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Trail Blazers journalist Brooke Olzendam switched to the Hoops and Talks podcast to talk to Cassidy and Tara about how time is passing while the league is suspended. Find out more about the English Muffin Challenge, “Olzengrams” and what sports stories everyone likes while we wait for the return of NBA basketball.

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Highlights

1:00 Challenge to Brooke’s English muffin

2:51 What’s a favorite casual sporting fact? Invention of basketball, the invention of the High Five and Rocky Marciano really invented the fax?

9:15 What’s so funny about your job? Telling player stories. For example, talking to CJ McCollum’s high school coach to find out if he imagined that McCollum would have had such an successful NBA career.

11:30 We had fun with McCollum tweeting the replay of the Denver Nuggets playoff game.

12:00 How did Brooke spend her time? With the family, keeping track of his mother, making puzzles with his son.

20:00 “Olzengram Live” with Damian Lillard and Damian Lillard Jr. It’s fun to see the players at home.

9:00 pm How it was for Brooke to meet Carmelo Anthony.

23:00 Favorite sports movies.

28:00 Favorite TV shows.

32:00 We will miss watching the Olympics.

36:00 We love Jamie Hudson’s rise in the local media. We want to hear Jamie and Brooke calling a game!

38:00 Favorite sports books.

45:00 Cheerful songs that make us feel good.

Here are our choices, which are yours?

Favorite sports movies

Favorite sports books

Favorite sports TV shows

Favorite sports documentary

Feel good playlist

  • Live on a prayer, Bon Jovi
  • Good vibes, Marky Mark and the funky deck
  • Walkin “on Sunshine, Katrina and the waves
  • I have to use my imagination, Gladys Knight and the Pips
  • Go on, Martha Wash
  • Brave face, Frank Turner

Follow Blazer’s Edge on Twitter @blazersedge, WHAT Pod @HoopsAndTalks, Tare @tcbbiggsand Cassidy @CassidyGemmet. This week’s guest: @brookeolzendam

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Music used in the episode: “Happy Alley” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) licensed under the Creative Commons license: with Attribution 3.0 license.

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