Seattle comes up short 17-19
Heading into the game I had a feeling the Seahawks were going to lose a close game. I sure wish I had been wrong like I have been many times before.
Unfortunately, from the beginning of the game it was clear that the Seahawks were unable to match the 49ers intensity on Sunday.
I’m not upset a by this loss at all, in-fact I feel better about it than...
Name: LaMarcus Aldridge
Position: Power Forward
Last Week’s Stats: 26.3 PPG, 12.8 RPG, 55.8 FG%
For just the second time in his career, LaMarcus Aldridge heard chants of “MVP!” at the Moda Center this past week.
Needless to say, the chants were well-deserved, and the big man has earned honors in this week’s Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight.
Before we dive...
Nice little run…
Canucks gameday links: NWSB Matchup Insight | NWSB Preview + Prediction
The Vancouver Canucks will go for their fifth-straight win tonight as the Carolina Hurricanes hit town for their lone visit of the season.
The Canucks are coming off a solid 3-1 win over the Avalanche last night but the team will have to tighten up their play once again after a slow first period...
Seahawks’ keys to success
Throughout the decades, there have been many great rivalries throughout the NFL. Currently, the greatest rivalry in football is the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.
This week, Seahawks fans — myself included — donated money to fly a banner that reads “Go Hawks – 12″ over Candlestick Park just prior to the game on Sunday. I thought...
Growing up, one of the best parts of watching the game, sometimes even more so than the game itself, wasn’t always Don Cherry’s suit, but rather trying to figure out which three players were going to be honored with the post-game skate after being nominated one of the “3 Stars” of the night.
Over their last ten games the Vancouver Canucks barely have a winning...
An Ode to Disillusionment
This was supposed to be Zack Kassian‘s year. Out with Alain Vigneault and his decidedly bad reputation – earned fairly or otherwise – for developing youngsters, and in with John Tortorella; he of the excellent track record with prospects.
All signs pointed to Kassian’s role increasing with the club. Over the course of the summer the media and fans...
Seahawks Look to Continue Magical Run
The Seattle Seahawks more than served notice last week that they are THE team to beat in the NFL with their absolute annihilation of the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.
Next up for the Hawks is a date with the San Francisco 49ers – a team that they dominated in the last two meetings, but a team that beat them 13-6 the last time they played...
Jack Z Jay Z and a lot of Zeros
To borrow a phrase from Mr. Niehaus, My oh my what a long night. As most west coasters were waking up in anticipation of a TGIF day at work Mariners Jack GM Jack Zduriencik and Robinson Cano‘s agent Jay Z were finishing up details on a block buster deal for Robinson Cano to play in the Emerald City.
The deal is reportedly for 10 years and $240...
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...