Month: February 2013

Mastrov/Burkle Bomb Dropped, Sacramento is Also Targeting A WNBA Team

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson came through in a huge way tonight during his State of the City address. He officially announced the large equity investors (Mastrov and Burkle), the site of the arena (Downtown Plaza Mall), a $50 million investment from local businesses for advertising in the new arena, the goal of the 20 local investors, oh and the ...

An Interview With Field of Schemes Author Neil deMause Regarding The SODO Arena; Part 4

This is the fourth and final installment of my email interview with Field of Schemes author Neil deMause. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 are highlighted in those links. ****** NVR: Everett and Kent built to modern (and they are going to be modern for a long time) buildings that are just gorgeous. You said that you ...

According to A Report; Sacramento is in The Lead For NBA Kings

The Kings are the hottest commodity in the NBA, and right now Sacramento looks like they are in the lead for keeping their only Major League team. According to a report, Kevin Johnson’s lobbying with the commissioner and the other owners in the NBA is working. In fact, the Maloofs have only made Johnson’s job easy. They have operated the Kings ...

An Interview With Field of Schemes Author Neil deMause Regarding The SODO Arena; Part 3

This is the third installment of my interview with Field of Schemes author Neil deMause. Check out Part One and Part Two. NVR: The Key’s issue is it has one loading bay door and that’s down a quick narrow hill; according to these designs for the SODO Arena show a two to four semi-truck loading bay (slides ...

Spring Training is Underway, And the Mariners Are Hitting More Dingers

The Seattle Mariners have played four official Spring Training games, and one unofficial Sprint Training game. That one unofficial game is their only loss and does not affect where they sit in the Cactus League Standings. So far this Spring Training has been nothing but good to the Mariners (well…not really for Hector Noesi); but ...


Peterson Pummels Holt; Thompson Shocks Price

This weekend in boxing featured plenty of excellent bouts as we witnessed upsets and redemption. On Friday, IBF junior welterweight (140 Ibs.) titleholder Lamont Peterson (31-1-1 16KO) defended his belt with an 8th round TKO over aging Kendall Holt (28-6 16KO). This was Peterson’s first bout since his decision victory over Amir Khan in December ...

An Interview With Field of Schemes Author Neil deMause Regarding The SODO Arena; Part 2

This is the second part of my interview with Field of Schemes author Neil deMause. I recommend checking out the first part of the interview over here. ***** NVR: How do you think the City should handle the situation with Key Arena? After all Hansen’s $2-$7 million towards the Key isn’t going to be enough ...

An Interview With Field of Schemes Author Neil deMause Regarding The SODO Arena; Part 1

As many of you know I am a strong supporter of Chris Hansen’s proposed SODO Arena. Not only does this deal get Seattle a NBA/NHL level arena, it has a one of the best arena deals that this state had ever seen. That being said, I feel like it would be a good idea to ...


The HOHOHOrrible Moment of the Week

If you’re a Seahawks fan you probably saw the twitter war that went on between corner Richard Sherman and Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.  A variety of barbs were exchanged between the two and lo and behold a firefight ensued.  Here’s a quick little comeback from Sherman. The main thing that dissapoints me isn’t the fight ...

The Pac-12 Tournaments Are Rapidly Approaching; Let’s Take a Look at The Two Host Cities

The men’s and women’s basketball seasons are winding down, and that means that it is time to talk about every school’s respective conference tournament. For the major conference out on here on the West Coast, this time of year marks the first time the men’s tournament will be played outside the cavernous Staples Center; and ...

Replacing Kevin Millwood Isn’t Going to Be As Easy As You Guys Think

Kevin Millwood’s one-year tenure in Seattle saw him take two no-hitters into the sixth inning; the first no-hit bid last season ended in the seventh, and the second one actually was completed….by six different pitchers. Millwood was one of the surprises for the Seattle Mariners. He pitched surprisingly well in his final season as a Major ...


Broner Looks Human Against Rees But Still Dominates

Adrien “The Problem” Broner (26-0 22KO) kept himself busy and put on a show against determined but flawed Gavin Rees (37-2-1 19KO) by knockout in the fifth round to retain the WBC lightweight title. However, Rees did well enough in the first two rounds to land punches that we’re not accustomed to seeing Broner getting ...


The HOHOHOrrible moment of the week!

Well at least the Cougs are consistent.  If you’re a student or alumni of Washington State University than you probably saw the debacle that took place toward the end of #23 Oregon’s 79-77 overtime victory over WSU.   Picture this, Royce Woolridge makes a three-point shot to tie the score at 77 and potentially send ...

The Key Arena and The New Sonics

Whether the Sonics return as an expansion franchise (preferred) or as the relocated Sacramento Kings (this would make me very sadz), it is time to take a look at the teams temporary home while the SODO Arena is getting built. A lot has been said by people about the Key Arena; most of it being ...


The HOHOHOrrible Moment of the Week

Welcome to the inaugural post for my column.  The HOHOHOrrible moment of the week goes to hockey reporter John Giannone for getting hit by a hockey puck during Thursday’s match between the New York Islanders and New York Rangers.  Picture this, you’re taking notes on who has the puck, analyzing who’s going to get the ...


An Alternative NFL Universe

Since I have no life at all I decided to simulate the 2002-2012 NFL playoffs to see what might have happened if the playoff match-ups were simulated again.  You will be shocked by these results. 2002 NFL Champion:  Indianapolis Colts 2003 NFL Champion:  Indianapolis Colts 2004 NFL Champion:  Green Bay Packers 2005 NFL Champion:  Seattle ...

Felix Hernandez To Make Ridiculous Amount of Monies The Next Seven Years

Felix Hernandez loves the Mariners and the Mariners love him. Today their love was proven as the M’s inked the ace to a seven-year, $175 million deal. In case you’re wondering that’s an average of $25 million a year, and it is the richest contract for a pitcher in MLB History. That’s right, he is earning more ...

Is this Ken Bone’s Last Stand?

As someone who just recently became a Cougar fan I have definitely experienced a lot of lows.  I came to Washington State in 2009 and at that time Paul Wulff was the head football coach.  Thank goodness that administration got the boot, and now thanks to Leach the Cougars have the 39th best recruiting class ...


Come for a new segment!

I have decided to post a new segment every Sunday called the “HOHOHOrrible moment of the week.”  Think of it like “ESPN’s Not Top 10”, except it’s only one moment.  If there’s a bunch that are really bad I will be sure to provide insight on those as well, but regardless this will be new waters.  Lord ...

Hansen Has Filed For Relocation; The Future of the Kings Is In Sacramento Is Getting Bleaker

Today David Stern said that Chris Hansen and his ownership group had filed for the relocation of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. This occurred in Minnesota today, and was reported on by USA News. Another thing that became immediately clear from the article is that Stern likes the Hansen’s ownership group. “We have had submitted a signed ...

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