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Throwback Thursday: The Tett Tales

I recently came across an old memory card with some recorded interviews for a fun social thing I was going to do in the 2014-15 Thunder offseason before everyone from the inaugural season was let go.

I hated that I never got to make the video or put it out, so I drew up some sketches, added some background music, and now I present this silly little throwback for my friends from Portland.

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Game Photos: Arizona Rattlers 69, Portland Thunder 42

While I was covering Friday’s game, I was also taking photos. A few of the photos I took are up on Flickr now (it’s just so much easier to batch upload). Includes terrible refereeing, big plays, and fine work by a guy out there on the field for the pizza promotion.

In fact, I liked his action sequence so much I won’t make you go to Flickr to see it.

Pizza Challenger

Photos: Tampa Bay Storm 54, Portland Thunder 48

Thunder 42, KISS 37: Goofus and Gallant summary

Sure, Jamar Howard, the offensive player of the game, posted three touchdowns and 119 total yards. Sure, Kyle Rowley, looking healthier than he has in years, converted six of his final seven drives into touchdowns with the lone KISS stop coming on a tipped-at-the-line interception. The real stars of the Portland Thunder’s season-opening 42-37 win over the Los Angeles KISS were the Thunder’s offensive and defensive lines, who dominated their KISS counterparts throughout the game.

Anyone who ever read Highlights for Children (or is familiar with enough memes) remembers Goofus and Gallant – they’ll be breaking down the rest of the game for me.

DL Robert Hayes and KC Obi meet at KISS QB Adrian McPherson.
Goofus lets defenders freely run at his quarterback.
The Portland Thunder's offensive line blocks for QB Kyle Rowley.
Gallant gets in the way of oncoming pass-rushers.
LB Brandon Tett forces the game-clinching incompletion on fourth down.
Goofus uses four blockers to stop three rushers when the fourth is headed for their QB.
Thunder offensive line blocks for QB Kyle Rowley.
Gallant uses four blockers to block three rushers when the fourth defensive player is standing and trying to block passes.
KISS offensive linemen hold LB Brandon Tett and DL Marquis Jackson to buy time for QB Adrian McPherson.
Goofus gains an advantage by illegally holding every player on the opposing team.
QB Kyle Rowley takes a snap under center.
Gallant gains an advantage by snapping the ball quickly and having faster reflexes than his opponent.