Archives for June 2012

Rip City perspective: Portland Trail Blazers draft day 2012

NWSB Writer Steve Lee takes you on a journey through his experience with the 2012 NBA Draft. After extensively combing through the mock drafts on ESPN, CNNSI, YAHOO, and pretty much everywhere in between and beyond for the past week and all through the morning, the day is finally here. Lee updates on picks and goes in depth about the Blazers draft picks. Meyers Leonard and Damian Lillard.

Storm Roundup: Seattle stay hot and extend winning streak

NWSB Insider and Seattle Storm blogger Ben Tole tells us the Storm have realed off five consecutive wins boosting them to 6-7 on this season after a franchise worst 1-7 start. Last game out Tanisha Wright and Sue Bird made some clutch free throws in the final minute of the game to seal an 82-76 win.

Red Sox vs Mariners In Seattle: Pitching, series preview, analysis & picks

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Boston Red Sox. LH Franklin Morales (1-1, 3.12 ERA) vs. RH Felix Hernandez (5-5, 3.36) in the series opener. Happy Felix day! The Seattle ace appears to be back on the upswing after a concerning first half of the season.

MLS matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids handicapping

NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and the Colorado Rapids. Portland will now aim to take that momentum into its upcoming match in Colorado against a Rapids team that has just one win it its last five outings. Last game Kris Boyd tipped a magnificent cross past keeper Andrew Weber.

Out of the infirmary: More fearless Seahawks predictions

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church weighs in with a Seahawks post about his predictions for five Seahawks that were injured last year. John Moffit was huge last year to the run game, another big name that missed almost the entire year was WR Sidney Rice. He is injury prone, that we knew, but can he be the big name player that the Seahawks signed as a free agent two summers ago?

Week 1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. BC Lions CFL handicapping preview

NWSB Gambling insider and BC Lions blogger Dave B weighs in with a nice CFL matchup in Week 1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. BC Lions Friday June 29th, 2012. Check out the preview, Live betting odds and lines, and Canadian football gambling trends. Can Travis Lulay get on the same page early with Geroy Simon, Arland Bruce, and Shawn Gore? Can Buck Pierce lead his team to a W?

Does Bure in the Hall of Fame finally repair his relationship with the Canucks community?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac asks the very bang on question today. Does Pavel Bure in the Hall of Fame finally repair his relationship with the Canucks community? Post announcement we learned via twitter and message boards that people were upset with the fact that Bure’s #10 is yet to be retired by the team, unlike Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund.

Boston Red Sox vs. Mariners betting odds and handicapping preview – June 28

Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners Tuesday night game 2 matchup. The Mariners are -108 home favorites. The over/under is set at 7. Q likes the home team in this one 4-1. The pitching matchup features Franklin Morales, LHP 1-1, 3.12 ERA vs. Felix Hernandez, RHP 5-5, 3.36 ERA. Boston is coming to town and looking to make an example of the M’s.

2012 NCAA football handicapping: Pac 12 football futures odds

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson discusses the odds of the recently released Pac 12 odds and handicapping. Speaking of titles and championships, this article outlines the odds that were released of each team winning the Pac 12 and winning their respective Pac 12 division in 2012. Chris focuses primarily on the Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Washington Huskies, and the Washington State Cougars.

Portland Timbers mid season player and team report

NWSB Editor and Portland Timbers writer Chris Anderson brings us his report card for the Portland Timbers during the first half of the MLS season. Despite winning their first game of the season over the Philadelphia Union 3-1, the Timbers would only scratch out two more victories in between their opener and June 17, leaving them in last place and wondering where so much promise for a young and talented team went. MVP for Portland so far is Scotsman Kris Boyd.

Oakland Athletics vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 2

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second and final game of the series versus the Oakland Athletics. Isn’t it time for Kyle Seager and Justin Smoak to proove they can hit at Safeco? This is getting ridiculous isn’t it? Another save for the bartender Tom Wilhelmsen. Brandon League didn’t give up any runs, he did allow 2 hits in 0.1 innings of work. Not impressive.

Seattle Sounders FC mid season player & team report

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his report card for the Seattle Sonders FC during the first half of the MLS season. While the injuries have been a problem, Seattle is lucky to be sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference. Top goal goes to Patrick Ianni for his mid air volley against Sporting KC. Best player so far is Osvaldo Alonso, without him, the Sounders would be in a world of hurt.

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