Dec 17, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (front right) is swarmed by his teammates after making a game-winning, three-point basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports


Welcome to Rip City Project, the Portland Trail Blazers news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Rip City Project is dedicated to providing top-notch Trail Blazers news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

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David MacKay, editor

David MacKay is the Editor in Chief of Rip City Project. That’s me. I am a lifelong advocate and inquisitor of the National Basketball Association, as well as a proud graduate of the University of Oregon. I grew up in Portland’s vast Suburbia with a group of close friends, a forgiving backboard, and an extension cord for my buddy’s radio. I play a mean game of “HORSE,” but my knack for more complex wordplay brings me to your screen today. I love what I do and I hope you love it too. My days begin and end with the Portland Trail Blazers. Google+

Bryce Olin, Staff Writer

Bryce Olin lives in Seattle, WA and misses the Supersonics. He's a featured columnist for Fansided and a staff writer for Fansided's Rip City Project and Sir Charles In Charge. Follow him @bryceolin on the twitter. Contact: [email protected]

Jason Hortsch, Staff Writer

Portland native, basketball fanatic, and Portland Pilot 'til I die

Brandon Goldner, Staff Writer

Blazers fan since before I was in school, jazz lover, wanna-be writer.

Ryan Allison, Staff Writer

Ryan Allison is a Staff Writer at Rip City Project. He was originally born in Houston, Texas but has lived in California, Oregon, and Missouri. In 1999, he and his family moved to Beaverton, Oregon after his dad got a job at Nike Headquarters. He fell in love with the Portland area and the Trail Blazers. He is a graduate of Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri and has a degree in Exercise Science. He is married to his wife Brittni and they have a beautiful little girl. He hopes to one day turn his love for sports (especially basketball) into a full-time career.

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