Leonys Martin

Leonys Martin’s Surprising Contributions To The Seattle Mariners

Among the many early surprises for the first place Seattle Mariners has been the contribution of centerfielder Leonys Martin. Acquired in the offseason via free agency, the former Texas Ranger was expected to secure the spacious Safeco Field outfield with plus defense. And he has indeed done just that, and more. The Expected According to […]

Terry Stotts

Terry Stotts The Right Fit For The Portland Trail Blazers

Recently, the Portland Trail Blazers and their head coach, Terry Stotts, agreed to a three-year extension, to much joy among the fan base (myself included). It may have been seen as a foregone conclusion by most followers of the Blazers, but in NBA coaching circles, nothing is ever certain unless you have a great relationship […]

May 24, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) and forward Kevin Durant (35) react after leaving the court during action against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter in game four of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Why You Should Root Against Oklahoma City

“[I]t is our desire to have the Sonics and the Storm continue their existence in the Greater Seattle Area, and it is not our intention to move or relocate the teams so long, of course, as we are able to negotiate an attractive successor venue and lease arrangement.” – Prospective Sonics purchaser Clay Bennett, in […]

Rick Story

A Healthy Rick Story Looks To Begin His Run At The Welterweight Title

Rick Story is finally healthy. After successful surgery to his neck, Story is ready to make his long awaited return to the UFC Octagon. This Sunday in Las Vegas at UFC Fight Night 88, he will face off against former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine. Even after a layoff of over a year and half, […]

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 […]

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