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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PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – REMEMBERING MEMORABILIA

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This week the Citizens break down the 2-1 Texas Three-Step & a heartbreaker in OKC before looking ahead to a week against 2nd tier Western Conference teams. Topics include the 3rd unit meltdown in Dallas (and Stott’s questionable coaching), getting superstarred by Durant, and the thorn in our side known as Patrick Beverly.

Discussions this week include the upcoming trade deadline and what acquisitions the Blazers can/might make, what Nic Batum’s All-Star chances actually are, and – with the return of the collectible caricature glasses & old Starter jackets – what other NBA memorabilia we’d like to see resurrected.

All that, plus a neck-and-neck prediction race, what ‘chopped and screwed’ music is, Mike Rice’s city-hating campaign, and Chilly Willy’s all-cartoon starting five to take on the Toon Squad.

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PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – RADIO CLOWNS

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This week the Citizens recap a lazy two-step week vs. Boston & Cleveland before previewing what promises to be an exhausting rodeo through San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and OKC. Topics include Batum’s pretty passing, slow starts against bad teams, Houston’s matchup problems, and nail-biters in Dallas.

Then in our discussions this week we cover Mo Williams’ contract declarations and subsequent Twitter response, Terry Stotts as a possible coach of the All-Star game, and a voicemail about how we would handle a Like Mike-esque situation suddenly put on the Blazers roster.

All that, plus Katie Lang votes, Wear in the World crowd sourcing, mayoral ice cream bets, and BuzzcutFeed.com.

 

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PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – LIVING AND DYING

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This week, the Citizens look back at our first .500 week this season with wins against Charlotte & Orlando (yeah duh) and losses to Philly and Sacramento (wait, what?). From the breathtaking pinnacle of our three-point shooting style to the guttural frustration of said style collapsing, this week has given us the full portrait of a team trying to seduce the league.

Then, we dive into a discussion about Jordan Conn’s recent piece on Grantland about our fan base managing expectations (given the team history to leave hearts broken in the dirt) as we approach the mid-season mark.

All that, plus our favorite nicknames from the past and present, Mo Williams’ tweet from the hospital, Mike Rice’s continuing saga of Twitter tenacity, and triple double etiquette (again).

PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – RESOLUTIONS OF RIP CITY

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The Citizens kick off the new year by recapping the holiday games – in all their emotional roller coaster glory. More clutch Damian Lillard (yawn), an overtime against the Clippers, Chris Bosh’s bomb, Tyreke Evans at the rim, and a Charles-Barkley-silencing win in OKC. Then we look ahead to a mellow week against some Eastern Conference teams featuring players you forgot existed, starring Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bismack Biyombo, Aaron Afflalo, and Hedo Turkoglu.

Then, we discuss the approaching return of C.J. McCollum and what it means for the team, take a voicemail about our favorite Blazer & NBA tattoos, and share some New Year’s resolutions for the organization.

All that, plus Damian’s layup woes, Kevin Durant’s hidden tats, wine & painting parties, bags of cookies, and Wear in the World predictions.

PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – TWO DAME WINNERS AND AN ALDRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE

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This week, the Citizens recap the monster week in Blazers basketball, from Dame’s back-to-back game winners to LaMarcus’s career game, all en route to a 4-1 week since our last episode. We relive the majesty of road wins, vengeance against the Rockets, and the cold, bitter Minnesota winter. We also look ahead to marquee match-ups against the Heat, Clippers, and Thunder in what promises to be a highly entertaining holiday season of basketball.

Then in the second half, we get a nail-biting Simulation, pontificate on the futures of our reserve unit, choose movies that represent the season so far, and hand out Christmas gifts to Blazers.

All that, plus Mo Williams’ STD awareness, Damian Lillard memes, and former Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas playing women’s soccer.

PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – THE RAP GAME

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The Citizens break down the Blazer’s 3-1 week, from the glory of the Thunder to the heartbreak of the Mavs to playing Jazz like its our day job. We also look ahead to an upcoming home rematch against the Rockets and road games against Philly and Detroit.

Then on the back nine we ruminate on Stephen A. Smith’s comment that the Blazers are ‘a piece or two away’ from contending for a ring, equate Blazers to tools in a tool shed, and — in honor of the Blazers collective use of #worstbehavior on Twitter — find the best rap lyrics to summarize the season so far.

All that, plus a Stephen A. Smith impression from Edwin, MVP chants for LA, lots of Drake, and COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA!!!

PRS RADIO: THE RIP CITIZENS – THIS IS A STATEMENT.

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Ed.’s note: I am proud to welcome The Rip Citizens (Alex, Edwin, and Peter) to the PRS squad. Their podcast will be the first in what will hopefully be a growing PRS Radio series. For more, check out their website.

This week the Citizens discuss the end of the Blazers’ 11-game win streak (and how much we’re tired of talking about Phoenix), beautiful team basketball against the Lakers, and weathering the Paul George rainstorm for a huge (statement.) win to silence the critics.

Then we gaze into our crystal (round)ball at the potential of this squad now that the Blazers sit atop the Western Conference – thanks in part to the impact of Terry Stotts and Neil Olshey.

Finally, we round out the serious talk by discussing how certain Blazers might fare as TV actors. Highlights include Earl Watson as a journeyman detective and Terry Stotts as a sitcom dad.

All that, plus the cold-button issue of juice diets, Mike Rice’s pool-side Tweets, and what Energy Solutions (Utah’s arena sponsor) actually does.