Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 28 matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers. Staples Center hasn’t been kind to the Blazers throughout the years, but the team from PDX has shown once this season that they can take down the talented team from L.A. The key matchup is going to be between J.J. Hickson and Dwight Howard. Wesley Matthews is questionable.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Bryan McFarlane brings us up to speed on the five reasons the Seahawks laid another smackdown. The supposed best team in the NFL came in riding high, only to be handed their rear ends by the Seahawks. Beast Mode was once again just that, a beast. Russell Wilson showed the country what he could do with his arm this week.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens gives us his reasons for embracing the future Hall Of Famer Russell Okung. Replacing Walter Jones couldn’t have been an easy job for Okung, but now in his third year, Okung is going to the Pro Bowl as a starter for the NFC. Never forget the work of Jones, but it’s time to embrace the future in Okung Brett pleads.
Free NFL Betting Odds & Picks for the St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks week 17 matchup. The Seahawks hold the line at 10.5, the over/under is 40.5. Dave is telling us that there is no reason for the Seahawks to lose this game, nor does he think they will. Dave also tells us not to fear the 10/2, take that bet, and run all the way to the bank with your winnings!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the re-signing of OF Raul Ibanez. Danny, like a lot of other people, is scratching his head at the reason the Mariners brought back the aging OF. The youth movement is alive and well in Seattle, and should be given the chance to play. Danny gives us his “best case” scenarios of the move for the upcoming season.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another instalment of the Seahawks Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. More points, and more Russell Wilson goodness for the Seattle Seahawks as they destroyed the San Francisco 49ers on national TV. The Hawks clinched a playoff berth with the win as well with only one game remaining.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 26 matchup against the Sacramento Kings. The Blazers are 1-3 against the Kings this season, and they’ll look to even the series Wednesday night at the Rose Garden. DeMarcus Cousins will return from a team suspension, and his battle against J.J. Hickson will be the key matchup of the contest. Wesley Matthews is questionable.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell after each week of the regular season and possibly during an NFL playoff game or the Super Bowl will bring you his Seahawks game balls. Balls are awarded to the Hawks offensive MVP. Doug Baldwin came up huge tonight for the Hawks, 4 catches, 2 TD’s and some excellent hand eye coordination. Richard Sherman gets the D MVP for his actions on the field, including 5 tackles, a pick, and a TD
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his top 5 things that he doesn’t like about the Raul Ibanez signing in Seattle. Veteran leadership isn’t needed right now, the youth of today is ready to stand up and be accounted for says Clinton. With the signings of both Ibanez and Jason Bay, two M’s OF’s will now be expelled back to the daily grind in Tacoma. This seems like a step backwards for the franchise.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 23 matchup against the Sacramento Kings. The Blazers have already played the Kings twice in the season, but they’re preparing for a home-and-home series in which they will see the team from California’s capital twice in a row. The key matchup in this one is going to be between J.J. Hickson and whomever he is assigned. DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans are out for the Kings.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 22 matchup against the Phoenix Suns. The Blazers are back to .500, but they must continue to beat inferior teams if they stand a chance at the postseason. The key matchup in this one is going to be between J.J. Hickson and Marcin Gortat, but the rematch between Damian Lillard and Goran Dragic will be fun to watch. LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us about the fifteenth game of the season for the Seahawks, a Sunday night prime time matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Seahawks are heading back home hot, winning three in a row. But the 49ers had a dominant game in New England last week. This is the game of the year for the Seahawks and their fans alike.