Month: February 2014

The Literal Championship Offseason: Seahawks Edition

The flame of Sochi’s Winter Olympics torch has been extinguished, the NBA and NHL seasons are well underway, and MLB Spring Training is next on the sports docket but take it from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in that there is “no time to sleep”, on NFL coverage that is. The 2014 NFL draft class just ...

NHL is set to announce expansion no later than June

The rumors of a NHL expansion franchise to Seattle are looking more like reality than rumor after Geoff Baker’s latest article in the Seattle Times — warning, that link is behind a pay wall. According to his newest article, the NHL is expected to sign a letter of intent with one of three potential ownership groups, ...

Ozzie Smith does Ozzie Smith thing, and petitions the White House to make MLB’s opening day a national holiday

Former MLB shortstop Ozzie “the Wizard of Oz” Smith has petitioned the  White House to make MLB’s opening day a national holiday. Smith’s request comes in the form of a Budweiser commercial. This commercial plays on the emotions that baseball fans experience as opening day draws nearer; and Spring Training draws to a close. Here ...

Jason Collins signed by Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have signed Jason Collins to a 10-Day contract. While this isn’t huge or groundbreaking considering how much weight Michael Sam’s announcement made, it’s great that a gay player is now a part of a professional sports team.  Granted Collins had already been in the league for 12-13 years before the announcement (his ...

WSU women’s hoops leads Oregon 44-43 at the half

The Washington State women’s basketball team is looking to pick up its 15th win of the season, and clinch the program’s first .500 regular season finish in 19-years. Washington State has used a slight rebounding advantage, and an aggressive defensive approach to take a lead over the visiting Ducks. The first half was marked by ...

Steve Ballmer is rumored to be the third potential NHL owner in Seattle

In an interview with Vancouver’s Team 1040 radio host Serkes and Price, Seattle Times reporter Geoff Baker stated that the third rumored NHL owner in Seattle is billionaire Steve Ballmer. Ballmer is part of the ownership group that is trying to bring the Sonics back to Seattle, and attempted to by the Kings last year. ...

Oregon State leads WSU women’s hoops 37-33 at the half

The Washington State women’s basketball team is trailing the Oregon State Beavers 33-37 at the half in Beasley Coliseum. Oregon State has taken advantage of a balanced offensive attack to keep the Cougar defense off-balance. Oregon State went on a 10-0 run after tying WSU with about 10 minutes left in the first half. The ...

NBA Thursday Round-Up

Here’s the latest for this week’s NBA action. 1.  Watch out for Houston I know that the Rockets just lost to the Warriors 102-99 tonight in overtime, but they were able to get back in the game off of 39 points from James Harden.  That was all with Dwight Howard being handicapped by foul trouble.  ...

What the NHL expansion rumors could mean for the SODO Arena

Rumors of an expansion NHL franchise have sent the Seattle sports community into a frenzy. These fans have spent the days since Baker’s report trying to decipher what a potential expansion franchise would mean for the Seattle Arena; after all, it is unlikely that the NHL would be negotiating an expansion fee if the Key ...

Syracuse goes down

I still don’t believe it Final OT Boston College 62 (7-19, 3-10 ACC) (1) Syracuse 59 (25-1, 12-1 ACC) The Syracuse Orange have suffered their first loss of the season to a sub .500 team.  That’s almost like the Washington State Cougars beating the Oregon Ducks in football.  Meanwhile… Ok so maybe we shouldn’t be ...

(17) Iowa State 85, (19) Texas 76

Here is my first follow-up to the rest of the college basketball season. Final (19) Texas 76 (20-6, 9-4 Big 12) (17) Iowa State 85 (20-5, 8-5 Big 12) #17 Iowa State defeated #19 Texas by a score of 85-76 to improve to 20-5 on the season and 8-5 in Big 12 play.  Texas meanwhile fell ...

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A Quick Update

I just wanted to let you people know I was still alive.  Anyways with NFL and College Football finished up I have a seven month hiatus until the season starts for real again in September.  I could lounge like a jellyfish, but college basketball season is starting to heat up.  Not to mention that the NBA playoffs will be ...

Examining what the potential NHL expansion could mean for ROOT Sports

ROOT Sports is a struggling regional sports network that covers sports stories around the Pacific Northwest. The network is currently home to the Seattle Mariners, West Coast Conference basketball, UFC fighting, and the Portland Timbers; in other words, the network has fallen on hard times since the launch of the Pac-12 Networks prior to the ...

Sports with Neil Podcast: our interview with Steven Silver from Fox Sports 1380

The Seattle Mariners have been stuck in a 12-year long playoff drought that has created a lot of animosity towards the current ownership group. Fans have been clamouring for the ownership to spend money to bring top flight free agents to the franchise and often forgetting about the fact that Bill Bavasi constructed the first ...

According to a report: the NHL is set to announce expansion after the Olympics

Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times is reporting that the National Hockey League has been in negotiations with a potential ownership group for an expansion franchise, and that the negotiations are so advanced that the league is prepared to announce an expansion franchise shortly after the Sochi Olympics end. Here is the relevant quote from ...

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