When it comes to sports we are all a fan of someone, whether its the Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Seattle Seahawks or the Philadelphia Eagles. On Friday the Oregon Ducks Football team wrapped up another Spring Practice leading up to the Spring Game next Saturday. Several players and coaches were asked about who they were fans of. It seemed that members of the Oregon Ducks Football family were pulling for the Portland Trailblazers in the NBA Playoffs.
It seemed that the most vocal leader when it came to expressing their ‘fandom’ was Oregon Ducks Senior Wide Receiver Keanon Lowe who is excited for the series coming back to the Moda Center. “That’s what I’m fully focused on now that practice is over. I wear my Clyde Drexler jersey that’s kind of what we’re sticking with for the playoffs.” As far as his teammates like Oregon Ducks Running Back Bralon Addison, being fans of the Houston Rockets, “They’re not really tweeting very much now huh? They haven’t had mich to say this last day.”
One member of the team, Oregon Ducks Quarterback Marcus Mariota reportedly fell asleep during Game One of the series. Lowe was not too forgivng, “I don’t know how much basketball they watch in Hawaii.” Lowe is happy to be a part of the Playoff Experience, “I’m excited about this – they haven’t won a series since I was in like 2nd grade.”
NBA Playoff fever has also set in with Oregon Ducks Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost who grew up in the Midwest and pulled for the Boston Celtics, but he has been watching the Trailblazers series with Houston, “We’ve got a bunch of Blazers fans around here and everyone is into it. More than anything I enjoy watching players I like now.” Frost was asked a rather unique question concerning basketball. If the Oregon Ducks Football team and Oregon Ducks Basketball team had a Starting Five, who would lead the Football squad on the hardwood. His choice for Point Guard was obvious, but I’m sure that Oregon Ducks Basketball Coach Dana Altman would throw a challege flag on the choice. “Johnny’s (Loyd)gonna have the point.I think Arik (Armstead) has played enough basketball to deserve it. (Oregon Ducks Wide Receiver)Dwayne Stanford would definitely be on the team. Bralon Addison is really quick and maybe DeForrest Buckner to get some more size in there.
If you haven’t been watching the NBA Playoffs the Portland Trailblazers are up two games to none on the Houston Rockets as of this post. Whether your an Oregon Ducks football player, coach or a casual fan we’re all fans of the Portland Trailblazers right now. Damian Lillard and LeMarcus Aldridge have led the charge for Portland in the post season and on Friday night they will look go take a commanding 3-0 lead on the Houston Rockets in the best of seven series.
The Oregon Ducks Spring Game inside Autzen Stadium is set for next Saturday, May 3rd. Kickoff is 11am and the game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.