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25 years later: The Hillsborough disaster deserves to be remembered

The Hillsborough disaster occurred on April 15th, 1989 at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England during the semi-finals for the Football Association (FA) semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham. This disaster occurred … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fantasy baseball week two: Injuries are a part of baseball life

It’s truly incredible how often people state that baseball isn’t a dangerous sport, and that you don’t have to be anywhere as tough to play the game as you do … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pacquiao Regains Stature with Decisive Rematch Win

  Rematches usually have one of two reasons for being made. Either the first bout was a close fight where either man could be declared the winner or a fight … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Examining what the rash of injuries in the AL West means for the division title race

The AL West is going to be one of the more interesting divisions to watch in the MLB this year, and it’s not because of the how talented all of … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

More information comes to light about the Portland Timbers’ ticket policies

Yesterday, I published an article about the Emerald City Supporters’ allegations that the Timbers charged the supporters group $45 tickets for a $27 ticket. That article was based on several tweets … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Are the Heat in trouble?

The Miami Heat are coming off of back-to-back seasons as NBA champions.  As of late, they haven’t been playing like champions though. Yesterday the Brooklyn Nets just completed a 4-0 … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Portland Timbers allegedly overcharged Seattle Sounders FC fans for tickets

The last match between the Seattle Sounders FC and the Portland Timbers saw the Sounders overcome a three goal deficit, thanks to Clint Dempsey’s hat trick, to finish the match … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Let’s take a way to early look at Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak’s numbers

Justin Smoak and Dustin Ackley have struggled mightily during the course of their young MLB careers, but they have also flashed plenty of titillating potential. The back and forth between … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fantasy baseball week one: It’s all about the offense

The regular season of MLB kicked off this past week, and that means that fantasy baseball also started up as well. My league drafted right before the first game between … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mariners Diaries #3: Whammy! Whammy! Whammy!

Well the opening series of the 2014 Seattle Mariners season is in the books. I must say things are looking good. The M’s have defeated the Angels by margins of … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Five questions raised by the unionization of Northwestern football players

When the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the football players at Northwestern University could unionize left everyone stunned. Not many people expected that the college athletes would qualify … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why the Seattle City Council’s reported stance on the hockey first option is a mistake

Seattle City Councilmen Tim Burgess has stated that he does not believe that the Memorandum of Understanding — between Chris Hansen and the City — will be renegotiated to allow … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Five things to watch for during the 2014 Seattle Mariners season

The Seattle Mariners’ off season has been, for the most part, a series of smart moves that compliment the big off-season splash signing of Robinson Cano. For M’s fans, this … Continue reading

March 15, 2014

A few thoughts before Selection Sunday

Next Sunday will start the process for an insanity that takes place over the course of a single month.  Let’s just call it March Madness.  Here are a few thoughts … Continue reading

March 9, 2014

Mariner Diaries #2: Seattle may have discovered its Kryptonite

The Mariners are 7-3 on the season in Cactus League play.  However, all three of those losses have been to teams in the state of Ohio.  The Mariners thus far … Continue reading

March 7, 2014

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