Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Another rejoinder to the 1984 NBA Draft & Sam Bowie

In the 1984 Pro Basketball Handbook edited by Zander Hollander, NBA analysts Steve Hershey and Fran Blinebury wrote of the 1983-84 season Portland Trailblazers:

"Their strength is still shooting from the outside. First-round draft choice Clyde Drexler is not going to shoot anybody’s lights out, but he’s effective enough with the jumper from 15 feet. Besides, Clyde the Glide’s specialty is the slam dunk and he shoots a high percentage on those.

What the Trailblazers still lack is that dominating guy to stand in the middle and take control."

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