Ep. 46: Playoff Previews

So much easier than March Madness.

So much easier than March Madness.

In Part 2 of our end-of-season show, we look at the upcoming Blazers and Grizzlies series as well as every other first round match-up in the association.

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Ep. 45: The Rip City Recap

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Where there’s smoke there’s fire.

In the days before the playoffs start, we look back at the 2014-2015 season. We share our highlights of the season (as well as the lows), discuss if our expectations were met, and hand out regular season awards to the NBA and the Blazers.

We’ll have the second part of the show (our Playoffs preview) tomorrow, so stay tuned!

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Ep. 44: The Waiting Game

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Nice curls bro.

It’s been a couple weeks since our last show, but we’ve seen the Blazers go a respectable 6-3 since then. We break down the highs and lows from this stretch, discuss CJ McCollum’s increasing role, and ponder a potential playoff match-up against the Grizzlies.

All that, plus Obama on an NBA roster, embarrassing moments on a basketball court, and the tallest starting 5 in NBA history.

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Ep. 43: The Wheels On the Bus Are Falling Off

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The Portland Trail Blazers Inmate Corps.

This week the Rip Citizens look at the Blazers’ losing streak and nightmarish east coast swing. They then turn to the playoff picture in the  west, Steve Nash’s retirement, the length of the NBA season, and some unlikely Blazer celebrity appearances.

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Ep. 42: Playoffs, Name Games, and Refrigerators

His fridge is freakishly clean.

His fridge is freakishly clean.

The latest installment of The Rip Citizens looks at the Blazers’ recent winning ways before turning to Western Conference playoff picture. We also cover the idea of resting players and whether Portland should sit some starters to prepare for the postseason.

All that plus some all-time favorite NBA names and the contents of Wes Matthews’ refrigerator.

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Ep. 41: Achy Breaky Achilles

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Miley Cyrus’ babysitters in the background.

This week the Citizens look at the Blazers’ recent win streak and the rest of the season following the loss of Wesley Matthews.

All that plus NBA players as refs and movie stars, half-court shot winnings, and the inauguration of Edwin’s Groceries Fund.

Ep. 40: Afflalo You Into the Dark

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Swipe right, y’all

Back after a long All-Star break, we break down the crazy trade deadline and how the Blazers are preparing themselves for the playoffs (i.e. Arron Afflalo is a bonafide closer). We also discuss how a longer break changes the season, look ahead to a difficult schedule, and say goodbye to Will Barton, T-Rob, and Claver.

Then, we decide who we’d want to announce our All-Star event, add a former Blazer to the coaching staff, and hearken back to our 10 yr old greatness.

All that, plus gifts we’d give to the new Blazers, octopus cake, and a Conan O’Brian/Will Ferrell broadcast team.

Ep. 39: The All-Star Special

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Corbin Smith reports live on location

This episode marks two years since we started the show, and what a better way to celebrate ourselves than celebrate the All-Stars? We start with a quick recap of the Blazers mid-season finale games, then check in with Corbin Smith (who is on location in NYC) to report on the atmosphere in the city.

Then we review each event and its participants, make some predictions, and throw around a few All-Star memories.

All that, plus Chilly Willy returns to give us his All-Star picks and select the musicians he’d put in each event this weekend.

Ep. 38: RoLo and Rasheed – The Return

Got love for Sheed this big.

Got love for Sheed this big.

This week we welcome back two different Blazers for two different reasons: Robin Lopez for playing basketball, and Rasheed Wallace for loving basketball. Robin gave us some rim protection, while Rasheed gave Portland some passion. Robin helped us beat the Suns by 20, Rasheed helped 20,000 heal the wounds of the Jail Blazer era. To say the least, it was good to have them both courtside again.

Also, we talk about Dame’s All-Star snub, toss around ideas for All-Star weekend, and debate what animated TV and movie characters we’d want to play in the All-Star game.

All that, plus Futurama quotes, Portland symbols on jerseys, and the harsh transition from a studio from Alex’s basement.

Ep. 37: No Big Men

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Um…I hope someone just hit a three and got fouled, ’cause you’re tossin’ up 4 fingers there

[NOTE: We recorded this before LaMarcus decided to not be injured, so please excuse all the injury talk] This week we break down how the Blazers can move forward sans LaMarcus & Batum, break down the All-Star Starters, and pontificate on where Dame’s stardom can go from here.

Also, we wonder what’s more surprising – the recent success of Meyer’s Leonard or the struggles of Nic Batum.

All that, plus pitching products for the Blazers to sell, our earliest memories of watching the Blazers, and a few sips of tea.