NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his top play from Seattle’s contest against the Denver Broncos last night. Hosting the Broncos in their second preseason contest of the week, the atmosphere surrounding the game was electric and the Seahawks dominated the game in all of its aspects. The top play came from Brandon Browner, who electrified the crowd with a fumble return for a touchdown in the second quarter.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you three Seahawks who will have big games tonight when the Denver Broncos head to Centruylink Stadium to take on the Seattle Seahawks for an NFL preseason contest. With the infamous passing attack led by Peyton Manning coming to town, Earl Thomas and Walter Thurmond should have big nights. Switching to the offensive side of the ball, Christine Michael should also continue to flash his ability to be a factor back in the NFL.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about four players on the Seahawks’ roster that he believes are in the top-5 of their positional groups. While football is the ultimate team sport (as he has mentioned previously), there are a few Hawks on the roster that stand out because of how successful and dominant they are at their position. Read on to find out who Chris believes cracks the top-5. Earl Thomas, Marshawn Lynch, Max Unger, Richard Sherman.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Apple Cup and Civil War and which one would be the one to tune into. Steeped in northwest tradition of providing you with great football games, both rivalry contests certainly have their own appeal to them, and tradition. Pitting Washington against Washington State, the Apple Cup has a storied tradition of having two of college football’s semi-traditional programs go head-to-head in contests that potentially decide conference champions.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you five teams he thinks could potentially unseat the Ducks as the standard of Pac-12 football. Arizona State, Washington, and UCLA all seem to be on the outside looking in, but they definitely have the potential to become the top programs in the Conference of Champions. USC and Stanford appear to be the main contenders to supplant the Ducks.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the disappointing loss the Mariners put together on a night that saw the organization honor one of the greatest ballplayers of all time, Ken Griffey Jr. Downed 10-0 by Milwaukee — who are 51-66 on the year — Seattle tallied just four hits over the course of the game while Iwakuma and the Mariners’ stellar bullpen (particularly Lucas Luetge) surrendered 16. It was a complete embarrassment on a night that should have been filled with spectacular.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson pays his homage to Ken Griffey Jr. Undoubtedly the greatest player in Seattle Mariners history, Griffey is also one of the best players to have ever set foot on a baseball field. This weekend, he’ll be immortalized into Mariners lore as he will be inducted in the Mariners Hall of Fame in a ceremony that is sure to bring back the greatest memories in Seattle baseball history. Thanks for everything, Junior.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his 5 expectations for Oregon’s first college football game of the season against Nicholls State. Ideally, the NCAA will do something in the future to prevent this from happening. However, as it stands right now, these small programs seem more than willing to take a pounding from some of the best teams in the nation for some extra cash to improve their facilities and exposure. Here’s what Chris sees happening
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Tom Wilhelmsen’s move to AAA Tacoma. At times appearing to still have the magic from 2012, Wilhelmsen, for the most part, has been a major disappointment in 2013. Currently boasting a 4.37 ERA in 47 appearances this year, he just doesn’t have the look/feel of a dominating closer anymore. Whether or not this has to do with the league adjusting to his style of pitching remains to be seen, but the biggest difference between 2012 and 2013 has been his command. Read on for more analysis on the move.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the recent debacle that was Seattle’s series against the Boston Red Sox. Losing the first game 8-2, the Mariners suffered a heartbreaking, 5-4 loss in fifteen innings on Wednesday night and followed up that effort with one of the biggest breakdowns in closer history, as Tom Wilhelmsen allowed the Sox to come back from a five-run deficit to eventually win the game 8-7. Now sitting at 50-58 on the year, Seattle is 13 games back in the AL West and 10 games in the AL Wild Card.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Bobby Wagner and how he is definitely not headed down the path for a sophomore slump. Boasting the speed and ferocity needed for a linebacker, the relatively unheralded Wagner will only get better in the coming year, and the Seattle defense will do so with him. Additions along the defensive line (Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett) and his development as a player will be main factors in allowing him to continue to dominate in 2013.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Seattle Mariners activating Michael Morse from the DL and designating Jason Bay for assignment. Obviously this is a situation not many people wanted to see happen this year. Signing the northwesterner to a one-year deal with a base salary of $1 million, Seattle’s front office had hoped Bay would once again find his All-Star swing after a few down seasons with the New York Mets.