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Monday, March 5th, 2018

NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST LAUNCHES TRAIL BLAZERS OUTSIDERS CONTEST – OFFERING FANS CHANCE TO APPEAR ON THE SHOW

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PORTLAND, Ore. March 5, 2018 — NBC Sports Northwest today announced the launch of their Trail Blazers Outsiders contest. A unique opportunity, the contest allows Portland Trail Blazers fans the chance to appear on the multi-platform interactive show alongside the Trail Blazers Outsiders hosts.

Trail Blazers Outsiders, which began as a digital-only show in December 2017, airs on non-game weekdays at 7 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Northwest. The 30-minute live show, hosted by die-hard Blazers fans, provides a fresh fan take on the game with insightful analysis and interactive discussion among fellow fans.

Through the contest, fans have the opportunity to submit their own “Why I should appear on Trail Blazers Outsiders?” video, now through March 18. Three passionate fans, whose videos showcase their personality and Blazers knowledge, will be chosen as finalists and appear live on Trail Blazers Outsiders. Viewers will ultimately pick their favorite finalist to appear as a guest “Outsider” through a public vote.

Fans can enter online at NBCSportsNorthwest.com and on Twitter by posting their video and tagging @NBCSNorthwest and #BlazersOutsidersContest.

Trail Blazers Outsiders is hosted by three local fans who are passionate about the Trail Blazers and the Portland community. The hosts consist of a trio of: Joe Simons, a die-hard Blazers fan who spent his formative years in Portland and served as the radio voice of University of Idaho basketball for two seasons; Shain Brenden, a comedian, writer, and Trail Blazer fanatic who loves talking Blazer basketball, but his true aspiration is to one day become a ‘celebration move’ consultant for high-profile NBA players; and Dan Marang, a long-time writer and podcaster for SB Nation’s Blazers Edge.

Viewers can watch and engage in the conversation on NBC Sports Northwest’s Twitter and Facebook pages. Coverage also includes exclusive post-show conversations on Facebook Live immediately following Trail Blazers Outsiders at 7:30 p.m. PT.

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