Archives for July 2012

*My* five Canucks games in 2012 I’m not looking forward to…

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in with his top 5 matchups he’s NOT looking forward to watching in 2012 for his Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out a short time ago. A big matchup he doesn’t want to see is Roberto Luongo playing for another team in Rogers Arena, namely the Panthers. He doesn’t want to see Duncan Keith of the Blackhawks either.

Sea-Questions: Are the Seahawks better off with Tarvaris Jackson on the roster?

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Reggie Gill tells us what is going on during training camp with regards to Tarvaris Jackson and the Seatle QB competition. He states truth be told, Jackson doesn’t really project as the long term answer for the Hawks, but should he at least be retained for one more year? Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn and Josh Portis will all have something to say about this.

Seattle Seahawks pre-season notes: Training Camp day 2

NWSB Rookie Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Alistair Corp brings us his 2012 Seahawks training camp notes from the Pre-season. Today the A-man weighs in on the QB competition with Matt Flynn, Tarvaris Jackson, and Russell Wilson. He also reports on the wideouts. Golden Tate, and Doug Baldwin. He also points out at the VMAC today that Robert Turbin had a few Marshawn Lynch-esque runs.

Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids blog: love ’em & hate ’em

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match against the Colorado Rapids. After a very quick strike off the head of Eddie Johnson, the Sounders relinquished their lead just a minute and change later. Just over the hour mark Seattle regained the lead for good with a beautiful volley by Osvaldo Alonso. Michael Gspurning finally makes it back to the starting eleven.

Lions vs. Stampeders CFL blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em…

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday afternoon’s match up with the Calgary Stampeders. Read on to hear what Phil says about Paul McCallum. He was as close to perfect as you could hope for. Apparently Calgary has a very thin playbook. Basically it’s 5 run plays and everything else goes to Nik Lewis.

Weekly Seattle Mariners recap: Series pitching vs.Tampa Bay, N.Y. & KC

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners pitching staff has really straightened up since the All Star break. The team went 7-3 this week with the King going to 3-0 since the break. If the pitching continues, all that is stopping this team from competing is consistent hitting. Kevin Millwood, Blake Beavan, and Felix Hernandez got wins this week.

*My* favorite Randy Johnson & Dan Wilson Mariners moments in time

NWSB Insider and Seattle sports blogger Brandon Choate brings us his top 5 Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson moments in time in a Seattle Mariners uniform. With these 2 M’s legends being inducted in the Mariners Hall of Fame today, we are reminded of an era of the happiest time in Seattle for baseball fans. Largely in part because of these 2 guys.

Whitecaps vs. Real Salt Lake blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

NWSB Insider and rookie Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp gives us his love ’em hate ’em from the Whitecaps FC vs. Real Salt Lake matchup. With the departures of Eric Hassli and Le Toux, and with Jay DeMerit not 100% rested from the mid-week All-Star match, the Whitecaps came out a little flat tonight at Rio Tinto. With a little more time together, Dane Richards and Darren Mattocks can be a lethal combination for the ‘Caps.

Sounders new additions Christian Tiffert & Mario Martinez?

Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. Today Josh weighs in on the two newest Sounders. Mario Martinez & Christian Tiffert. Tiffert comes from the recently relegated Kaiserslautern FC in Germany. Questions about who would play on the left side of midfield arose immediately when Alvaro Fernandez was traded, the answer is Martinez on loan.

Game 5 CFL Keys: BC Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders bottoms up!

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 5 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders from Calgary. After the lull in the loss to Saskatchewan, Andrew Harris had a magnificent bounce back game against Edmonton. The Leo’s will need more of this and an upgrade by Travis Lulay and Geroy Simon to get a win in Calgary on Saturday.

Five things I’m watching for in tonight’s Whitecaps vs. Real Salt Lake matchup

NWSB Insider and rookie Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp tells us the five things he’s watching for tonight in the Whitecaps FC vs. Real Salt Lake matchup. On the road again for Van City. The Whitecaps start the first of a huge home and home stretch against second place Real Salt Lake, tonight in Utah. Kenny Miller to get first start for one, and Barry Robson’s leadership, and Jay DeMerit’s on field stamina.

Kansas City Royals vs. Mariners betting odds and handicapping preview – July 27

Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners Friday July 27th game 2 matchup. The Mariners are -125 home favorites. The over/under is set at 7.5. Q likes the home team in this one 4-3. The pitching matchup features Royals RH Jeremy Guthrie (0-1, 9.00 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Blake Beavan (5-6, 5.54). How do you know which pitcher is the horse to back in this one?

NorthWest Sports Beat