Ben Golliver sat down for a Five Questions session with Brian Doyle, the editor of Portland Magazine and a contributing writer for Matt Love's Red Hot & Rollin'.
Mr. Doyle's entry in Red Hot & Rollin' is entitled "An Exquisite Geometry." Red Hot & Rollin' is currently available in bookstores.
BlazersEdge.com: The 1977 Finals is considered one of the all-time classics between the Blazers and a fully-loaded Philadelphia 76ers. What do you remember about the 1977 Finals and what made that matchup so special?
BlazersEdge.com: Just about every fan, commentator and sportswriter has made the Walton/Oden comparison. What are your thoughts on #52? Can he too become "otherworldly" as you put it?
BlazersEdge.com: Recently, a lot of the commentary on BlazersEdge has revolved around gauging the potential of our younger players. Indeed, with the youngest team in the league and their recent success, there is plenty of cause for speculation. How do you see the 2007-2008 Blazers shaping up?
BlazersEdge.com: With the now-12 game winning streak, it's hard not to dream. Given what the championship meant to the city of Portland in 1977, what do you think a championship would mean to the city today?
BlazersEdge.com: In the essay, you call basketball the "coolest game." Does its popularity in Portland - a city whose reputation is "weird", at least if you read the bumper stickers -- carry a certain irony?
Thanks to Ben for the interview and to Brian for taking time to speak with us!