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The Blazers Balcony with Casey Holdahl and Brooke Olzendam. All things Portland Trail Blazers and more.

The Blazers Balcony with Casey Holdahl and Brooke Olzendam. All things Portland Trail Blazers and more.

Location:

Portland, OR

Description:

The Blazers Balcony with Casey Holdahl and Brooke Olzendam. All things Portland Trail Blazers and more.

Language:

English

Contact:

5037842634


Episodes

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 4

1/21/2021
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.

Duration:00:55:14

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 3

1/8/2021
In the newest edition of The Blazers Balcony, previously known as the Unnamed Trail Blazers Podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl look at Portland's play through the first eight games of the season, their upcoming home-heavy schedule, Jusuf Nurkic on and off the court, struggling defensively and whether better defense is ahead and the returns of Nassir Little and Rodney Hood.

Duration:00:55:33

Unnamed Trail Blazers Podcast, Episode 2

12/22/2020
In the second edition of the soon-to-be-named yet still Unnamed Trail Blazers Podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss Portland's 2020 preseason (both on and off the court), small changes brought on by COVID-19, their predictions regarding where the Trail Blazers will finish, the season opener versus the Jazz and the first five games. Brooke and Casey also answer questions about preseason defense and resting Damian Lillard

Duration:00:52:29

Currently Unnamed Trail Blazers Podcast, Episode 1

12/15/2020
In the first edition of the currently unnamed podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss their reasons behind starting a new podcast, Portland's first two preseason games versus the Kings, first impressions of Robert Covington, Derrick Jones Jr. and Harry Giles III, Carmelo Anthony's return and "new role," Zone A vs. Zone B and covering games in an empty Moda Center under COVID-19 precautions. Brooke and Casey also answer questions about Blazer ball-handlers, the new "City" edition...

Duration:01:23:59

Rip City Report, Episode 215

11/23/2020
In THE FINAL EDITION OF THE RIP CITY REPORT, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers trading for Robert Covington and Enes Kanter, signing Rodney Hood, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Jones Jr and Harry Giles as free agents, injury updates, the roster as it currently stands and how it stacks up historically and their thoughts about the team a few weeks from training camp. They also play one last round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up, as always by answering listener questions about...

Duration:01:42:10

Rip City Report, Episode 214

10/12/2020
On the latest edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl give their final takeaways regarding the NBA Bubble now that the 2019-20 season is finally over and speculate as to when the 2020-21 season might start and what it will take to get there before playing a round of "Walton or Oden" and answering listener questions about the draft, offseason trades, free agency and the Trail Blazers' chances next season in a stacked Western Conference.

Duration:01:14:44

Rip City Report, Episode 213

9/10/2020
In this 2019-20 Season Wrap Up edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl consider the direction of the Portland Trail Blazers, the 2019-20 campaign, hand out “Most" awards, including the Most Surprising and Most Disappointing from a season unlike any other, the importance of Jusuf Nurkic, good free agent fits for the Blazers, play another round of "Walton or Oden" and answer listener questions about Gary Trent Jr., the NBA draft, former Blazers who could have made a...

Duration:01:07:43

Rip City Report, Episode 212

9/1/2020
On the first 2020 offseason edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl give their initial thoughts on the 2019-20 season, their takeaway's from Portland's play in the Orlando bubble, Carmelo Anthony wanting to stay and the life and death of Clifford "Uncle Cliffy" Robinson. They also play a round of "Walton or Oden" and answer listener questions about ranking the free agents to be currently on the roster, Carmelo the Recruiter, offseason plans, trade proposals and what...

Duration:01:10:43

Rip City Report, Episode 211

8/25/2020
On this latest 2020 Playoffs edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the "good news" about Damian Lillard's knee injury, the Lakers deserving credit, the foolish expectations taken from Game 1, Los Angeles' dominant defense, Zach Collins needing to undergo ankle surgery, Portland's roster and future team needs and facing elimination in Game 5. They also play a round of "Walton or Oden" and answer listener questions about officiating, The Simpsons, Wenyen...

Duration:01:03:20

Rip City Report, Episode 210

8/21/2020
In this 2020 Playoff Edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl recap the Trail Blazers' blowout loss to the Lakers in Game 2, Portland offense struggling under the weight of their own mistakes and Los Angeles' defense, the difficulty of trying to slow Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard's dislocated finger. They also play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions about changing hotels, CJ's wine collection in Orlando, the Lakers complaining...

