With Michael Morse back, what happens to Jason Bay?

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NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Seattle Mariners activating Michael Morse from the DL and designating Jason Bay for assignment. Obviously this is a situation not many people wanted to see happen this year. Signing the northwesterner to a one-year deal with a base salary of $1 million, Seattle’s front office had hoped Bay would once again find his All-Star swing after a few down seasons with the New York Mets.

The driving forces behind the BC Lions offense

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NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater returns to writing today with an analysis of the B.C. Lions offensive line this week. He points out its nice how RB Andrew “humble” Harris will always deflect and give kudos to the horses up front, the offensive linemen that have been paving his way. The big men include Ben Archibald, Jovan Olafioye, Kirby Fabien, Patrick Kabongo, and Matthew Norman. They protect Travis Lulay et al.

B.C. Lions vs. Argonauts CFL handicapping preview week 5

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NWSB Gambling insider and BC Lions blogger Dave B weighs in on the CFL matchup in Week 5 between the B.C. Lions and Toronto Argonauts on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Check out the preview, Live betting odds and lines, and Canadian football gambling trends. The Lions go for 4 wins in a row, taking on a banged up Argos squad who’s defense has been giving up loads of yards per game. Sounds like a winning formula for the Leos.

Huskies Football: 10 ways you know you’re a true fan

UW has found success with the blackout strategy thus far.

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies Blogger Erin Acacio breaks down what it means to truly be a UW fan. First and foremost, you think about the 1991 BCS national championship team ad nauseum. You also know what it means to don ponchos and throw your dubs up. As a fan, you enjoy a good blackout, and you trust Steve Sarkisian — not to mention Keith Price, Bishop Sankey and the rest of the crew — to return to dominance.

Most important offensive players for the Beavers in 2013

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NWSB blogger and Oregon State Beavers insider Jon Irwin gives us his take on the most important offensive players for the Beavs in 2013. Last year OSU rode it’s passing attack and reestablished running game to a solid 9-4 record. Looking to do so again in 2013, it’ll be up to names like Sean Mannion and Storm Woods to make the big difference. Keep in mind guys like Richard Mullaney (WR), Chris Brown (RB) and Caleb Smith (TE) as well.

Why Isi Sofele was nearly claimed by the Tiger Cats

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today with a post about the fortunate news for Isi Sofele, he is wanted after all. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats put in a waiver claim for Sofele, but according to the rules of the CFL, the team who owns the contract has a chance to keep a practice squad player claimed by another team by instantly putting him on the active roster. So after all was said and done, Sofele ended up on the 46 man roster.

What is going on with LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers?

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down the rumors surrounding LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers. ALdridge’s name has been dropped in trade rumors as of late. It was reported aroudn the NBA Draft that the power forward was unhappy in Portland, and soon after it was reported that his camp began discussing trades with Neil Olshey. David Lee has already been offered to the Blazers, but Portland declined.

VMAC training camp notes: Seahawks day 4 #BingHawks

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NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens is back with another update live from Bing Training Camp at the VMAC. Brett goes over each aspect of the Seahawks team in his own words. From a couple missed plays, to the exceptional play of Brandon Mebane, to a bit of a scare when Marshawn Lynch came up holding his groin. It’s all here. P.S. Lynch was back a few minutes later, so nothing to worry about here.

Mining for cups – Pay dirt or fool’s gold?

Vancouver needs to turn it around next game. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks blogger Travis Erbacher weighs in on the concept of the NHL being a copycat league. The difference between a good and a bad management strategy can be what determins success. To assess the efficacy of the copycat strategy, we need to take a look at past Stanley cup winners. Can Van city build upon a young core like Chicago’s top draft picks Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews?

My oh My! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners

Look for Franklin to continue to lead the Mariners in the future.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the thirteenth week of the year had to be the two homer day by Nick Franklin against the Minnesota Twins. With the first bomb, Franklin put the M’s in the lead. With the second one, he moved into the lead for most HRs by rookie second basemen and overall rookie RBI leader. I think we have found a winner in Franklin at second.

Takeaways from Damian Lillard’s Team USA showing

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps Damian Lillard’s time at the Team USA Minicamp in Las Vegas and gives us a few things to take away from the yougnster’s experience. Despite Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving running the show, Lillard made it clear that he is a superstar and that he belongs in FIBA competition. The point guard also showed that he’s working on defense at this stage in his career.

Pac-12 Media Day: Oregon State Beavers football

Mike Riley preps for his NSD press conference (Photo: @OSUBeaversFB)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon State’s time on the podium at the 2013 Pac-12 Media Day. Picked to finish behind Oregon and Stanford in the Pac-12 North, the Beavers should be an elite team but could face some problems with elite talent. Don’t think that will ever hamper Mike Riley’s spirit, as he was just as positive as ever at the 2013 Pac-12 Media Day.