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Red Hot and Rollin': A Retrospection of the Portland Trail Blazers' 1976-77 NBA Championship Season w/DVD

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Red Hot and Rollin': A Retrospection of the Portland Trail Blazers' 1976-77 NBA Championship Season w/DVD Cover

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On June 5, 1977 the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers to win their first and only NBA Championship. The next day, two hundred and fifty thousand fans jammed downtown Portland to celebrate in what remains the largest public gathering in Oregon history. A good social disease known as Blazermania and an electrifying community energy known as Rip City had overtaken an entire state.

What was it about? What did it mean? What was it about that team that captivated so many Oregonians? To commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Blazers' NBA Title, Nestucca Spit Press presents Red Hot and Rollin': A Retrospection of the Portland Trail Blazers' 1976-77 NBA Championship Season, a unique anthology that returns to that mad Oregon time and explores the Blazer phenomenon through essay, memoir, reportage, photographs, oral history and excerpts from previously published material. and unprecedented as an inclusion in a book about Oregon history, a feature-length film documentary.

Edited by Matt Love, Red Hot and Rollin' features some of the state's finest writers including contributions from Gina Ochsner, Jeff Baker, Brian Doyle, Dwight Jaynes, Melissa Madenski, Michael O'Brien, Carla Perry, Bob Robinson, Tom Webb, Billy Hults, Bill Rhoades, Matt Love, Walt Curtis, Larry Colton and Dr. Cameron Bangs.

The anthology also contains over fifty previously unpublished photographs of the Championship Season, a fascinating oral history from Blazer legend Maurice "The Enforcer" Lucas, and information on how to download audio clips of radio announcer Bill Schonely's broadcasts of classic 1976-77 Blazer moments, and a DVD of Don Zavin's legendary 1978 film documentary on the team, Fast Break, that showed for one week in Portland nearly thirty years ago, and then disappeared from public view. Until now.

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rkg7, November 21, 2011 (view all comments by rkg7)
hello, i have been trying for get my hands on a copy of the dvd that comes with this book called "fast break" and was hoping some one who owned the book would be willing to sell it to me? i am willing to pay double the value of the dvd it self, or negoriate other prices, please let me know.
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rivergirl, June 26, 2007 (view all comments by rivergirl)
This book is a great choice for sports enthusiasts, as well as non. I fall into the latter category and was skeptical at first about the book, but wow!

The anthology is geniously compiled to give the reader personal accounts of the championship and makes one feel the true pride of Oregon. True entertainment. It is a perfect choice for yourself or as a gift.

I cannot wait to read the first two books in this trilogy on Oregon. They all are a must read. Great job Matt Love. 'Red Hot' indeed!
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Bill Waugh, June 20, 2007 (view all comments by Bill Waugh)
I recently purchased Red Hot and Rollin' and couldn't get enough of it. Growing up a Blazermaniac is something that you can not explain to anyone outside of the west coast. Now that I live in St. Louis, MO people wonder why I still obsess over Portland and nearly cried when we won the draft lottery. They don't understand what it meant or what it means to have that level of pride in your area or team. The Cardinals fans come close, but nothing like it was in the summer of 1977. This is an amazing book and well worth the read. For anyone who remembers that time this book will take you back and allow you to feel inspired again. Now it's our time again, 30 years seems long enough to wait for another spectacular run.

Bill Waugh
Eureka, MO
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