NWSB Fantasy Football Insider and part time Seahawks blogger Dave B. delivers to us his Week 17 NFL fantasy football forecast for the St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks. Dave says Golden Tate’s production has fallen off mostly because he isn’t scoring. Sidney Rice has been consistent all year – 50-70 yards and a score is almost guaranteed. Marshawn Lynch has to be started this week after another good week against San Francisco.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Chris Hall tells us all how Richard Sherman’s successful appeal impacts the Seattle Seahawks when it comes to the postseason. hen the news broke of failed drug tests, the Seattle faithful were gloomy at the prospect of losing both starting cornerbacks simultaneously. Brandon Browner dropped his appeal and served his four-game suspension, but Sherman fought it and won.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 28 matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers. Staples Center hasn’t been kind to the Blazers throughout the years, but the team from PDX has shown once this season that they can take down the talented team from L.A. The key matchup is going to be between J.J. Hickson and Dwight Howard. Wesley Matthews is questionable.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Bryan McFarlane brings us up to speed on the five reasons the Seahawks laid another smackdown. The supposed best team in the NFL came in riding high, only to be handed their rear ends by the Seahawks. Beast Mode was once again just that, a beast. Russell Wilson showed the country what he could do with his arm this week.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens gives us his reasons for embracing the future Hall Of Famer Russell Okung. Replacing Walter Jones couldn’t have been an easy job for Okung, but now in his third year, Okung is going to the Pro Bowl as a starter for the NFC. Never forget the work of Jones, but it’s time to embrace the future in Okung Brett pleads.
Free NFL Betting Odds & Picks for the St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks week 17 matchup. The Seahawks hold the line at 10.5, the over/under is 40.5. Dave is telling us that there is no reason for the Seahawks to lose this game, nor does he think they will. Dave also tells us not to fear the 10/2, take that bet, and run all the way to the bank with your winnings!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the re-signing of OF Raul Ibanez. Danny, like a lot of other people, is scratching his head at the reason the Mariners brought back the aging OF. The youth movement is alive and well in Seattle, and should be given the chance to play. Danny gives us his “best case” scenarios of the move for the upcoming season.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about what we can expect out of Jesus Montero in 2013. Despite the Mariners failing to add a prominent position player (or anyone under the age of 29-Jason Bay 34, Raul Ibanez 40), some veteran leadership on this team will go along ways with this team. The combination of Kendrys Morales and an increasingly productive Kyle Seager will give Montero the opportunity to see and hit better pitches.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another instalment of the Seahawks Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. More points, and more Russell Wilson goodness for the Seattle Seahawks as they destroyed the San Francisco 49ers on national TV. The Hawks clinched a playoff berth with the win as well with only one game remaining.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s easy victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Not at all resembling the team that lost to a mediocre Sacramento team just a few days ago, Portland jumped out to a lead and kept asserting their dominance, proving they are at least above a certain tier of teams in the NBA. One of the players that has been essential to Portland’s uprising this season is LaMarcus Aldrige.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Oregon’s hot start to their 2012/2013 college basketball season. Head Coach Dana Altman has changed the way people perceive a program that was, at least for the past few years, one of the more mediocre programs in the Pac-10/12. With just one game left until Pac-12 play officially begins with a contest against bitter-rival Oregon State, the Ducks must look back on the first portion of their season in order to truly evolve into a team that can find itself towards the top of the conference come seasons end.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Washington’s 2012/2013 basketball campaign up to this point in the season. Coming off of a year that saw them win the Pac-12 Conference (though they would be eliminated in Round 1 of the Pac-12 Tournament and fall outside of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament), many believed the Huskies would be at least as talented as they were last season.