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Homecoming — Seahawks Face Raiders In NFL Week 9

Seahawks Must Be Careful With Raiders On the surface, everything looks just so for the Seattle Seahawks in week 9 of the NFL schedule. After playing three of the last four games on the road the Hawks get to go home to the roaring comfort of Century Link Field to face a winless opponent in the Oakland Raiders. How could the Seahawks possibly lose this game?  It seems nearly impossible...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Part Ways With Justin Smoak – Is Saunders Next?

Slugging First Baseman Now A Jay In a move that one had to figure was coming sooner or later the Seattle Mariners finally made a decision about their problems at first base this week.  Justin Smoak was placed on waivers and claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays. What it means, at least for now, is that the Mariners are going to go with Logan Morrison at first.  I say “for now” because...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers Takeaways

Hawks Snap Two Game Losing Streak With Win The Seattle Seahawks went into Carolina in a bit of trouble.  A loss meant that the team would have lost three games in a row dropping their record to 3-4 and making it very tough for them to make the playoffs. Fortunately, that’s not what happened.  It was a bit ugly, but the Seahawks showed some fortitude against a tough opponent on...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is It Must Win Time? Seahawks at Panthers Preview

Seattle Must Make Statement After suffering two losses in a row for the first time in what seems like forever the Seattle Seahawks head to the east coast to take on a very tough Carolina Panthers team this Sunday. I think it’s fair to say that the Seahawks have not been themselves as of late in virtually every facet of the game.  When you combine their 3-3 record and recent performance...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Special teams shaky and penalties persist in latest Seahawks loss

Seahawks Drop Two In Row Before the game and the Percy Harvin fiasco I predicted the Seattle Seahawks would lose this game.  There is zero joy in predicting that the Seahawks would drop their second game in a row but that’s just what happened. Thanks to a plethora of penalties and some very gutsy play calling by Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher the Rams were able to just outlast what...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid reaction– Percy Harvin Traded By The Seahawks

“Sooner” Came Much Sooner Than Anyone Thought I’m not about to sit here and tell you that I foresaw the Seattle Seahawks trading Percy Harvin Friday evening to the New York Jets.  No one did, and if they claim to, I have a feeling that they also sell Amway products. What I am going to tell you is that the Seattle Seahawks making this move to get rid of Harvin was inevitable...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is Jack eyeing?  Seattle Mariners Top Free Agent Targets

Adding Offense Must Be Priority For M’s For the Seattle Mariners the 2014 season is finished.  Yes, the MLB playoffs rage on but the Mariners fell a single game short of joining the postseason party.  I know many of you are still pointing to one game or another that they should have won or some stat where the M’s were lacking in 2014. I say it’s time to move forward. It...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Seattle Seahawks Faceoff With The St. Louis Rams This Week

If You Thought The Cowboys Were Tough… Still smarting from an ugly loss at home to the Cowboys your Seattle Seahawks travel to St. Louis to face the division rival Rams this weekend. And it just might get ugly yet again for the Seahawks. Multiple issues for the Hawks seem to be getting worse, not better as the season progresses.  Here’s a look at what I’ll be watching for...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

My Takeaways From Seahawks Home Loss To The Cowboys

Seahawks Are Not The Same Team In 2014 One thing is clear as of Week 6 of the 2014-15 NFL season. Your 2014 Seattle Seahawks are not the same team they were a year ago. This past Sunday, Seattle was handed its first home loss of the year (30-23) to the Dallas Cowboys, and quite frankly, it was not that close. To make matters worse, now the team has some injury trouble. Byron...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Something To Remember:  Seattle Mariners 2014 Season Rewind

Expectations Now Higher Than Ever From the streak of games Felix Hernandez put together pitching seven innings while allowing two or fewer runs, or playing meaningful games until the last day of the regular season, the 2014 Seattle Mariners certainly are something to remember. As the postseason progresses without the Mariners I thought I’d take some time to review some of my most...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

What I’m Watching As The Seahawks Take On The Cowboys

Dallas Is No Picnic This Time The Seattle Seahawks will square off against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6 of the NFL season in their only home game in October. Normally when I see Dallas on the Seahawk’s schedule I start giggling thinking about all of those Tony Romo blunders I have witnessed over the past several years. This year, the Cowobys are different however. The self proclaimed...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

My Takeaways From Seahawks at Washington

Score Does Not Reflect Hawk’s Domination Having watched the primetime Monday Night Football contest between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington a couple of times now it’s clear to me that the Hawks should have run away with that game. As you know, Washington seemed to hang around until well into the 4th quarter and it really wasn’t because of anything they did–  It was because...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins vs. Seahawks — What I Am Watching For

