The Portland Timbers got a bit of the Hollywood treatment this past week. Well, not the Timbers players or really anybody, but certainly the club and the game. If you're like me and don't really watch TV, besides sports, you might be surprised to find out that our favorite soccer team was featured fairly prominently on one of the latest episodes of Grimm, NBC's gritty, supernatural cop drama set here in Portland.
In the scene, you can see three characters watching the Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes home game, though I believe it's from the July 3rd, 2012 game. Two of the characters are wearing Timbers gear, one a scarf the other a sweatshirt. Both are yelling as one would typically expect when the Timbers are running toward the goal, though with perhaps not quite as much enthusiasm. Sadly, the scarf is not a Timbers Army scarf.
Of course, there seems to be little coincidence that the show is broadcast by NBC who also owns the NBC Sports Network. It appears that NBC is willing to branch out a bit and market its matches, as well as MLS, through at least one of its shows. It also helps that Grimm seems to be increasingly reliant on showcasing just how "Portland" it really is.
According to people on Reddit, the episode was supposed to air last week, but due to the Boston incident, it was pushed back. This episode is supposed to air this week, or something. I'm really not sure.
What do you think of the scene from Grimm? Do you watch, or enjoy the show?