As some of us prepare to watch the Blazers make history in one way or another tonight (I haven't been paying attention since 1995 and "Bust a Bucket"), I wanted to point out this post on Monitor Mix, the music blog kept by Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney) for NPR.
Carrie shouts out to the Blazers and their playoff position, then explores the link between the seemingly opposite worlds of sports fandom and music obsession, making a case that it's specifically Pacific-Northwestern to be a fan of both. The comments have some interesting responses, and in general I think I agree with her. Although in my case, "Bust a Bucket" is my only personal example of shared loved for music and sports.
I can't believe this hasn't been re-posted recently. Maybe everybody else is sick of it? Without further ado: