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 Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth gives us five good reasons why Mike Leach was the right choice to turn around the bottom feeder Washington State Cougar football program. First off, his track record speaks for itself. 10 straigh years with a bowl appearence at Texas Tech. The Cougars have only been to ten in the last century! The Texas pipeline will open up new opportunities for the Cougs as well.
NWSB Insider and NHL blogger Alistair Corp tells us today about Vancouver Canucks hard core fans the Green MEN. One of the two die hards Sully is up for an individual award. THE ESPN Hall of Fans finals are underway. Sully and his partner Force first attended a Canucks game in 2009, as a onetime deal. Who knew the Canucks fan passion would take them where they are today?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Reggie Gill tells us what is going on during training camp with regards to the Seahawks possibly working out and signing Terrell Owens. Yes TO. Head Coach Pete Carroll seems to be trying to add a veteran Wideout to his group to help teach the younger guys. Does he still have the speed to get behind defenders? Can he still push Cornerbacks aside to get off of press coverage?
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox details players the Portland Trail Blazers should avoid drafting with their picks in the 2012 NBA draft. The Portland Trail Blazers will have two lottery picks in this week’s NBA draft, and while the potential is there in every prospect, there are a handful of players the team must avoid with the No. 6 and No. 11 picks. Players include Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond.
NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Sunday’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders FC. At press time, the MLS odds are not up yet. The Timbers had not lost in five of six before their recent slide, so it will be interesting to see if they can recapture a little magic against their bitter rival in the Northwest. Key players are Kris Boyd and Freddy Montero.
NWSB insider Jared Galde brings us his intimate feelings about the Seattle Supersonics rally at Occidental Park on Thursday. With the hero’s of Seattle’s past, and some of the biggest names in the Seattle music scene, the crowd of nearly 6,000 hung on every word. New found savior Chris Hansen stood at the mic and said this can happen, and will happen with the support of Seattle sports fans.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his favorite Seattle Sounders FC websites on the web. With of course nwsportsbeat.com being the best there is to offer, there are some other local, and national media based sites that offer some good rundowns of Sounders matches. MLS Soccer, You Tube, NWSB, Seattle PI, SoundersFC, and SoundersU23.com are my favorites.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks football blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with an opinionated take on the 5 BEST Ducks uniform combinations in recent years. LaMichael James sporting a Nike Pro Combat uniform proved to be hands down the team’s best look of the 2011 college football season. You’ve got to love the Ducks who have become known for their uniforms and their cheerleaders.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church tells us today regaining depth at linebacker will be key for this upcoming draft due to constant injuries for the Seahawks. LeRoy Hill, K.J. Wright, Malcolm Smith, and Matt McCoy are already here, is Luke Kuechly from Boston College on his way via the draft? We’ll know within 10 days.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church tells us today two players that could be getting some interest in Seattle for the 2012 NFL Draft. Safety Mark Barron was a superstar during his college career at Alabama, manning the National Championship defense in 2009. At 6-1, Stephon Gilmore has the ideal height to be a great NFL cornerback. Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor are shaking their heads.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sonics blogger Steve Lee tells us another story in our Moments in time series about the legendary Sonics radio voice Kevin Calabro. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Calabro dabbled in local minor league sports before catching his big break, one granted by future Supersonic GM, Bob Whitsitt. Before moving over to be the voice of the Sonics, Calabro called the action for the Kansas City Kings in 1983.