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This is the home for the Rip City Report, a podcast featuring Joe Freeman of The Oregonian and Casey Holdahl of Trailblazers.com, and of post-game audio taken by Holdahl from the Trail Blazers locker room.

This is the home for the Rip City Report, a podcast featuring Joe Freeman of The Oregonian and Casey Holdahl of Trailblazers.com, and of post-game audio taken by Holdahl from the Trail Blazers locker room.
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Portland, OR

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This is the home for the Rip City Report, a podcast featuring Joe Freeman of The Oregonian and Casey Holdahl of Trailblazers.com, and of post-game audio taken by Holdahl from the Trail Blazers locker room.

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English


Episodes

Rip City Report, Episode 162

3/19/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss CJ McCollum’s left knee strain, when he might return and how it impacts the rest of the season, what the Blazers’ rotation might look like moving forward, a rundown of the Blazers’ closing schedule, which is rather easy, give their Not Top Blazers’ Starting Five — the worst players in franchise history, play another round of Walton or Oden and finished by answering listener questions about Moe...

Duration:01:07:22

Rip City Report, Episode 161

3/14/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl take a look at where the Trail Blazers stand with 15 games left, the team being ready for the playoffs and how that's the most important marker for success or failure by postseason success or failure, give a quick rundown of the most likely playoff matchups, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions about home-court advantage vs. a good playoff matchup, the Enes Kanter vs....

Duration:00:54:42

Rip City Report, Episode 160

2/26/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, recorded on the road in Boston, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers’ propensity for post-All-Star break success, initial impressions of Enes Kanter, the Blazers suddenly being a deep team team, their current seven-game road trip, play another round of "Walton or Oden" and finish by answering listener questions about X-factors down the stretch, the players we most (and least) want...

Duration:01:12:11

Rip City Report, Episode 159

2/20/2019
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In the latest of the Rip City Report podcast, recorded on the road in Brooklyn, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl banter the Enes Kanter signing, the Trail Blazers' rotation over the final 25 games, Jake Layman and whether he should be starting, Damian Lillard's run at All-Star Weekend, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish by answering listener questions about playoff matchups, Brooklyn MC’s, re-signing Layman, why Kanter chose Portland, buffets,...

Duration:01:11:40

Rip City Report, Episode 158

2/7/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report, recorded live at Tough Luck Bar in NE Portland, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the NBA trade deadline, the deal that brought Rodney Hood to Portland, the wing rotation with the arrival of Hood and the recent strong play of Jake Layman, play a quick round of Walton or Oden and finish by answering questions from fans in attendance.

Duration:01:08:20

Rip City Report, Episode 157

2/1/2019
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In this edition of the Rip City Report podcast, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers’ successful January, whether they've shaken their reputation as a team that doesn't beat good competition, the Kristaps Porzingis trade, star players demanding trades and the implications in Portland, details of next week’s live podcast, play round of “Blazers Jeopardy" and a round of "Walton or Oden," and finish up by answering listener questions about...

Duration:01:10:02

Rip City Report, Episode 156

1/23/2019
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On the latest edition of the Rip City Report, recorded from Phoenix, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the the Trail Blazers’ struggles against good teams and whether they've turned the corner after beating Utah on the road, the Jake Layman/Moe Harkless/small forward situation, Joe reveals his All-Star starters ballot, play a round of Walton or Oden and finish by answering listener questions about Carmelo Anthony, the Blazers’ youth, Jusuf Nurkic’s trash-talking, a one-on-one game...

Duration:01:14:48

Rip City Report, Episode 155

1/17/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss Jusuf Nurkic's first triple-double and his recent play, whether Damian Lillard is a "lock" for the 2019 All-Star Game, Jake Layman and what happens if/when Moe Harkless returns to the lineup, Blazers feasting on bad teams, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and answer listener questions about Caleb Swanigan, if Portland deserves to have multiple All-Stars this season, Al-Farouq Aminu's defense, favorite...

Duration:01:04:30

Rip City Report, Episode 154

1/10/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss he Blazers’ recent hot streak, whether the team and this season have been kind of boring, whether the Blazers are playing down to their opponents, but still winning, Moe Harkless’ continuing knee trouble, the Jake Layman/Nik Stauskas rotation situation and then play a round of "Walton or Oden" before answering lister questions about the trade deadline, whether Jusuf Nurkic is poised to become...

