Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Dec. 13 matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. The Blazers are now past the easy part in their schedule, and the Spurs will be the first big challenge for the team in weeks. The key matchup in this game is going to be between Tim Duncan and LaMarcus Aldridge, but the battle between Tony Park and Damian Lillard will be fun to watch.
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. There really isn’t too much to say about this game except for Ouch! That was the biggest beat down that I have ever witnessed, and thankfully it was for our team, and not against it.
NWSB Insider and Seahawks’ Blogger Ben Tole talks about which Seahawks could potentially make the 2013 Pro Bowl. 2012 has been a memorable season for the Seattle Seahawks. An 8-5 record with three games remaining with big wins against Dallas, Green Bay, New England, and Chicago has Hawk fans thinking playoffs. Now the question that remains is not how we will remember the regular season but rather what Seahawks will make us remember the regular season?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about whether or not we’ve seen the biggest offseason acquisition by the Mariners Jack Z in the Jason Bay signing. Sure, Bay could produce quite well without the pressure of New York and a gigantic contract to live up to, but are fans expecting Bay’s bat to clearly out produce a player like Eric Thames or Casper Wells at this point in his career?
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox discusses whether or not the Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge has hit his NBA ceiling. Aldridge’s ceiling has made him an All-Star power forward in a tough Western Conference. Whether he gets back to the All-Star game this year or not, he’s one of the best big men in the league, and he’s an offensive threat every night of the week.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers writer Rick Stella gives us his weekly Rick’s Picks, naming the All-Star performances showcased in Rip City. Poor bench play, a disappearing LaMarcus Aldridge, and downright awful defense has plagued Portland in their recent contests, leaving many to wonder where this team is actually headed. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Luke Babbitt earn All-Star recognition in week two, while Lillard also takes home the Dunk of the Week.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Blazers vs Raptors matchup. The Headline: playing without starters Nicolas Batum (back) and Wesley Matthews (hip), Portland comes up with a big win and halts their losing streak at two games. Aldridge and Hickson put together huge nights, and luckily it’s enough to outweigh disappointing games from Claver and Lillard.
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. This week’s Offensive Game Ball goes to a guy who was hands down the best back on the field. Marshawn Lynch had 11 caries for 128 yards and 3 TD’s on the day. Not too shabby eh?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on what he believes are prudent expectations for newly signed Canadian major leaguer Jason Bay. He points out though this is a long shot, remember that Jason Bay was the 2004 National League Rookie of the Year, 2009 Silver Slugger and a 3 time All Star. Nothing is what Ferg has come to expect from the M’s, so even if it doesn’t work, Bay has met his expectations.
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. A record setting day by Leon Washington, and an almost record setting day by Russell Wilson were foiled by a last second Dan Carpenter FG as the Miami Dolphins edged out the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday morning.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone weighs in with another lockout post today. This time he’s telling us that the fans aren’t the only ones getting sick and tired of the latest installment of the Lockout. Cory Scheider is taking his talents to Switzerland, where he will be tending goal for Ambri Piotta of the Swiss National League A.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Clinton Bell gives us five tough questions that he would like addressed by coach Sark himself before the bowl game. First off, how in the world did we allow a bad Cougars team to overcome an 18 point 4th quarter lead to win this game? Second, when will the penalties stop, they are killing us. The Huskies are a good team, but not a great one yet, and these questions prove that.