Mariners opposition to Sodo arena doesn’t faze Mayor McGinn

Mariners vs. City of Seattle

NWSB Insider Steve tells us that the Seattle Mariners should do everything to retract this letter and get ready for Opening Day. Most everyone who knows steve knows how much he loves the M’s and how much he stands up for the franchise, but even he admits this letter will leave egg all over the face of Mariners brass. He can fully understand their intent, but Chuck Armstrong and Howard Lincoln need to be quiet.

Ex-WSU Cougars quarterback Ryan Leaf and his addiction

Ryan Leaf

NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Insider Steve tells us his opinions and take on the second arrest in 4 days for former Cougars star quarterback Ryan Leaf. He points out no matter how bad his disease is, it doesn’t mean Leaf gets a free pass. The truth of the situation is sometimes people have to learn the hard way to live life. He’s not in control of himself, and clearly needs a lot of help.

Reasons to like Eric Wedge’s 2012 Seattle Mariners rotation

Hector Noesi, Seattle Mariners

NWSB blogger Insider Steve brings us his 5 reasons to love the 2012 Seattle Mariners starting rotation recently announced by head coach Eric Wedge. With Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas, Hector Noesi, Blake Beavan and Kevin Millwood all making the starting cut, where did new guy Hisashi Iwakuma end up?

Matt Flynn is the missing piece to my Seahawks Super Bowl dream

Pete Carroll being introduced to Seattle

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Insider Steve weighs in on the signing of Matt Flynn. Which he says gives the Seahawks flexibility in spades. Not only do they have their QB of the future, but now there is no need to waste valuable 2012 NFL Draft picks. Use the draft to fill in the holes that remain at left guard, defensive end, and linebacker. If Visanthe Shiancoe decides to sign elsewhere maybe tight end.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Dick Bennett

Washington State Coach Dick Bennett

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past University of Washington State Cougars head basketball coach Dick Bennett. Insider Steve one of our Washington St. Cougars bloggers points out his Cougs career started in 2003, and he was there until 2006. The first order of business for Bennett and his WSU coaching staff was changing the culture and identity of Cougars basketball.

Know Your Enemy: 2012 A.L. West Projections – Oakland A’s

Oakland Athletics 2012 MLB Predictions

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve weighs in with his Oakland Athletics 2012 MLB Predictions. This is part 1 of the 2012 Know Your Enemy series focusing on the AL West in his weekly blogs. For Oakland A’s fans’ sake, let’s hope Billy Beane’s formula strikes pay dirt, because if this doesn’t work the A’s season will get out of hand really quick.

2012 is more than a rebound season for Seattle Mariners Ichiro

Ichiro

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve weighs in on the biggest question mark he sees facing the 2012 Seattle Mariners. Namely Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro has to work even harder to earn the trust back from the Mariners fan base. 2012 will be a season where he cannot get too comfortable. If he doesn’t adapt this could be his last season in Seattle.

Off-field issues again at WSU for Mizell & Koepp

C.J. Mizell

NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Insider Steve tells us the events leading up to the dismissal of Cougars linebacker C.J. Mizell, and now with the arrest of long-snapper Zach Koepp were just bad mistakes. He was expecting this to happen from the moment when former Cougars head football coach Paul Wulff was calling Mizell a “good guy”.

2012 American League West Handicapping Preview & Predictions

Albert Pujols

Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve tells us even with the additions of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson to the LA Angels, the Texas Rangers still have the divisions deepest all-around team. So now without further adieu, he presents the 2012 American League West division predictions and season handicapping preview for all four AL West teams, the Mariners, Angels, Rangers, and Athletics.

Memo to Seattle Mariners ownership: Stop selling us mediocrity

Jack Z

Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve is going on a rant. He’s back to tell us he understands what the Mariners are trying to do. When your franchise bottoms out, it takes time in the rebuilding process. He’s calling out Ownership. Jack Zduriencik is the only one that seems to have a direction, that’s asinine he says. Ownership is supposed to be the one leading by example. They’re not.

2012 WSU Cougars Football Recruiting: Top of the Class

2012 WSU Recruiting

Cougars Insider Steve breaks down the 2012 Washington State Cougars football recruiting class. He brings us his favorite recruits out of the 25 the Cougars brought on board. Among them is Ioane Gauta, Robert Barber, Jeremiah Allison, Kache Palacio, and Taylor Taliulu. The prize according to Steve is Sam Jones.

Pujols…hmph! Relax Mariners fans, good days are ahead…

Can Jack Z make a splash in free agency for the Mariners?

Insider Steve says so what if the Anaheim Angels signed Albert Pujols. The Seattle Mariners need to tune out the gallery and keep with the current plan in place, and not over react to what other teams are doing. It’s a matter of trusting Jack Zduriencik and his model of operation. The Mariners are the Texas Rangers, just three seasons behind.

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