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Broncos perform a super blowout

Seattle wins in a big, but really disappointing way
Feb. 3, 2014

We're they on the take?

The Denver Broncos played so poorly in Sunday's Super Bowl, it might have caused more than a few fans to wonder if they were giving their version of "Eight Men Out," only on a football field.

Final score 43-8. What a disappointment - from the TV viewer side. Even the commercials were disappointing.

That's the main topic of the third episode of Sportsland, Oregon, recorded at Blitz Pearl in Northwest Portland.

Cast members Cliff Pfenning and Derek Weber delve into the game and the many subplots, as well as reflect on the Super Bowl in general - the games worth remembering.

Then, it's onto the Blazers and their two All-Stars - LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, a 1-2 punch the franchise hasn't had in two decades.

They've been the key to the team's impressive season, as well as a lack of injuries.

The Ducks and Beavers are on the line-up as are the Winter Olympics. And, of course, the first event of the Roofball season, the 2014 World Championships set for Sunday.

 

Re-alignment is easy without Seattle

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 10:37pm
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When I think about re-aligning the NBA, it's based on reality. The league isn't going to want to go all Facebook/Twitter and completely restructure how Americans view something like basketball. Television rules its fans, and the current alignment is working just fine - league revenues continue to increase yearly. But, a little change will be good for the league to show it can adapt to the changing world. So, here's my view of the new NBA after the CBA is ratified.

The big shift I see is that Milwaukee moves to the Western Conference, while New Orleans moves to the East. Milwaukee is just an hour from Chicago, so that's going to frustrate some fans, but it's almost as close to Minneapolis and the Timberwolves, so there's a natural rivalry waiting to be activated. Minneapolis and Milwaukee were rivals for years in the American League, so there's plenty of background there. The Bucks are now in the Northwest Divison of the Western Conference, joining the Blazers.

New Orleans is a natural for the East, as it's the most Eastern team from the Western Conference, and is a rival of Atlanta in the NFL. Most of my re-alignment is close to the current alignment, just a few teams move - Toronto to the Central, while Washington moves to the Atlantic in the East. Oklahoma City replaces New Orleans in the Southwest Division.

It's really pretty easy without Memphis moving to Seattle. But, that's on the horizon.

Here's how I see it for the 2012-13 season.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic
Boston
NY Knicks
New Jersey
Philadelphia
Washington

CENTRAL
Chicago
Detroit
Cleveland
Indiana
Toronto

SOUTHEAST
Orlando
Miami
Charlotte
Atlanta
New Orleans

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PACIFIC
LA Lakers
LA Clippers
Golden State
Sacramento
Phoenix

Northwest
Portland
Utah
Denver
Minnesota
Milwaukee

Southwest
Dallas
Houston
San Antonio
Memphis
Oklahoma City

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