Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Kings vs. Trail Blazers

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 26 matchup against the Sacramento Kings. The Blazers are 1-3 against the Kings this season, and they’ll look to even the series Wednesday night at the Rose Garden. DeMarcus Cousins will return from a team suspension, and his battle against J.J. Hickson will be the key matchup of the contest. Wesley Matthews is questionable.

2013 Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl prospects & predictions

Richard Sherman

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Chris Hall weighs in today with a post on his 2013 Pro Bowl roster projections and predictions for the Seahawks. He pegs Marshawn Lynch, Max Unger, Chris Clemons, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman to all be in Hawaii in February. It’s that time of year. Hope you cast your ballots for the “Don’t Injure Each Other, or Bother to Look Like We’re Even Trying at All” bowl.

Raul Ibanez: Reviewing Seattle Mariners free agent signing

Raul Ibanez

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the MLB breaking news this week on the signing of Raul Ibanez. Returning for his third stint with the M’s, Ibanez brings much needed power to the lineup—just like the majority of Seattle’s signings this offseason. A big question is what does this mean for Justin Smoak?

Las Vegas Maaco Bowl Analysis: Dawgs lose a tough one to Boise St.

Keith Price, Washington Huskies

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall breaks down the UW vs. Cal 2012 Week 10 matchup in a new Dawgs Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. The Huskies got their first road win in over a year. Finally. This team needed to prove they could beat a quality squad away from Seattle, and did. Let’s make a habit out of it. Chris says in Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the Dawgs landed an absolute athletic freak.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seahawks Week 16 game balls & stats

Doug Baldwin

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell after each week of the regular season and possibly during an NFL playoff game or the Super Bowl will bring you his Seahawks game balls. Balls are awarded to the Hawks offensive MVP. Doug Baldwin came up huge tonight for the Hawks, 4 catches, 2 TD’s and some excellent hand eye coordination. Richard Sherman gets the D MVP for his actions on the field, including 5 tackles, a pick, and a TD

Raul Ibanez is back in Seattle for a third stint with the M’s

Raul Ibanez

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his top 5 things that he doesn’t like about the Raul Ibanez signing in Seattle. Veteran leadership isn’t needed right now, the youth of today is ready to stand up and be accounted for says Clinton. With the signings of both Ibanez and Jason Bay, two M’s OF’s will now be expelled back to the daily grind in Tacoma. This seems like a step backwards for the franchise.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings prediction and preview

Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 23 matchup against the Sacramento Kings. The Blazers have already played the Kings twice in the season, but they’re preparing for a home-and-home series in which they will see the team from California’s capital twice in a row. The key matchup in this one is going to be between J.J. Hickson and whomever he is assigned. DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans are out for the Kings.

Seahawks will go Mayan on the 49ers Sunday…if the following happens.

Marshawn Lynch

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Phil Slater weighs in today with another post on the strategy and tactics that could help the Hawks take down the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night football on NBC in Week 16 NFL action. Phil says Look for Seattle’s Superstar Rookie MLB Bobby Wagner to be huge, look for Marshawn Lynch to be epic, and look for Sidney Rice to rack up some yardage. Enjoy 12′s.

Key strategies for the Seahawks to take down the San Francisco 49’ers on SNF

Sidney Rice

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Phil Slater weighs in today with another post on the strategy and tactics that could help the Hawks take down the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night football on NBC in Week 16 NFL action. Phil says Look for Seattle’s Superstar Rookie MLB Bobby Wagner to be huge, look for Marshawn Lynch to be epic, and look for Sidney Rice to rack up some yardage. Enjoy 12′s.

Seattle Seahawks who have impressed since the Miami loss

Smith & Wagner Seahawks

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens breaks down the five Seahawks who have impressed the most to him over the last 4 weeks. Russell Okung, Bobby Wagner, Malcolm Smith, Russell Wilson and Jeremy Lane all make this list. Wilson is probably up for the rookie of the year award. Bobby Wagner is now third among rookies in tackles with 121, trailing only Lavonte David (124) and Luke Kuechly (138).

Evolution or Revolution? UW’s high-post offense

The Hack-a-Shaq method is back in play

NWSB Insider and UW Huskies blogger Chris Hall gives us his take on the Washington Huskies new-look offense. When Lorenzo Romar announced that UW would switch to a high-post offense, reactions were mixed among the Washington faithful. On one hand, the switch may suit this year’s roster. But could such a change really work for the Huskies? Let’s take a look at how Washington’s high-post offense has worked over the course of the season.

Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Trail Blazers Blog

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 22 matchup against the Phoenix Suns. The Blazers are back to .500, but they must continue to beat inferior teams if they stand a chance at the postseason. The key matchup in this one is going to be between J.J. Hickson and Marcin Gortat, but the rematch between Damian Lillard and Goran Dragic will be fun to watch. LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable.

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