I’m a die-hard fan of Seattle U basketball because…

Redhawks vs. Huskies

NWSB Insider and Seattle U Redhawks blogger Blair Thomas tells us what it is that goes into being able to answer the question. Why am I a die hard fan of the Seattle U Basketball team?! Seattle University has tradition that other mid-majors in this region don’t have, plus Coach Cameron Dollar and his flock will begin WAC play in November.

NWSB 2012 Portland TrailBlazers Post-Season Recap

Kaleb Canales, Portland Trail Blazers

NWSB Insider Blair Thomas asks five very important questions regarding the Portland TrailBlazers. With the off-season off and running for the Blazers, Blair poses some good questions to the franchise. What are the teams areas of concern and who will take over both the Coach and GM positions? The team has two players that other teams have strong interest in: Nicolas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge.

Game Day Preview / Keys to the match! Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers

KC vs. Portland

NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas reports on the matchup Saturday between Sporting KC and the Timbers. Did you know Missouri-native and Portland captain Jack Jewsbury spent eight years with Sporting KC, making 195 appearances while scoring 14 goals and 20 assists.

The five things we know about Oregon and marijuana

Chip Kelly

NWSB insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Blair Thomas this weeks tells us the obvious. We know the Ducks head football coach Chip Kelly is educating his players about drug dangers. After all a report published online Wednesday by ESPN detailed an incidence of marijuana abuse throughout the nation, especially in Eugene. Remember, athletes in Oregon just want to fit in like everybody else.

Five reasons why I respect Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball

Gonzaga Bulldogs

NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his analysis on the Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball program. He lays out a number of reasons why he respects Mark Few and job he’s doing with the Bulldogs program. The Bulldogs are simply better than their Pac-12 counterparts. McCarthey Athletic Center. Finding under the radar players and great guards, John Stockton, Matt Santangelo, Quentin Hall, Richie Frahm, Dan Dickau, Blake Stepp, Derek Raivio, and Jeremy Pargo.

Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy love ‘em & hate ‘em

Timbers vs Galaxy

NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers lost 3-1 to the LA Galaxy on Saturday. Forward Kris Boyd emphasized that the loss to reporters that the team must stay positive and stick together. Truer words could not have been spoken more than those in Carson.

Game Day Preview / Keys to the match! LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers

portland timbers

NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas reports on the matchup Saturday between the Galaxy and the Timbers. Blair points out first, Portland has only gained the upper-hand once in five matches this season and as evidenced by their defensive efforts, the team needs all of the momentum they can muster early in a match in order to survive at the end of one.

Five key ways the LaMarcus Aldridge injury impacts Rip City

LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas weighs in with the impact of the LaMarcus Aldridge injury on the team and RIP City in general. Purely, from a financial perspective, the team will lose money with a minimal drop in ticket sales for the last two games. Despite the “sell-outs” there were a plethora of empty seats at the Rose Garden on Wednesday night.

Chivas USA vs. Timbers FC Love ‘em and Hate ‘em

Chivas USA vs. Portland Timbers

NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers lost 2-1 to Chivas USA on Saturday. Everyone in the building knew that Portland would need more than a handful of shots on Kennedy in order to beat Chivas. Troy Perkins extended the misery of Portland fans by allowing two more in the loss.

Game Day Preview / Keys to the match! Chivas USA vs. Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas reports on the matchup tonight between the Timbers and Chivas USA. Chivas is the worst team in the Western Conference standings, tied with the LA Galaxy (which has only played three matches compared to Chivas’ four). It is a match-up of two teams that have struggled early this season

Portland’s pipeline to Kentucky is paying dividends for Calipari’s ‘Cats

Kyle Wiltjer

NWSB Insider and northwest basketball blogger Blair Thomas tells us about two young men leading Kentucky to the 2012 Final four this week in New Orleans. Kyle Wiltjer entered the season as part of one of Kentucky’s most heralded basketball classes with guard Marquis Teague and forwards Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis. Terrence Jones has averaged 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game and started 35 of 38 games.

Timbers FC vs. Revolution love ‘em and hate ‘em

Revolution vs. Timbers

NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why despite a loss vs New England, the Timbers should hold their heads high. Things could be worse. After the lone goal was scored, the Timbers controlled the tempo of the game and Franck Songo’o made a comeback of sorts. Any time a team can go on the road and at least come away with a point via a tie, the feat should be considered a victory.