Timbers Hat Back On

Wow. Have I been totally sucky about covering the Portland Timbers. In my defense, it's borderline crazy to think these guys generate enough news for daily filing; I mean, I could just link to everything Bob Kellett posts on the Oregonlive.com Timber Blog, but any smart person would cut me out as middle man and go straight to Bob. And rightly so. That's not to say I won't borrow shamelessly from Kellett's labors...

In any case, I think I'll try to make this a weekly thing, as opposed to a daily one. We'll see how that goes.

While we're waiting for me to find my feet on this stuff, I'll kick off the return to coverage by linking to the Timbers' latest roster (of which I'm aware) and the schedule for the 2007 season. The roster looks fairly familiar, though I'll have to take a longer look at just how familiar in the near future. Still, it will be interesting to see what new coach Gavin Wilkinson can get out of the same bunch the struggled so much in 2006. As for the schedule, you can find the most important details on that by checking out what Kellett lists as "the negatives" inherent in USL Division 1 scheduling.

Hopefully, I'll be able to make more than a game or two this season, but there's this thing called life and I expect it will make doing damned complicated. Whatever happens, I take the tickles of giddiness in my belly to mean that I'm looking forward to the coming season.


Bob said...

The beer is on me if you make it to a game. Gotta support the local lads!h

The Manly Ferry said...

Oh, bob. That's a high-cost offer. I can drink an appalling amount of beer. Let's call it "a beer."

I'm confident I'll make more than one. Tragically, I won't repeat the season ticket years of 2004/05.