Phil knight offers to buy blazers

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  1. Fairly-Hard

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    I'm not sure where you would get that idea. I have known and worked with this man for years. He is quite possibly the most upstanding individual i have ever met. Seriously this guy is pure as driven snow. There are absolutely no chinks in that armor. He absolutely will not sell out. Works his ass off.
     
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    I've known Ron Wyden since his Grey Panthers days. Founded the non profit Legal services that are provided for elderly in need.
     
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    Had a bad experience with him. Merkley was significantly more stand up with us.
     
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    Why is that?
     
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    Had a bad experience with him. He turned over on a very important issue. He was written a letter asking why and never responded. Merkley was sent the same letter and responded with sincerity, empathy and tried to offer an explanation why.

    Made me gain respect for Merkley and lose it for Wyden.

    He could be a great guy and whatever, he just didn't show it in a situation that affected a lot of people I know.
     
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    Fair enough.
     
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    I really like Merkley as well. He's been very solid every time I've dealt with him.
     
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    Yep. As I said, Wyden could be a great guy. Sleazeball was probably a bit much. But, on a very important issue a decade or so ago, many people felt Wyden and Merkley rolled over on something. Merkley responded to the inquiry in a classy way. Wyden never did. It happens but it pissed a lot of people off.
     
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    Still pissed that PDX has doggy-relief areas but nothing for the cats of this world, eh? It's a doggy dogg world, my brother!
     
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    Link?…. he was our neighbor growing up….good guy.

    Well so was Neil Goldshmidt….nevermind.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Well remind him he owes John John $20 for a summer of lawn mowing back in the summer of ‘84!!!!!
     
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    You got a United States senator and the founder of the biggest sports brand wanting the Blazers sold to Phil Knight. Adam Silver is definitely going to make this happen eventually…
     
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    Seriously? If there is validity to this at all he will remember. That guy remembers people better than anyone I have met. It’s kind of why he is a good politician. Steel trap of a memory.
     
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    Does he remember when he stole Super Dave Osbornes face!?!?
     
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    Why doesn't Ron pull off some insider trades and buy the team himself.
     
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    Damn, at first I was thinking about the compound interest.

    Then, I got distracted when I realized how damn old you are….
     
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