Week 8 Endgame: The blueprint for victory – Seahawks vs. Rams

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Keys to a Seahawks victory This is one of those Seahawks games that scare me.  The Rams have lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL and must start backup Kellen Clemens.   Clemens will be starting for the 13th time in his 9-year career. Heading into Monday night’s […]

Crazy or confident? Damian Lillard predicts 46 wins for PDX in 2013-14

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down Damian Lillard’s recent prediction on ESPN’s TrueHoop TV that the Portland Trail Blazers will win 46 games during the 2013-14 NBA season. The question here is whether the Rookie of the Year is crazy or confident? Teams such as the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves will be drastically improved, and even the Los Angeles Lakers can compete if Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash are healthy. Rip City has the talent to push for Lillard’s prediction, but the competition will be stiff.

Jeffri Chadiha is just completely wrong about Russell Wilson

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Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with five reasons why ESPN.com writer Jeffri Chadiha is completely wrong when it comes to Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. Chadiha recently told Brock and Danny on 710 ESPN Radio that Wilson will never be an elite QB in the league, and he thinks of him more of a game manager. That is a slap in the face of Wilson. What did this kid do last year except lead us to the playoffs, almost to the NFC Championship game…

The national media predicts the Portland Trail Blazers draft…

Muhammad could potentially become a Blazer (US Presswire)

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down who the Portland Trail Blazers are expected to draft according to the national media. ESPN, CBS, Sports Illustrated and Hoopsworld are just a few of the publications. Players on Portland’s radar are Shabazz Muhammad, Cody Zeller, Alex Len, Kantavious Caldwell-Pope and the Northwest’s own Kelly Olynyk. With money to spend, free agency will be a hot topic around PDX as well this offseason. Stay tuned.

Examining the Seahawks against the NFC West

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Erin Acacio breaks down the Seahawks 2013 NFC West schedule. With three prime time games, one against each NFC West foe, the Seahawks have a chance to really make a name for themselves in the rest of the country. The Hawks often get overlooked by an east coast biased national sports media market. The extra “love” this year will finally give them a chance to be seen, and heard nationally.

Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

When Wesley Matthews defends James Harden, basketball fans get their money's worth. (Photo: AP)

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers April 5 matchup against the Houston Rockets. The Blazers will be back on national T.V. (ESPN) for the second time in just over a week. Last time didn’t go so well against the Brooklyn Nets, and the team will look to restore its image with a young, energetic roster. The key matchup is going to be at the shooting guard spot. James Harden and Wesley Matthews will have the potential to score a lot of points in a up-tempo system.

CBA settled: What the NHL’s labour agreement means for the Vancouver Canucks

Mike Gillis

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone weighs in with the first of many 2013 NHL regular season updates. With the new CBA going into effect on Monday, Kevin tells us how this effects the Vancouver Canucks. Namely, the ability to buy out some contracts, and the scrambling to get a full roster of players ready to go for the proposed season opener on January 19th.

Biggest ‘What-If’ questions in Portland Trail Blazers history

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NWSB Writer Bryant Knox recaps the biggest ‘What If?’ questions in Portland Trail Blazers franchise history. ESPN recently aired its documentary “Going Big” about the Blazers drafting Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan, but this is just one of many situations in which Portland saw itself moving in a completely opposite direction. Kevin Durant, Larry Bird, Chris Paul and Bob McAdoo could have all been Blazers.

How a fake punt has kicked in some controversy in Seattle

Pete Carroll

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Phil Slater weighs in today with another coaches decision breakdown. Phil coaches football, so we’ll trust Phil on this one. Let’s get to the bitter truth of this play; the Bills were losing, lackadaisical and a sense of apathy was creeping into their game. Phil says Seahawks coach Pete Carroll exploited weakness’ in the Buffalo Bills like a preying lion. Thoughts?

ESPN NBA Rank: Breaking down the 2012-13 Portland Trail Blazers

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NWSB Writer Bryant Knox breaks down how the Portland Trail Blazers did in ESPN’s annual NBA Rank. The team’s players range from No. 20 all the way down to No. 460, but the question is, did ESPN get their rankings right? LaMarcus Aldridge led the way at No. 20, Damian Lillard was surprisingly low at No. 211 and Jared Jeffries was surprisingly high at No. 268.

Week 3 NCAA football preview: Washington St. vs UNLV matchup

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Our Washington State Cougars insider Jordin Ereth weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the UNLV Rebels in NCAA football week 3 action. Jordin says Expect Connor Halliday to let the ball fly often, and let Marquess Wilson make plays down field. Halliday may throw an interception or two in this game, but with the poor defensive of UNLV on the other side of the ball, the reward will greatly outweigh the risk.

My oh My! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners (video)

Michael Saunders did all he could not to end up like this guy on his foul ball grab (photo bleacherreport.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the twenty-third week of the year had to be the defensive gem by Michael Saunders grabing the ball out of the first row of seats. Yes, the ball was foul, but this play took another chance away from Coco Crisp, one of the most dangerous base runners in all of MLB. A true web gem.

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