For The Seattle Mariners, It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

The language of baseball has always been fascinating to me. There are literally thousands of terms and sayings. Paul Dickson’s The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary lists and notates over 7,000 terms and it is remarkable how much of that is woven into our lives and regularly impacts the way we talk, whether we realize it […]

Pete Carroll

Pete Carroll Is NFL Coach Of The Decade

Pete Carroll has never won NFL Coach of the Year, which is utterly absurd.  Instead, I’m nominating him NFL Coach of the Decade and here is why. Carroll has turned the Seattle Seahawks into one of the most talented playoff-caliber teams in the league.  This is no small feat considering that he walked into a […]


The Hillsboro Hops Take Some Lumps In Week One

“Baseball is back!” The Hillsboro Hops organization said throughout the opening day ceremonies at Ron Tonkin Field on Monday. It was perfect timing on the longest day of the year so far, and with a sold-out crowd of 5,093 Hop-heads in attendance. While it is great to have baseball back, complete with pastoral good cheer […]


Fantasy Draft Bar Guide – Hillside Pub

NAME:  Hillside Pub LOCATION:  16305 SW Barrows Rd. Beaverton, Or 97007 PHONE:  503-747-5973 CAPACITY:  80 Hillside Pub is located in the rapidly growing Progress Ridge area of Southwest Beaverton at The Village on Scholls just minutes west of Cinetopia and Big Al’s.  Hillside is family friendly until 6 p.m. and has a classy, low-key vibe […]

Love McCollum

Portland Trail Blazers – Draft-Day Trade Rumors Are Swirling, What Are The Right Moves?

The NBA draft is tonight, and with a perceived lack of depth (some calling it the shallowest draft pool in years), many teams are looking to the trade and free agency markets for impact players. If Portland is interested in improving its roster overnight, there are plenty of potential deals to be had if Neil […]

Mike Johnston

Portland Winterhawks Picks Up A Coach And Releases Pre-season Schedule

The Portland Winterhawks are awaiting the release of the 2016-17 season schedule, but have already released their pre-season schedule. The Hawks will take part in the annual tournaments in Everett and Tri-City, but will not attempt to host a pre-season game at home this season. The issue is simply the costs associated with such an […]

Thorns Pride

Undefeated Portland Thorns Take Over First Place

With a full, healthy roster including a shiny new addition to the starting lineup in Amandine Henry, the Portland Thorns took on the Chicago Red Stars Wednesday night at Providence Park in a battle for first place in the NWSL. The Thorns, undefeated but trailing by one point in the standings to the Red Stars, […]

Gary Payton II

Draft Strategy 2016 – Portland Trail Blazers (Part Three)

In the past couple days, I have covered the Portland Trail Blazers’ situation heading into the draft and some possible areas of need that they have on the roster. Wednesday, there was a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that the Blazers were one of a few teams that would look to move […]

Adam Silver

Draft Strategy 2016 – Portland Trail Blazers (Part Two)

As I covered in Part One, the Portland Trail Blazers are entering the 2016 NBA Draft without a draft pick. In a lot of markets that would basically make Thursday just another day on the calendar. But like GM Neil Olshey said, “We always have a draft pick, we work for Paul Allen.” In the […]


Georges St-Pierre Says He’s Ready To Fight, But Who Should He Face?

At one time, there was no one more feared in the UFC Octagon than Georges “Rush” St-Pierre. His charming good looks were only surpassed by his amazing athletic prowess. Having never wrestled in college, he once declared himself a better wrestler than one time NCAA champion Josh Koscheck. He backed up that claim by dominating […]

Mar 15, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard (11) during their game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Canada Centre. The Trail Blazers beat the Raptors 113-97. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Why It’s Time For The Portland Trail Blazers To Move On From Meyers Leonard

The Meyers Leonard conundrum is complicated enough to make any Portland Trail Blazer fan happy they aren’t Neil Olshey. Leonard has the height and shooting ability to make him a threat to score wherever he is on the court. The problem: That potential never materialized into tangible results long enough to say he is the […]

Hayward Field

Technology And The University Of Oregon’s New Track And Field Plans

One of the University of Oregon’s most significant structures is about to get a facelift.  Starting this fall, after hosting its sixth United States Olympic Track and Field Team Trials, Oregon’s Hayward Field will be undergoing a massive renovation project.  Why the need for this upgrade? Hayward Field was originally built in 1919 as a […]

CJ McCollum

Draft Strategy 2016 – Portland Trail Blazers (Part One)

Thursday night in Brooklyn, dreams come true for 60 young men as they are drafted into the National Basketball Association. The NBA Draft has been particularly kind to the Portland Trail Blazers in the past few years. In 2012, General Manager Neil Olshey’s first draft in Portland, he hit the jackpot. With the 6th pick, […]

Cleveland Cavaliers

At Long Last, Cleveland Has A Championship

It had to be him. The athlete who won a title for Cleveland was going to have to be some sort of a prodigal son, or half dragon, or Zeus himself. Trust me, as someone who just watched ESPN’s excellent 30 for 30 “Believeland” with his Cleveland-native dad, I’d know. The wall separating Cleveland from […]


Runs, Win Expectancy, And The 2016 Seattle Mariners

The 2016 Seattle Mariners have scored the second most runs in the American League, behind only the Boston Red Sox, and yet they sit six games behind the Texas Rangers in the West and a game out in the AL Wild Card. So if the Mariners are scoring so many runs, why aren’t they winning […]


Fantasy Draft Bar Guide – Pour Sports Bar & Grill

As a twenty year veteran of fantasy football, I’ve found that the only thing that compares to winning a fantasy championship is the fantasy football draft.  For me, that includes hours of eating and drinking mixed with a whole lot of trash talking.  Fantasy draft season is just a few weeks away, so I wanted […]