Archives for September 2012

Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics: MLB baseball love ’em & hate ’em game 3

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third game of the series versus the Oakland Athletics. The Headline: an eight inning collapse by the bullpen gives the A’s life, as they complete their sweep of the Mariners. Seattle hangs tough all day with strong starting pitching, but the bullpen blows it in the final frames of the game. Michael Saunders batting sixth. Miguel Olivo at DH and Jesus Montero at catcher. Bizarre lineup.

Beavers vs. Arizona Wildcats: Lots to love, a little to hate

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. Arizona 2012 Week 5 matchup. The Beavers sneak past Arizona in a game that sees 1,158 total yards of offense from both teams. While the offense plays great, the defense puts together their worst game of the season. Leading the pack was once again quarterback Sean Mannion.

Sean Mannion: Is he the best QB OSU’s ever had?

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin takes a look into Beaver History to see if Sean Maninion could be the best OSU QB there ever was. With a stunning resume, dangerous weapons and a great arm the sky’s the limit for Mannion. But with a rich school history, it’s still an uphill battle.

NHL Lockout 2012… The Vancouver Canucks resort to “desperation” jobs

NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us once again with the NHL lockout drying up the income for NHL players could start to dwindle. He points out the more desperate Andrew Alberts, Kevin Bieksa, Cory Schneider, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows will be to get some revenue. Last week we looked at the “ideal” odd jobs the Canucks would be getting. These are the “Desperate” jobs.

Ducks vs. WSU Cougars Week 5 game balls, stats, video

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to offensive MVP Kenjon Barner and defensive MVP Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Luckily for Oregon, following a tough first half of back-and-forth momentum, the team got it together and proceeded to show why they’re the No. 2 team in the country.

Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps blog: love ’em & hate ’em

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Saturday night match, a Cascadia Cup tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Once again the Sounders let points get away. Several golden opportunities were missed, but at the same time, Vancouver had their fair share of chances to win the game as well. Michael Gspurning is Clinton’s man of the match for posting yet another clean sheet for the Sounders.

MLS Matchup Report: Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Game 31 Sounders/Whitecaps Game Intro The most recent ‘pivotal game in Whitecaps history’ has arrived yet again, and here is a case in which the hyperbole is not actually overblown. Vancouver is in the spotlight this evening with their version of a European derby match, the much hyped and anticipated contest with a local neighbour/ competitive […]

What I’m watching for Sunday in the Seahawks vs. Rams matchup

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Britton Ransford chimes in with what he is watching for in the week four matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams. For starters, the Seahawks can’t have a let down, this is a must win game with a rough stretch coming up very soon. It’s time to let Russell Wilson have access to the pass section of the playbook. Sidney Rice and Golden Tate step up.

Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams prediction & Week 4 preview

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us about the fourth game of the season for the Seahawks, a Sunday mornign matchup with NFC West rivals the St. Louis Rams. The Seahawks have more than a two game winning streak on the line for this one, they also have their integrity, that was ripped away by the national media after last weeks TD fiasco. Russell Wilson is about due for a break out performance.

The weekly Seahawks Infirmary for Week 4

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens will weigh in each week with that state of the Seahawks with regards to the NFL injury report. He’ll watch for player news, read the updated practice reports, and will always do his best to provide clear an accurate NFL injuries updates, and player injury news. Week 4 features the Seahawks vs. Rams. James Carpenter, Anthony McCoy, John Moffitt, and Zach Miller are names to watch this week.

After two upsets, how far can these Beavers go?

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU season with predictions for the future. For a team many picked to be at the bottom of the conference, the Beavers have made a huge statement to start the season. With two wins over ranked opponents, how much more does OSU have in the tank? Will they run the table, or fall prey to the Pac-12’s best?

Week 14 / CFL Keys: BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Preview

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 14 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders from Regina. Saskatchewan’s QB Darian Durant is a game changer, sometimes for the good, sometimes not so good. More please. Lions WR Kierrie Johnson returned from a broken arm last week-end and wasted no time becoming the prime target for Travis Lulay.

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