No Doubt Now
For those around the league thinking the Portland Trail Blazers weren’t for real, let’s hope they tuned in to last night’s contest that pitted the Oklahoma City Thunder against the high-flying Blazers.
Entering a game that would help sort out which of the two teams were better in the Western Conference, Portland saw themselves drop behind early but eventually make...
Seahawks Fantasy Start + Sit vs. 49ers
What a performance by the Seattle Seahawks Monday night – total domination in every aspect of the game against the Saints.
This week they head back out onto the road – red-hot and looking to essentially lock up first place in the NFC.
Standing in their way, the stout and improving San Francisco 49ers defense – Seattle’s biggest challenge...
Hitting Their Stride
Heading into Monday night’s matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks, many believed the game would be a close contest that pitted the top-two NFC teams against one another.
With several ‘experts’ predicting the Saints to win and several picking the Seahawks, it was clear that there was still a divide as to who should be considered...
Canucks finish off trip with big win
There’s something about Ryan Kesler and Nashville that turns him into a monster for the Vancouver Canucks.
It could be the horrendous yellow jerseys, perhaps the country music or even maybe that Tennessee moonshine – but whatever it is the Canucks should bottle it up.
Kesler was the best player on the ice in the Canucks 3-1 win over Nashville...
Behind Enemy Lines
It’s easy to find comfort within the confines of familiar territory. For Portland Trail Blazers fans, that means Rip City, as well as the Moda Center arena formerly known as the Rose Garden.
It’s when you step out of your comfort zone and breach enemy grounds that you learn about the outside world, and this past week, I took that step toward diversifying my...
When two plates collide they often produce earthquakes of varying degrees at different intervals. Often times these large earthquakes have consequences after their arrival, namely aftershocks. Apparently Marshawn Lynch‘s Beast Quake was no exception to that rule.
For, on Monday night in front of the loudest crowd ever recorded, the first aftershock of Lynch’s...
Mason Dixon Line Hockey Time
Canucks gameday links: NWSB Matchup Insight | NWSB Preview + Prediction
The Vancouver Canucks are in Nashville looking to close out their four-game road trip with a win over the Predators after splitting a pair of afternoon games over the weekend.
The Canucks lost nine games during the month of November and will be looking to continue the turnaround...
Seahawks playoff bound
It was the biggest stage of the NFL regular season. Monday Night Football. 12th Man roaring. The two best teams in the NFL were set to give us one amazing show during prime time and for Seahawks fans, there was certainly no disappointment.
The Seattle Seahawks came out from the first play confident, charged and downright dominate in a 34-7 crushing of...
Week 5 Video Breakdown
All good things must come to an end, and that’s exactly what happened when the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the Phoenix Suns half way through Week 5 of the 2013-14 NBA campaign.
After defeating the lowly New York Knicks, Portland let its guard down against one of the supposed tankers of this season. The team’s 11-game winning streak came to an end,...
Seahawks dismantle Saints
All week-long people have wondered who the best team in the NFC was. Some people believed it was the Seahawks while others were convinced that it was the New Orleans Saints.
Monday Night the Seahawks left little to no doubters that they are in fact the best team in the NFC, if not the entire NFL.
On the opening drive of the game Drew Brees tested Richard...
Just hit the snooze button M’s fans
So I awoke late on Monday from my self-induced turkey coma to the new that Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik has made his first offseason move in prelude of the 2014 Seattle Mariners campaign.
The Mariners have signed utility infielder Willie Bloomquist. Whoopty doo!
If you are sensing sarcasm in my words you would be correct. But...
PDX Beats LA
A day when the Los Angeles Lakers lose is a good day, but when it is done by the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers, that good day suddenly becomes a great day; and what a great day Sunday was.
Taking on the Lakers in Los Angeles, the Blazers claimed an early lead, saw it dwindle, burst for 41 points in the third, and eventually held off the Lakers to secure their 14th...
Seattle’ keys to success
After a week of much-needed rest the NFL’s top team will face their biggest test of the season when they host the 9-2 New Orleans Saints.
