The agreement also means that professional indoor lacrosse will be played in 2008. When a new CBA had not reached by the league’s deadline last week, the 2008 season was canceled. A new schedule for the 2008 National Lacrosse League season is expected to be announced next week.
Archives for October 2007
Update: roster rumor confirmed here.
A little birdie told me that due to injuries to several Timbers players, Gavin has recruited the services of a few of our favorite neighbors to the North to fill the Timbers ranks for Sunday’s 5pm match against Toronto FC at PGE Park.
The discussion has already begun.
Editor and Publisher reports that Scarborough Research has determined that Austin, Texas is number one and Portland is number two in percentage of adults that are bloggers.
Fifteen percent of adults in Austin are bloggers, and they are 78 percent more likely than the national average to be in this consumer group. Fourteen percent of Portland adults are bloggers; followed by San Francisco and Seattle, with 13 percent of adults blogging in these cities. Nationally, eight percent of all consumers are bloggers.
I’m not sure what to make of this. You can get the PDF report here.
Yesterday I described a few of my favorite Oregonlive.com blogs written by Oregonian and Oregonlive writers. Most of the blogs on Oregonlive, however, are written by volunteer bloggers who had a particular interest, applied to be a blogger, and were given a blog. And some of them are the most entertaining.
Oregonlive hosts a number of neighborhood blogs and aggregates the postings from all of them here. This is a good resource, and your particular neighborhood blog is worth reading too, but there are several neighborhood blogs that stand out in terms of frequency of posts, useful information, and interesting stories and opinions:
Up until the 2008 season was canceled, this relatively new blog was regularly updated with relevent and interesting news for Lumberjax fans.
On Stage by the Portland theatre community
Another relatively new blog, only up since September. Blogged by committee, it’s already brimming with fascinating stories, theories, and tips regarding writing, acting, and Portland theater.
Exposure to the MAX by Andrew Brawley
If you’re a public transit rider you’ve got lots of stories that run the gamut from cute to disgusting, amusing to terrifying. Andrew rides the MAX and shares his stories, often with sneaky camera phone snapshots to illustrate.
We all know the Oregonlive.com website is far from the best; the site navigation is impenetrable, many articles from the paper don’t seem to make it to the online version, and many of those that do make it are missing paragraphs or have wonky formatting.
But when it comes to blogs, Oregonlive does many things right.
Oregonlive hosts about 100 blogs. Many are maintained by Oregonian writers, and some of the best are maintained by Oregonlive staff and people from the community. Below are some of my favorites.
Mad About Movies by Shawn Levy
Provides sneak or more thorough peeks of interviews and reviews, accounts of film festivals, reviews of books, Portland-centric movie news, and Friday orts. Shawn Levy is the Oregonian blogger who actually knows how to blog. Think of it as your local BoingBoing.net crossed with a movie blog.
The Beer Here by John Foyston
One of the better beer blogs in town. What else can I say?
Note: I used to work at Oregonlive and I know the bloggers below personally, but I can honesty recommend them too!
Blazers Blog by Casey Holdahl
The definitive Portland Trailblazer blog. In addition to linking to the Blazer related bits of media around the world, Casey also interviews players, takes notes on practices, and points to other good Blazer blogs.
Kick It PDX by Erika Kirkland
Erika blogs about the Portland soccer community. This includes accounts of exhibition matches, news of the Pilots, and local tournament details.
Odd Blog by Lawrence Siulagi
Lawrence has a knack for finding the crazy YouTube videos, odd stories, and The Simpsons news that might otherwise escape your attention.
Tomorrow: Part 2, the best of the rest.