Paul Allen & Seahawks Give Pete Carroll 3 Year Extension

Pete Carroll

NWSB Blogger and Seahawks insider Brian Scott weighs in today on the Pete Carroll contract extension news. Carroll has exceed all expectations anyone could have every had for him.
Today, he gets paid for what he has accomplished. And he’s earned it says Brian. It’s now time for another Seahawks super bowl run! Lets go!

Howard Lincoln…An in-depth look at how his brain works

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott discusses the train wreck that has become the Mariners ownership folks. Namely Howard Lincoln who granted three interviews this week with Seattle Media’s Greg Johns, Jerry Brewer and Ryan Divish. Is he seriously giving Jack Zduriencik an “A” on his performance of scouting both professional and amateur players? Chone Figgins, Michael Pineda, Jesus Montero, David Pauley, Casper Wells…aye aye aye.

Look up dysfunction in the dictionary…2013 Seattle Mariners

Eric Wedge

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott discusses the train wreck that has become the Mariners. With Manager Eric Wedge announcing last week that he will not return in 2014, it should be clear as crystal that the team is in a state of dysfunction that rivals Lindsay Lohan’s rehab progress. Maybe Paul Allen should add the Mariners to his list of teams alongside the Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers.

A Portlander’s take on the Seattle Supersonics vs. NBA

Seattle

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us all a Portlander’s perspective on the situation regarding the Seattle Supersonics and the Sacramento Kings. It’s easy to sympathize with the city of Seattle, as having a team and a player like Kevin Durant ripped away would be devastating. However, empathizing with the city of Sacramento can’t be ignored, as Portlanders would fight to the death to keep their team.

Nicolas Batum breakout season making good on monster contract

Nic Batum

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin takes a look into Nicolas Batum’s stellar beginning to the 2012/13 season. Despite an offseason spent trying to get away from Portland, Batum looks to have turned a corner in his career. With highs in all stat categories, Batum is becoming a major cog for the Blazers.

Seattle vs. Miami Dolphins: The aftermath, what went wrong

Russell Wilson pissed off

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us what went wrong for the Seahawks against the Miami Dolphins. Well besides being on the road, and in the Eastern time zone, the Seahawks defense blew this one for us. Two scoring drives in the final six minutes ruined a damn good performance by Russell Wilson, and the TD return by Leon Washington. Thanks boys.

Analysis & Expectations: Trail Blazers new coach Terry Stotts

Terry Stotts Trail Blazers coach

NWSB Writer Blair Thomas talks about the Portland Trail Blazers new coaching hire this week one Terry Stotts. Stotts record is 115-168 in his prior two stints as head coach with the Milwaukee Bucks (2005-07) and Atlanta Hawks (2002-04). Blair says if the new coach has the ability to communicate with LaMarcus Aldridge, then Rip City could find itself at the beginning of a revival.

*My* top 12 Seahawks moments: The best 12th Man flag raisers

Chuck Knox, the first great coach of the Seahawks (photo bleacherreport.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us about his top twelve 12th Man flag raisers at the Clink. From the olden days of the Kingdome, to the newer heroes of the Clink, the Seahawks have had some damn fine talent on their side. Of course Chuck Knox, Mack Strong, Steve Largent, and Cortez Kennedy made the list, but there are some others here like Norm Johnson, Ken Hamlin, Warren Moon, and Curt Warner who need the love too.

Trail Blazers in the news: Nic Batum offer sheet “aimer et détester”

Nic Batum, Portland Trailblazers

NWSB insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why he loves and hates the Blazers offer sheet to Nicolas Batum. Re-signing him now would be the perfect time in his career to do so. He’s already a fan favorite and will grab a starting spot with a deal like this. On the other hand, he will need to produce more and the Blazers are hoping to avoid a bidding war for Batum.

Moments in time: Portland Trail Blazers draft day trades

Brandon Roy

Should the Blazers trade one of their top-12 picks? NWSB insider and writer Steve Lee lists the pros and cons of past draft-day trades. Analysis includes Brandon Roy, Rudy Fernandez, James Jones, Deron Williams, and LaMarcus Aldridge. With two picks in the top twelve this summer, there is a good chance that the Blazers might be able to restock the shelves.

Five moves Portland GM Neil Olshey needs to make

Neil Olshey

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers writer Rick Stella tells us the 5 moves new Blazers GM Neil Olshey needs to make for the Blazers to be competitive in 2012-13. By resigning JJ Hiskson, Olshey will have a player that is already comfortable with the system, and the core group of players. Of course if everybody in Rip City had their way, the newest Blazer this summer will be Steve Nash. Just look at his track record and ask yourself why you wouldn’t want this guy?

Can the Trailblazers make the right moves with picks 6 and 11?

LaMarucs Aldridge, Jamal Crawford

What might Portland do? Greg Oden or Kevin Durant? This question lingered for months leading up to the 2007 NBA Draft where the TrailBlazers overcame a 5% chance at the #1 overall pick in that year’s Draft lottery. The pick, used on Ohio State center Greg Oden, would later come back to haunt the Trail […]

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