A Team Transformed

It is remarkable how quickly the Portland Timbers have been transformed. We are six games into the 2013 season and what we are seeing on the pitch is so very different than what we have ever seen before. Even with a roster that was blown up and even with a new manager who comes with…

Gone in a Flash

Sunday night was a weird one on the emotions. One minute I was singing the praises of the man who contributed to one of the greatest moments I’ve had as a Timbers fan. The next minute I was joining 20,000 others in calling for his head. If it had been any of the other San…

The Two-Headed Captain

I have been of the opinion that one of the biggest gifts that Caleb Porter received from his team’s training sojourn to Tuscon was a hamstring injury to Jack Jewsbury. And no, before you move on, this isn’t another anti-Jack tirade. The gift is that it has made it possible, both politically and practically, for…

St. Caleb’s Day

He might not pack the one liners or have the charmingly hard to understand accent or the smartyphone, but this Caleb Porter fellow has a few things going for him that make him a person worthy of a Valentine’s Day card or two placed in his cubbyhole. For one thing, he makes up for his…

The Dust Momentarily Settles

After the frenetic pace of announcements yesterday, today was one of those days to re-teach the heart how to properly beat, become friends again with that spreadsheet you ignored on Monday, and to remind yourself that most offseason drama has little to do with player news and much to do with the silly things we…