Thomas Tyner

The Unexpected Retirement Of Thomas Tyner

On a brisk September night just three and a half years ago, consensus five-star Aloha High School running back Thomas Tyner dashed into the Oregon high school record books, darting and juking his way through a porous Lakeridge High School defense, brutally punishing defenders when necessary, ultimately gaining 643 yards on the ground while scampering […]

Felix Hernandez

Fantasy Baseball – Know The Format, Know The Rules

Much of the time the term “Fantasy Baseball” is thrown around as though it is a single, monolithic passion for nerds. Or to paraphrase Charles Barkley from his famous rant against analytics, “Fantasy Baseball is just some crap really smart people made up to get in the game because they have no talent.” This past […]


What Is Damian Lillard’s Potential In The NBA?

Earlier in the season, Damian Lillard scored 40 points and had 10 assists against the Golden State Warriors. When told that he was the first Portland Trail Blazer to put up those type of numbers in the Moda Center, Lillard said, “I mean, it’s always good to be the first one to do something; especially […]

Jimmy Graham

Will Jimmy Graham Be The Premier Tight End In The NFL That He Is Expected To Be?

Jimmy Graham had a questionable season as a tight end for his first year in Seattle. Fans, coaches, and his new teammates all expected to see an explosive spectacle from the new tight end, but he barely out shined Luke Willson, who he replaced in the starting lineup. The six foot seven, 265 pound tight […]

Mariel Zagunis

Beautiful Saber! Mariel Zagunis To Rio

One of the original Olympic sports was fencing. Along with theater, oratory, and multiple other athletic pursuits, events were chosen to reflect the talents of the citizens of the world. As of now, 18 Olympians of the 42 sports representing have been determined by trial play. Of the 18, one, Mariel Zagunis, hails from pleasant […]

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 […]


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 […]

Winterhawks Thunderbirds

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 […]


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 […]