Vintage Features: Life On The Road
Having traveled with the team on and off for the last four seasons, I can say from experience that all of the sentiment expressed by the players during this Blazers Broadcasting feature entitled "Life On The Road" from the 1991-92 season is true. It's great for the first couple of years, but the shine wears off after that. Then again, you get a completely different perspective covering the team while on the road, so any vicissitudes associated with barnstorming across the country with the Trail Blazers are well worth the inconvenience.
However, watching this vintage feature will be of no inconvenience to you whatsoever (How's that for a segue? Journalism!). And just to prove it to you, I have gone ahead and cataloged some of the excellence which you will be a party to should you click the play button. They are as follows ...
• The old-school television operating in place of what would now be a green screen
• Buck Williams wearing what I believe is the same jack he wore in the "Bust A Bucket" video
• Jerome Kersey's Harry Potter glasses
• Terry Porter refusing to wear a shirt while talking on the phone, on camera
• The part in Mark Bryant's hair
• Buck Williams: "Sometimes I wake up and don't know what day it is."
• A shot of a youngish Hubie Brown (one of my favorite Brown's) with the music of Jackson Browne (easily my least favorite Browne) providing the voice over
• The tracking shot of a Lakers fan at The Forum taunting the Trail Blazers pregame (the Trail Blazers won that game, by the way)
• Rare, albeit brief, footage inside the plane formerly known as Blazer One
• Terry Porter explaining the plot of his favorite soap opera
• A East African Savannah monitor and a 15-foot Burmese python in, of all places, Salt Lake City