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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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    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

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.

    04.03.20 First Bus, Episode 6

    04.03.20 First Bus, Episode 6

    On the sixth edition of the First Bus podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss where the Trail Blazers would be if the season wasn’t postponed, complaints about Jeopardy, trying to restart the NBA in a quarantine bubble and the issues that might pose, Brooke getting tested for COVID-19, changing your name, busting chops with Terry Stotts, Brooke’s Tiger King thoughts and other shows they’re watching, little versus lil, river otters versus ocean otters and Brooke’s Cameo requests.

    • 1 hr
    03.27.20 First Bus, Episode 5

    03.27.20 First Bus, Episode 5

    In the latest edition of the First Bus podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss how they're spending the days since the NBA season was suspended due to the coronavirus, where they'd be right now if the season was still proceeding as scheduled, Doris Burke, contemplating what the season might looks like if/when basketball returns, missing work, putting together puzzles, rats, Brooke's "English Muffin Challenge" and more.

    • 47 min
    03.16.20 Rip City Report, Episode 192

    03.16.20 Rip City Report, Episode 192

    In this season on hiatus edition, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the NBA and life in general, the latest out of Portland and the NBA as the sports world temporarily stops, what the remainder of the season might look like if/when the NBA starts back up and Rudy Gobert changing the world before playing another round of "Walton or Oden" and finish as always by answering listener questions about old games/series we’d like to see now that sports are paused, players we’d like to be quarantined with, whether the time off will help the Blazers, movie and television recommendations, our favorite apple varieties and more.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    03.11.20 Rip City Report, Episode 192

    03.11.20 Rip City Report, Episode 192

    In this edition, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the impending return of Jusuf Nurkic, Portland's playoff chase with roughly three weeks to play in the regular season, whether Nurkic’s return affects the Blazers’ playoff chances and give some initial details of the next live podcast taping, which is currently scheduled for April 1 at Tough Luck. Joe and Casey also play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up with answering lister questions about making the playoffs vs. building long-term chemistry, trading this year’s draft pick, Rodney Hood, coronavirus, our favorite sports to watch, playing in empty gyms, David Vanterpool and more.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    03.02.20 First Bus, Episode 4

    03.02.20 First Bus, Episode 4

    In the latest edition of First Bus, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl recap the Trail Blazers' three-game trip through Indianapolis, Atlanta and Orlando, discuss what it's like getting sick on the road and missing games due to illness, why shrimp cocktail is so popular in Indianapolis, Brooke's career as a waitress, whether or not Casey is officially bald, the nightlife in downtown Orlando and killing time on a six-plus hour flight.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    02.24.20 Rip City Report, Episode 191

    02.24.20 Rip City Report, Episode 191

    In this week's edition, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the win over the Detroit Pistons and how they came away from it feeling about Portland's playoff chances, the play of CJ McCollum in Damian Lillard's absence and the lack of offensive production from the bench. Joe and Casey also play another round of Walton or Oden and finish up by answering listener questions about Carmelo Anthony’s future with the team, Anfernee Simons’ development, whether Hassan Whiteside would embrace a bench role, the decade nights and more.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

chevyC/10 ,

Great job

Keep up the great Wk..

Sean Dart ,

Best Blazer Podcast

Casey Holdahl does what a lot of NBA podcasts want to do; combines a fan-like enthusiasm for the game with actual behind the scenes insight. You can tell he’s done the work of building relationships with the players, and in the podcast, we the listeners become privy to that access. I wish more beat reporters did NBA podcasts: NBA Twitter is lovely but sometimes it feels like High School gossip more than actual analysis. Casey brings that access without feeling gossipy or cheapened, because he has actual human relationships with the players. The on-court analysis is measured and unbiased which is PARTICULARLY HARD to find in the Blazer fandom. Thanks for the wonderful pod; wish we had more like this!

John Manx Manx ,

Thanks for the content

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