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

The Blazers Balcony Portland Trail Blazers

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    • 4.8 • 536 Ratings

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

    The Blazers Balcony, Episode 32

    The Blazers Balcony, Episode 32

    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. 

    • 36 min
    The Blazers Balcony, Episode 31

    The Blazers Balcony, Episode 31

    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. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Blazers Balcony, Episode 30

    The Blazers Balcony, Episode 30

    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 broadcast, Damian Lillard's approach to parenting and profanity, spending another Thanksgiving on the road, trying to figure out what table to sit at, Tony Snell's birthday party, Brooke's C-section and final farewells to Chris McGowan. 

    • 1 hr
    The Blazers Balcony, Episode 29

    The Blazers Balcony, Episode 29

    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 stalking Dame's wife, Brooke's 30th birthday party, the Nike employee store, whether Casey needs to assist Brooke when it comes to sneaker shopping for her son Theo and wearing Sambas. 

    • 57 min
    The Blazers Balcony, Episode 28

    The Blazers Balcony, Episode 28

    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. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Blazers Balcony, Episode 27

    The Blazers Balcony, Episode 27

    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. 

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
536 Ratings

536 Ratings

Astew9 ,

Big fan! Please cut back on the warm up chatter!

Long time listener and I appreciate getting to know what you guys are like besides reporting on the blazers, but twenty mins? I almost switched to something else, and in general I'm not listening to every episode like I used to because it’s taking to long to reach the basketball talk. Seriously I think you guys are great otherwise!

adlaialex ,

Love it! But…

First off I love the podcast. Such a likable, energetic and well-informed pair. Both Brooke and Casey are so friendly and engaging that I listen to every episode. HOWEVER, Brooke needs to do some sound treatment in her room. The echo is distracting and sometimes it’s hard to understand what she’s saying. The echo is also fatiguing on the ears. A blanket against the wall would serve well. Otherwise I love you guys. 5 stars!

tmonkeypunch ,

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.

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