What I’m watching for in the Seahawks vs. Rams Week 8 MNF matchup

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching leading up to the Monday Night contest with the St. Louis Rams. Jordin says this game could get ugly. With Sam Bradford out with a torn ACL, this game has the potential to go Seattle’s way from the beginning. The return of Michael Robinson is another storyline to watch. Check out the prediction about Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman.

Seattle Seahawks three key match-ups vs. St. Louis Rams on MNF

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NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at some of the match-ups, personnel and otherwise, that will dictate the outcome of Seattle’s game against the St. Louis Rams in the spotlight on Monday. Both clubs are banged up, but the Rams are clearly on the worse end of things with that regard. The battle of the trenches is looked at in depth, as is the likelihood that Michael Bowie will hold his own against Robert Quinn.

Predicting how the LaMarcus Aldridge saga ends for the Trail Blazers

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his thoughts on the LaMarcus Aldridge situation entering the 2013-14 NBA season. The Portland Trail Blazers dealt with trade rumors all summer regarding their All-Star, and quite frankly, GM Neil Olshey would be smart to weigh his options. That said, he would also be smart to see this thing through, as he has cap flexbility and budding stars in Nicolas Batum and Damian Lillard on the roster. If Aldridge is smart, he’ll look beyond this year…

Vanalysis: Gill and Torts excellent adventure

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the team’s longest road trip of the season — one that can be considered a resounding success. Ryan Kesler was the most noticeable he’s been in a while, and while playing alongside Henrik Sedin helps, so does six goals and three assists. Just like Kesler, Kevin Bieksa had a bit of a rough start, but he was flying for most of the road trip. Roberto Luongo was also a big difference maker.

Portland Trail Blazers who fans love to hate

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NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox takes us on a trip down memory lane, revisiting five players who have left the organization on a sour note. The main culprits are Raymond Felton, Qyntel Woods, Bonzi Wells, Darius Miles and Zach Randolph. Also making the list is Greg Oden, although he’s more of an honorable mention, as fans are starting to root for him in his comeback with LeBron James and the Miami Heat.

UCLA at Oregon Ducks gameday preview

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Week 9 Marcus Mariota hasn’t thrown an interception all season and the Heisman Trophy hopes of the Oregon sophomore are soaring as the second-ranked Ducks host No. 11 UCLA on Saturday in Pac-12 play. NWSB Gameday Analysis: http://nwsb.co/j72lx Stats www.nwsportsbeat.com When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 26, 2013 Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon Follow NWSB […]

Stanford at Oregon State gameday preview

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Week 9 Oregon State puts its six-game winning streak on the line when it hosts No. 8 Stanford on Saturday in a key Pac-12 contest, and the outcome could come down to whether the Beavers can protect star quarterback Sean Mannion. NWSB Gameday Analysis: http://nwsb.co/o5xzb Follow NWSB on our Facebook page for live 24-7-365 updates […]

California at Washington gameday preview

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Week 9 Washington may or may not have the services of quarterback Keith Price as it tries to snap a three-game skid when it hosts California in a Pac-12 Conference game on Saturday. Price missed practice early in the week after aggravating a thumb injury in last week’s loss to Arizona State. NWSB Gameday Analysis: […]

Game 13: Canucks 3, Blues 2 game rewind & highlights

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NICE Win Boys! Canucks finish off LONG road trip in style. Nice win over the Blues! Ryan Kesler scored his second goal of the game during a power play at 4:45 of overtime as Vancouver completed its seven-game road trip with a victory.  Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist in the Blues’ loss. […]

A tale of woe: Seattle Mariners catchers

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today with a great post about the long standing suffering us fans have had to endure regarding the backstop in Seattle. After the departure of long time fan fave Dan Wilson, the Mariners haven’t been too lucky with catchers. That time is supposed to be in the past with two “future” catcher on the roster in Mike Zunino and Jesus Montero, but it is still uncertain if either of them will be with the big league club come April of next year.

2013 Seahawks player profile: The Golden boy

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens will be profiling players during the 2013 NFL season. This week, Bivens covers Golden Tate, the young wide reciever with loads of potential. The truth is that this organization has a decision to make on his long-term status. Alongside Percy Harvin, the two can do some damage, but even with a potential departure of Sidney Rice, the team must be creative. Although Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch are always hot topics around Seattle, Tate is an interesting subject as well.

Memo to the BC Lions…What the Buck?

The BC Lions have traded for former backup QB Buck Pierce. (Photo: Bill Keay, Vancouver Sun files)

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka asks why today. Why is Buck Pierce NOT playing in place of the injured Travis Lulay? Keep in mind that Pierce is less than two years removed from a solid season in which he helped the Winnipeg Blue Bombers win games playing pretty ugly football. The Bombers made it to the Grey Cup in 2011 and a lot of that was due to the impact Pierce had on that team.

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