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Blazing the Path
86 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
NBA Regular Season Conference Previews and Trail Blazers' Deep Dive Extravaganza with Tara Bowen-Biggs
Welcome back to yet another edition of Blazing the Path (@blazingthepath) hosted by Corban Ford (@corbannba) and Rob Hetherington (rob_heth). Corban and Rob are joined by none other than Tara Bowen-Biggs (Twitter: "Team Mom" @tcbbiggs) herself! With much podcasting experience formerly with Blazer"s Edge and other ventures, Tara is currently a cohost on "We Have a Take" (@wehaveatake) and Stepback Sisterhood (@StepbackSisters), providing interesting and insightful coverage of RipCity as well as other aspects of current/past NBA. Tara joins alongside Rob and Corban to breakdown her thoughts on the NBA Preseason, not only diving into her nervousness about the Blazers' performance but also evaluating some teams/young cores who have stood out across the league. The focus of the discussion then shifts to a bubbly preview of both the Eastern and Western Conference Divisions. Last but of course not least comes the Western Conference's Northwest Division Preview which of course includes the concerns and hopes for the team out West Tara and her fellow Oregonians holds dear- your Portland Trail Blazers!
25 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Corban's Time at Summer League and Thoughts on the Trail Blazers Offseason Moves
Corban Ford (Twitter: @corbannba) and Rob Hetherington (rob_heth) are back to discuss Corban's exciting experience at NBA Summer League as well as all things Trail Blazers' offseason/free agency. Corban talks about his time at Summer League which included taking in a ton of Rockets' games and even meeting new NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo! Then, Corban and Rob analyze the new look Blazers' bench squad in addition to how the new players added in free agency might fit around the established starting core. Tune in and be sure to subscribe to "Blazing The Path" wherever you get your podcasts for notifications when each weekly episode is available! (Twitter & Instagram: @blazingthepath Facebook: @blazingthepath1)
6 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Allow Me to Introduce New Co-Host Corban Ford & Blazing the Path Season 2
Now joined by Corban Ford, alongside Rob Hetherington, welcome back to Blazing the Path, your home for Portland Trailblazers and NBA Analysis for the 2021-2022 NBA Season! A huge RipCity welcome and thank you so much to Corban Ford for joining the show as co-host. We have so much in store this season here with Blazing the Path and we cannot wait to get started. Rob introduces Corban to the Trail Blazers faithful and NBA fans at large in this episode and Corban shares a bit of his background in NBA podcasting, More to come next week on Corban's impressive experience with other NBA Podcasts both in the past and future, as well as his coverage of NBA Summer League 2021, and of course some in depth coverage of the Trail Blazers' offseason moves/ongoing trade rumors. Be sure to subscribe to "Blazing the Path: wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts and be sure your notifications are on when the new episode drops every week this season. And of course, subscribe to Corban's other podcasts which are part of a plethora of other exciting projects... give him a follow on Twitter (@corbannba) and check out/subscribe to his other podcasts listed in his biography there. Blazing the Path fans... Stay tuned for weekly episodes, starting now!
26 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Round 2 Coverage: The Emerging Dominant NBA Teams and Superstars of the 2020s
This week on Blazing the Path (@BlazingthePath on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook), Rob gives his take on the best coaching option for the Blazers this offseason and dives into the early 2nd Round of the NBA playoffs. He addresses what has led to success and struggle thus far in the 2nd Round. Tune in as Rob gives his bold predictions for the 3 series matchups that are still in the mix and goes in depth discussing the dynamic new look of the NBA amidst the dawn of a new era of playoff caliber players and teams.
59 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Game 6 Recap & Aftermath plus a Look Around the League
After a hiatus, welcome back to Blazing the Path everyone! Rob discusses the roller coaster ride that was Game 6 between the Blazers and Nuggets, analyzing both the positives as well as the major downfalls of the Blazers that led to their loss and first round exit. He touches on the likely coaching candidates now that Terry Stotts is no longer the head coach following the past two underwhelming seasons that had high expectations. Then it’s all playoff talk for the rest of the league, with more to come during round 2 of these exciting 2021 NBA Playoffs.
