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:: SNORING & Greg Oden ::

by Stephanie Stricklen

kgw.com

Posted on November 13, 2007 at 12:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:43 PM

Snoring and Greg Oden. All in one happy little headline. I would have put "Snoring and LaMarcus Aldridge" but I was worried that was too long. Let's get to snoring first.

The Tuesday 11pm story is on snoring solutions.. here's the clinic/doctor I featured:

http://www.oregonsleepassociates.com/

And of course, you know I love my Mayo Clinic online resources, right?

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/snoring/DS00297

Also: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/snoring.html

Now, what do Greg Oden or LaMarcus Aldridge have to do with snoring?

Nothing.

But, I did get to spend some time around them for the Blazer's Annual Harvest Dinner. It's an opportunity for disadvantaged folks in the area to come to the Rose Garden and get a hot meal, hook up with local resouces, and just relax-- even if only for a few hours. It's this wonderful event that I love doing, but I have to say this year was my favorite. I was dishing up ham next to Greg Oden and LaMarcus Aldridge.

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Now, I need you to understand this... coming from the girl who actually asked Russ Lewis if basketball had a "halftime"... I am totally behind this Blazer's team. The more I interact with and occasionally cover the players.. the more my old notions about the team change. Let me give you an example.. I respect smart. And LaMarcus is a smart guy. It was so nice to talk to him about non-basketball stuff like our high school jobs.. and about general stuff.. and to give each other a hard time. I didn't have a clue who he was when he walked in yesterday. Someone had to tell me. But I can promise you that I'll now look forward to reading those Blazers stories in our morning show. And it's fun to have someone like him to root for. I think I should start a Blazer's fan club for people who don't know the first thing about basketball. Could you just imagine us at the games-- yelling "TOUCHDOWN" and stuff like that.

I'm game.

And by the way, resist the urge to ask LaMarcus how tall he is. I'm telling you because I watched like 30 people ask him (including myself) one after another. Can you imagine how old that would get? Everyday. All day. And each time he just smiles and answers the question.

I meant it when I told him I think he should just wear a shirt or a sign that says "I'm 6'11".

Click here to tell Stephanie Stricklen what you think about the Blazers.

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