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Official 2012 Rose bowl open in game thread

Ducks vs Badgers Wisconsin wins the toss
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Milwood in Seattle's plans?

We're hearing via MLB Trade Rumors that the M's have a possible liking towards Kevin Millwood. The Mariners have interest in free agent right-hander Kevin Millwood, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets. Seattle is looking at veteran pitchers who could join Felix Hernandez, Michael Pineda and Jason Vargas in the projected 2012 rotation. Millwood posted a 3.98 ERA with...
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Chris Polk to go PRO

More news out of UW this week. Chris Polk will leave the University of Washington to take his shot at the NFL. Polk rushed for 4,049 yards during three-plus seasons at UW. Lots of competition in the RB world this year. Alabama's Trent Richardson, Oregon's LaMichael James and Wisconsin's Montee Ball. Most draft guru's have pegged Polk as a 2nd or 3rd pick....
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Sharks vs. Canucks January 2nd Gameday OPEN Thread and INGAME Chat

Ya Ya I know we're playing the 5th game in 8 nights in 4 cities. Big Deal. These guys can hack it. There will be no fatigue vs the San Jose Sharks today at Rogers Arena. San Jose at Vancouver When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, January 2, 2012 Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia Rogers Sportsnet Pacific San Jose has the NHL's third-worst penalty kill with a...
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Higgins good to go tonight vs. Sharks

Chris Higgins spent two nights in hospital last week being treated for an infection. Tonight at 5PM PT we're hearing he'll be ready to go. And boy could we use him back eh? Higgins admits that the recurring infection, which caused his foot to swell four weeks ago, is an ongoing concern. Quote: "It's something we're looking into,"...
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Sharks vs. Canucks Betting Odds & Handicapping Preview Jan. 2

Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks Monday night matchup. The Canucks are -158 home favorites. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Canucks own the Sharks don't they? Vezina Trophy finalist Roberto Luongo (16-8-2, 2.50 GAA) has started seven straight games for the Canucks. Henrik Sedin pulled ahead of Philadelphia's Claude Giroux for...
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Seahawks 2011 Season Assessment | Was The Season A Success?

Seattle Seahawks blogger C-Mac weighs in with his 2011 No holds barred assessment of the 2011 Seattle Seahawks. This is it. The last game of the season was yesterday for the Seahawks. C-Mac points out with the Seahawks current situation though, alongside John Schneider, Pete Carroll has some time to build a winner. Year Three will be the best indicator and it can’t come soon enough.
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Seahawks Du Jour – 5 Reasons Seattle Lost to the Cardinals In Week 17

Q weighs in with five reasons the Seattle Seahawks managed to find a way to come up just short vs the Cardinals on New Years Day. A 23-20 overtime loss was a tough and bitter pill to swallow. This just in. Larry Fitzgerald was the best player on the field Sunday. David Hawthorne, and Leon Washington had special games for Seattle cementing my opinion they should both be on the team in 2012.
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Rational and Irrational Anger: Riley’s Canucks Rants and Raves

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. This week a special message to the Vancouver Canucks. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? People who attack the other team’s fans. Also The focus on Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. They’re having a great year, no doubt about it.
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Mariners close to signing Iwakuma

We're hearing from CBS Sportsline that the Mariners are close to signing Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, according to Nikkan Sports (via YakyuBaka.com). There had been reports that as many as five teams had interest in Iwakuma, and then recently the number was listed at four, including the A's, Twins and Mariners. The Pirates and Nationals were also rumored to be...
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GAME 40: CANUCKS & Sharks Can Have Resolutions Too!

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Monday San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. 7:30 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. If you call yourself a fan and aren't excited about how this rivalry has flourished, then you are crazy. Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin secured at least one point in all but three games in December. Roberto Luongo should start.
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Vancouver Canucks vs. Kings Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Justin Williams recorded a goal and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings kicked beat Vancouver 4-1 Saturday. Kevin Bieksa extended his points streak to 6 games with a goal for Vancouver.
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Flying V’s Hat Trick: Kings Overthrow Canucks in NYE Battle

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 39 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings. A 4-1 L.A. win. The Canucks were primed to take control of Saturday's game with a 4-minute power play. But the Kings came up with a huge penalty kill and their biggest win under Darryl Sutter. Mike Richards, Anze Kopitar scored back to back goals to take the lead...
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Seahawks vs. Cardinals Week 17 Offensive & Defensive Game Balls

After each week of the regular season and possibly during the NFL playoffs should the Seattle Seahawks be so lucky Dave B will stop by and bring you his Seahawks game balls. Balls are awarded to the Seahawks offensive MVP Leon Washington, and on defense this week MLB David Hawthorne.
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeff Ulbrich headed to UCLA

