NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens will weigh in each week with his blueprint for a Seahawks win. This week the team has a Super Bowl matchup against the Denver Broncos. Brett says the defense needs to get pressure on Peyton Manning. Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, Chris Clemons, Cliff Avril, Brandon Mebane…the pressure is on you!
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us a look at Super Bowl XLVIII from the perspective of the neutral fan. Whether you’re rooting for the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos or you’re just looking for entertainment, watch for the battle between Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. Other narratives include the weather at MetLife Stadium, big plays like Marshawn Lynch’s Beast Mode run and what kind of pressure comes from the Legion of Boom.
NWSB Insider and NBA Blogger Steve Lee wonders where in the world Steve Nash is. The former Phoenix Sun (and Dallas Maverick) has virtually disappeared with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Team Canadian hero has dealt with injuries throughout the twilight of his career, and now the question is: Can he lift L.A. to relevancy after failing to do so alongside Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol in Year 1.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the recent selection of Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge to the 2014 NBA A–Star Game. This marks the first time in 20 years that Rip City has had multiple All-Stars; the last two teammates being Terry Porter and Clyde Drexler. Other notable reserves are Chris Paul, James Harden and Dwight Howard.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell is back with his first ever Super Bowl preview and prediction piece. The Seahawks and Broncos have already had their media day, and a few practices in anticipation for Sunday’s big game. Clinton brings us a few more specifics to look for in between beers, high fives and chest bumps at each of your respective Super Bowl parties. As usual, Go Hawks!
NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke breaks down the Denver Broncos, and shares some insight on their road to the Super Bowl. What makes their offensive juggernaut tick is also explored. Can the Seahawks come away with the Super Bowl? While the Denver Broncos defense doesn’t get an awful lot of credit, they are still a force to be reckoned with. Terrance Knighton is going to give Max Unger, JR Sweezy, James Carpenter, Paul McQuistan fits.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox discusses LaMarcus Aldridge’s most recent milestone: Passing Cliff Robinson for third on the all-time scoring list for the Portland Trail Blazers. Ahead of Aldridge are Terry Porter and Clyde Drexler, begging the question: Where does Aldridge rank among the all-time greats? Does he top Kevin Duckworth, Buck Williams or Bill Walton? How about Brandon Roy? It’s early in the process, but never too early to debate.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes us on a trip down memory lane, as the M’s have announced that Lou Piniella, long-time manager in the Pacific Northwest, will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. Scott recaps a favorite memory involving Sweet Lou and Jamie Moyer while also recognizing the skipper’s flaws. Next step? Cooperstown.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the X-Factor for the Super Bowl. The Hawks are set to taken on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, and the Legion of Boom needs to be ready using the Nascar package. This set utilizes Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett and Chris Clemons along with Clinton McDonald.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 13, honors go to Nicolas Batum, as we recognize his resiliency against the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, as well as his desire to make the All-Star Game. In five games, he averaged 6.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists.
NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks. They host the Edmonton Oilers tonight in the second of back-to-back games for both teams tonight at Rogers Arena. Dale Weise and David Booth are both expected to sit out of tonight’s game. Roberto Luongo will start against the Oilers for the fourth time this season after earning the win last night against the Coyotes.