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Three Bold Predictions for the 2016 Seattle Mariners

After 14 Years Are The Playoffs Realistic For M’s? With the arrival of February comes the start of spring training in the MLB.  We also now have a pretty good idea of what the Mariners bullpen, rotation, and starting lineups will look like in 2016.  The only remaining question—just how successful will this new team with all these new faces be? With that I give you my three...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2016 Seattle Mariners Bullpen Possibilities

Bullpen Biggest Question Mark For M’s The Seattle Mariners rotation and lineups are pretty well set headed into spring.  Sure, there could be a few surprises after spring training concludes but nothing seems as unsettled for the M’s as their bullpen. Unlike the possibilities for the 2016 Seattle Mariners lineups or the Mariners starting rotation, the M’s bullpen has to be...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Is The Next Seattle Seahawks Head Coach?

Conspiracy?  Is There All Ready A Deal? The Seattle Seahawks have been to the playoffs the last four years.  The middle two of those four years, they went to the Super Bowl.  All of this has happened under the watch of Pete Carroll, the Seahawks seemingly ageless, energetic coach. “It’s not how you start, it is how you finish”  Could Carroll be finished after 2016? ...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Seahawks Free Agent To Do List

Schneider and Carroll Have Busy Off-season Ahead Whether you have accepted the Seattle Seahawks early departure from the playoffs or not, one thing should be crystal clear– the Hawks have a lot of free agents to deal with this spring.  Some are obviously higher priority than the others but no one can argue that there are not key guys who are now free agents. As you might now...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks, Panthers Play Just 30 Minutes Each

Panthers Hang On To First Half Win If you were fortunate enough to watch the Seattle Seahawks taking on the Carolina Panthers in the NFC divisional playoff game, you saw one of the most unique football games ever played in the NFL.  Never have I seen both teams in a single game play at such a high level in one half and such a low level in the other half.  In the end, the Panthers...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Supersonics Just Moved All Over Again

Two Cities, Two Sports, But Just One Story One of the more interesting facets of human beings is what we choose to invest our emotions in.  For a large percentage of people around the globe one of those things is sports.  Whether it is soccer riots in Europe, hockey fights in Canada or sumo wrestling in Japan, sports and all the emotions accompanied with them, are imbedded as...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks Look For Redemption Versus Panthers

NFC Divisional Playoff Looks To Be A Wild One It’s full steam ahead for the Seattle Seahawks after an amazingly fortunate win in the NFC Wild Card game last week.  There will be no extreme cold to deal with this week as the Seattle’s win propelled them to the divisional round where they’ll face the Carolina Panthers.  The Seahawks have to be hungry for a win over the Panthers...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Fate — It Favors Fools and Football Teams Named Seahawks

Seahawks Escape With Stunning Win Over Vikings The game started for the Minnesota Vikings with an ominous sign.  The Vikings team Gjallarhorn shattered in the frigid temperatures right before game time.  Could the shattering of a Viking horn be the foreshadow of the shattering of a playoff dream? As far as the Seattle Seahawks were concerned, they had simply traveled to Minnesota...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks Playoff Party Will Be Piercing, Polar Cold

Do The Vikings Even Have A Chance? The Seattle Seahawks advanced to the playoffs in the 2015-6 NFL season as the number six, and last seeded team in the NFC.  Does that seeding system automatically mean the Seahawks are the most likely to lose their playoff game this weekend? Hardly. The Seahawks will face off against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card match up, a team...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Seahawks Stun Cards To Wrap Up The Regular Season

Seahawks Records Fall As Seattle Heads To Playoffs I’m going to be perfectly honest with you.  I did not see this kind of performance coming from the Seattle Seahawks as they trounced the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale Sunday, 36-6.  The energizing win certainly gives the Seahawks all the momentum as they head to the NFL playoffs. The improbability of this kind of statement win...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The Finale – Seahawks At Cardinals To End 2015/16 Regular Season

Seahawks In, But A Win Could Net The Five Seed The stage is now set for the Seattle Seahawks final regular season game of the NFL 2015 season.  The opponent is the already crowned, 2015 NFC West Champions—The Arizona Cardinals.  Despite the Cardinals already locking up the division crown, both Seattle and Arizona have something to play for on Sunday, however. A Seahawks win...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

The 2016 Seattle Mariners Starting Rotation Possibilities

Who Goes When In the M’s Rotation? A new year has dawned and the Seattle Mariners of 2016 look just as new as the year does, under the watchful eyes of new Mariners’ General Manager Jerry Dipoto. Much the way we discussed the Mariners lineup possibilities, there are just as many interesting nuances and numbers to sort through when you try to come up with the M’s starting...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Seahawks Still Struggle To Stymie St. Louis

Turnovers, Penalties, Sloppiness Returns The Seattle Seahawks had to keep winning to ensure the number five seed in the playoffs.  Their luck ran out when the team that always seems to give them fits came to town, the St. Louis Rams. The worst part of the loss is that Seattle lost the game, the Rams did not win it. Mistakes, penalties, fumbles, miscues, all of the things we thought...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Seahawks Are Home For The Rams In Week 16

