The Fanalysts invite Blazer's Edge managing editor Dave Deckard onto the podcast to open his heart, spill his guts and talk about everything he loves about the Portland Trail Blazers.
We hear about young Dave with his ear to the heating vents listening to Blazer games after bedtime. We learn how Dave’s math teacher derailed his pro basketball career. There’s talk about which Blazers we’re going to watch this upcoming season and how likely it is that CJ and the Blazers can improve on defense.
2:15 How Dave became a Trail Blazer fan
6:35 greatness vs Greatness (with a capital "G")
9:45 How Dave started writing about the Blazers
13:30 The importance of Community Guidelines
19:00 On Terry Stotts’ coaching
23:45 Motivational thoughts for the team (after you hear this, you’ll probably be ready to suit up)
29:30 Defense (because of course) and which players we’ll be watching this season
35:30 Remember when you had to stand in line to buy tickets?
38:00 Dave’s favorite basketball plays
41:00 Jo and Tara love Andre Miller. Like, a lot.
45:48 Dave’s all time favorite Blazer (the answer might surprise you)
53:45 Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick
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