Weekly Seattle Mariners recap: Series pitching vs. Cleveland, Chicago

Blake Beavan

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners took on Cleveland and the Chicago White Soxk in what turned out to include a few VERY noteworthy pitching performances. Hector Noesi had a hard time finding the strike zone. Blake Beavan pitched against a guy throwing a perfect game. Brandon League blew a Felix Hernandez win.

Mariners Profiles: Michael Saunders under the spotlight

Michael Saunders Mariners Profile

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve brings us a good piece on the M’s today. Center fielder and Victoria BC Canada native Michael Saunders is under the spotlight. When the Mariners did select him in 11th round, the thought was maybe he could develop into a fourth outfielder at best, with a knack for speed and using his glove as his biggest asset. It’s not everyday an 11th round pick ascends to the major leagues.

Weekly Seattle Mariners recap: Series pitching vs. Texas, Oakland

Hector Noesi, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners took on Texas and Oakland this week in what turned out to be quite a few pitching duels. While Felix Hernandez still worried some, the under rated Blake Beavan, Jason Vargas and Hector Noesi stunned. The Mariners bullpen was a little shaky, but evened itself out to hold on.

M’s vs. A’s…It’s opening day all over again

Dustin Ackley

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve says the Mariners lineup needs to score in the top of the first. Put the game in motion early on and give Justin Smoak and Jesus Montero early opportunities with runners in scoring position. Early success will create a trickle down effect for the rest of the lineup.

Ex-WSU Cougars quarterback Ryan Leaf and his addiction

Ryan Leaf

NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Insider Steve tells us his opinions and take on the second arrest in 4 days for former Cougars star quarterback Ryan Leaf. He points out no matter how bad his disease is, it doesn’t mean Leaf gets a free pass. The truth of the situation is sometimes people have to learn the hard way to live life. He’s not in control of himself, and clearly needs a lot of help.

Matt Flynn is the missing piece to my Seahawks Super Bowl dream

Pete Carroll being introduced to Seattle

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Insider Steve weighs in on the signing of Matt Flynn. Which he says gives the Seahawks flexibility in spades. Not only do they have their QB of the future, but now there is no need to waste valuable 2012 NFL Draft picks. Use the draft to fill in the holes that remain at left guard, defensive end, and linebacker. If Visanthe Shiancoe decides to sign elsewhere maybe tight end.

WSU Insider Analysis: The Misconceptions of Mike Leach

Mike Leach WSU Cougars

Washington State Cougars football blogger Insider Steve comments on yesterday’s big news from Pullman Washington. As big as the Mike Leach hiring was, It was met with some criticism, with some pessimism thrown in for good nature. Steve reviews the Mike Leach Washington St. Cougars Coaching Misconceptions, he looks at ESPN Lawsuits and Texas Tech Red Raiders football as well.

Washington State fires Head Coach Paul Wulff

Paul Wulff

Paul Wulff coached the Cougars to 40 losses spread out over the last four seasons, throw in four Apple Cup losses as well, and its easy to see why AD Bill Moos made the change today in Pullman. Paul Wulff was fired today by Washington St. University.

MMQB: A look into potential WSU Cougars coaching candidates

Bill Moos

MMQB from Insider Steve our Washington State Cougars blogger weighs in with his take on the 2011 Apple Cup between UW and WSU. He points out if Bill Moos and school president Elson Floyd do dismiss Paul Wulff as head coach, it would behoove them to take advantage of the momentum the program has created. Maybe Mike Leach or Kevin Sumlin as a replacement hire.

State Of The Cougars – Weekly Notebook | November 23

WSU Cougars

Insider Steve our man with his pulse on the Washington State Cougars sports beat is back with another edition of the State Of The Cougs. The Cougars final game of the season, and biggest. Paul Wulff cannot hold anything back. This is Washington State’s bowl game. WSU must not allow Washington Huskies tailback Chris Polk the ability to run free.

MMQB: Cougars leave Bowl Hopes on the one yard line in loss to Utah

Paul Wulff

MMQB from Insider Steve our resident Washington State Cougars guru weighs in with his take on the Utah Utes vs. vs. WSU Cougars recap. On the one yard with momentum on the WSU side, Paul Wulff elected to take Conner Halliday, who just drove the offense 74 yards in 5 plays, and his offense off the field in favor of PK Andrew Furney. Why oh Why?

Slouch’s Weekend Plays: Free “Expert” Football Handicapping Picks

Free Football Picks

The Slouch is back with your Week 11 Free NFL football picks, and your Week 12 College football predictions. Washington vs. OSU (Nick Montana to start), Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams (Tarvaris Jackson vs. Steven Jackson), are on the schedule this week.

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