PRS RADIO – THE RIP CITIZENS #33: A CHANGE BETWEEN SEASONS

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Well, our busy non-show lives have settled for the time being, so we’re finally back with a regular season show. We start by recapping the first week of Blazer basketball, including lows vs. the Warriors and highs vs. the Cavs. We discuss the story lines and teams we’re most excited to keep tabs on around the league, and what major differences we see on the Blazers from last year.

Then we pick a TV show that we think best encapsulates the Blazers between the seasons. If that doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t. But it was fun.

All that, plus predictions for the league awards, fringe playoff teams, and the return of Chilly Willy.

PRS RADIO – THE RIP CITIZENS: OFFSEASON, FIBA, AND THE SUMMER OF DAME

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After months in the NBA doldrums, the Rip Citizens are back in training camp (although Edwin’s pun game is in mid-season form already). We cover all the summer & offseason happenings, including Damian’s rise to stardom, the Draft, Summer League, new additions Chris Kaman & Steve “Bad Penny” Blake, and the highly, HIGHLY anticipated FIBA World Cup.

All that, plus Edwin attends a Spanish League game, Alex’s video game habits, international goal-tending rules,  and whether or not Nic Batum is a mercenary.

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PRS RADIO – THE RIP CITIZENS: ONWARD!

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Its been 14 years since we had the chance to podcast about the Blazers making it to the 2nd round. We really blew the opportunity back then. But we’ve learned from our mistakes and are back to recap the Rockets series and preview the Spurs (…albeit after Game 1. Recording schedules have been tough. Give us a break).

We relive the glory of the Dame Winner, break down our favorite moments from round 1, and then look ahead to entirely different beast known as the San Antonio Spurs. Like the great Gandalf, they’re old and wearing grey, yet reliable as hell. Also, very difficult to hate.

All that, plus Twitter lessons from Chilly Willy, Kevin McHale as a Halloween mask, and a recap of our horrible first round predictions.

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PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – THE PLAYOFF PREVIEW SHOW

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Well folks, we decided to let the rest of the season play out and come back for the preview show, which brings us to this moment. We start off by looking back on the season and sharing our favorite moments and highlights of a fantastic and unexpected year. Then we dive right into the playoff preview by breaking down matchups, crunching some numbers, and get off on a tangent talking about the movie ‘Breaking Away’ starring a young Dennis Quaid.

All that, plus we hand out Chilly Willy’s awards (that he chose and we had to do), Mo Williams’ sock game, and Meyers Leonard’s ability to be ejected quickly.

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PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – ST. PATRICKS PROGRESSIVE PAIRINGS

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Someone cue the mournful Irish music, because this week the Citizens lament the Blazers recent woes while recording on St. Patrick’s Day. After dissecting the recent skid, we stay hopeful by looking at things from a bird’s eye view and remind ourselves that the Zers have already exceeded expectations this year.

Then we look ahead to an easier week of basketball (Miami excluded), discuss Robin Lopez as a potential Most Improved Player winner, and make some St. Paddy’s pairings of Blazers and beer.

All that, plus travel destinations for the Blazers, desirable auction items, Mike Rice’s pool hatred, and some live penny whistle from Chilly Willy.

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PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – THE PINWHEEL PANINI PRESS

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This week the Citizens share low points and high points from the past week in Blazers basketball, from the sleeper against the Hawks to the bitter pain of the Lakers loss (and fans. Seriously Laker fans, get out of the Moda Center). Then we look ahead to a tough upcoming road trip through the Bible Belt featuring stops in Dallas, Houston, Memphis, and San Antonio.

Discussions this week include who we do/don’t want to see in the playoffs, which Blazers past or present we’d want to coach our rec team, other collectible Blazer kitchen wares we’d like to see, and doppelgangers.

All that, plus Robin “Sideshow Thunder” Lopez, Wes Matthews and his Versace pants, and Will Barton learns the guitar!

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PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – THE OSCAR ROBERTSONS

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After taking All-Star week off, the Citizens are back to break down the past week of Blazers basketball. We discuss the increased dependence and delivery of the Blazers bench, a string of much-needed wins, and a slew of highlights to put on the end-of-season reel.

Then we move on to the inactive trade deadline for the Blazers, debate the mascot culture in the NBA and how Blaze measures up, and – with the Academy Awards this weekend – hand out our “Oscar Roberstons” to the Blazers.

All that, plus Steve Blake’s wilderness heroics, Terry Stotts ripping up stuffed dogs, some love for Teddy Pendergrass, and a generous helping of puns.

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PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – THE ALL-STAR SPECIAL

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This week is all about the NBA All-Star break as we slide into the ceremonial halfway point of the season. Coming off a heartbreaking week of losses to Indy, OKC, and the Clippers, we share our high and low moments from the first half.

Then turn our attention to the festivities of All-Star weekend and the high Blazer involvement. We start with drafting our dream starting 5 for the celebrity game, then make our picks for the event winners and ASG MVP.

All that, plus Blazer snowball fights, Meyers Leonard’s dating service, Russian geography trivia, and the return of ESPN.com comment thread analysis!

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PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – PAUL ALLEN’S YACHT PARTY

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[NOTE: This show was recorded before the All-Star event participants were announced. Don’t judge.] This week the Citizens break down how we lost games we shouldn’t have and won games that were too close. Topics include 3rd quarter slumps, Dorrell Wright’s return to the rotation, and upcoming back-to-backs against very difficult teams.

Then we’re joined by Joe Swide of Portland Roundball Society to talk about what the Seahawks Superbowl win means – if anything – for Paul Allen and the Blazer’s franchise. We then go on to make our picks for the All-Star event participants and dish on what weird thing Nic Batum will do next.

All that, plus Paul Allen’s yacht parties, Meyer’s Leonard’s healthy diet, Mark Trail, and we eat a bag of cookies to celebrate Edwin’s prediction prowess.

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PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – DAVID STERN’S ALL-STAR BOOKS

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This week the Citizens break down a 2-2 week, focusing on the comeback against Denver on national TV, how bad the T-Wolves look in sleeved jerseys, and shooting slumps against Golden State and Memphis.

Then, we dish out our thoughts on Thursday’s All-Star selections, hand out some reading materials to different Blazers, and get nostalgic about David Stern’s tenure atop the NBA.

All that, plus Paul Allen’s smart investments, Allen Crabbe’s scorn for Oregon drivers, Young Thug & Bloody Jay’s “Black Portland,” and the exciting conclusion to January’s Jeopardy contest!

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