RebKell's Junkie Boards
Board Junkies Forums
 
Log in Register FAQ Memberlist Search RebKell's Junkie Boards Forum Index

What happened to the Portland Fire?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    RebKell's Junkie Boards Forum Index » WNBA
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
pilight



Joined: 23 Sep 2004
Posts: 61598
Location: Where the action is


Back to top
PostPosted: 06/03/20 7:00 pm    ::: What happened to the Portland Fire? Reply Reply with quote

https://www.nbcsports.com/northwest/more/day-history-june-3-2000-portland-fire-beat-seattle-storm-65-58

Quote:
Part 1 of “What happened to the Portland Fire?” drops June 23 on our website and will air on NBC Sports Northwest’s 'The Bridge' on June 24.



_________________
The power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behavior, and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect
Luuuc
#NATC


Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Posts: 20573



Back to top
PostPosted: 06/03/20 7:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up.
I'm impressed that someone made this. Looking forward to it.



_________________
Is there gas in the car?
Yes there's gas in the car.
WNBA 09



Joined: 26 Jun 2009
Posts: 10014
Location: Dallas , Texas


Back to top
PostPosted: 06/03/20 9:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
Thanks for the heads up.
I'm impressed that someone made this. Looking forward to it.


+1



_________________
3-Time WNBA Champion-3-Time National Champion-4-Time Olympic Champion....And Yes DT "We Got Confeti" lol
CamrnCrz1974



Joined: 18 Nov 2004
Posts: 18227
Location: Phoenix


Back to top
PostPosted: 06/04/20 11:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Very interesting. Thanks for the heads up!


toad455



Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Posts: 22169



Back to top
PostPosted: 06/04/20 12:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Planning on watching. They really had a solid fan base, would be nice if they returned soon.



_________________
LET'S GO LIBERTY!!!!!!

Twitter: @TBRBWAY
elsie



Joined: 08 Apr 2016
Posts: 194



Back to top
PostPosted: 06/05/20 1:23 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

even though I live a good days drive away, I, we, attended several games.....it was fun....


stever



Joined: 16 Nov 2004
Posts: 6915
Location: https://womensbasketballdaily.net


Back to top
PostPosted: 06/24/20 7:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Part 1:
https://www.nbcsports.com/northwest/video/portland-fire-part-1-appetite-womens-hoops
<iframe src="//vplayer.nbcsports.com/p/BxmELC/northwest_embed/select/media/u_i12Z__fKIR" width="624" height="351" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>Your browser does not support iframes.</iframe>



_________________
Women's Basketball Daily
Celebrating the Women's Game Since 2005
WBBDaily Mobile Edition
WNBA 09



Joined: 26 Jun 2009
Posts: 10014
Location: Dallas , Texas


Back to top
PostPosted: 06/24/20 2:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Cant wait for part 2. I miss the Fire ! Great clips of Tully when she first came along with DeMya Walker and Sylvia Crawley !! Sad



_________________
3-Time WNBA Champion-3-Time National Champion-4-Time Olympic Champion....And Yes DT "We Got Confeti" lol
willtalk



Joined: 13 Apr 2012
Posts: 920
Location: NorCal


Back to top
PostPosted: 06/27/20 3:16 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

What happened to the Portland Fire. I think it is still burning and they also have lit quite a few more.



_________________
No one one is ever as good as their best game, nor as bad as their worst.
stever



Joined: 16 Nov 2004
Posts: 6915
Location: https://womensbasketballdaily.net


Back to top
PostPosted: 07/02/20 7:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Part two:
<iframe src="//vplayer.nbcsports.com/p/BxmELC/northwest_embed/select/media/L5PWAacB0Ep8" width="624" height="351" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>Your browser does not support iframes.</iframe>



_________________
Women's Basketball Daily
Celebrating the Women's Game Since 2005
WBBDaily Mobile Edition
stever



Joined: 16 Nov 2004
Posts: 6915
Location: https://womensbasketballdaily.net


Back to top
PostPosted: 07/07/20 4:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Part 3:
<iframe src="//vplayer.nbcsports.com/p/BxmELC/northwest_embed/select/media/xn3WqPI9zfNn" width="624" height="351" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>Your browser does not support iframes.</iframe>



_________________
Women's Basketball Daily
Celebrating the Women's Game Since 2005
WBBDaily Mobile Edition
threadkiller1201



Joined: 19 Sep 2005
Posts: 289
Location: washington state


Back to top
PostPosted: 07/11/20 5:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

thanks for posting!


