Roger Goodell

How Bad NFL News Is Good For The Game

The sports world looks aghast at the acts of some NFL players. Even worse, fans suspect their behavior is just the tip of the bad boy iceberg. How many sports gods of the past knocked their women out or laid the lash on their young kids? Do you really want to know if Super Joe […]

The Hangover

Pac-12 Hangover – Week 5 – UCLA Dominates, Oregon State Disappoints

Utah’s apparently not what I thought they were. In addition, Oregon State and USC showed us something, Stanford and Washington didn’t, and Colorado continues incapable of getting out of their own way in the process of proving even the tiniest semblance of worth, in a conference worth more than them since they joined it a […]

Blake Bortels

Fantasy Football Start And Sit – Week Five

RECORD LAST WEEK: 9-11 (Week 3) OVERALL: 28-27-1 Back to work after a Week 4 hiatus Minnesota at Green Bay Start: Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB He’s been up and down this season, but a home game against Minnesota has been a strength for him in the past. Sit: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN While he was […]

Seattle Mariners Fans

Oh, So Close – The Seattle Mariners Miss the Playoffs

The long arduous baseball season came to an end Sunday afternoon for the Seattle Mariners when they would receive no more help from the lowly Texas Rangers. Behind stellar pitching from Sonny Gray, the Oakland Athletics pulled the rip cord on their free fall in the standings and ensured at least one more game against […]

Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners, In Heartbreaking Fashion, Miss the Playoffs

The Seattle Mariners’ 2014 season is a wrap. It took 162 games to eliminate the Mariners from post-season for the 13th consecutive year. They did everything they could to push the Oakland Athletics to a one-game playoff for the second wild card spot. Unfortunately for the Mariners, they needed help from the Texas Rangers and […]

Nicolas Batum

Portland Trail Blazers 2014 Player Spotlight – Nicolas Batum

As the start of the NBA season approaches, I’ll be breaking down each Trail Blazer expected to play a role in the team’s chances for success. Today, we feature the Glue, Nicolas Batum. (Stats provided by How Did He Do Last Year? We can start with this: Nicolas Batum played 82 games for the […]

Will Johnson; Mark Bloom

A Portland Timbers Catastrophe In Toronto

You have to give the Portland Timbers credit. They just keep finding new ways to make the impossible possible. This week, instead of coming out half asleep and playing themselves into a huge deficit which they have to furiously rally back from, the Timbers snatched the first two goals and then pressed the self-destruct button […]

Jamis Winston

Ridley’s College Football Rankings – Week Five

Another great weekend of college football is in the books. Not necessarily exciting, with only two ranked teams losing during the week, but enjoyable nonetheless. The big winner of Week 5 was undeniably UCLA, who, after a sluggish start to the season, pummeled 15th-ranked Arizona State 62-27. So where did UCLA end up? Let’s find […]

Portland Winterhawks

Keep Your Eye On These Younger Portland Winterhawks

This column was written by Kyle Martinak of, a partner of Oregon Sports News As is the custom for a top-tier WHL team, the Portland Winterhawks have had a nasty opening week due in large part to the absence of their best and brightest. With the NHL prospects gone, their leadership responsibilities have fallen […]

Seahawks Cheerleaders

The Lesser Mentioned NFL Scandal: Pom Pom Problems – NFL Cheerleaders Finally Speaking Up About Abysmal Compensation

As the country continues to call for Roger Goodell’s head, the ongoing cheerleader pay scandal ignited by a Raiderette continutes to fly under the radar as far as media attention goes. Even before the Ray Rice story achieved critical mass, current and former cheerleaders from the Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, Cincinnati […]

Oregon Washington State

Shameless Jameis, Hail Marys, And Other Bye Week Rumblings

With the Oregon Ducks and the Seattle Seahawks both off this week, the Portland Trail Blazers still a few days away from training camp, and the Seattle Mariners all but eliminated from playoff contention, we’re staring down the barrel of a dud of a sports weekend. Heck, what should have been the best college football […]