Nicolas Batum

Nicolas Batum’s Coming Out Party?

The Portland Trail Blazers acquired a young, lanky, athletic, Frenchman from the Houston Rockets in the 2008 NBA Draft. For the rights to the #25 pick of the first round the Blazers had to trade away the draft rights of Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey. The player that the team acquired was Nicolas Batum. Batum, […]


Road Worriers – The Seattle Seahawks Have Yet To Master Away Games

Well that was a bit of a head scratcher. The defending world champion Seattle Seahawks sourly dropped a lop-sided road game in San Diego on Sunday to the tune of 30 – 21. Coming off of their season-opening thrashing of the Green Bay Packers, Seattle took their talents on the road to southern California and […]

LaMarcus Aldridge

Portland Trail Blazers Preview Spotlight – LaMarcus Aldridge

The middle of September is usually about three things in the American sports world: the NFL, college football, and the MLB pennant race. Even with pro football’s ongoing and mounting troubles regarding the mental health of it’s players, as long as there is gambling and fantasy football, it will have a place in the sports […]

Donovan Ricketts

Portland Timbers Can Thank Donovan Ricketts For Colorado Draw

You can talk about the referees, if you want, and you wouldn’t be misguided. The handball call that gave the Colorado Rapids their penalty and first goal in a tight 2-2 draw in Commerce City Saturday night was an abysmal piece of refereeing – and if Liam Ridgewell needed to further evidence to indite the […]

Mark Helfrich

Buying Into The Mark Helfrich Oregon Ducks Era

A lot of things come to mind when you think of Chip Kelly and his Oregon Ducks teams. His innovative hurry-up-no-huddle offense, the intense practices with blaring music, his dry, sarcastic wit with reporters; all were big parts of what he brought to the table during his 4 years running the show in Eugene. However, […]

Kendrys Morales

It’s Time To Pull The Plug On Kendrys Morales

All hands on deck for the Seattle Mariners, as they will be facing off against the Oakland Athletics this weekend for a pivotal three game series at Safeco Field. There are 17 games left in the regular season and there is no room for errors. This includes the woeful play of Kendrys Morales. The Mariners […]

Roger Goodell

The NFL Is In Crisis – But That’s Not What Matters

In the wake of things going from very bad to nuclear for the National Football League in the last 24 to 48 hours, with the TMZ release of the videotape of Ray Rice knocking out his wife in a casino elevator throwing the NFL’s incredible mishandling of the situation back into the national limelight, there […]

Iowa Iowa State

Abe Asher’s Week Three College Football Picks

It’s week three of the college football picks. Rejoice. Last week I went a mediocre 7-3, helping Virginia Tech onto an upset victory over Ohio State with this genius bit of analysis: “Ohio State 41, Virginia Tech 23 – Remember when the Hokies were good? Seems like a long time ago now.” My season mark […]

Kevin Love

Five Most Intriguing Players To Watch This Coming NBA Season

Summer is nearing its inevitable end. Within the next couple of months the leaves will begin to turn color, the evenings will turn darker earlier and a cool chill will return to the air. This is great news because that means the NBA season is fast approaching! There are many stories, teams and players to […]

Seahawks Chargers

Brian Hight’s Week Two NFL Picks

Wow! Week one was brutal. My record against the spread last week was an abysmal 5-11. Of the early games on Sunday, four flipped on me in the last minutes, none more crushing than the 17 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown that put Philadelphia 17 ahead of Jacksonville with 1:23 to go in the […]

Richard Sherman

Silence Is Golden For Seattle Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman

One of the most interesting storylines from the Seattle Seahawks 36-16 Week 1 romp over the Green Bay Packers was the total lack of action for All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman. Aaron Rodgers, a perennial MVP candidate and one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, didn’t target Sherman once throughout the entire game, with Green […]