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The Blazers Balcony
45 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 23
In this edition of The Blazers Balcony, recorded live Thursday night at Walker Stadium in southeast Portland, Brooke Olzendam, Casey Holdahl and special guest Amara Baptist discuss Portland's coaching search, assistant coaches, Damian Lillard played for Team USA, the NBA conference finals, Brooke's love of pickle juice, Cougs and Beavs, throwing out the first pitch and running on the beach.
43 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 22
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers being eliminated in the first round in six games by the Denver Nuggets, not being ready for the offseason, the team and Terry Stotts mutually parting ways after nine seasons, their relationships with the coaching staff, Neil Olshey's press conference, the search for a new head coach, the give and take when it comes to player input and the reports that the team is moving to Root Sports.
49 minutes | May 31, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 21
On the latest 2021 Playoff Edition of The Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers evening the series versus the Nuggets at 2-2 by winning Game 4 in convincing fashion, the play of Norman Powell and Jusuf Nurkic, Nurk vs. Perk, matching Nikola Jokic's minutes, CJ McCollum doing what needs to be done, the return of fans to Moda Center and expectations for Game 5. Brooke and Casey also touch on topics such as fry size, horse pools, random capitalization and the influence of Brooke's pregame interviews.
52 minutes | May 25, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 20
Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers win in Game 1 in Denver, the loss two nights later in Game 2, Brooke's feelings about the game, the capacity at Moda Center being increased to 8,000 for Games 3 and 4, the importance of managing emotions, the contentious nature of Game 2, whether the NBA should bring back fighting, Palace In The Palace and the power of mayonnaise influencing (shoutout to Best Foods).
43 minutes | May 21, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 19
On this playoff preview edition of The Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the first round 'yoffs matchup between the three-seed Nuggets and six-seed Trail Blazers, "hoteling," showing up in Denver a few days early, changing up versus staying the same in the postseason and the vibe in Portland before breaking down the matchups position by position and giving their predictions for which team will advance.
60 minutes | May 18, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 18
On the first 2021 Playoffs edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss an unpredictable end to the regular season, Portland drawing Denver in the three-six matchup, the Trail Blazers making the postseason eight-straight times, the matchup with the Nuggets, assuming the worst and an initial preview of the series. Also included are a bunch of shoutouts, doodle doodle bam, Jody Allen's jackets, foldable pizza, mystery popcorn and Brooke's first round prediction.
43 minutes | May 14, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 17
On this last week of the regular season edition of The Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl look back at the Trail Blazers' win versus the Jazz on Wednesday, their loss to the Suns in Phoenix on Tuesday, their finale versus the Nuggets on Sunday, seeding in the playoffs versus seeding in the play-in and sticking it out with posts on social media.
36 minutes | May 6, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 16
On this week's edition of the Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers returning from a six-game road trip with a 5-1 record, the return of fans to the Moda Center for Friday's game versus the Lakers, high definition makeup, birthday wishes from mayonnaise producers, Carmelo Anthony moving into 10th all-time in scoring, complaints about jinxes, Brooke fully vaxxed and definitions of cool.
47 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 15
On this week's edition, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss Portland ending a five-game losing streak with two blowout victories, morale boosters and busters, Damian Lillard challenging himself to be better and why motivation drawn from negativity in sports seems to be so much more effective than motivation drawn from positivity.
39 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 14
On the latest edition of the Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers losing close games and if that's a product of playing better or something else, so-so vibes, whether it's important to "round into form" before the playoffs, the layout of Indianapolis, an update on Brooke's challenge that Casey make a new friend and lucrative sponsorship opportunities.
57 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 13
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the current state of the Trail Blazers with 19 games to play, being too old for new technology, the Blazers getting "put away" by the better teams in the league and the frustration that has produced, young players wanting to play rather than "paying dues," Enes Kanter setting new records in rebounding before the start of Ramadan, Brooke saying sorry, the additions of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and TJ Leaf and remaining stoic in front of tv cameras.
84 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 12
Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the trade sending Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood to Toronto/Tampa in exchange for Normal Powell, first impressions of "The General," and the return of Jusuf Nurkic. Brooke and Casey also answer listener questions about open roster spots and the buyout market, the job Terry Stotts does managing the team on and off the court, whether Damian Lillard should play fewer minutes, who got the best of the trade with Toronto and the logistically issues when it comes to in-season trades.
81 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 11
On the latest edition of the Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the NCAA Tournament, the Trail Blazers taking the COVID-10 vaccine, the return of CJ McCollum and how that's changed the rotation, , the various explanations of the phrase "showing your ass," Enes Kanter going shirtless, Jusuf Nurkic's imminent return, and Terry Stotts getting to 500 wins. They wrap up the show by answering listener questions about minutes distribution, being blown out by the Mavericks, who they miss seeing at the arena and good places for fans to watch a game on the road.
75 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 10
On the latest edition of the TENTH edition of the Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss Portland's first three games since the All-Star Break, dancing around Carmelo Anthony's career milestones, playing a team in consecutive games and why that seems to be an issue, what they miss and don't miss about traveling with the Trail Blazers and how they view covering the trade deadline as team employees.
63 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 9
Trail Blazers TV's Brooke Olzendam and Trailblazers.com's Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers ending a four-game losing streak, non-greetings, Damian Lillard, Robert Covington and Anfernee Simons participating in All-Star Weekend, trying to spread around credit in ways no one even notices, and CJ McCollum's imminent return. Brooke and Casey also devote a "Mayo Minute" to reality shows and answer questions about Nassir Little's minutes, Carmelo Anthony's sincerity and Brooke spending time alone on the concourse during road games.
69 minutes | Feb 20, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 8
Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss Portland's six-game winning streak and what it'll take to keep it going, the play of the second and third year players Nassir Little, Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent Jr. and what their improvement means for Portland's future and Damian Lillard being being snubbed for being a starter in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. Brooke and Casey also debut "The Mayo Minute" and answer questions about the Northwest Division, funny Gary Trent Jr. stories and Enes Kanter's minutes once Jusuf Nurkic returns.
71 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 7
On the latest edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss Damian Lillard playing through injury and being a "culture-setter," Carmelo Anthony passing NBA scoring milestones and covering the NBA in inclement weather. Brooke and Casey wrap up the show by taking listener questions about dealing with the snow, Nassir Little's knee, Anfernee Simons as point guard, players with stylists, what day they would like to relive over and over and whether they think fans will return to the Moda Center this season.
65 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 6
On the latest edition of The Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam of Trail Blazers TV and Casey Holdahl of Trailblazers.com discuss the first four games of a six-game road trip, winning shorthanded versus the Wizards, injuries injuries injuries, the play of the youngsters, the remaining games of the trip versus the 76ers and Knicks and dealing with changing COVID-19 protocols before finishing up by answering questions about seating arrangements, Gary Trent Jr. in a contract year, the "City" edition jerseys favorite Damian Lillard dunks and Mexican restaurants on the road.
81 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 5
On the latest edition of the Blazers Balcony, Casey Holdahl and Brooke Olzendam recap Portland's now-completed homestand, the team hitting the road for their next six games losing to the Thunder, defense defense defense, rejecting jinxes, the lack of authenticity on social media and the play of Anfernee Simons before finishing up by answering a few listener-submitted questions.
55 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 4
On the fourth edition of the Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss both upcoming games versus the Grizzlies at the Moda Center being postponed due to COVID-19, Jusuf Nurkic breaking his right wrist, Clint Capela breaking CJ McCollum's left foot, how the Trail Blazers go about making up for both absences and their own previous injuries.
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