Henry Abbott (you know him as True Hoop) and I have brokered a gentlemen's bet over the Clippers-Portland game tonight.  If the Blazers beat the line (+11), Henry will send me a truckload of insufferably crunchy Reed College kids to board for the season. If the Clips cover, Los Angeles may exile and transfer ownership of Saddle Ranch to Portland. 

Actually, the loser will have to pen a 500-word essay extolling the virtues of the other's team. 

In other news, Clipperblog partner, John So, rendezvoused with fellow New Jersey native, Ian Ziering, at the Clips-Suns game on Saturday night. 

John & Ian

[Not pictured: Joe E. Tata]