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The Rip Citizens
40 minutes | Nov 7, 2016
#65: Early Surprises, NBA Fandom, Andre Miller All-Stars
We're back to discuss the surprising start to the NBA season, dig through some Brandon Roy memories, and name our Andre Miller All-Stars. Plus, Edwin dominates Alex at NBA 2K17.
40 minutes | Oct 10, 2016
#65: New Blazers, New League, Old Men
Alex and Edwin are back to shake off the summer rust, breaking down new additions to the Blazer roster and the new young core in the league. Plus, a goodbye to Kobe, Duncan, and KG and a salute to HOF inductees Shaq, AI, and Yao.
47 minutes | May 16, 2016
Ep. 64: It's Been a Good One
The Citizens break down the Blazers exit from the playoffs, discuss the off-season possibilities and Terry Stotts' contract, and look forward to the rest of the playoffs. Plus, what are our expectations going forward to next season? Who do we keep? Who leaves the team? Is LeBron still the real MVP? What's on your summer reading list?
14 minutes | Apr 30, 2016
#63: The Semifinals Preview Cooking Show!
Recorded live on location from Edwin's kitchen as he makes a pizza, we break down the win over the Clippers and look ahead to the mighty Warriors. Good luck everyone.
36 minutes | Apr 25, 2016
#62: Playoff Check-In, MIP Award
The Citizens break down C.J. McCollum's Most Improved Player Award, take a look at all of our first round playoff predictions, and digest the Blazers Clippers series so far.
35 minutes | Apr 16, 2016
#61: Night of History, Playoffs Breakdown
We're back to look back on Wednesday's night of basketball history, break down the impending Blazers/Clippers first round series, and make our predictions for the playoffs.
49 minutes | Apr 11, 2016
#60: Season Recap, Olshey's Best Moves, and Villains
The Citizens are back to discuss playoff seeding, Neil Olshey's development of the franchise, and the vilifying of players. Also, plenty of trivia for Edwin and some fake business ideas for Blazers to accompany "Uncle Spliffy."
42 minutes | Mar 14, 2016
#59: Tough Road Ahead
This week we look at the difficulty of the Blazers remaining schedule, meditate on the future of the franchise, talk some playoffs, and discuss Noah Vonleh and Brian Roberts.
41 minutes | Feb 15, 2016
#58: All-Stars, Mid-Season Checkup
This week the Citizens break down All-Star weekend, C.J.'s performance in said weekend, and the crazy dunk contest. Then we look back at the first half of the Blazers season, discuss the trade landscape, whether the Blazers over-achieving is good or bad, and the volatile Western Conference. Plus, a trivia quiz about which teams some former All-Stars ended their careers on.
49 minutes | Jan 30, 2016
#57: Casey Holdahl
Casey Holdahl (Blazers beat writer, ForwardCenter.net) join us this week to discuss Lillard's All-Star snub, Batum's return to Portland, trade deadlines, and life travelling with the team. All that, plus high-end sneakers,Blazers named Gerald, and Chris Kaman's hobbies.
41 minutes | Jan 18, 2016
#56: Ian Karmel
Back after a winter-break hiatus, the Citizens are joined by Ian Karmel (stand-up comedy, Late Late Show, Portland Mercury) to discuss being a Blazer fan in L.A., coaching around the league, trade deadline thoughts, and in-flight entertainment.
38 minutes | Dec 7, 2015
#55: Rip City Till I Die
After watching the Timbers win the MLS Cup Final (and a heartfelt congrats), the Citizens look at the Blazers successes and failures in light of our city's 2nd championship. We break down losses to the Mavs and Clippers and wins over the T-Wolves and Paces, discuss Allen Crabbe's role moving forward, and put together our all-time Blazer fan favorite team. Then we review the documentary Winning Time, dish out some fantasy advice, and do some NBA trivia on German-born players.
41 minutes | Nov 30, 2015
#54: Lakers & Leftovers
This week the Citizens discuss Kobe Bryant's retirement announcement, get nostalgic about the Lakers/Blazers rivalry, and respond to a voicemail about trading C.J. McCollum. Plus, we review another basketball podcast, quiz each other on Blazers/Lakers stuff, and ponder our favorite Kobe moments.
33 minutes | Nov 22, 2015
#53: Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Man
This week the citizens break down the Blazers recent ups and downs, discuss Al-Farouq Aminu's value on the team, and talk way too much about Jamal Crawford. Then, we go to the Library where Edwin talks about Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules," do some NBA diet-related trivia, and offer some fantasy basketball advice this week.
38 minutes | Nov 15, 2015
#52: Harsh Realities
This week the Citizens break down the Blazers facing the harsh realities of being a young team, the impact of Meyers Leonard's injury, LaMarcus' return to the Moda Center, and an annoying loss in Memphis. We also discuss which past & present Blazers would make the best interviews, quiz each other on NBA nicknames, and visit the film room to review the documentary I Hate Christian Laettner.
42 minutes | Nov 8, 2015
With a week of Trail Blazers basketball under our belts, the Citizens kick off the season with a breakdown of the new, young, athletic Blazers and how they stack up with similar teams in the league. We also discuss our favorite Blazer bromances of all time and predict this roster's best friendship. Then, we introduce the new segment 'Edwin's Library' in which Edwin reviews and recommends basketball books, and quiz each other on '07-'08 NBA starting lineups.
60 minutes | Oct 26, 2015
#50: The Post-Preseason Season Preview
NBA basketball is almost back and the Citizens are here to tell you all about it. Corbin Smith (VICE Sports, Willamette Week) joins us for an hour-long special breaking down the Blazers preseason and how our perspectives have changed for this season. We also make some predictions about the team, speculate on the future of our young players, and talk about Chris Kaman's initiation rituals. Then we broaden the scope to the whole NBA, where we pick our favorites to win player awards, conferences, and the Championship itself. All that, plus Oregon's new marijuana policy, moldy players, Batum's future on the Hornets, and a theatrical afternoon in the studio.
38 minutes | Sep 11, 2015
Ep. 49: Summer Reading, New Rosters, Questions
We back to dig the trenches of the NBA offseason. We talk about our summer reading lists, weigh in on new Blazer personalities, and discuss which teams may rise and fall around the league. All that, plus the best NBA dodge ball players, favorite leftys, and prized movie clothing.
69 minutes | Jul 19, 2015
Ep. 48: The Off-season Special
The Citizens keep up their off-season training with an hour-long special breaking down the whirlwind of a summer for the Blazers. Corbin Smith from VICE Sports & Portland Roundball Society joins the show to discuss free agency, LaMarcus Aldridge, rebuilding, and gardening (among many other things).
39 minutes | May 9, 2015
Ep. 47: Now What?
Now that the dust has settled we look back on the Memphis series, break down contract situations ahead of the off-season, and discuss the future of LaMarcus Aldridge in a Blazer uniform. Then we look at the rest of the NBA playoffs, make some predictions, and share a bold prediction about next season.
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