On Tuesday afternoon, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly traded one of the biggest stars in the NFL for a linebacker coming off an ACL tear. It makes perfect sense to me. Kelly believes in the power of his system, and considering the amount of money the Eagles owed LeSean McCoy next season, he decided that […]
On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein explains why the Kiko Alonso trade made perfect sense for the Philadelphia Eagles. Plus, Oregon Sports News MMA writer David Golden returns to discuss how close we are to seeing Ronda Rousey square off with a fighter from the men’s division and if it’s a good idea.
Comcast SportsNet’s Aaron Fentress was to appear on today’s episode, but had to cancel. His interview will be rescheduled for another time.
In the era of One and Done college basketball players, Damian Lillard went the distance. With no other reason but a promise to his mom and himself, Lillard finished college. How hard is it to earn a college degree? People with a masters or PhD act like a bachelor’s degree was nothing, like they breezed […]
At 39-19 and having a sizable lead for first place in the Northwest Division, the Blazers are in a real nice position in the Western Conference playoff picture as the 2014-15 NBA campaign gears up for the final full month of the regular season. With a firm grasp on home-court advantage, at least as far […]
On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein celebrates the life of Jerome Kersey. Then, he talks about Marshawn Lynch’s comments, who’s the real king of the NBA, and more ways to improve MLB and anger the purists.
Over the weekend at UFC 184, Ronda Rousey slammed the door shut on the title hopes of Cat Zingano. Rousey did what she is known for doing and finished Zingano by armbar in the first round. It should come as no surprise that Rousey walked away victorious; she was a 12-to-1 favorite the night of […]
What do you think of when you think of roller derby? Feisty ladies in fishnets, elbowing each other out of the way? The Bay City Bombers duking it out on a banked track? World-class athletes competing on an international level? Well, any one of these is right. Roller derby is a sport, albeit a colorful […]
The Portland Trail Blazers stringing together a 3-0 week is something they haven’t done in a solid month. Before beating the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder at home, and stomping the Boogie Cousins-less Kings in Sacramento, the Blazers were scuffling along as a sub-.500 pace since MLK Day. I admit to not watching […]
The Seattle Seahawks are known as a “draft and develop” organization. While this always sounds good to both the personnel executive saying it and to myriad NFL observers, the economic realities of the NFL make all teams “draft and develop” organizations. But that’s not all. The Seahawks are also known for making a splash or […]
The Western Conference is nearing the last lap of a highly entertaining season and the playoffs are suiting up to be the biggest bloodbath since, well, last year’s playoffs. Eight teams woke up this morning thinking they have a chance at a championship and none are wrong (although I’m pretty skeptical of Dallas). Barring a […]
With just about 10 games left in the WHL regular season over the next three weeks, most teams remain in a mad scramble to try to lock down a playoff spot. Only two teams in the entire WHL have guaranteed their division titles: the Kelowna Rockets in the BC Division and the Brandon Wheat Kings […]
Catcher: Projected Starter: Mike Zunino Projected Backup: John Hicks Dark Horse: John Baker Zunino is the future for the Seattle Mariners behind the plate. Ranked by Baseball America as Seattle’s second best player under the age of 25, his spot is virtually assured. Seattle fans would like to see him hit over .200 for a […]
Coming off of one the 2014-15 Portland Trail Blazers signature wins of the season, a (mostly) wire-to-wire 111-95 thumping of the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, it’s easy to get excited and immediately pull up the current NBA standings to see where the they now stack up. Sure, the results are predictable, one more tally […]
In an exclusive interview with Seattle-based King-5 News in Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray explained that he’s set a date: the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the original development plan submitted by billionaire Chris Hansen’s group that would bring the NHL and the NBA (back) to Seattle will be complete by May 7th. Nearly three years […]
With 26 games left in the season, it seems like the Portland Trail Blazers are as close to full strength as they have been all year. The big man in the middle, Robin Lopez is back after missing 23 games, and he has changed the team’s defensive mindset. LaMarcus Aldridge decided to tough out a […]