NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jonas Hyde looks at the Seattle Mariners schedule as a potential factor in their recent deline. The Mariners played 30 games in 31 days and then went on the road after just a few days off sprinkled every now and then, a schedule that was not conducive to keeping players at the top of their game. Jonas makes sure to contrast their schedule with ways that Seattle fans feel about the Seahawks’ schedule.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church weighs in with a Seahawks post about the five easiest 2012 NFL matchups that await the team this season. The Seahawks match up with the Rams in week four should be an easy win, if the secondary can shut down Sam Bradford that is. Another easy game with division implications is the week twelve match up with the Arizona Cardinals. Will Matt Flynn be the man?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church weighs in with a Seahawks post about the five toughest 2012 NFL matchups that await the team this season. In particular the week 16 game vs. division foes the San Francisco 49ers and Alex Smith. It is very likely that this will be the most important game on the Seahawks’ schedule. Will it be Matt Flynn or Tarvaris Jackson at the helm for Seattle?
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Jon Irwin tells us his top 5 matchups on the Beavers schedule for the 2012 season. September 8th, versus Wisconsin in 2012 represents OSU’s biggest out of conference stage, and another chance to prove they’re a strong football team. The last game of the season is always the biggest for OSU. The 2012 Civil War vs. Chip Kelly’s Oregon Ducks.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford tells us his top 5 matchups on the Cougars schedule for the 2012 season. Luckily for the Cougs, they miss out on USC this year, but there will still be some tough games in the Oregon, Colorado, and Cal matchups. And last but not least, what Pac-12 season would not be complete without the annual Apple Cup game. Look for the Cougs to start fast, and earn that elusive 6th victory this year en route to a bowl game.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks hockey gambling blogger Dave B is back with his 2012 NHL Playoff 7 game series previews – predictions, and betting lines for the #8 Los Angeles Kings vs. #1 Vancouver Canucks. The 7 game series opens on Wednesday night. Dave analyzes the odds and gives a free Series prediction for the 2012 first round. Chris Higgins, Max Lapierre, Jannik Hansen and David Booth will be keys in this series.
State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The March 21st, 2012 edition. With 23 games left at the time of the trade day implosion, it didn’t make a lot of sense for a team in search of an identity to get rid of two of the three pieces that fans have been attached to Gerald Wallace & Marcus Camby…did it?
State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The March 5th, 2012 edition. Greg Oden is out again. This has been Oden’s fourth knee surgery in his career and has been officially shut down. Did I mention that this week Kevin Love worked LaMarcus Aldridge to the tune of 42 points and 10 rebounds?