NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars Blogger Jordin Ereth gives us three players to watch out for in the matchup against the Auburn Tigers. In the season opener, Connor Halliday will be the difference maker, as the Mike Leach’s pass-heavy offense starts with the quarterback. Next in line is Gabe Marks, who is primed for a breakout year at wide receiver. Finally, someone who is under the radar is running back Teondray Caldwell.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jason Hartzog takes a look at the 2013-14 schedule, giving us his pros and cons. On the plus side, the team starts out the season on KGW. Fans in Rip City who don’t have Comcast will have a chance to see LaMarcus Aldridge and crew open the year against the Phoenix Suns. Unfortunately, it’s not all good news, as Hartzog references a Blazersedge article by Ben Goliver that points out long road trips and back-to-backs.
NWSB insider and Washington Huskies blogger Brandon Choate brings us a season preview for your 2013 Washington Husky football team. There are big questions surrounding Keith Price, Kasen Williams and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Can Shaq Thompson, Bishop Sankey and Josh Shirley have even better seasons than last year?
NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Dave B gives you everything you need to know about betting on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. BC Lions game coming up tonight. The Lions have made a habit of playing tight games this year – they seem to let teams hand around for too long. I expect the same this week. While I like BC to win straight up, this game will be closer than you would expect. Andrew Harris had a down week last week, he’s got to get going this week.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us five reasons why the Oregon Ducks will score at least 70 points on Nicholls State in the season opener. To start, Marcus Mariota, De’Anthony Thomas and Byron Marshall will be too much talent for a bad defense to handle. The Ducks also have home-field advantage, which has done them well in the past — especially in the first game of the year. Also, the Oregon State Beavers scored 77 on this team last season.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions Blogger Travis Erbacher takes a look at an offence that left him at a loss for words following the matchup against Montreal. It’s odd to say that an offense was terrible when they managed to put up 38 points, but so is the case. Jacques Chapdelaine has to take the blame, as he’s gotten to cute with Travis Lulay, Shawn Gore and Marco Iannuzzi.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Brian Scott talks about the recent call up to the Mariners for Taijuan Walker, pitcher extraordinaire. Jack Z and Eric Wedge can’t wait anymore. They want to see what he can do in the bigs. Brian says Yes, he’s only 20 years old, but let’s not forget that a once very young Felix Hernandez made his major league debut at 19. Brian firmly believes Taijuan is ready.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka breaks down how Roberto Luongo can stay happy entering the 2013-14 season. Everyone’s favourite backup goalie chatted with TSN’s James Duthie about his future. He made it clear he’s not thrilled to be back in Vancouver, but forgetting about his contracts (as well as social media) should help clear his mind. Also, working on shootouts and side-to-side movements will help. If he can get rid of the no-trade clause, that will help, too.
NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions Blogger Andrew Deutschmann breaks down why this may be Jacques Chapdelaine’s last season as the team’s offensive coordinator. Deutschmann admits that the struggles of Travis Lulay aren’t all Chapdelain’s fault. However, ten years with one organization is a long time, and after a down year, he just might consider moving on to become a coach elsewhere, such as the Montreal Alouettes.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies Blogger breaks down which Boise State Broncos must be contained in the season opener against UW. Jay Ajayi, a punishing ball-carrier, will challenge Danny Shelton. Matt Miller is a guy who has size on Marcus Peters and Greg Ducre, which means Shaq Thompson may be called upon. Demarcus Larence will also raise hell, but for the Broncos’ defense.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges gives you his own thoughts on Canucks d-man Dan Hamhuis’ chanes of making the Canadian Olympic team. Hamhuis along with Alex Burrows, are the representation of those Canadian talents that would find their way to Sochi with any other passport but instead find themselves buried by Canada’s amazing depth.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bives once again brings you Hawks roster analysis. Things to love & hate from the cut down to 75. The Seahawks placed second year DE Greg Scruggs and rookie CB Tharold Simon on the teams reserve physically unable to preform list. Percy Harvin is on the PUP, Jesse Williams is on IR, and then the cuts. Jameson Konz, Perez Ashford, Andrei Lintz, Kyle Knox, Martin Parker and more…