Birnbach's Always Right http://craigbirnbach.com Sports, Life, and Stuff. Sat, 04 Mar 2017 20:50:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Craig Birnbach and Nick Voll talk sports from beautiful Portland, Oregon. They go in-depth on local topics, like the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, and Oregon State Beavers. Plus, commentary on the national sports scene, and pop culture. Birnbach's Always Right Birnbach's Always Right craigbirnbach@gmail.com craigbirnbach@gmail.com (Birnbach's Always Right) Sports, Life, and Stuff Birnbach's Always Right http://craigbirnbach.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/BAR-album-cover.jpg http://craigbirnbach.com nick@nickvoll.com Craig Birnbach and Nick Voll talk sports from beautiful Portland, Oregon. They go in-depth on local topics, like the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, and Oregon State Beavers. Plus, commentary on the national sports scene, and pop culture. Portland, Oregon Weekly Episode 57: New Blazer Jusuf Nurkic http://craigbirnbach.com/episode-57-new-blazer-jusuf-nurkic/ Sat, 04 Mar 2017 20:50:25 +0000 http://craigbirnbach.com/?p=340 In this episode, Craig and Nick talk about new Blazer Jusuf Nurkic.  Hear why he’s been a great addition to the team.  Plus, why didn’t the Trail Blazers make another...

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In this episode, Craig and Nick talk about new Blazer Jusuf Nurkic.  Hear why he’s been a great addition to the team.  Plus, why didn’t the Trail Blazers make another trade before the  deadline?

Also:
– Can the Ducks win it all?
– Can the Beavers women win it all?
– The argument between Ducks coach Willie Taggart and Oregonian beat writer Andrew Greif.
– Timbers: How was the opener, and why they’ll be better this year.
– Would Chip Kelly make a good TV announcer?

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In this episode, Craig and Nick talk about new Blazer Jusuf Nurkic.  Hear why he’s been a great addition to the team.  Plus, why didn’t the Trail Blazers make another... In this episode, Craig and Nick talk about new Blazer Jusuf Nurkic.  Hear why he’s been a great addition to the team.  Plus, why didn’t the Trail Blazers make another... Birnbach's Always Right 46:10
Episode 56: Trail Blazers Woes and Super Bowl http://craigbirnbach.com/episode-56-trail-blazers-woes-super-bowl/ Sat, 28 Jan 2017 16:05:56 +0000 http://craigbirnbach.com/?p=336 In this episode of the Birnbach’s Always Right podcast, Craig and Nick break down the CJ McCollum/Chandler Parsons Twitter feud.  Plus, is it better for the Blazers to pursue the...

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In this episode of the Birnbach’s Always Right podcast, Craig and Nick break down the CJ McCollum/Chandler Parsons Twitter feud.  Plus, is it better for the Blazers to pursue the playoffs or the lottery?  Who is to blame for this rough season?  Stotts?  Olshey?  The players?

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In this episode of the Birnbach’s Always Right podcast, Craig and Nick break down the CJ McCollum/Chandler Parsons Twitter feud.  Plus, is it better for the Blazers to pursue the... In this episode of the Birnbach’s Always Right podcast, Craig and Nick break down the CJ McCollum/Chandler Parsons Twitter feud.  Plus, is it better for the Blazers to pursue the... Birnbach's Always Right 34:53
Episode 55: Trail Blazers Report Card http://craigbirnbach.com/episode-55-trail-blazers-report-card/ Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:35:09 +0000 http://craigbirnbach.com/?p=332 It’s a quarter of the way through the NBA season.  Nick and Craig talk Portland Trail Blazers basketball.  What’s going wrong with the team, and what’s going right?

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It’s a quarter of the way through the NBA season.  Nick and Craig talk Portland Trail Blazers basketball.  What’s going wrong with the team, and what’s going right?

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It’s a quarter of the way through the NBA season.  Nick and Craig talk Portland Trail Blazers basketball.  What’s going wrong with the team, and what’s going right? It’s a quarter of the way through the NBA season.  Nick and Craig talk Portland Trail Blazers basketball.  What’s going wrong with the team, and what’s going right? Birnbach's Always Right 38:25
Episode 54: Ducks Hire Willie Taggart http://craigbirnbach.com/episode-54-ducks-hire-willie-taggart/ Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:32:40 +0000 http://craigbirnbach.com/?p=329 This episode of the greatest sports podcast in the world is all about the Oregon Ducks and their new coach Willie Taggart.  Craig and Nick talk about the hire, what...

