By Wally Jeter
Just to get everyone excited for the season, let's take a look at this grainy footage from 11/15/2008. The night the Pilots took down a much hyped University of Washington Huskies team in the first game of the 2008-2009 season. Their team had future NBA players Isaiah Thomas, Quincy Pondexter, and Jon Brockman but we had future lawyer Ethan Niedermeyer along with Nik Raivio and Robin Smeulders playing out of their minds. After this night, they never played us in Portland again.
Technicals: 3 PORTLAND ( R Smeulders 2 ) WASHINGTON ( J Brockman 1 )
Officials: Michael Eggers, Rick Batsell, Ken Ditty