Oregon Plays Washington State at Autzen Stadium

Pay For Play – When Did College Become Free?

We’re in the midst of an NCAA revolution. That’s right, what’s commonly thought of as your grandfathers NCAA – the one consisting of student athletes, institutional pride, and amateurism – is on the brink of a reconstruction, reorganization, and rehabilitation at the hands of a lynch-mob out for the blood of an association of bureaucrats […]

Babe Ruth

Love The Little League World Series? Head To Longview!

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite times of summer is when the fantastic teams of the Little League World Series head to Williamsport, Pennsylvania to compete for an international title. Whether or not a team from Washington or Oregon is competing in the tournament, it remains one of my favorite sporting […]

Larry Fitzgerald

Fantasy Football – Pick This, Not That

With the regular season set to get underway September 3rd when the Green Bay Packers visit the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, the computers, laptops, and handhelds across the land will light up for the start of another fantasy football campaign. What was once the idea of hobbyists and statisticians, fantasy sports is now […]


Ladder Ball VS. Cornhole – Which Is The Best Camping Sport?

Over the last couple years of camping with friends and family there have been two essentials to our camping trips other than tents, sleeping bags and beer. Ladder Ball and Cornhole. These two games have not only been a linchpin to our camping trips but for many others as well. I have seen these two […]

MMA Ring

Domestic Violence By Professional Fighters Casts Negative Light On Growing Sport

In a time when mixed martial arts is truly gaining legitimacy, the sport has suffered a pair of black eyes that seem to be growing blacker by the hour. Recently two professional fighters, Josh Grispi and War Machine (formerly Jon Koppenhaver) have been alleged to unleash incredibly violent acts against women in two separate domestic […]

Robin Williams

Robin Williams Explains Golf – A Tribute

I had every intention of writing a sports column Monday evening. I went online to do some research on my subject when I clicked on the CNN website and saw the headline. Robin Williams Dead. He was 63 years old. Too young and too soon to be taken away. My sports column can wait a […]

Donald Sterling

Donald Sterling Saga Over … Almost

Judge rules in favor of Shelly Sterling; OKs sale of Clippers to Steve Ballmer On Monday, a California probate judge ruled that Shelly Sterling, wife of notorious racist curmudgeon Donald Sterling, could indeed move forward in her deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO and Seattle-area resident Steve Ballmer for a […]

Will Johnson

FootGolf Is Kicking Off In Oregon

But what is FootGolf? It’s essentially what it sounds like—golf with your feet. The ball and cup are scaled up, and the length of the course is scaled down. The distance from tee to hole ranges anywhere from 70-200 yards, par 3 to par 5. Like golf, the lowest score wins. Also like golf, it’s […]

Kevin Love

The Summer Of Love

Major fans of major league sports hate July in Oregon. It means waiting for NFL training camps, waiting for college football to explode. Again. If you’re not waiting, you probably checked on the NBA Summer League. The players make you believe greatness is in them until you notice third year players on the Portland Trail […]

James Rodriguez

World Cup Hangover – James Rodriguez To Real Madrid

The World Cup is over, which means soccer fanatics the world over are flocking back to their perennial summer obsession: the transfer window. The mechanics of the window may be a little foreign to newly minted American soccer fans, but really it’s just a free-for-all in which the richest clubs across Europe vacuum up all […]

World Fighting Championships

World Fighting Championships Invades The Great State of Oregon

The Pacific Northwest is set to come alive this weekend as Las Vegas-based fight promotion World Fighting Championships (WFC) puts on its first ever MMA show in the state of Oregon. On July 26th, at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, fighters from all over the Pacific Northwest will be looking to make a […]

Tiger Woods

Are Legacies Built To Last?

As I was watching the Open Championship over the past weekend (yes, I was one of the people up at 3 AM to watch a golf tournament), I not only got to witness and think about how great Rory Mcilroy could actually be, but I also unfortunately got to see something on the opposite end […]

Pat Healy

Winning Their Bouts At UFC Fight Night 45 Is Paramount For Northwest Fighters

This Wednesday night, as the UFC invades Atlantic City, New Jersey for UFC Fight Night 45, three fighters from the Pacific Northwest could be fighting to keep their jobs. Pat Healy, Rick Story, and Evan Dunham have all gone from hot commodity to inconsistent challenger in the UFC’s Lightweight division. In a competitive organization like […]

LeBron James

Coming Home – LeBron And The Soul Of Cleveland

Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their […]