58 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Defensive Woes Continue...What's the Solution?
Joel and Rob are joined by a well-versed Blazers podcaster from @Trailcasters, @RipCityKeith. The guys do a quick recap of the past week’s Blazers games, addressing the major offensive strengths and defensive weaknesses from the games. Then the next week’s games are covered... a lot of young talent is available amidst these injuries so the guys discuss possible starting/bench lineups as well as who they have confidence in to stop the defensive struggles, especially at the point guard and center positions. Who can help the Blazers through this brutal batch of injuries? Tune in to find out!Twitter@Trailcasters@RipCityKeith
36 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Around the League and Starting Lineups Hopes/Doubts
The Blazers’ defensive woes continued this past week, but the offense is running on all cylinders it seems. Rob (@YABOYROBHETH) and Joel (@CoachJLincoln) address the recent performances against the Knicks and Thunder as well as the different starting lineups the Blazers have been trying out due to injuries. What lineups will work best and provide the most chemistry? The guys answer that tonight. They then talk about who else is fun to watch this year besides the RipCity boys, as the league is loaded with talent this year. A fun dive into predictions is made about the big week of games ahead for the Blazers, and more predictions are made about playoff contention for the loaded Western Conference this year, so tune in! Don’t miss all the latest details about your favorite NBA team hailing from Oregon! Thanks for listening and be sure to leave a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts...
46 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Riddled with Injuries
Rob and Joel discuss the recent injuries to Nurkic, CJ, and Zach Collins. How will Terry Stotts and the Blazers adjust? Which players will be given the opportunity to step into a larger role in the regular season? Do the Blazers have enough time to get everyone back healthy and come together as a team prior to the playoffs?
59 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
What To Expect From the 2020-2021 Blazers & More!
Hosts Joel Lincoln (Twitter @CoachJLincoln) and Rob Hetherington (@YABOYROBHETH) do a deep dive into the questions facing the Blazers pertaining to their new look team's prospective performance on both offense and defense. They also address Sixth Man Melo's new role with a Blazers bench that looks top notch going into a new season. A clowning around comment from Dame DOLLA Lillard on Kyrie's Instagram Live feed gets Rob and Joel into an in depth discussion. What about you ask? Kyrie's lack of media interaction and how they perceive Kyrie's current status in the league. Tune in for a great talk!
29 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Blazers, Heat & A Look Across the League with JJ Rivera from 305 Culture
Welcome to Blazing the Path! Episode 4 drops with JJ Rivera joining the podcast to discuss season ceiling potential for the Blazers, Heat, and briefly the various other NBA teams competing this year. Tune in to learn something new about the Blazers and Heat!
29 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
The Blazers' Fresh-Faced Starting Lineup
Rob Hetherington is joined by new Blazing the Path co-host Joel Lincoln! Rob and Joel discuss the Blazers’ off-season moves briefly and do a deep dive into Terry Stotts’ announced starting lineup. Tune in for some in-depth analysis on the Blazers’ fresh-faced starting lineup!
60 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
A Wild Free Agency Period with Devin Zanskas
Rob is joined by Devin Zanskas from Knuck If You Buck to discuss what the Blazers were able to do in Free Agency. Was it enough to get the Blazers to the top of the Western Conference? Rob and Devin also take a look at the changes around the league and how the title landscape has been affected.
19 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
Trailblazers Year in Review
Rob looks back at the Trailblazers season from way back in October of 2019 through to their first round loss to the Lakers in the Bubble. He looks at the factors that impacted the team's performance this season and looks ahead to how they can get back to the top of the Western Conference.
2 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Introducing Blazing the Path
Blazing the Path is your audio home for all things Portland Trailblazers, part of the Hoop Heads Podcast Network. Blazing the Path is a weekly podcast hosted by Rob Hetherington detailing all the latest happenings with the Portland Trailblazers. The podcast will include Rob's analysis and opinions on the Portland Trailblazers and the NBA in general. Expect appearances from guests that will provide game previews and reactions, trade and free agency speculation, draft analysis, and more on both the Trailblazers and the NBA at large.Follow Blazing the PathTwitter - @blazingthepathInstagram - blazingthepath
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