Duration:00:54:33

Rip City Report, Episode 209

8/19/2020
In the first 2020 Playoffs edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl break down the Trail Blazers' 100-93 upset victory over the Lakers in Game 1 of the Western Conference 1-8 matchup, Portland muted postgame celebration, the Trail Blazers' confident demeanor and why it's a good sign, the defense holding both LeBron James and Anthony Davis in check, the Hassan Whiteside experience and potential adjustments going into Game 2. They also play a round of "Walton or Oden" and...

Duration:00:57:19

Rip City Report, Episode 208

8/17/2020
In the first 2020 NBA Playoffs edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl preview the 8-seed Trail Blazers' first round series versus the 1-seed Lakers,how Portland might go about defending LeBron James, their advantage in the guard matchup, getting something out of Hassan Whiteside and Anthony Davis and his past postseason success against Portland. They also play another round of "Walton or Oden and finish up by answering listener questions “Live in the Bubble,” the...

Duration:00:56:25

Rip City Report, Episode 207

8/14/2020
On the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers' victory versus the Nets, Portland earning the eight-seed and the right to play the nine-seed Grizzlies in the Western Conference Play-in, Damian Lillard's MVP performance, the growth and maturity of Jusuf Nurkic, Hassan Whiteside's momentum and Zach Collins' struggles. They also play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions regarding Nassir Little,...

Duration:00:55:24

Rip City Report, Episode 206

8/12/2020
On the latest post-game edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss Damian Lillard's 61-point performance in Tuesday's win versus the Mavericks and whether he's being guided by otherworldly powers, Portland moving past the Grizzlies for eighth-place, another impressive performance from Carmelo Anthony, Hassan Whiteside returning with purpose, CJ McCollum's fractured back, whether Jusuf Nurkic is hitting the wall and where the Trail Blazers stand going into their...

Duration:00:37:11

Rip City Report, Episode 205

8/9/2020
In another post-game restart edition, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers’ great escape against the injury-riddled Philadelphia 76ers, the performance not instilling a whole lot of confidence regarding Portland's chances going forward, the Blazers' inability to put teams away, Damian Lillard bouncing back with a 51-point performance, Carmelo Anthony moving into 15th all-time in scoring, Portland's remaining games in the bubble and the chase for the eight seed with two...

Duration:00:30:18

Rip City Report, Episode 204

8/8/2020
In the latest post-game edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl banter about the Trail Blazers’ inability to put teams away in the bubble, the Damian Lillard-Patrick Beverley-Paul George beef, NBA pettiness, Gary Trent Jr.’s continued strong play, Portland's playoff chances and schedule with three games to play and more as the Blazers drop to 3-2 in Orlando and move with a 1 ½ games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for 8th in the West.

Duration:00:28:46

Rip City Report, Episode 203

8/7/2020
In this latest post-game bubble edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the The Blazers’ record-setting victory versus the Denver Nuggets and what they like about how Portland is playing, defiant and dismissive Gary Trent Jr. continuing to torch the NBA bubble, another Damian Lillard record-setting performance, the Trail Blazers attitude and approach in Orlando, moving to within a half game of the Grizzlies for eighth and what you need to do to have a chance to...

Duration:00:32:09

Rip City Report, Episode 202

8/5/2020
In this latest post-game NBA restart bubble edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl the Trail Blazers' 110-102 victory versus the Houston Rockets, Portland's playoff chances with five games to play, which are looking a lot better than they did a week ago, another clutch — and vintage — performance from Carmelo Antony, the the ascension of Gary Trent Jr., winning in different ways, Terry Stotts' success with regard to coaching challenges and more as they improve...

Duration:00:31:10

Rip City Report, Episode 201

8/2/2020
In the second post-game edition of the Rip City Report from the NBA restart in Orlando, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss Portland's loss to the Celtics, whether they're more or hopeful about this team’s playoff chances after two games, the play of Gary Trent Jr., the first instance of "Dame Time" in the bubble, Jusuf Nurkic continuing to impress and the coming game against the Rockets on Tuesday.

Duration:00:32:58

Rip City Report, Episode 200

7/31/2020
Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers first game, a 140-135 overtime victory versus the Memphis Grizzlies, in their eight-game restart schedule in Orlando, the play of Jusuf Nurkić and the news that his grandmother is in a coma due to the coronavirus, the first few days in the bubble breaking well for Portland's playoff chances, Terry Stotts shortening his rotation, the play of Gary Trent Jr. and Mario Hezonja, CJ McCollum taking it back to the Denver series, Damian Lillard...

Duration:00:30:25