Friday, July 13, 2007

Timber Jim Night at PGE Park Tonight!

It's always Timber Jim night whenever the Timbers play, but tonight the legendary Portland icon will be honored by having tonight designated Timber Jim Bobblehead night! The first 2,000 fans will be given the supercool collectible to proudly display on their own personal trophy shelf. Cheers to that!

The Timbers will face the California so-called Victory tonight at 8:00. The game will also be televised on the Fox Soccer Channel, so you have no excuse to not see 'em live or on the glass teat. The Timbers played the Victory last week down south and beat them 3-0, and the two meet again on Sunday here in town. No doubt, this is going to be a gritty little weekend since the California squad will be looking for some much needed payback. But redemption is difficult when you're last in the league. The Timbers, who definitely know what it feels like to scrape the bottom of the standings, have fared better this year (we're currently in fourth position) but will not be holding any flowers out to the floundering USL newbies.

Also, as many of you here in P-town already know, Bob Kellett, the invaluable Oregonlive Timbers blogger, has sadly stepped down. His analytical and informative match reports were always a must read for supporters of the team, and in a town that hasn't always been kind to the Timbers in terms of actual team coverage (not simply advertising the hella awesome Timbers Army supporters waging fun in the stands), Kellett's voice was a major asset. Luckily, Kellett will still be manning the ever-so-popular Offside blog, so he's not gone forever. Cheers!

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