Chris Leben

Chris Leben Is Coming Out Of Retirement And It Bums Me Out

Chris Leben is the type of guy who often gets pigeonholed. He’s regularly described as a striker with a good chin; other times, people have called him a wild man who leaves it all in the cage. These descriptors are not inaccurate but they are in a way insensitive. Leben was once a feared contender […]

Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers Playoff Heat Check – February Edition

The Portland Trail Blazers are heading into the NBA’s All-Star Break as legitimate playoff contenders. At 26-27, they’re ninth in the Western Conference—just half a game behind the No. 8 Houston Rockets—and their chances of making the postseason have seemingly increased following the (likely) season-ending foot injury to Marc Gasol. Let me repeat this for […]

Greg Oden

Greg Oden – Gone And Essentially Forgotten

He was the missing link. Greg Oden came to Portland nearly 9 years ago; since then he’s gone from savior to bust, strong to broken, and “can’t miss” to can’t play. What started on a stage, as a celebration in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, has seemingly ended in a land far away and further from […]

Seth Smith

2016 Seattle Mariners Spring Preview – The Outfield

There are less than two weeks before what has become the symbolic start of the baseball calendar. On Friday, February 19th, the Seattle Mariners’ pitchers and catchers report to spring training and we’ll ever so slowly begin to see the team come together. It might not be until the first week of March, when the […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 2/8

Hey all. Normally, I’d break down the week the Portland Trail Blazers had before delving into the games this week, but a tragedy happened to me last week that transcends sports, transcends life itself for me. It’s about my dog Rocket. Rocket was bought by me a few years ago as a tiny puppy; she […]

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Portland Winterhawks Drop Two, Win One, But Stay In Hunt

This week in the Western Hockey League has been nothing but turmoil for several teams as crunch time closes in for the playoffs. Very little was decided during the week, despite a plethora of games being played. For the Portland Winterhawks, a heartbreaking loss midweek followed by an emotional win and another tough loss, left […]

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The 20 Best Super Bowl 50 Prop Bets

As a Seattle Seahawks fan, it’s been a while since I’ve headed into the Super Bowl as a casual fan looking to enjoy the periphery events, just as much as the game itself (and, if I’m being honest, probably a little more). And, boy are there a lot of peripheries. You don’t have to know […]

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Data Makes The Difference In Fantasy Baseball

For Fantasy Baseball players in 2016, there is a wealth of data to mine in preparation for the upcoming season. Besides the proliferation of websites dedicated specifically to the fantasy player, there are numerous sites whose sole purpose is aggregating every imaginable statistic related to the national pastime. FanGraphs, Baseball Reference, ESPN, and MLB are […]

Damian Lillard

Should Damian Lillard Be An All-Star? A Look At The Numbers

When the NBA All-Star ballot returns were announced on January 21st, it was no surprise to Trail Blazers fans that point guard Damian Lillard was not among the five players selected by fan vote to start the All-Star game, with Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry and Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook […]

Marshawn Lynch

Does Marshawn Lynch Have A Future Left In Seattle?

At the bars, diners, and all over the streets of Seattle, Thomas Rawls has been on the lips of Seahawk Fans. Rawls, not Marshawn Lynch, has stolen the spotlight in Seattle for the running back position. Some even blame Lynch’s poor performance against Carolina as the reason the Seahawks lost their second round playoff game. […]

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Northwest Olympic Preview

The land of Evergreens, mountains, and water—above and below—the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and for kicks, Alaska and Hawaii) has tech giants and bountiful produce, but what else have we raised? Our region is also home to some of the world’s top athletes. As many of you are well aware, 2016 marks another year […]

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TV Unleashes Its Original Anti-Hero – O.J. Simpson

In this era of television where anti-heroes are welcomed into our living rooms every week, the FX network has brought back to our screens the ultimate, original real life anti-hero: O.J. Simpson. In case you haven’t heard, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, premiered this week, covering the events that turned American pop […]

Kyle Seager

2016 Seattle Mariners Spring Preview – The Infield

We’re just over two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting, live footage from the complex down in sunny Arizona beginning to pepper ESPN and fill the MLB Network, and our first looks at the Seattle Mariners’ mostly turned-over roster. Last week I discussed the Mariners’ starting pitchers, looking at some of the strengths, weaknesses […]

Kam Chancellor

10 Kam Chancellor Trade Possibilities

Kam Chancellor is a three-time Pro Bowl selection (including this year), and two-time pick for 2nd Team All-Pro. He is one of the most intimidating players in the NFL, and a leader on one of history’s best defenses. What does a player like that fetch in a trade? Let’s explore a few possibilities. Assessing Kam’s […]

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