I know it's the beginning of the season, but while everyone is swarming over the Seahawks, another Pacific Northwest team (also owned by Paul Allen) is on top of their league.

The Portland Trail Blazers are 22-4, a full two games ahead of the Eastern Conference leading Indiana Pacers. Portland is 11-0 against Eastern Conference teams. They are on a five game winning streak. Their best winning streak this season was 11.

Is this the rise of Rip City? It's time to pay attention.