Roger Goodell

The NFL – “Are You Not Entertained?”

What a horrible few weeks the NFL has had. I can’t remember a time when the league has been through such a public relations nightmare and it doesn’t seem ready to end any time soon. It began, almost quietly enough, with Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy. In July, Hardy was convicted of two domestic […]

Seahawks Broncos

Seattle Seahawks Will Be Just Fine As They Gear Up For Super Bowl Rematch

Anyone who has followed a team over the course of an entire season knows how quickly narratives surrounding teams can fluctuate. Winning will predictably generate endless praise and adoration like it did after the Seattle Seahawks’ week one blowout of the Green Bay Packers. Losing, on the other hand, will generate all sorts of reactionary […]

Seahawks Broncos

Brian Hight’s Week Three NFL Picks

After an abysmal 5-11 start in week one, I bounced back slightly in week two for an 8-8 record, making my overall record for the season 13-19. My goal at this point is to get back to .500 by week four and start racking up after that. You’ll note that due to a snafu on […]

Portland Triathlon

Triathletes Prep For Sunday’s 8th Annual Portland Triathlon

Column written by Kat Banks, writer for, a partner of Oregon Sports News Temperatures are expected to soar over 90 degrees this Sunday, but that won’t stop more than 1,000 competitors ready to race to the finish in the 2014 Portland Triathlon. Participants should be able to effectively beat the heat, as racers will […]

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson Needs A Timeout

My name is David and I’m a father. Adrian Peterson is a father also. Me and Adrian. He’s got sons, I’ve got sons. After that we’re not much alike as parents, and the news on Peterson gets worse. First he’s up on charges for caning a four year old. Then we discover he has another four […]

Felix Hernandez

How (Un)Lucky Have The Seattle Mariners Been?

In the throes of the NFL season and endless scandals, many Seattle Mariners fans can be forgiven if they didn’t actually see Fernando Rodney walk four hitters in the 10th to lose the game to the Oakland A’s over the weekend. Although it is pretty difficult to walk four batters in one inning, Rodney hasn’t […]

The Hangover

Pac-12 Hangover – Week Three

Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Two weekends ago, the Big 10 Conference went down like the Hindenburg. Michigan State lost at Oregon, Ohio State lost at home to an unranked Virginia Tech team who’d lose to Eastern Carolina a week later, and various others the likes of Michigan, Purdue, and Nebraska either did […]

Broncos Seahawks

Sunday Fantasy Football Start And Sit – Week Three

RECORD LAST WEEK: 16-11-1 (Let’s face it, no one saw Adrian Peterson being arrested) OVERALL: 19-16-1 Tampa Bay at Atlanta Start: Bobby Rainey, RB, TB Doug Martin looks to be out again with a knee injury, and Rainey had a big night last week. Someone on the Tampa offense has to do something, and Rainey […]

Nicolas Batum

Nicolas Batum’s Coming Out Party?

The Portland Trail Blazers acquired a young, lanky, athletic, Frenchman from the Houston Rockets in the 2008 NBA Draft. For the rights to the #25 pick of the first round the Blazers had to trade away the draft rights of Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey. The player that the team acquired was Nicolas Batum. Batum, […]


Road Worriers – The Seattle Seahawks Have Yet To Master Away Games

Well that was a bit of a head scratcher. The defending world champion Seattle Seahawks sourly dropped a lop-sided road game in San Diego on Sunday to the tune of 30 – 21. Coming off of their season-opening thrashing of the Green Bay Packers, Seattle took their talents on the road to southern California and […]

LaMarcus Aldridge

Portland Trail Blazers Preview Spotlight – LaMarcus Aldridge

The middle of September is usually about three things in the American sports world: the NFL, college football, and the MLB pennant race. Even with pro football’s ongoing and mounting troubles regarding the mental health of it’s players, as long as there is gambling and fantasy football, it will have a place in the sports […]