Duration:01:20:53

Rip City Report, Episode 153

1/2/2019
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On the first 2019 edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss Jusuf Nurkić’s strong play as of late and whether we are seeing Nurkic Fever 2.0, both Seth Curry and Moe Harkless stepping up their respective games, play yet another round of Walton or Oden, give an update on the one-sided Nurkić three-point attempt wager and finish off as always by answering listener questions about Nik Stauskas’ struggles, Curry’s recent play, Blazers in-game promotions,...

Duration:01:20:09

Rip City Report, Episode 152

12/20/2018
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In the last 2018 edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discusses whether the Trail Blazers are “hot” again and if so, whether it will last, the supporting cast and how they determine how much success this team has, whether fans romanticize Ed Davis, play another round of Walton or Oden and finish by answering listener questions Christmas movies, approaching players in the real world, the nickname “Zers,” overeating to winning and losing streaks, our approach...

Duration:01:13:29

Rip City Report, Episode 151

12/7/2018
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl debate which team is the "real" Trail Blazers, how worried should fans be, the recent lackluster play of the bench, Jake Layman’s career night, play another round of Walton or Oden and answer listener questions about the 2007 NBA Draft, the rotation, Moe Harkless, our favorite cold weather city, lineup changes and much more.

Duration:01:13:01

Rip City Report, Episode 150

11/29/2018
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In the 150th edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl give their thoughts on what has gone wrong with the Blazers’ defense, whether the current version of Jusuf Nurkic is better than the “Nurkic Fever” version, Zach Collins’ recent foul trouble, whether Damian Lillard should be an MVP candidate, play yet another round of "Walton or Oden" and finish by answering listener questions about the Blazers’ forward production, whether Lillard will get a supermax contract,...

Duration:01:05:08

Rip City Report, Episode 149

11/19/2018
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On the latest edition of the Rip City Report, recorded on the road in New York City, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss how the Trail Blazers have played so far on their six-game trip, the up and down play of the bench, the team’s chemistry and cohesiveness, which was on display during one incredible possession versus Washington, Moe Harkless’ injury, the Jusuf Nurkic three-pointer attempt bet, play another round of “Walton or Oden,” and finish by answering listener questions about Jake...

Duration:01:19:34

Rip City Report, Episode 148

11/5/2018
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On the latest edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl consider the good and bad from the first 10 games of the season, Portland's depth and why it's been a strength, whether CJ McCollum is in a slump or in transition, give a quick Moe Harkless injury "update," the defense and whether it's as bad as it has looked or as good as the statistic say, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and answer listener questions about making pancakes with Terry Porter, the biggest surprise so...

Duration:01:13:20

Rip City Report, Episode 147

10/26/2018
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report, recorded on the road in Miami, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the NBA’s increased pace of play and scoring, what that might mean for the league and Trail Blazers, the exceptional play of Portland's bench, Zach Collins making fans miss Ed Davis a little less, NBA hecklers, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions Collins, Moe Harkless, Universal Studios, the Blazers’ use of their Twin Towers lineup, the...

Duration:01:15:43

Rip City Report, Episode 146

10/17/2018
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In this edition of the Rip City Report podcast, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl discuss Thursday's regular season home opener versus LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, the passing of team owner Paul Allen and his influence on the team and the Pacific Northwest, the best and worst case scenarios for Portland this season, play a quick round of "Walton of Oden" and answer listener questions about Paul Allen, potential changes to ownership, what would...

Duration:01:03:45

Rip City Report, Episode 145

10/11/2018
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In the 2018-19 Season Preview edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl give their thoughts on how the Blazers stack up in the Western Conference, what the team needs to take the next step, Moe Harkless’ health, whether Jake Layman be a factor, answer a host of "Walton or Oden’s" from listeners, play a round of "Over/Under" and finish up by answering listener questions about Jake Layman, the big-man rotation, Jusuf Nurkic’s ceiling, the Blazers’ going small and...

Duration:01:18:07

Rip City Report, Episode 144

10/3/2018
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl take another look at the player rotation and what the bench unit might look like, whether Nik Stauskas might be in line for a larger role than originally thought, give update on Moe Harkless’ health, break down the news that CJ McCollum had a PRP injection in his right knee, play a round of "Walton or Oden," a round of over/under, a round of Blazers Jeopardy and finish by answering listener questions about...

Duration:01:16:12

Rip City Report, Episode 143

9/27/2018
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In the first 2018 training camp edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the first three days of training camp, the schematic and personnel changes on the way for the Blazers, Moe Harkless’ knee, what they're expecting in the first preseason game, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions about Anfernee Simons, Evan Turner’s expanded role, our “bold predictions,” the lack of a veteran sage on the roster, board games,...

Duration:01:12:24