A blowout in the making? The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks make their first appearance on Monday night football during the NFL’s week five in a match up that may have lost some of its luster. The host team, the Washington Redskins, have lost Robert Griffin III to injury and really have not looked like the potent team they once were in the NFC.  Most odds makers...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

The American League Cy Young Debate: Kluber vs. Felix

Does Cleveland’s Kluber Have A Shot vs. Felix? In the midst of one of Seattle Mariner’s Ace Felix Hernandez‘s worst starts of his career a strange argument erupted between some east coast colleagues of mine.  In a single sentence, the argument went something like this. This start just cost Felix Hernandez the 2014 AL Cy Young award. The start in question is the Felix’s 2nd...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: 5 storylines entering 2014-15 NBA season

Plenty To Talk About The Portland Trail Blazers have officially begun training camp, which means one thing. Basketball is back in Rip City. As fun as the offseason has been for fans across the league (we can thank LeBron James and Kevin Love for that), it was a relatively quiet summer for the Trail Blazers. The two moves that made headlines were the signings of Steve Blake and Chris...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks – 5 Games To Watch

We’re nearly there… As of this writing, Vancouver Canucks fans are not yet penciling in a potential parade route, with the team sitting at a so-so 3-2 in the preseason. Sure, they have only played three teams so far during the exhibition schedule — the Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks and the Arizona Coyotes. Notice, though, the key word in the first sentence is “penciling”...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Takeaways From Superbowl Rematch With Broncos

Hawks Head Into Bye Week With Win The Seattle Seahawks reminded everyone, especially the Denver Broncos, that they got to, and won, Superbowl 48 for a reason this past Sunday by once again beating Peyton Manning and the rest of the crew in blue and orange. The game was monumentally closer compared to the Superbowl. Looking back, there were things to like and not like on both sides...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Championship odds approaching 2014-15 NBA season

Rip City Championship Odds When you think about the 2014-15 NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers don’t come across as championship favorites. Their showing last year was impressive to say the least, but to win a title, it will have to go through the powers out West — not to mention at least one power out East — to make it happen. All that said, Portland will enter training...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Portland Trail Blazers prospect has the highest upside entering 2014-15 NBA season?

Youth and Potential When you look at the Portland Trail Blazers roster entering the 2014-15 NBA season, it’s clear that there’s a monumental disparity between what the starters have done and what the bench has done in the recent past. In fact, the second unit has been the worst in the league in numerous categories for two years running, while the starters have been No. 1 in...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Replaces Chris Young In the Mariners Starting Rotation?

Young And His Struggles Moving To The Pen Seattle Mariners Skipper, Lloyd McClendon, has been kind to Chris Young and his struggles, and he continues to be as he has made the decision to pull his lanky right hander from the M’s starting rotation. McClendon said, courtesy of the Tri-City Herald‘s Bob Dutton “I think he’s probably out of gas from a starting standpoint.  He’s...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Consecutive Losses Have M’s In Do Or Die Scenario

The Seattle Mariners’ Postseason Hopes Fading Not long ago, the Seattle Mariners‘ future in the 2014 playoff chase seemed a lot more secure than it is now.  With nine games left to play, a reasonable goal of winning six of those nine games would likely have propelled the M’s into October baseball. Things change quickly in pennant chases, however. With three consecutive losses...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Trail Blazers Bench

The Pine Some may call them glorified fans with the best seats in the house. Others look at them as the best towel wavers in the league. But for those who truly follow the game, they will know how important the bench unit is to the success of a team in search of a championship. Many of these guys were THE MAN at some point in their basketball careers, but now they play second fiddle...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Pennant Chase Update

Blink and Your Mood Will Change Up and Down, Winning and Losing, Hope and Despair, yes, it’s meaningful baseball in September.  Did you forget what that felt like the past 10 years or so Seattle Mariner fans? Let’s Talk Hope As it stands at the moment the M’s are embroiled in a chase for both Wild Card spots in the American League.  They currently trail the Royals by just...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Touch Decisions For McClendon Should M’s Make Postseason

Who’s Your 25? With just over a week to go in the regular season it is time to start thinking about something that Seattle Mariner’s fans have not had to think about for quite a long time. Who should the Seattle Mariners put on their post season roster? A post season birth is a great thing and it would be a huge thing for the Mariners and their fans to once again get a taste...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Improvement Needed In Week 3 for Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Must Put Chargers Game Behind Them It wasn’t pretty out there in Week 2 for the 2014 Seattle Seahawks. After a pretty convincing win over the Packers in Week 1 the Seahawks took a step backwards in Week 2 against the San Diego Chargers.  The Hawks looked over matched in many areas of the game. You can point fingers to the heat that was going on in San Diego and try and...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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