Archives for September 2013

Seahawks Golden Tate fined $21k

$21K lighter in the wallet Via RapSheet on twitter’s Ian Rapoport is reporting Tate received the fine for striking a defenseless player in head/ neck area. Hit on Jags Dwight Lowery, who had a concussion, and will miss this week’s game. Here’s the tweet. Seahawks WR Golden Tate fined $21,000 for striking a defenseless […]

Arizona vs. Washington Preview

Matchup Insight Washington is looking for its first 4-0 start since 2001 and to further stake its claim as a conference title contender when it hosts Arizona in Saturday’s Pac-12 opener for both. The No. 20 Huskies have topped 500 total yards in each of their first three games and now face a stern test […]

Colorado vs. Oregon State Preview

Matchup Insight Quarterback Sean Mannion wasn’t guaranteed to be the starter when Oregon State began preparations for the 2013 season, but isn’t worried about his job anymore. The 6-5, 205-pound junior, who leads the nation with 1,603 passing yards and 15 touchdowns, faces a worthy adversary in Connor Wood when the Beavers host Colorado on […]

“Seattle Game!” Stanford vs. Wazzu Preview

Matchup Insight Washington State coach Mike Leach, the innovator of the air-raid offense, brings a staunch defense into the “Seattle Game” when his Cougars face No. 5 Stanford in a Pac-12 battle at CenturyLink Field on Saturday. The Cougars, ranked 10th in the nation in total defense, have won three straight for the first time […]

California vs Oregon Preview

Matchup Insight The scoreboard operator figures to be busy Saturday when California visits second-ranked Oregon, which has scored more than 50 points in each of its first three games. Golden Bears freshman quarterback Jared Goff leads the nation in passing at 435.3 yards per game, and he’ll need another strong effort to keep pace with […]

Seattle at Houston Preview

Matchup Insight The Seahawks have never started a season with four straight victories and the host Texans are striving to make sure that remains the case in Sunday’s showdown. The teams have split two previous meetings with Houston winning the most recent one – 34-7 in 2009. NWSB Preview: Stats EXTRA POINTS 1. […]

Wojnarowski tells Rip City not to sweat Aldridge trade

Don’t sweat it Rip City Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski tells fans in Rip City not to worry about LaMarcus Aldridge trade rumors, he is after all under contract until the conclusion of the 2014/15 season. It came on an interview this week with 750AM the Game Thursday. “I think [Aldridge] is going to be in Portland in […]

Canucks say g’bye to Corrado Hamill & Gaunce

Greener Pastures? ICYMI last night after the 5-0 win over the Rangers Mike Gillis and John Tortorella announced the Canucks had reduced their pre-season roster. The following player has been assigned to the Utica Comets of the AHL: Frank Corrado (D), and Zach Hamill (C). The following player has been assigned to their junior club: Brendan Gaunce […]

Riley’s patchwork offensive line

Good read from Oregon Live Rarely does an offensive line get the credit it deserves. The Oregonian takes a moment to shed light on the success of OSU’s OL. “”Our pass protection has looked really strong,” said Mannion, who leads the country in passing yards (1,604) and passing touchdowns (15). “I’m really proud of the […]

It’s all about “The Benjamins!”

Steve Lee is back to weigh in on the overpaid northwest athletes. Be it on the ice, turf or court, the yearly income of these individuals is absurd, when you think that for many of us, we pay to play the sport we love. He points out the following NW athletes stole a lot of money from their owners. Brian Bosworth (The Boz). Roberto Luongo, Chone Figgins, Vin Baker, Darius Miles, and Jim McIlvaine. It seems more and more that money has no boundaries in the world of sports.

Hey Vancouver! Are you ready for some hockey?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with with things to love and some things to hate about the 2013 preseason for the Canucks. He points out Brendan Gaunce had a decent camp that hints he may well be ready in a year or two to don the Orca full-time. He goes on to say we can’t say the same for Nicklas Jensen’s camp. Roberto Luongo’s performance last Saturday in Edmonton not good. Last night vs. NYR however was great.

Week 4 Endgame: The blueprint for victory – Texans vs. Seahawks

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens will weigh in each week with his blue print for a Seahawks win on Sunday. This week the team travels to Texas to take on the Houston Texans. Expect Marshawn Lynch to have his first 100-yard performance of the season. That said, Richard Sherman and the secondary must shut down Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins. Expect a close game down the stretch, but don’t be surprised when Russell Wilson leads the team through a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter.
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