Damian Lillard

‘Dame Dolla’ Is Here To Stay

Damian Lillard has made a name for himself as a multi-talented figure since he arrived on the NBA scene in 2012. He’s a franchise player, a stellar self-promoter, a valued community member and a skilled rapper. It’s safe to say the 25-year-old is the first Weber State product to hold all of those labels. And […]

Lawyer Milloy

Athletes As Entrepreneurs – How Players Are Influencing Sports Tech

Professional athletes have very diverse post-pro lives.  We all know the stories of athletes who have lost their fortunes by making poor decisions during and after their careers.  Yet for every story of bankruptcy, there’s myriad more stories of financially-successful athletes. In today’s sports-fueled world, many athletes are opting for early retirement in order to […]

Tobin Heath

Portland Thorns – We’ve Got Tobin Heath

The Portland Thorns went through a major overhaul this season, revamping their roster after a disappointing 2015 campaign, in hopes of returning to the glory of 2013 when the Thorns won the first ever NWSL championship. So far, the new roster is a smashing success. They have already bettered their (ahem) success away from Providence […]

Dwight Howard

Should Dwight Howard Be A Portland Trail Blazer?

The Dwight Howard interview on ESPN with Jackie MacMullan raises the question: Is he a viable option for the Rose City? There are red flags everywhere saying not to sign Howard. He has been on three teams in six years. He’s a cancer, ruins the chemistry in the locker room, and there isn’t a coach […]

Nat Borchers

Portland’s Cascadia Clash Victory Ends Bad Start To 2016 For Timbers

In a clash of Cascadia rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps traveled south across the border to meet the Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Sunday, with Portland walking away with a hard-fought 4-2 victory and a vital three points. Much of the drama prior to the game was centered on the status of Fanendo Adi and […]

Ed Davis

Portland Trail Blazers Lay “They” To Rest

After one of the most heart-wrenching series in Trail Blazers’ history, Portland’s hopes of conquering the defending champion Golden State Warriors in the playoffs were deflated. But their hopes of conquering “they” were still very much alive. For even the most unreasonably optimistic Blazer fans, it was no secret that going back to a hostile […]

Adrian Peterson

Fantasy Scrambler – The Tiers Draft Strategy

As you may know, there are many strategies when it comes to drafting a fantasy team, from the very basic and easy to learn, to the complex tactics that take years to develop.  How much time and effort you put in doing pre-draft research and preparation will determine how in-depth your strategy can be. When […]

Ricardo Lockette

Who Will Be The Next Seattle Seahawks Gunner?

On Thursday, May 12th, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette announced his retirement from football.  It was a bittersweet moment for the receiver who suffered a life-threatening neck injury during the Dallas Cowboys versus Seattle Seahawks game early November of last year.  Although Lockette still does not have full range of motion in his neck, […]

Werdum

Werdum Face – A Lasting Legacy

Leaving a lasting legacy is something that many people aspire to do. For some that could mean starting a family, for others it could mean having made a positive impact on a person or a group of people. Legacy is not always measurable or even tangible but still people place a deal of great importance […]

Mariners

Road Sweet Road – Seattle Mariners Head Back Out

The Seattle Mariners were swept at home by the physically decimated Los Angeles Angels over the weekend. After losing games one and two of the series late on bullpen collapses, the Mariners once again failed to provide any run support for Felix Hernandez and were shut out 0-3 on Sunday. In the midst of what […]

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Laremy Tunsil (Mississippi) is selected by the Miami Dolphins as the number thirteen overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Laremy Tunsil Is Not An Ole Miss Problem, He’s An NCAA Epidemic

Yes, it appears Laremy Tunsil smokes pot.  Yes again, it also appears he had an ongoing agreement with the University Of Mississippi football program for “financial aid” regarding his mother’s living arrangement.  But, regardless of the illegality of both (either from a legal or NCAA perspective), this is not an isolated incident of a player […]

Timbers NYCFC

Portland Timbers Drop Third Straight As Injuries Continue To Mount

For the first time since Caleb Porter took over as head coach, the Portland Timbers have lost three straight games after a 2-1 defeat at home on Sunday against NYCFC, dropping them to 9th place in the Western Conference. The first half was classic Porter-era Timbers: dominate run of play, create plenty of chances, and […]

Stotts Olshey

Portland Trail Blazers Got Hosed From Two Top NBA Awards

Terry Stotts not winning Coach of the Year and Neil Olshey getting sandbagged out of Executive of the Year is insane. Do the sportswriters watch anything other than SportsCenter highlights of the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs? Looking at COY, there is no contest who did the best coaching job in the 2015-16 […]

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts, right, talks to guard C.J. McCollum during the first half in Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Major Decisions Looming For Portland Trail Blazers After Surprising Playoff Run

Not since the storied 1976-77 NBA championship season has a Portland Trail Blazers team outperformed expectations to such a staggering degree as they did this year. With preseason expectations planted firmly in the basement of the Western Conference, no one could have foretold this season’s Cinderella-esque run into the second round of the playoffs, before […]

Robinson Cano

The Robinson Cano Resurgence No One Is Talking About

Much has been made of Robinson Cano’s offensive resurgence in the young 2016 season, and rightfully so. After 34 games this season, Cano has hit 12 HR, half of his 2015 total and a number he didn’t reach until early August. He’s hitting .303/.349/.606 with 12 HR, 33 RBI, and 22 runs. The 33 RBI […]

PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 19:  Mike Zunino #5 of the Seattle Mariners poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Peoria Stadium on February 19, 2013 in Peoria, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Toiling In Tacoma – The Mike Zunino Story

When I was a wee babe, I wanted nothing more than a Sega Genesis for Christmas. Sonic the Hedgehog was making the money-spending masses forget about the vaguely racist Italian plumbing brothers and Altered Beast looked like the coolest thing I had ever seen in my young life. My parents rarely let me devour television […]

Glory

Recapping The Portland Trail Blazers’ “Glorious” Season

One of my favorite films is 1989’s Glory, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington (who rightfully earned an Oscar for his bravura performance), and Morgan Freeman along with a few other notable names. Glory tells the true story of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first all-black regiments in the Union Army during […]

Mike Johnston

Portland Winterhawks Busy In The Offseason

Following their early exit in round one of the WHL Playoffs, the Portland Winterhawks hockey club made some big changes including the abrupt dismissal of head coach and GM Jamie Kompon. Kompon took over for Mike Johnston when he left the team to try his hand at the NHL level for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Johnston […]

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