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About Frylock

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  • Birthday 08/05/1978

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    44N55 122W02 (aka Salem, OR)
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    Portland Buckaroos 1960/61 - 1973/74

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  1. Be sure to enter your PIN number...
  2. Just a heads-up, all of the letters and numbers should be italic on those jerseys.
  3. I've been a Blazers fan since 1986 or so. I'm also pushing 40, so my ideals on things that are cool will automatically put me out of the demographic of "city" or "regional" nicknames on jerseys. All that being said... I'm not a huge fan of "rip city" on the jerseys. It's not as dumb as Buzz City or Clutch City, but it's pushing the limits. As for the use of "rip city" to represent the Blazers in marketing or promotional materials, even selling t-shirts? Yes, 100% yes. In my opinion, because the Blazers toiled in relative obscurity for so long, and never really got in the national spotlight until the runs to the Finals in the '90s, Bill Schonely's catch phrase remained a regional phenomenon. If he had been somewhere else, somewhere with great exposure, it'd be as recognizable as "Holy Cow!", or "Hey! Hey!" And fun fact for y'all: Bill Schonely was also the play-by-play announcer for the Seattle Pilots before joining the Blazers.
  4. Found at Goodwill this morning: what appears to be a game used 2014-15 Oregon State women's softball batting helmet. Missing a couple decals, but photomatched to game shots from those years.
  5. @Milkman14 makes some valid points. However, after how many years it's been since this logo came out, I still struggle to look past the smiling eyes and mouth at the very top...
  6. Here's one for consideration... Bill Walton: Only played 4 years for the Blazers. Brought the team it's only NBA title, so is that his "right" team? For the sake of argument, let's say yes. His rookie season, 1974/75 was the last season for this style with the tail under "blazers". The next season, 1975/76, they switched to the vertical style which became famous the following season when they won the championship. The season after that, 1977/78, saw the introduction to the now iconic "sash" style uniforms, which Walton only wore that year before injuries and a trade sent him packing. Interesting twist: when the Blazers retired his number prior to I believe their 1989/90 season opener, they presented him a framed version of the "sash" style jersey. Was it simply because that's what they had available to customize? That's what I suspect... So, which one is his "wrong" jersey?
  7. My bad. I clearly meant Sun Trust. Insert generic corporate name here...
  8. Upon further review, it looks like a stadium you'd see in a video game that's not authorized by Major League Baseball. I'm a life-long Braves fan, going back to '81. Fulton County Stadium was a cookie-cutter, Turner Field lacked modern-retro charm, and Sun Life feels like a cash grab modern-cookie cutter. They have an opportunity to make it "theirs", so I'm going to try to give it some time. But, man, my knee-jerk reaction is "meh".
  9. I still have an authentic Rage road jersey from their second year, and a game puck. And for what it's worth, I've got this San Jose Rhinos snapback for sale
  10. Sun Life gives me a Comerica Park vibe. Or like kroywen said, the ultimate generic '00 ballpark.
  11. The Blazers did a fantastic job with the uniforms. My personal memory from that game was that it was back when the team did pay-per-view for their home games. Keep in mind they were running a multi-season long sellout streak, so PPV was a legit option for fans. I paid for the game that night, and I taped it. I'm sure I've got the tape somewhere in a box - would love to transfer it to digital at some time.
  12. Adding to the pre-1996 NBA throwbacks... November 17, 1994 - Cleveland at Portland, celebrating each team's 25th season (Portland actually had a 25th Anniversary logo that year)
  13. I, too, caught a Buffalo Destroyers vibe on the numbers, but I don't think so. The Destroyers font was closer to the old Houston Rockets font, if my memory is correct.