State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The December 31st, 2011 edition. For the 11th straight year the Blazers walked off the Rose Garden court with their hands raised in victory on opening night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 25, Gerald Wallace had 21, Jamal Crawford finished with 12 points, Wesley Matthews 16.
Oregon Ducks football blogger Travis Koehler points out the Ducks have not won a Rose Bowl since 1917. The Wisconin Badgers behind Badgers running back Montee Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist and needs one touchdown to tie Barry Sanders (39) for the all-time single-season record, stands in their way. Oregon has its own former Heisman finalist at running back in LaMichael James.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports a deal that had been all but done for a week, the Mariners made it official today, announcing the signing of left-handed reliever George Sherrill to a 2012 contract. In four seasons with the Mariners, he combined for a 3.65 ERA in 195 appearances, made 73 appearances in 2007, tied for fourth-most in club history, and 72 in 2006.
Jason Green one of our Oregon Ducks football bloggers breaks down the upcoming 2012 Rose Bowl tale of the tape between the Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oregon Ducks. Oregon’s Chip Kelly was the Pac 10 Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010 and was named the Sporting News Coach of the Year and the AP Coach of the Year, Bret Bielema of Wisconsin is 2-3 in bowl games. Nice matchup!
It’s Rose Bowl presented by Vizio betting time, the Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oregon Ducks Monday January 2nd 2012. Check out the live betting odds, ncaa handicapping preview, and gambling trends. Oregon and Wisconsin have been no strangers to BCS appearances in recent years, Running back LaMichael James is the focal point of Oregon’s offense. The Badgers have a standout quarterback in Russell Wilson.
Seattle Seahawks nostalgia in this weeks Moments In Time. In 2002, the 4the Seahawks traveled to Arizona to take on the Cardinals in the 2002 NFL season. Seattle avenged their previous loss in the season to Arizona over a dominant first half performance from Shaun Alexander and Matt Hasselbeck good enough to last through the rest of the game.
Did you miss the Oregon St. Beavers vs. Washington Huskies Pac 12 basketball game Thursday? Washington raced out to a big early lead and never trailed on the way to a 95-80 win over Oregon State in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams. 26 points from Tony Wroten helped beat the Beavers (10-3) for the ninth straight time at Seattle.
Steve Lee weighs in with a Northwest Athlete Profile on former CFL punter and kicker for the BC Lions, and SFU Clansman, and Notre Dame High School athlete Lui Passaglia. 875 career field goals, with a cushion of 200 over the next closest tally. BC Lions Wall of Fame, BC Sports Hall of Fame, CFL Hall of Fame) Passaglia is one of the greatest football players to grace the gridiron.
Portland Trailblazers blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Blazers game on Thursday night. Wesley Matthews scored 25 points and Raymond Felton 23 as the Portland Trail Blazers stayed unbeaten with a 111-102 victory over the visiting Denver Nuggets. Reserve Jamal Crawford scored 22 and made all nine of his free throws.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings matchup preview. 7:30 p.m. PT, on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. Roberto Luongo will probably get the start after Cory Schneider started against Anaheim. Ryan Kesler is clicking and Kevin Bieksa is drinkin’ a lot of milk apparently.
Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Vancouver Canucks vs. L.A. Kings Saturday night matchup. The Canucks are -132 road favorites. The over/under is set at 5.5. They beat the Sharks in overtime Wednesday night, and then beat the Ducks on Thursday night. Whichever Kings goalie Jonathan Quick or Jonathan Bernier starts we know they’ll have their hands full with Cody Hodgson, Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler.
Horrible news out of San Jose after the Canucks vs. Sharks game on Wednesday. Its being reported that post game a teenage girl who had brain surgery says she was attacked by Sharks fan at HP Pavilion. Josh Hall doesn’t condone violence as a measure of vengeance, so, here’s the Top 5 ways the Canucks and their fans can get back at said buffoon from San Jose. Ryan Kesler, and Kevin Bieksa are ready to do their part!