'll talk about that next on for that yeah. Yeah I let's talk a little blazers here we didn't really get much into that before we we spoke with Mark Jones of ES PM. I do I'll say two things what thirst is I I appreciate people that are willing to be. To go back and forth on top is like to some people don't have the emotional temperament to. I don't know debate for lack of a better word. To go back and forth be open minded I have a number say Jeff listened to opposing views and I think he's willing to do that he's adamant that you don't tank and his examples were filling which right now sir yes but you know it's funny filly could end up with two of the top five picks in the NBA draft this year. Because of trades that they made in the past and them sucking. So that's something to think about in what's considered one of the deepest drafts in ten plus years. I'm so Phillies not a great example for the taking being a benefit and then of course. The other when he throughout night really understand this is why town heard is Minnesota claim of law hows it working for Minnesota Levine in. And in big big cat in Wiggins is like third they're barely a thirty win team well I'd argue you're still right there with in Portland of the eight seed you're gathering game behind the blazers and the second thing was in this is what I've fallen out with like you're against tanking knees Minnesota's the example. Well what team would you rather have the next three years roster wise right I wouldn't hesitate on all on medicine does last year give me Minnesota. And then he said Minnesota which proved the whole point of what I was conveying what we work conveying. And so that's always the interesting thing is just people who use certain teams as there example of why takings not good. But then if you can't land free agents. And I'm sorry guys no matter who writes an article or sad as this or thinks that not gonna happen the facts speak to it you're getting nothing more than a role player. So who the hell is gonna be in free agency that's a role player. That is putting this team over the top because I don't know about you. Do you wanna just talked about taking anymore we've done that enough. I got does point last night watching that game because that was an utterly embarrassing performance and yes their capacity to get their ass kicked by a terrible basketball team. Are we as a city hired off just being mediocre. Do we stop with this whole. Pageantry of demanding to be a seven seed in the playoff picture don't you guys want to see them be aggressive NBA title contender. Because I am I'm at a boiling point of what do I have sports wise organ states terrible right now and everything except baseball which is great they never do in the country of origin is man like I'm not a organs fan of the football team wasn't good like. You can give me the timbers the data make the playoffs slashes a what do you half. The wanna be an eight seed playoff team great then BM but I'm tired I wanna see this team give back to what they were in the early 2000 yet in I went back and forth and we got a level to clear thing last week about the blazers and when they beat Oklahoma City I was frustrated and and just kind of the pro or anti tank debate and a lot of folks are similar look how many great memories ablaze as a town over the last hand flee years. The last ten years and comparing it to other organizations and yes I mean those were fun moments I'm not gonna deny that when Miller hit the shot to beat Houston it was awesome when they knocked the clippers out of the first round of the playoffs last year I was kick ass man allotted. I was at the clinching game the arena was going crazy. But it's at some point that is where the fresh rationed sentence for me to his don't just aside here's Europe Europe's I tire. Like those are your critical moments in the last one years getting out the first round. Beating Houston in getting swept by San Antonio that's the political moment a disorganization a middle listener Tex did. Guilt as US a question Minnesota and ex or your support the next three years is that what that's the point Minnesota next three years could be good. But he's I'd rather have Portland's last thirty years. Yes sure Porto made it to the finals of the last thirty years they've had no they didn't. The last thirty years they made a 91 it's within the last or not only behind a Nigerian rightly by us is that right on the fringe there of the last thirty years at times going to close. But it and so. All right I understand that Portland was considered a great organization to run a lesser cuff. Minnesota's middle Western Conference finals they went. With KG neither team has a title moved up. I just I don't understand that that that fearful lists of of just tried is gold for an and that's where the frustration comes in for the tank with meek has. Everybody always points to the extreme example wal house Philly go one. If we're arguing that they should get a top five pick this year and that's best in the long run. I'm not saying you lose on purpose next year in the year after that in the year after that and you gut everything out you don't pay players. Each trying get a top five pick for the next ten years that's what Philly did they Eric. I don't like when people point them out somebody says the problem is that we in Portland or OK with moral victories are I completely. Dark. Go read all the comments and responses to tweets and blog post last night after the blazer game. And you'll probably get a 7030 reaction up that's OK guys all slot but yet. Great I think that's a case of our I think it's a case honest and I don't mean this is a shot at the timbers a case of a one horse town. Firfer them in for a minute timbers or are gaining in relevancy and they wanted to. I don't that was awesome two years ago but do we. A Mormon knew something the blazes have been the only show in town for for decades with kind of then the population boom that we had in what the last 45 years. Would you not argue that we have all been. Feeding for another pro sports team correctly outside of the timbers in ways we baseball hockey something right for yeah right we want another one. I'm sorry guys you're clearly not ready because it's a minor league mentality the way we view thinks it's just a fact I know it's cold blooded and people can disagree is the only one that's fine you're entitled to that. But this