pilight



Joined: 23 Sep 2004
Posts: 61598
Location: Where the action is


Back to top
PostPosted: 10/06/20 10:04 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

When Portland’s WNBA Team Lit Up the Rose Garden

https://www.pdxmonthly.com/news-and-city-life/2020/10/when-portlands-wnba-team-lit-up-the-rose-garden

Quote:
“It came right down to the wire, and I can remember distinctly Sue Bird [in her first year in the league] hitting a circus shot late in the game that gave them a two-basket lead before they pulled away at the end,” recalls Hargrove. “Had we been able to pull that one out and make the playoffs … I don’t know. I don’t know if things would have been any different in Portland.”



_________________
The power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behavior, and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect
Stormeo



Joined: 14 Jul 2019
Posts: 1755
Location: Seattle, WA


Back to top
PostPosted: 10/06/20 11:31 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
When Portland’s WNBA Team Lit Up the Rose Garden

https://www.pdxmonthly.com/news-and-city-life/2020/10/when-portlands-wnba-team-lit-up-the-rose-garden

Quote:
“It came right down to the wire, and I can remember distinctly Sue Bird [in her first year in the league] hitting a circus shot late in the game that gave them a two-basket lead before they pulled away at the end,” recalls Hargrove. “Had we been able to pull that one out and make the playoffs … I don’t know. I don’t know if things would have been any different in Portland.”


That quote by itself makes it sound like Sue Bird effectively ended the Portland Fire's existence herself. Embarassed They should bring the Fire back… as soon as she retires. Twisted Evil



_________________
Man, f*** all this f***ing horsesh*t (no, yeah, for sure [RIP RBG])
StevenHW



Joined: 25 Jul 2005
Posts: 10624
Location: Sacramento, California


Back to top
PostPosted: 10/06/20 12:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Here's an article from 2003, after the Fire disbanded. Former TrailBlazers player Clyde Drexler and another businessman tried to negotiate with Fire owner Paul Allen into selling the team to them, but Allen and the team president Bob Whitsitt refused to talk to them. Sad

https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/12-sports/118295-blazers-put-out-the-fire-local-bidder-dismayed

So, if you want to see the Portland Fire back, who should own the team? The TrailBlazers are still owned by Paul Allen's estate. I highly doubt they would want to bring them back.



_________________
"The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine." -- George Bernard Shaw
Stormeo



Joined: 14 Jul 2019
Posts: 1755
Location: Seattle, WA


Back to top
PostPosted: 10/06/20 2:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
Here's an article from 2003, after the Fire disbanded. Former TrailBlazers player Clyde Drexler and another businessman tried to negotiate with Fire owner Paul Allen into selling the team to them, but Allen and the team president Bob Whitsitt refused to talk to them. Sad

https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/12-sports/118295-blazers-put-out-the-fire-local-bidder-dismayed

So, if you want to see the Portland Fire back, who should own the team? The TrailBlazers are still owned by Paul Allen's estate. I highly doubt they would want to bring them back.


Here was my two-cents on it earlier in the year: the ownership group of the MLS' Timbers and NWSL's Thorns, both highly successful in fan attendance and engagement.



_________________
Man, f*** all this f***ing horsesh*t (no, yeah, for sure [RIP RBG])
threadkiller1201



Joined: 19 Sep 2005
Posts: 289
Location: washington state


Back to top
PostPosted: 10/09/20 12:19 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
When Portland’s WNBA Team Lit Up the Rose Garden

https://www.pdxmonthly.com/news-and-city-life/2020/10/when-portlands-wnba-team-lit-up-the-rose-garden

Quote:
“It came right down to the wire, and I can remember distinctly Sue Bird [in her first year in the league] hitting a circus shot late in the game that gave them a two-basket lead before they pulled away at the end,” recalls Hargrove. “Had we been able to pull that one out and make the playoffs … I don’t know. I don’t know if things would have been any different in Portland.”


I remember that game! It was incredibly incredibly loud in there....

I think we had to win something like 7 out of our last 9 games to get into the playoffs that year, and that was game 7 -- holding my breath the whole time...

Good times!

But I loved those Fire games! A bunch of fans from Portland would always come up -- great rivalry!


Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    RebKell's Junkie Boards Forum Index » WNBA All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2.0.17 © 2001- 2004 phpBB Group
phpBB Template by Vjacheslav Trushkin