NWSB Insider and blogger Alex McPhee wonders why there is such a focus on PEDs in baseball and not in other sports. Focusing on the recent bans players such as Jesus Montero received for their involvement in Biogenesis, Alex compares suspensions and PEDs in baseball to football, and later, hockey. Compare the suspensions for banned substances to those of NFL, where the standard seems to be 4 games, a la Bruce Irvin it seems to be viewed as a much harsher crime in baseball.
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 insider Clinton Bell is back with a piece about the 5 greatest players with Washington ties that you’ve never heard of. Sparked by the news of Clint Dempsey signing with the Seattle Sounders, Clinton thought it would be fun to explore some players who had success in their respective sports that aren’t really household names. Anchored by Dempsey, and finishing off with Gaylord Perry, have a read and see who you’ve missed.
NWSB Insider Steve Lee breaks down former Washington Husky Nate Robinson’s most recent move. He’s played for historic NBA franchises, such as the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors and even the Oklahoma City Thunder. Now he’s on his way to play for Brian Shaw and the Denver Nuggets alongside former Knicks Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari.
NWSB Insider and NBA Blogger Steve Lee breaks down whether or not Victoria BC’s Steve Nash is in a good situation with the Los Angeles Lakers. The expectations of the 2012-13 season were not met by Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Mike D’Antoni. The team underperformed, Nash’s performance (and health) were questionable and the future of the team is in flux. There’s certainly ways for Nash to be more involved…
NWSB Insider Steve Lee breaks down how Northwest BC Boy Kelly Olynyk will look in 2013 for the Boston Celtics. Steve points out with the ability to run the pick and roll/slip/pop etc in a variety of effective fashions, starting Olynyk on opening night as your man in the middle is not that bad of an option. OK, his defensive intensity and lack of “mean mugging” a’la KG may not place him on the All-NBA Defensive team…
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the city of Glendale voting to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona. After a four hour debate by the city council that was perhaps one of the greatest comedies to watch in recent memory, officials voted 4-3 to approve an agreement that will reportedly keep the Coyotes in Arizona. Though Renaissance Sports and Entertainment and their new partner, Global Spectrum, still have to finalize the agreement with Glendale, it’s expected that the two will agree and that the NHL will eventually approve the decision as well.
NWSB Insider Jonas Hyde brings us a piece on the emergence of former Husky Jake Locker. With the Washington native taking over the reigns for the Titans officially last year, this will be the first year that the team has been built for him specifically. Taking a page out of Pete Carroll’s, the Titans have themselves set up to make a splash in the AFC with young Locker behind center.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson brings you the latest news on the Phoenix Coyotes potentially relocating to Seattle. In what could be a pivotal move in getting the NBA to look at the possibility of expansion in Seattle further, the City of Glendale will vote today on a lease agreement that will decide whether or not the Phoenix Coyotes stay where they are. Should the two sides be unable to reach an agreement, it is highly likely, and some would say almost certain, that Phoenix gets relocated to Seattle.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his 5 can’t miss Pac-12 contests of the 2013 college football season. Here in Pac-12 land we are blessed to be able to witness some of the best teams go toe-to-toe year-in and year-out. Featuring some of the more storied programs in college football (USC, UCLA, and UW immediately come to mind), fans of the Conference of Champions really are given quite a treat every fall. Here are the five games you shouldn’t miss.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger talks about Seattle potentially receiving an NHL team and why they are long overdue for one. It seems fairly certain a team will be moving to Seattle now within the next five years, and heck, it could even happen next season if the current deal being deliberated in the land of the desert dogs doesn’t go down as planned. Regardless, it makes for some fun day-dreaming of all the possibilities that come with an NHL hockey team in Sea-Town.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson details players from northwest teams who have received new contracts at the NFL level. This year we saw quite a few standouts from all four Northwest teams (Oregon, Washington, Oregon State, Washington State) get drafted. Jordan Poyer (OSU), Markus Wheaton (OSU), Dion Jordan (UO), Kiko Alonso (UO), Kyle Long (UO), Kenjon Barner (UO), Desmond Trufant (UW), and Marquess Wilson (WSU) went in the draft.