The Rip Citizens
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Hosts Alex Ward and Edwin Janes present an offbeat NBA podcast told through the lens of the Portland Trail Blazers. Sometimes informative, sometimes off-topic, but always entertaining.
||CleanEp. 64: It’s Been a Good One||Tweet Sheed, mid-prayer. The Citizens break down the Blazers exit from the playoffs, discuss the off-season possibilities and Terry Stotts’ contract, and look forward to the rest of the playoffs. Plus, what are our expectations going forward[...]||5/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 63: The Semifinals Preview Cooking Show!||Recorded live on location from Edwin's kitchen as he makes a pizza, we break down the win over the Clippers and look ahead to the mighty Warriors. Good luck everyone. The post Ep. 63: The Semifinals Preview Cooking Show! appeared first on The Rip Ci[...]||4/30/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 62: Playoff Check-In, MIP Award||The Citizens break down C.J. McCollum's Most Improved Player Award, take a look at all of our first round playoff predictions, and digest the Blazers Clippers series so far. The post Ep. 62: Playoff Check-In, MIP Award appeared first on The Rip Citi[...]||4/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 61: Night of History, Playoffs Breakdown||We're back to look back on Wednesday's night of basketball history, break down the impending Blazers/Clippers first round series, and make our predictions for the playoffs. The post Ep. 61: Night of History, Playoffs Breakdown appeared first on The [...]||4/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 60: Seeds, Olshey’s Best Moves, and Villains||The Citizens are back to discuss playoff seeding, Neil Olshey's development of the franchise, and the vilifying of players. Also, plenty of trivia for Edwin and some fake business ideas for Blazers to accompany "Uncle Spliffy." The post Ep. 60: Seed[...]||4/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 59: Tough Road Ahead||This week we look at the difficulty of the Blazers remaining schedule, meditate on the future of the franchise, talk some playoffs, and discuss Noah Vonleh and Brian Roberts. The post Ep. 59: Tough Road Ahead appeared first on The Rip Citizens.||3/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 58: All-Stars, Mid-Season Checkup||This week the Citizens break down All-Star weekend, C.J.'s performance in said weekend, and the crazy dunk contest. Then we look back at the first half of the Blazers season, discuss the trade landscape, whether the Blazers over-achieving is good or[...]||2/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 57: Casey Holdahl||Tweet Casey receiving direct orders from Paul Allen Casey Holdahl (Blazers beat writer, ForwardCenter.net) join us this week to discuss Lillard’s All-Star snub, Batum’s return to Portland, trade deadlines, and life travelling with the [...]||1/30/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 56: Ian Karmel||Back after a winter-break hiatus, the Citizens are joined by Ian Karmel (stand-up comedy, Late Late Show, Portland Mercury) to discuss being a Blazer fan in L.A., coaching around the league, trade deadline thoughts, and in-flight entertainment. The [...]||1/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 55: Rip City Till I Die||After watching the Timbers win the MLS Cup Final (and a heartfelt congrats), the Citizens look at the Blazers successes and failures in light of our city's 2nd championship. We break down losses to the Mavs and Clippers and wins over the T-Wolves an[...]||12/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 54: Lakers and Leftovers||This week the Citizens discuss Kobe Bryant's retirement announcement, get nostalgic about the Lakers/Blazers rivalry, and respond to a voicemail about trading C.J. McCollum. Plus, we review another basketball podcast, quiz each other on Blazers/Lake[...]||11/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 53: Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Man||Tweet Al-Farouq be like… This week the citizens break down the Blazers recent ups and downs, discuss Al-Farouq Aminu’s value on the team, and talk way too much about Jamal Crawford. Then, we go to the Library where Edwin talks about Sa[...]||11/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 52: Harsh Realities||This week the Citizens break down the Blazers facing the harsh realities of being a young team, the impact of Meyers Leonard's injury, LaMarcus' return to the Moda Center, and an annoying loss in Memphis. We also discuss which past & present Bl[...]||11/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 51: Bromance||With a week of Trail Blazers basketball under our belts, the Citizens kick off the season with a breakdown of the new, young, athletic Blazers and how they stack up with similar teams in the league. We also discuss our favorite Blazer bromances of a[...]||11/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 50: The Post-Preseason Season Preview||NBA basketball is almost back and the Citizens are here to tell you all about it. Corbin Smith (VICE Sports, Willamette Week) joins us for an hour-long special breaking down the Blazers preseason and how our perspectives have changed for this season[...]||10/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 49: Summer Reading, New Rosters, Questions||Tweet A picture of Edwin from this summer. We back to dig the trenches of the NBA offseason. We talk about our summer reading lists, weigh in on new Blazer personalities, and discuss which teams may rise and fall around the league. All that, plus [...]||9/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 48: The Off-season Special||Tweet We can definitely make room for Emeka Okafor. The Citizens keep up their off-season training with an hour-long special breaking down the whirlwind of a summer for the Blazers. Corbin Smith from VICE Sports & Portland Roundball Society jo[...]||7/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 47: Now What?||Tweet Sheed wanna know. Now that the dust has settled we look back on the Memphis series, break down contract situations ahead of the off-season, and discuss the future of LaMarcus Aldridge in a Blazer uniform. Then we look at the rest of the NBA [...]||5/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 46: Playoff Previews||In Part 2 of our end-of-season show, we look at the upcoming Blazers and Grizzlies series as well as every other first round match-up in the association. The post Ep. 46: Playoff Previews appeared first on The Rip Citizens.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEp. 45: The Rip City Recap||In the days before the playoffs start, we look back at the 2014-2015 season. We share our highlights of the season (as well as the lows), discuss if our expectations were met, and hand out regular season awards to the NBA and the Blazers. We'll have[...]||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
these guys are fantastic
So nice to have some perspective from some obvious 'good ol' guys.'
engaging and fun
Informative, witty, offbeat. The Rip Citizens provide interesting conversation surrounding all things Trail Blazers. Different from just news and commentary, although they do that, too. Voice mails are fun sometimes. Unusual segments including Chilly's Picks and The Simulation. Fun to listen to! If you don't like it, then you guys gotta get outta here.
Well played, Rip Citizens
Maybe it's the miraculous OT win against the Rockets last night (Houston, you have a problem) or the lovely spring weather, but for whatever reason I felt compelled to write a review. And I never write reviews. Anyways, I think this is a great podcast. High production value, funny dudes, and just the right blend of analysis and entertainment, which is my case is about 40/60. Keep it up guys!