"the nickname rip city is usually used in the context of the city's nba
team, the portland trailblazers. the term was coined by the team's legendary
play-by-play announcer bill schonely during a game against the los angeles
lakers in the blazers' first season. in a recurring segment on comcast sportsnet
northwest, schonely explained that a three-point play by blazers' player jim
barnett caused the net on the basket to rip. schonely exclaimed "rip city!" at
the sight, and a member of his broadcasting team urged him to run with that as a
rallying cry for the young team"
i finished the double bind. wow. great find at my liitle north portland library. the end really threw me for a loop. it kinda got me excited. i think it would be an interesting book club discussion. it would be fun to read the double bind and then the great gatsby and discuss. oohh, fun.