The Blazers Balcony with Casey Holdahl and Brooke Olzendam. All things Portland Trail Blazers and more.
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.
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.
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 26
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 smell of hot dogs, taking the bus or the Maserati, Nurk truck and Brooke going “casual."
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 25
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.
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 24
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.
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 23
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.
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!
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!
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.