whole being OK with being at the bottom of the playoff pecking order and being basically relevant for god knows how long. That's a minor league mentality. It is it is I'm sorry it is demand more block more there's nothing wrong with that like an end the only other one that that that frustrates me to lose the culture conversation. EEB got to work on the poultry got to have a good culture. The blazers made the playoffs yesterday made the second round what do they do for their orchards this year. I'd out of the culture of making the set round of the playoffs translated this season. The right there are New Orleans is New Orleans and a good culture right there in Minnesota does Minnesota evident culture. I hate that word is justice like I really don't ever respond because preeminent watching them play this year that their culture of their locker room might be great to what does that man on the floor EQ you just throw against what you gotta have that could call what is the cloture duo can spot in the first round by San Antonio what does that do for your coach I hate that word people always act like making the playoffs. And all of us and that's the culture you needed free agents will come here. The boys and the plants what when he five straight years Soledad twenty weeks which might very exciting somewhere in the area Tony battery I'm free agents today sciele agriculture. None they had to trade for Scottie Pippen. How are we talking about the culture of selling out at the meal OC could still turn this thing around this is not saying that deals they can't make a move and put this team right back in and I Don just talking from a strictly viewing standpoint. I love living here I've lived here my entire life. I love covering the northwest sports landscape. Just as a as a blazer fan as a guy that watches this team probably too much. I just to see him win again I'm banging my head against and all I deeply relevant not like wind and he needs CCU winning good and have people talked about you and say makes no doubt about Portland make some noise vitally Yusuf Nur kitsch and Turkey to be record down just a little last three games. Washington Marci Gortat in seven point seven rebounds also foul trouble Phoenix foul trouble he did get a double double which was nice but it was twelve points eleven boards. And down last night playing Anthony Davis and believe cousins two points. Eight rebounds and is there is a great piece Zach load is is not a huge markets fever fan he's not buying into the fever no. All I'll tell you they comment that he said about America it's on the other side it also. We have a basketball game that needs to happen. Between two individuals and I'm not kidding I think I would pay twenty dollars to watch it happen. And I know would be a terrible product will talk about those things next dirt spray on fans. Hi welcome back in 1080 thin it's 1248. By the way for every counteract to filly since that's kind of goes to for most people there. Just respond with Jalen brown Boston how's that working out when he five points. Are 25 minutes per game down. He's upped his production substantially on a veteran team. And that that's kind of just my whole point. I know taking things been beaten to death we're kind of response for that as well. Let's is just one of those unique years and I think anybody saw the situation coming. With the start of the year regard nobody saw this coming with the start of the year we were talking about a team that was going to be in the top four top five and Western Conference and have a chance to compete for Western Conference finals and that's why I think this is such unique example that. The blazers have pieces in place. And that's why it's so fresh enemy the sixteen games left in the regular season. And I just I wish they would just punt on the sixteen games and given a swing swing for the fences one time of the top five pick. Maybe it doesn't pan out maybe they lose the lottery and opened the tenth pick right it's not a whole run eagle that route. But I tell you what is a home run. You make the playoffs to get worse overall pick you make the playoffs you're gonna get swept the first round you make the playoffs and doesn't do inning for your culture and you're not gonna sign any free agent. When somebody goes what's the difference between eighth and fifteenth pick could be a lot and it's and by the way for the whole wells or get a fifteen does a straight up like okay. Great tell me what teams in a trade up with them for their late first round pricks what do you think you're getting from Cleveland. I just got to be realistic sometimes in some of these teams this is a deep draft this is a draft that the top ten players could be pretty damn good they can pan out it also could bust too but for a lot of people that analyze this stuff this is the devious trap and gotten ten years. I love you wanna miss on that and by the way the Denver Nuggets are basically doing what Portland probably. Most people thought they would do last year. They're competing a little better than some thought they've got a young nucleus they've got some really good position players. They added Jamal Maria seven last year and now they're in the eight seat. So go beyond that home there to Mark Jones inning brought that about yeah you bring a young guys are gonna help you make the player I disagree wholeheartedly disagrees he may not be the focal point. For a year or two or three but you Adam to a veteran team in Portland I'm looking at you because of the pieces around you had any. For lack of better example Josh Jackson from Kansas on this Portland roster yet he may not be getting a double double BDM it would been. And I'd that is the frustrating part is there's three games right now. Out of it the seventh worst record in the NBA the three and a half games out of the sixth worst record in the MBA in and if that ends up as the number six pick in the draft. And set up where they are right now is the twelfth or thirteenth pick in the draft. That's a huge difference when you take a guy where they use it as a tradable asset to a team that once a pick that will give up a quality player for that picked. It just ups your ability to to move in Wheeling deal in the off season for new Washington right Geri Allen and join the show and eight minutes we'll talk a little duck NCAA tournament action right before they take off for Sacramento get ready for