‘You’re A Mess. Welcome To Being An Athlete.’

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on March 21, 2014
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“Jesus Dan, you are a mess. Welcome to being an athlete.”

That’s what my boxing coach, Molly McConnell said when I told her I had come back from seeing  the doctor for several bruised ribs. I didn’t protect my side during a recent sparing match, and the guy got in a couple of good hooks. I don’t blame him, I blame myself. I should have been …

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Portland Thunder Missed the Mark in Season Opener

Posted by Jake Baez on March 18, 2014

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The Portland Thunder opened up their season in rhythm, completing pass after pass as they moved the ball down for a touchdown on the opening drive of franchise history.

After that drive, however, the San Jose Sabercats took over, defeating the Thunder 64-34 in the final game of Week 1. Starting quarterback Russ Michna threw touchdown passes on three …

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Portland Arena Football Ready For Debut

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 17, 2014

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PORTLAND — The curtain is about to be pulled back on the city’s newest professional sports team as the Portland Thunder debut Monday night in the Moda Center.

The franchise was revealed last October and the past five months have been a whirlwind to get everything ready for kick-off.  Clackamas entrepreneur Terry Emmert bought the rights to the …

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Punches To The Head And Ego

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on March 1, 2014

You can’t always walk away from trying something new, and feel happy about it.

That’s how I felt today in the boxing ring. I went in with a positive attitude, looking forward to trying some new moves I learned earlier in the week. But when the sparing started, I was a complete mess. My brain knew what it wanted to do, …

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Boxing As Much About Psychology As Punches

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 24, 2014
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“What I’m learning is that getting good as a boxer, at least in practice, is 95% physical and 5% mental. But once you’re in the ring, it’s almost the other way around, as you’re trying to not only out punch your opponent, but also out think them.”

As training continues for KXL Afternoon News Anchor Dan Mitchinson’s first boxing …

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