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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 37, Presented By SoleSavy

1/18/2022
On this week's episode of The Blazers Balcony, presented by SoleSavy, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers' improved play to start a six-game road trip, the rise of Anferne Simons and Nassir Little, Jusuf Nurkic and Robert Covington returning to form, Damian Lillard being sidelined for at least the next six weeks after undergoing surgery, CJ McCollum's return to the lineup and the birth of his first child and questions about how the starting lineup might change with...

Duration:01:03:29

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 36

1/12/2022
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the play of the short-handed Trail Blazers, the growth of both Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little, what might be next for Damian Lillard and getting something useful out of the 2021-22 season. Other topics also include Brooke's mayo taste test, Robert Covington dropping post-game F-bombs and trying to knock Nassir Little's hustle.

Duration:00:52:41

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 35

12/30/2021
On this edition, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the current state of the Trail Blazers at the end of 2021, how the team is dealing with having more than half the roster unavailable due to COVID health and safety protocols (though a few players have been cleared to return since this recording), answer one listener-submitted question and quickly look back on the years that was.

Duration:00:52:42

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 34

12/20/2021
On this Christmas edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, presented by SoleSavy, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl, recording at the team hotel in New Orleans, discuss ending an extended losing streak by defeating the Hornets and Grizzlies, confidence in Norman Powell, late game execution in the win versus Memphis, the confusing free throw issue and the current state of COVID in the NBA. Other topics include buying replacement shoelaces, Brooke's Christmas shopping, holiday pickles, broken...

Duration:00:56:54

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 33

12/11/2021
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony, sponsored by SoleSavy, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss their takeaways from the press conference introducing Joe Cronin and Dewayne Hankins alongside Chauncey Billups, Cronin's orders to "hit the ground running," the never ending Damian Lillard speculation and an update on Portland's injuries. Brooke and Casey also discuss staying home from school, impressing players with sneakers, and New Kids vs. Boyz II Men.

Duration:00:50:30

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 32

12/3/2021
Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the termination of Trail Blazers' president of basketball operations Neil Olshey due to "violations of the Portland Trail Blazers' Code of Conduct" after an investigation into workplace issues at the team's practice facility in Tualatin, the promotion of Joe Cronin to interim general manager and how the team moves forward on this edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast.

Duration:00:36:03

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 31

11/27/2021
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl give their thoughts on the team 20 games into the season, starting a three-game trip with losses to the Kings and Warriors, Portland's seeming inability to win games on the road, the differences in their statistics between road and home games, a home-heavy schedule in December and spending another Thanksgiving on the road.

Duration:01:03:19

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 30

11/16/2021
On the latest edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl look back on Portland's 1-3 road trip and look forward to the 4-game homestand, besting the Raptors after an embarrassing performance versus the Nuggets, a better atmosphere at Moda Center, players making a point to be "joyful" in games, what Chauncey Billups is learning and whether changes to the starting lineup and/or end of game rotations are on the horizon. Other topics include dropping F-bombs on...

Duration:01:00:29

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 29

11/8/2021
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the first 10 games of Portland's season, being winless on the road going into a four-game trip, the play of the bench, Greg Brown minutes, whether it's too early to start Sixth Man and Most Improved campaigns for Anfernee Simons, Chauncey Billups and the referees, whether Damian Lillard's slump has been busted and Jusuf Nurkic taking his time. Other topics include breakfast in Philadelphia, accidentally...

Duration:00:57:16

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 28

10/26/2021
On the latest edition of the Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers' up and down first week, an "embarrassing" performance versus the Clippers, Damian Lillard's early-season shooting struggles, Norman Powell's injury (he's been upgraded to questionable) and Brooke's thoughts on returning to the road.

Duration:01:04:07

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 27

10/18/2021
On the 2021-22 Season Preview edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the start of the season, which begins with the home opener versus the Kings on Wednesday, a season of change, what to make of preseason, training camp legs, a motivated Jusuf Nurkic, a difficult early-season schedule, Larry Nance Jr.'s on-court chatter and finish by making some season predictions.

Duration:01:16:20

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 26

10/12/2021
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss Portland's first two preseason games and what they'd like to see in the final two, the battle for the 14th roster spot, whether Portland's injuries are serious or a product of preseason and the addition of Neil Everett to the broadcast team and that means for others on staff. Brooke and Casey also talk mock squabbles, debating animal testing, big wins for Brooke’s Cougars, the Birthday Industrial Complex, the...

Duration:01:08:28

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 25

10/6/2021
On the latest edition of the Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss Portland's first preseason contest, the play of Jusuf Nurkic, Anfernee Simons as backup point guard, Cody Zeller's broken nose and players playing through injuries, a new look for Norman Powell, Larry Nance Jr. getting recognized by NBA GMs and dive bar dogs.

Duration:00:48:24

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 24

9/29/2021
On the first edition of the 2021-22 season Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss media day, Chauncey Billups putting an address on it, Damian Lillard putting the offseason behind him, the enthusiasm around the team at the start of the season and takeaways from the first few days of training camp.

Duration:00:49:40

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 23

6/25/2021
In this edition of The Blazers Balcony, recorded live Thursday night at Walker Stadium in southeast Portland, Brooke Olzendam, Casey Holdahl and special guest Amara Baptist discuss Portland's coaching search, assistant coaches, Damian Lillard played for Team USA, the NBA conference finals, Brooke's love of pickle juice, Cougs and Beavs, throwing out the first pitch and running on the beach.

Duration:00:44:48

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 22

6/8/2021
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers being eliminated in the first round in six games by the Denver Nuggets, not being ready for the offseason, the team and Terry Stotts mutually parting ways after nine seasons, their relationships with the coaching staff, Neil Olshey's press conference, the search for a new head coach, the give and take when it comes to player input and the reports that the team is moving to Root Sports.

Duration:00:42:53

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 21

5/31/2021
On the latest 2021 Playoff Edition of The Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers evening the series versus the Nuggets at 2-2 by winning Game 4 in convincing fashion, the play of Norman Powell and Jusuf Nurkic, Nurk vs. Perk, matching Nikola Jokic's minutes, CJ McCollum doing what needs to be done, the return of fans to Moda Center and expectations for Game 5. Brooke and Casey also touch on topics such as fry size, horse pools, random capitalization and...

Duration:00:48:54

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 20

5/25/2021
Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers win in Game 1 in Denver, the loss two nights later in Game 2, Brooke's feelings about the game, the capacity at Moda Center being increased to 8,000 for Games 3 and 4, the importance of managing emotions, the contentious nature of Game 2, whether the NBA should bring back fighting, Palace In The Palace and the power of mayonnaise influencing (shoutout to Best Foods).

Duration:00:51:53

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 19

5/21/2021
On this playoff preview edition of The Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the first round 'yoffs matchup between the three-seed Nuggets and six-seed Trail Blazers, "hoteling," showing up in Denver a few days early, changing up versus staying the same in the postseason and the vibe in Portland before breaking down the matchups position by position and giving their predictions for which team will advance.

Duration:00:43:06

The Blazers Balcony, Episode 18

5/17/2021
On the first 2021 Playoffs edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss an unpredictable end to the regular season, Portland drawing Denver in the three-six matchup, the Trail Blazers making the postseason eight-straight times, the matchup with the Nuggets, assuming the worst and an initial preview of the series. Also included are a bunch of shoutouts, doodle doodle bam, Jody Allen's jackets, foldable pizza, mystery popcorn and Brooke's first round...

Duration:00:59:45