The Seahawks always seem to struggle in the game following their bye week.
Head coach Pete Carroll has pushed the team through many of the issues that have plagued past Seahawks teams but he has yet to master the...
World & 12th man on his shoulders
One injury and two suspensions later, and Byron Maxwell has found himself starting for the Seattle Seahawks at cornerback.
Surely this isn’t how the former sixth-round pick from Clemson envisioned his ascension towards the top of the Seahawks depth chart, but one can only hope he’s come to terms with it over the prolonged break in-between...
There’s No Place Like Home
The New Orleans Saints travel to Seattle on Monday to take on the Seahawks, and the playoff implications couldn’t be higher.
The Saints are currently in second in the NFC at 9-2, with Seattle holding down the top spot at 10-1.
The victor of this match up could likely be awarded the number one playoff seed and home field advantage throughout the post...
Tops in the NFC
On Monday night the thunder of 60,000+ voices will echo all across the northwest, signaling the return of ESPN’s Monday Night Football to Seattle for a huge — and I mean HUGE – matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks. Oh what a night it will be.
The 9-2 Saints, a team rejuvenated by the return of Sean Payton, have looked like a Super...
A Step in the Right Direction
Apparently two days rest and a trip East was just what the doctor ordered for the Vancouver Canucks. Coming off what was probably the worst home-stand in recent Canucks history, Vancouver silenced their critics for at least one night as they toyed with the Ottawa Senators en route to a 5-2 victory.
It was the first time since last Friday that they eclipsed...
First in the NFC on the Line
The marquee matchup on the NFL week 13 schedule will have to wait until Monday this week when the New Orleans Saints travel to CenturyLink to take on the Seattle Seahawks. A win will go a long way in determining the first seed in the NFC and will likely give the victor home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
New Orleans (9-2) at Seattle (10...
Nucks Take The Capital
Canucks gameday links: NWSB Matchup Insight | NWSB Preview + Prediction
After struggling to get things going at home the Vancouver Canucks are back out on the road to take on the Ottawa Senators in the nation’s capital.
The Canucks secured only 5 of a possible 12 points on their recent home stand but will be looking to be more efficient on the road starting...
Change is on the Horizon
Assuming you’ve either left your house or have a Twitter account, news has reached you that Walter Thurmond and Brandon Browner are facing suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
With this two-pronged blow – one of many – to the Seattle Seahawks reputation, Thurmond will be forced to miss the next four games and Browner could...
Rip City-Bay Area Rivalry?
The Portland Trail Blazers have lacked an NBA rival for years. Once upon a time the Seattle Supersonics fit the bill, but their move to Oklahoma City eliminated the one-time I-5 Rivalry.
Even teams such as the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers have provided entertainment throughout the years, as they’ve gone back and fourth with the...
Class of 2011 forever!
Well, that homestand was a let down.
As the memories of that long road trip and the dominance of the Sedin/Kesler line fade, the Vancouver Canucks are stuck in a rut of playing well, but not good enough to win. It’s a familiar feeling over the past few years.
They’re in tough. We figured they might be over the summer, with realignment and regression playing...
Seahawks Fantasy Start + Sit vs. Saints
The Seattle Seahawks emerge from their bye a little worse for wear after the suspension of two of their three Stud cornerbacks to take on a team that can leapfrog them for first overall in the NFC.
The Saints, with their high powered offense and improving defense come to town Monday night for what has all the makings of a classic.
Better late than never, right?
It’s been 12 days since I said I would deliver part two of the Canucks at 20 games. Fast forward 12 days and 6 games later (two of which I was at, one of those I don’t remember that much of) and we’ve got the Canucks after 26 games.
Since part 1 went online the Canucks have played six games and won only once. Luckily for your old pal Mitch, that...
Really? Martin Erat?
You probably cringed as you read that. If you didn’t you’re one of the few who assumes that the Washington Capitals are shipping the disgruntled forward out-of-town and taking back a terrible contract, perhaps David Booths?
In case you missed it, TSN Insider Pierre LeBrun said today that the Canucks (amongst other teams) have shown mild interest in Capitals...