The Blazers Balcony with Casey Holdahl and Brooke Olzendam. All things Portland Trail Blazers and more.
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 15
On this week's edition, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss Portland ending a five-game losing streak with two blowout victories, morale boosters and busters, Damian Lillard challenging himself to be better and why motivation drawn from negativity in sports seems to be so much more effective than motivation drawn from positivity.
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 14
On the latest edition of the Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers losing close games and if that's a product of playing better or something else, so-so vibes, whether it's important to "round into form" before the playoffs, the layout of Indianapolis, an update on Brooke's challenge that Casey make a new friend and lucrative sponsorship opportunities.
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 13
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the current state of the Trail Blazers with 19 games to play, being too old for new technology, the Blazers getting "put away" by the better teams in the league and the frustration that has produced, young players wanting to play rather than "paying dues," Enes Kanter setting new records in rebounding before the start of Ramadan, Brooke saying sorry, the additions of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and TJ Leaf and remaining stoic in front of tv cameras.
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 12
Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the trade sending Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood to Toronto/Tampa in exchange for Normal Powell, first impressions of "The General," and the return of Jusuf Nurkic. Brooke and Casey also answer listener questions about open roster spots and the buyout market, the job Terry Stotts does managing the team on and off the court, whether Damian Lillard should play fewer minutes, who got the best of the trade with Toronto and the logistically issues when it comes to in-season trades.
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 11
On the latest edition of the Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the NCAA Tournament, the Trail Blazers taking the COVID-10 vaccine, the return of CJ McCollum and how that's changed the rotation, , the various explanations of the phrase "showing your ass," Enes Kanter going shirtless, Jusuf Nurkic's imminent return, and Terry Stotts getting to 500 wins. They wrap up the show by answering listener questions about minutes distribution, being blown out by the Mavericks, who they miss seeing at the arena and good places for fans to watch a game on the road.
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 10
On the latest edition of the TENTH edition of the Blazers Balcony, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss Portland's first three games since the All-Star Break, dancing around Carmelo Anthony's career milestones, playing a team in consecutive games and why that seems to be an issue, what they miss and don't miss about traveling with the Trail Blazers and how they view covering the trade deadline as team employees.
Very well balanced
A quality Blazers podcast sprinkled with some occasional lighthearted humor? Yes please.
I like the balance between Casey's straightforwardness to what he sees on the court and Brooke's energy and love for the team (huge fan Brooke). Having a good relationship with the players and coaches have helped them bring insight into what's going on, something that is lacking in other podcasts.
Can you please get the blazers to buy both of you a hood microphone?
Boo the Oregonian
Canceling this podcast is a horrible editorial decision. It rules and Freeman and Holdahl rule