Prior to the Western Conference Finals tipping off, Oregonian columnist and midday host for Portland’s 102.9 The Game, John Canzano predicted the Trail Blazers would end the Golden State Warriors season in six games.
Dan Patrick Show producer, Paul “Paulie” Pabst wondered if Canzano’s prediction was legitimate or just a homer pick, considering the Trail Blazers are heavy underdogs. With Paulie wanting to offer Canzano a $1,000 wager on the series, the Portland sports media personality joined The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday.
Instead of cash, Paulie suggested a dinner bet to avoid any conflict of interest for Canzano as a media member. If the Trail Blazers win, Paulie will buy Canzano and his family dinner at a nice downtown Portland restaurant, but if the Warriors win, the entire Dan Patrick Show will be treated to dinner on Canzano’s dime.
A confident Canzano told the DP Show he expects the Blazers to steal one of the first two games in Golden State, before heading to Portland to win both contests taking a 3-1 series lead. “I think Golden State’s in a little trouble here,” Canzano added.