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This episode of the greatest sports podcast in the world is all about the Oregon Ducks and their new coach Willie Taggart.  Craig and Nick talk about the hire, what Ducks fans should expect from Taggart, and whether Mark Helfrich should have been fired in the first place.

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This episode of the greatest sports podcast in the world is all about the Oregon Ducks and their new coach Willie Taggart.  Craig and Nick talk about the hire, what... This episode of the greatest sports podcast in the world is all about the Oregon Ducks and their new coach Willie Taggart.  Craig and Nick talk about the hire, what... Birnbach's Always Right 40:40
Episode 53: Blazers Preseason Preview http://craigbirnbach.com/episode-53-blazers-preseason-preview/ Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:27:32 +0000 http://craigbirnbach.com/?p=325 In this episode, Craig and Nick tackle the question that’s on every Portland Trail Blazers fan’s mind: how will they find minutes for all of these players?  With one of...

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In this episode, Craig and Nick tackle the question that’s on every Portland Trail Blazers fan’s mind: how will they find minutes for all of these players?  With one of the deepest teams in recent memory, it will be a challenge for Terry Stotts to find minutes for guys who just earned big contracts.

  • Will they make a trade?
  • Who are we most looking forward to seeing this season?
  • How many wins can the Blazers get?
  • Where will they finish in the crowded Western Conference?

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In this episode, Craig and Nick tackle the question that’s on every Portland Trail Blazers fan’s mind: how will they find minutes for all of these players?  With one of... In this episode, Craig and Nick tackle the question that’s on every Portland Trail Blazers fan’s mind: how will they find minutes for all of these players?  With one of... Birnbach's Always Right 36:29
Episode 52: Ducks Debacle, Beavers Bungle http://craigbirnbach.com/episode-52-ducks-debacle-beavers-bungle/ Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:40:47 +0000 http://craigbirnbach.com/?p=322 In this episode, Craig and Nick discuss what’s going wrong at Oregon and Oregon State, as the Ducks and Beavers both appear to be going the wrong way.   How...

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In this episode, Craig and Nick discuss what’s going wrong at Oregon and Oregon State, as the Ducks and Beavers both appear to be going the wrong way.   How much slack should fans be willing to give Mark Helfrich and Gary Andersen?

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In this episode, Craig and Nick discuss what’s going wrong at Oregon and Oregon State, as the Ducks and Beavers both appear to be going the wrong way.   How... In this episode, Craig and Nick discuss what’s going wrong at Oregon and Oregon State, as the Ducks and Beavers both appear to be going the wrong way.   How... Birnbach's Always Right 37:39
Episode 51: Ducks, Beavers, and Olympics! http://craigbirnbach.com/episode-51-ducks-beavers-olympics/ Sat, 20 Aug 2016 21:20:10 +0000 http://craigbirnbach.com/?p=318 The dog days of summer are here, but the Summer Olympics are in full swing, and the college football season is before us!  Here’s what Craig and Nick talk about on...

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The dog days of summer are here, but the Summer Olympics are in full swing, and the college football season is before us!  Here’s what Craig and Nick talk about on the latest podcast:

  • What are the expectations this season for the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers football teams?
  • Are the Ducks now underrated?
  • Should Ducks fans prepare themselves for a down year?
  • Can the Beavers win in the Pac-12?
  • Craig and Nick talk about why the Olympics aren’t as compelling as in years past.
  • What to make of the Ryan Lochte controversy, and more importantly, why would anyone defend him?
  • The conversation also involves the concept of amateurism, corruption, and hypocrisy at the Olympics.  It’s good stuff!
  • Who’s the greater Olympian: Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps?

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The dog days of summer are here, but the Summer Olympics are in full swing, and the college football season is before us!  Here’s what Craig and Nick talk about on... The dog days of summer are here, but the Summer Olympics are in full swing, and the college football season is before us!  Here’s what Craig and Nick talk about on... Birnbach's Always Right 58:23
Episode 50: Blazers Off-Season Moves http://craigbirnbach.com/episode-50-blazers-off-season-moves/ Sat, 30 Jul 2016 23:36:46 +0000 http://craigbirnbach.com/?p=314 In the 50th(!) episode of the Birnbach’s Always Right podcast, Craig and Nick talk about the wild off-season for the Portland Trail Blazers, plus a whole lot more! Nick discusses...