Seahawks Need To Win Out To Ensure #5 Seed When it comes to the St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks, all bets are off.  The NFC West division rivals play each other very hard and you can pretty much forget about who has the better record, the least number of injuries, and all the other stuff we usually look at. The Rams play the Seahawks tough, and the Seahawks play the Rams...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Make No Plans For January 10th — The Seahawks Are In The Playoffs

Seahawks Clinch A Playoff Birth With Win Over Browns The Seattle Seahawks hosted the Cleveland Browns Sunday Afternoon needing a win to secure a playoff birth for the fourth consecutive season. Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin made absolutely sure that happened. The Seahawks easily defeated the Browns, 30-13, securing at least a number six seed in the playoffs and Wilson re-wrote...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Exploring The New, 2016 Seattle Mariners Lineup Possibilities

Dipoto Has Re-Shaped M’s Lineup Card With the winter meetings complete, it would appear the Mariners, and their high octane General Manager, Jerry Dipoto, have finally settled on the general appearance of the M’s roster.  Sure, there could still be more moves coming but we have enough information to start exploring what the M’s will look like come April. Aoki gets on base...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Down The Home Stretch —  Seahawks Host Browns

More Winning Needed The Seattle Seahawks have just three games left in their regular season.  Next up, it’s the Cleveland Browns, an opponent the Seahawks can ill afford to look past. While it’s true the Hawks currently hold the number five seed in the NFL playoffs, the only way to guarantee that position, at this point, is to keep on winning.  Fortunately for Seahawks fans...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks Win Big In Baltimore — Move Into 5 Seed

Wilson Re-Writing Record Books The Seattle Seahawks went into Baltimore Sunday to face the Ravens in a contest many folks thought would turn out to be a bit of a joke before it was over. It turns out “many folks” were correct. The Seahawks left little doubt against the Ravens, beating them 35-6.  The victory by the Hawks sent the Baltimore crowd home a bit early and gave Tarvaris...
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle Of The Birds —  Ravens Host Seahawks

Things Have Changed Way back in April of 2015, the Seattle Seahawks schedule was officially released.  I predicted just three losses for the Hawks in 2015—the season opener against the Rams, the Packers, and the game now before us, the game against the Baltimore Ravens. My oh my, how things have changed. The Seahawks did in fact lose the two other games I predicted they would...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading 2015 Trades: Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto

Not A Game Played Under Dipoto, But He’s Done Lots It was the end of September, barely two months ago, when Jerry Dipoto took over for the Seattle Mariners as their new General Manager.  In his earliest interviews as chief M’s navigator, Dipoto was very direct about where the Mariners roster currently stood.  He liked the core group of players like Felix Hernandez, Robinson...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The Seattle Seahawks Plunder the Minnesota Vikings

Seahawks Conquer In Impressive Win In a game the Seattle Seahawks really need to win to keep their playoff hopes off life support, the Hawks sailed their way into Minnesota, burned their ships, and stole their golden child running back’s heart as they went on to an impressive 38-7 win. I believe this victory marks a major turning point for the Seahawks.  They have indeed found...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Road Trip — Seahawks Visit Vikings In Key Matchup

Seahawks Largest Remaining Challenge Is The Vikings As the NFL playoff picture comes into focus, the Seattle Seahawks still find themselves riding a very fine line.  While it’s true if the Seahawks season were to end today they would make the playoffs, there is little to no margin of error for Seattle.  Continuing to win is the only insurance for the Hawks in this scenario but...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks Offense Awakens—Drops 39 On Steelers

Defense, Pass Rush Now The Issue In a rematch of Super Bowl XL, many, including me, expected a defensive, low scoring battle.  That’s not really what we got.  Instead, the Seattle Seahawks offense woke up, threw the ball, ran the ball and made the game into a good ole fashioned shootout. You heard me—The Seahawks offense was involved in a legitimate, barn burning shootout...
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November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XL Rematch —  Seahawks Host Steelers

Winning Streak Needed For Hawks To Make Playoffs The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming to town.  You remember them.  They are the ones that benefited from a series of bad penalties thrown at the Seattle Seahawks during their first ever Super Bowl appearance. Bill Leavy may well have come clean, years later, about the fact that he was wrong throwing those flags against the Seahawks...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Trader Jerry — The Seattle Mariners Keep Dealing

Dipoto Shows No Signs of Stopping M’s Overhaul The Seattle Mariners new General Manager, Jerry Dipoto, has his foot on the gas and he’s not letting up anytime soon. In less than 30 days, Dipoto has acquired through trade RHP Nathan Karns, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser, OF Boog Powell, RHP Joaquin Benoit, OF Leonys Martin and RHP Anthony Bass.  Additionally, Dipoto has landed Franklin...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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