NWSB Managing editor and Seattle Seahawks blogger “Q” tells us about the news breaking tonight out of Seattle that Pete Carroll has picked rookie 3rd round pick out of Wisconsin Russell Wilson to be the Seahawks 2012 opening day starting quarterback. Matt Flynn missed most of last week’s practices with tendinitis in his elbow and did not play in the game against the Chiefs. That opened the door WIDE open for Wilson. Who slammed it shut.
NWSB Managing Editor Q tells us the players who did not survive the first waive of roster cuts today with the Seattle Seahawks. As hard as it is to add players, either through the draft or free agency, it is much more difficult to release them. On the cutdown list today Phil Bates, Edawn Coughman, Donny Lisowski, Ron Parker, Tyrell Sutton, Roy Lewis, Jamison Konz, Cameron Morrah, Pep Levingston, Terrell Owens, Deuce Lutui, and guard Alex Barron.
Pro football weekly weighs in with their 2012 NFC West predictions via video. Who will take the title in an up and coming tough 2012/13 divisional race.? The San Francisco 49ers and Alex Smith? The Seattle Seahawks and Matt Flynn? The Arizona Cardinals and John Skelton? Or the St. Louis Rams and Sam Bradford? PFW has their 2012 NFC west predictions fired up and ready to go.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Q reports on why the Oregon State football team’s water balloon fight following Saturday’s practice was a good thing. Plus it was OK’d by Head Coach Mike Riley who was away in British Columbia for funeral services for his late father. I get it. It’s hot out in Oregon in the Summer. Cornerback Rashaad Reynolds declared afterward that the defense won easily.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners editor “Q” has the privilege of reporting on another MLB moment in time. Felix Hernandez (The King) Pitched nine perfect innings today at Safeco Field in Seattle vs. the Tampa Bay Rays to record the gem. Just this week we said he had an outside chance at the 2012 AL Cy Young award, now he has to be front and center in the conversation doesn’t he? The Mariners won the game 1-0.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Q brings us the video today from last nights Mariners vs. Rays game where Eric Thames delivered his first walk-off hit in his career. M’s catcher John Jaso gave him the shaving cream pie during our live interview. “MY Mouth was OPEN!” Will go down as one of the best Mariners quotes ever.
Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Seattle Mariners vs. LA Angels of Anaheim Friday August 10th game 1 matchup. The Angles are -110 home favorites. The over/under is set at 7. Q likes the visiting team in this one 4-2. How much they score is sometimes irrelevant when Felix Hernandez takes the hill. The righty is enjoying his best stretch of the season with a sub 2 ERA and a perfect 6-0 record over his last 10 starts.
Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Seattle Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles Wednesday August 8th game 3 matchup. The Orioles are -125 home favorites. The over/under is set at 9.5. Q likes the home team in this one 7-5 unfortunately. When Kevin Millwood takes the hill you are definitely going to get an honest effort. The problem is that his effectiveness varies greatly from game to game.
Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Seattle Mariners vs. N.Y. Yankees Friday August 3rd game 1 matchup. The Yankees are -250 home favorites. The over/under is set at 9. Q likes the home team in this one 5-1 unfortunately. The pitching matchup features Kevin Millwood vs. CC Sabathia . How do you know which pitcher is the horse to back in this one?
Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners Monday July 30th game 1 matchup. The Blue Jays are -1205 road favorites. The over/under is set at 7.5. Q likes the road team in this one 4-3 unfortunately. The pitching matchup features Ricky Romero vs. Mariners RH Hisashi Iwakuma . How do you know which pitcher is the horse to back in this one?
Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners Friday July 27th game 2 matchup. The Mariners are -125 home favorites. The over/under is set at 7.5. Q likes the home team in this one 4-3. The pitching matchup features Royals RH Jeremy Guthrie (0-1, 9.00 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Blake Beavan (5-6, 5.54). How do you know which pitcher is the horse to back in this one?