Report out of the VMAC has Seahawks assistant Jeff Ulbrich headed to UCLA to join Jim Mora. Danny O at the Seattle times tells us Jeff Ulbrich, the former 49ers linebacker who has been Seattle's assistant special-teams coach the past two years, is expected to join Jim Mora's staff at UCLA, according to The Los Angeles Times. Does this shock you? I'm pretty confident...
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2012 Seattle Seahawks NFL Opponents + NFL Draft Info

Seattle Seahawks blogger Q reports on the 2012 NFL Schedule announcement today of who are the Seahawks opponents in 2012. We know the Seahawks will have a coin flip with the KC Chiefs to determine which club selects 11th in the NFL draft. The loser of that toss will pick 12th. The Seahawks face Cam Newton on the road. Doesn't Robert Griffin III or Landry Jones vs. Cam Newton sound inviting?
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OFFICIAL 2012 NFL Draft Order

Here is the 2012 nfl Draft Order Including Playoff teams. (Which aren't in order) 1. Indianapolis Colts - 2-14 (.539) 2. St. Louis Rams - 2-14 (.590) 3. Minnesota Vikings - 3-13 (.559) 4. Cleveland Brown - 4-12 (.531) 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 4-12 (.551) 6. Washington Redskins - 5-11 (.477) 7. Jacksonville Jaguars - 5-11 (.500) * 8/9. Carolina Panthers - 6-10 (.504...
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Seahawks 2012 Opponents Per Sando

From Mike Sando's blog over at ESPN Seattle Seahawks Home: Green Bay, Minnesota, New England, the Jets and Dallas. Road: Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Miami and Carolina. Thoughts: Another season, another trip to Chicago. The scheduling rotation called for the third-place team from the NFC West to visit the third-place team from the NFC North. Seattle and Chicago are those...
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Only 3 QB's worth a 1st round pick on Kipers Big Board for 2012 NFL Draft

Here's the QB's in the Order Mel Ranks them on his Big Board. There's only 3 First Round QB's on his board. 1. Andrew Luck (#1) AGE: 22 DOB: 9/12/89 HT: 6-4 WT: 235 POS: QB 2. Robert Griffin III (#6) AGE: 21 DOB: 2/12/90 HT: 6-1 WT: 220 POS: QB 3. Landry Jones (#12) AGE: 22 DOB: 4/22/89 HT: 6-4 WT: 229 POS: QB
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL playoff schedule

Here's the 2012 NFL Playoff Schedule for the AFC & NFC Conferences. AFC wild-card round SATURDAY, JAN. 7 No. 6 Cincinnati (9-7) at No. 3 Houston (10-6), 4:30 ET (NBC) Reliant Stadium SUNDAY, JAN. 8 No. 5 Pittsburgh (12-4) at No. 4 Denver (8-8), 4:30 ET (CBS) Sports Authority Field at Mile High AFC divisional round Lowest remaining seed at No. 1 New England (13-3...
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What a difference a year makes!

Last year, us Seahawk fans were just finishing up watching a prime time showdown against our rivals the St. Louis Rams, on the way to a division title, and an upcoming playoff game against the defending champion Saints. What a turn of events indeed, for us beleaguered fans, this year turned out to be. 7-9, once again, but this time around, a third place finish. We all remember...
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January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Sedin grabs monthly NHL honors

From NHL.com Centers Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the month of December. THIRD STAR -- HENRIK SEDIN, C, VANCOUVER CANUCKS HENRIK SEDIN CENTER - VAN GOALS: 10 | ASST: 36 | PTS: 46 SOG: 59 | +/-: 15 Quote: ...
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January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Aldridge NBA's best young post players

Chris Palmer over at ESPN (ESPN INsider sub needed to view) Wrote this week about Trailblazers LaMarcus Aldridge as a VERY likely First-time All-Star candidate. Quote: 1. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers Projection: 21.1 pts, 8.6 reb, 2.1 ast per 40 min; 20.76 PER Save for Blake Griffin, no power forward in the game is improving as rapidly as...
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January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Seahawks vs. Cardinals Week 17 OFFICIAL Gameday Open Thread

Seattle at Arizona today 1PM PT University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale Arizona Jan 1-4:15 PM ET Record SEA 7-8 (3-4 V) ARI 7-8 (5-2 H) Matchup | Preview This is the place to post any thoughts, predictions or in game smacktalk today during the game. Sign up for our forums using the REGISTER link today. It's free. And remember. Make 100 posts I'll send you a free...
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Vancouver vs. L.A. – December 31st | NHL Highlights

Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. L.A. Kings game Saturday night? We’ve got the highlights for you. A not-so-nice 4-1 Los Angeles Kings win. Justin Williams recorded a goal and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings kicked off their six-game homestand with a 4-1 victory. Kevin Bieksa extended his points streak to six games with a goal for Vancouver. Jonathan Quick out battled Roberto Luongo.
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January 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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