Iona. But did you see the big story of the day in sportsmen which gonna tell you a slow day it is it is a slow day in this is I hate that we can. Power resigning the patriots. Talk about the idea I news and Adrian Gonzales said the World Baseball Classic worst in the Little League World Series which actually want to run that too so yeah everybody stops boiling if you wanna support to Puerto Rico last night in they were fired up man and a spicy hot in my eyes India. Celebrated for image tags and I hate that guy I can also see got the wrong World Series tattoo on his arm. It's got the wrong logo at a boy happy I did see that was our about that as well at some point. No Charles Barkley responded to Lavar ball. And Barkley basically just said you know your jokes out with all these comments because this came out after Laura ball Citi B Jordan in his heyday one on Weiner. By the way the year that Lavar ball averaged two points per game Washington State. Michael Jordan averaged thirty plus in the NBA and no big deal but whatever. And the bar ba is responded to Charles Barkley he was invited to sports center which people continue to wonder why does the bar ball get a microphone. Well I'll tell you why it's because he says things like this on national television. Well talk about patrols double golden for what they don't impress I won't be neutral. They want to play won't want what all this means drivers to boys hope carriers. I'm going you don't wanna bring a 11 couldn't too big to do is they behind him to MTV did donuts. Hot. And a hot he's fair he wanted to go 11 what you don't want to resist talking it is normal for us now see only being told about an abiding mean don't love basketball more. He's got to come in these need to stay relevant. Some of our balls as Barkley was a weekly national NBA show. Made these comments to disdain element and in and out to say. I honestly stop pulling in the pro microphones and cameras now isn't why would you do that because we displayed it people are tweeting about it he makes you go viral it's entertaining man to hash tag was it Lamar ball says are what was the -- Agassi does the ball ball says it will cost us that he's crazy he hasn't he said he likes solve the problem in the Middle East. Arthritis. You know what I've noticed though the last couple of days because I said this the last time his name was brought up on this show. He lives in LAH he's pulling a Kim Kardashian he's doing press you take it my name out there say stupid things be famous for no reason. And it helps my family long term I know exactly what he's doing it's great for his brand absolutely it is and it's working by the way. I've seen like this push back of people even though he is somewhat of a jackass. There's like this push back now of people that are going. I was sorry had a job like look for ball was Smart I cared about me like Lavar ball does like that's the only way you care about your son is by saying ridiculous things about him I've I've just noticed that like on social media I've noticed it on national radio shows local radio shows like people now are going the other way were the bar ball now is a great father. I look IE EEE cares about his kid's life and I'll give him credit for that he's involved in their lives but I did it just. He's Smart man you got to tip your cap to on the ice Marty knows what he's doing and anticipate that Charles Barkley. Is saying things for attention. Talk about the the pot pot calling the kettle black right there I have no shame in admitting this although I probably should I would. Only pay twenty dollars to watch them play and all I ask some terrible ball game if it was paper view are you kidding me on paper view watch that thing about and I came could be awful but just. For this year chance he could lose like eleven to one what does he beat Barkley eleven a one night up a couple of air balls he largely recent battle or JP and Barkley or I would back him down on the low block there's not he couldn't get in the way of Barkley new kid may have Barkley is like 68. 67 the bar ball by what Barkley six foot four. I stood next to him he six foot follow it real life he's six war yes Damon exit three inches they when Indiana Altima and I'm still. He is the round mound of rebound that PA system. It's a larger man no question it would just be the worst it would kind of backfired be very Rachel mad Alec backfired his face if he beat Barkley a get called out public and and how scared would you be if your team takes Lamar ball like to have to deal with this nonsense you still take one's coming on you deal or little odds of bombs are yet the if you take Alonso baldor Libya fear factor for me as a family to the blazes were that bad not a top three pick and they took him adapt to deal with his dad walk on the motorists that are talkative people courtside. With a few fear factor you still take lawns abolished pretty well I don't think that the trick is you've got to in it assuming he goes to a combo line I think GMs and coaches wanna get in there. And find out what lawns alls I don't think people really have a clue what lawns those all about hunting him ever heard lawns noble talk he's a quiet kid quiet did so. They've got to give in and talked Alonso himself and find out where his motivate is is he got the motivation himself if they give him. You know the big contract and eventually. You know if he fulfills in his rookie year whatever he thinks he is in his worthy of a Max deal in three or four years. Is he going to show up opened in do all the same things that that's a fury if you're in NB AG and you've got to try to get inside his head in just tune out his dad. Now he is asking for a billion dollar shoe deal too by the way for all those kids says of my kids wanna get issued deal minimum of one billion dollars to baby a hundred million a year if you need to. Somebody texted the ball didn't look on the bar ball force feed his kids each GH the schools on those kids it's frightening kind of weird scolds. They're big and he had stadium again got the big head genetic. We don't want to get to our number two but we're gonna kick it droplets preview the Oregon Ducks in NCAA. Tournament matchup against Iona. And then potentially against Creighton or Rhode Island it starts in Sacramento I'd on Friday. Well with a voice of the org induction Geri Allen will join us to preview the organ docks next on 1080 the fan.