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In the 50th(!) episode of the Birnbach’s Always Right podcast, Craig and Nick talk about the wild off-season for the Portland Trail Blazers, plus a whole lot more!

  • Nick discusses his 3-week trip to Europe, and tells the “Whorehouse Story” and “Puke Story.”
  • The NBA pulled the All-Star Game from Charlotte in response to a discriminatory anti-transgender law.  But was it a good move?  Does it set a dangerous precedent?
  • Why wasn’t Portland considered as a replacement site?
  • Ken Griffey, Jr. is now a Hall of Famer, while questions continue to swirl about possible PED use.  Does it matter?
  • As he nears 3,000 career MLB hits, is Ichiro the greatest hitter of all time?  Craig says….
  • What is going on with the Blazers?  Where are all of these players going to play?
  • Are the Blazers simply setting up a big trade?
  • Plus a whole lot more….

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In the 50th(!) episode of the Birnbach’s Always Right podcast, Craig and Nick talk about the wild off-season for the Portland Trail Blazers, plus a whole lot more! Nick discusses... In the 50th(!) episode of the Birnbach’s Always Right podcast, Craig and Nick talk about the wild off-season for the Portland Trail Blazers, plus a whole lot more! Nick discusses... Birnbach's Always Right 1:01:00
Episode 49: Blazers Free Agency http://craigbirnbach.com/episode-49-blazers-free-agency/ Mon, 04 Jul 2016 21:38:59 +0000 http://craigbirnbach.com/?p=310 The NBA’s second season is upon us: Free Agency!  Craig and Nick talk about the moves the Portland Trail Blazers have made so far, and talk about how successful the...

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The NBA’s second season is upon us: Free Agency!  Craig and Nick talk about the moves the Portland Trail Blazers have made so far, and talk about how successful the team’s been so far this off-season.  Plus…

  • How good a signing is Evan Turner for the Blazers?
  • Why won’t free agents come to Portland?  Craig has some ideas.
  • Craig and Nick break down the other NBA signings so far, and how they affect the Blazers.
    Knicks: Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, and Joakim Noah
    Dallas: Harrison Barnes max
    Charlotte: Nic Batum $120 million
    Grizzlies: Conley and Parsons
    Rockets: Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon
    Clippers: Austin Rivers & chasing Jamal Crawford away?
    Celtics: Al Horford
    Hawks: Dwight Howard
    Orlando: Bismack Biyombo, Jeff Green, and Serge Ibaka. Vucevic available?
    Lakers: Mozgov and Deng?
  • Plus, Nick plugs his new music podcast “Mixtape Club.”  Listen here: http://www.shoutengine.com/mixtapeclub

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The NBA’s second season is upon us: Free Agency!  Craig and Nick talk about the moves the Portland Trail Blazers have made so far, and talk about how successful the... The NBA’s second season is upon us: Free Agency!  Craig and Nick talk about the moves the Portland Trail Blazers have made so far, and talk about how successful the... Birnbach's Always Right 50:20
Episode 48: Blazers Trade Ideas and More http://craigbirnbach.com/episode-48-blazers-trade-ideas/ Sun, 05 Jun 2016 23:06:31 +0000 http://craigbirnbach.com/?p=306 In this grab bag episode of Birnbach’s Always Right, Craig and Nick talk about who the Portland Trail Blazers might want to trade for in this off season. What would...

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In this grab bag episode of Birnbach’s Always Right, Craig and Nick talk about who the Portland Trail Blazers might want to trade for in this off season.

  • What would it take for the Blazers to consider trading CJ McCollum, after his breakout performance in the past season?
  • The 76ers are reportedly shopping Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor.  Would they make good Blazers?
  • Who’s the best player in the world: Lebron James or Steph Curry?
  • The so-called “Rose Rule” mandates pay increases for young players based on their selection to All-Star teams or All-NBA teams.  Should an award that members of the media vote on be allowed to affect player salaries?
  • How glad is Craig that his beloved Knicks didn’t hire Kurt Rambis as coach?
  • Is it possible to get good food in England?
  • Craig talks about his quest to see games in every baseball stadium in the U.S.
  • Should the NBA do away with instant replay?

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In this grab bag episode of Birnbach’s Always Right, Craig and Nick talk about who the Portland Trail Blazers might want to trade for in this off season. What would... In this grab bag episode of Birnbach’s Always Right, Craig and Nick talk about who the Portland Trail Blazers might want to trade for in this off season. What would... Birnbach's Always Right 40:51