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 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 15, 2021 

Recapping the Mariners season start

The Mariners have started off the season going 5-4 through the first nine games. They have won series against the San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins. They lost a series to the Chicago White Sox, a team that several baseball analysts are...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 8, 2021

Gonzaga's dream season ends one victory short

After defeating UCLA in dramatic fashion in overtime to win 93-90, the #1 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs advanced to the championship game against #1 seeded Baylor Bears. For Gonzaga, it was a chance to be the first undefeated basketball team since Indiana...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 1, 2021

Gonzaga and three PAC-12 teams advance to Elite Eight

The PAC-12 continued its dominance this week in the NCAA tournament, with three teams advancing to the Elite Eight. USC, UCLA, and Oregon State each won their third games of the tournament. Only Oregon failed to advance, losing to USC 82-68. A great...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 25, 2021

Three of four local teams advance in NCAA tournament

It is often difficult to determine how strong a conference is going into the national tournament. This year was especially difficult, with most teams limited to games inside their own conference. Based on the results so far, the PAC-12 conference...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 18, 2021

March Madness is here again

Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Oregon, and Oregon State were all selected to the NCAA Division I tournament this year. Due to COVID-19, the entire tournament will be played in Indiana across multiple locations in the state. If a team chooses not to...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 11, 2021

Seahawks have no reason to trade Russell Wilson yet

Rumors have continued to swirl around whether or not Russell Wilson will be traded this offseason. One of the teams on Wilson’s trade list, the Dallas Cowboys, has just signed Dak Prescott to a four-year $160 million extension with a full no-trade...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 4, 2021

Is James Paxton enough to make Mariners competitive?

The Mariners have signed free agent pitcher James Paxton to a one-year $8.5 million contract with bonuses that could push that up to a total of $10 million. The incentives are based on the number of...

 

MLB Baseball team Presidents are better seen and not heard

Mariners team President/CEO Kevin Mather resigned this Monday over comments he made during a Bellevue breakfast rotary club meeting on February 5th. Before today I couldn't have told you his name or...

 

Russell Wilson's sack problem is his own

Russell Wilson made news this week for comments he made on The Dan Patrick Show. He suggested he was getting sacked too often and implying the problem is with his offensive line. Wilson said, "I think...

 

Mariners evaluating and not spending

Mariners’ general manager, Jerry Dipoto, was asked several questions about the upcoming 2021 season in a recent interview via Zoom. When asked about whether or not the team’s finances this offseason would be affected by COVID-19, he responded,...

 

Super Bowl LV

This year’s Super Bowl will be broadcast live on Sunday, February 7th at 6:30 E.T (3:30 p.m. local time), on CBS. The Kansas City Chiefs will travel to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers. This is the...

 

Don Sutton, Hall of Famer

Don Sutton didn't make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first try in 1994, but he finally made it in on his fifth try in 1998. Sutton was the only person inducted that year, with six others...

 

Hank Aaron "Hammerin' Hank"

Hank Aaron passed away on January 22nd at the age of eighty-six. He was named to the All-Star team all but two of his playing seasons, the first, which he won the rookie of the year award, and his...

 

NFL Conference Championship Preview

Tampa Bay travels to Green Bay this week to determine who will represent the NFC in this year's Super Bowl. During Aaron Rodgers' storied career, it's easy to forget that he has played in and won the...

 

NFL Division round preview

Due to the Seahawks upset last week, Green Bay will host the Rams instead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Los Angeles Rams had three key players injured last week. John Wolford is day to day with a neck...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    January 7, 2021

Playoff matchup: Seahawks vs. Rams

This week Seattle hosts the Los Angeles Rams in what will be their third matchup this season. Seattle lost the first game in Los Angeles 23-16 in a game that Russell Wilson had two interceptions and... Full story

 

Phil Niekro "Knucksie"

If it seems like I’ve been writing a lot of articles about Baseball Hall of Famers that we’ve lost this year, it’s because I have. Phil Niekro makes number seven; he passed this week at age 81....

 

Inside the matchup: Seahawks vs. 49ers

With last week’s win over the Rams, the Seahawks have won the NFC West and are guaranteed the #3 seed for the NFL playoffs. They can move up to the #2 seed with either a Saints or Packers loss this week or to the #1 seed if both teams lose their...

 

Seahawks playoff scenarios

With last week’s win over the Washington Football Team, the Seahawks have secured a place in the NFL Playoffs. Instead of going over this week’s matchup with the Rams, I thought I’d go through the various playoff scenarios for Seattle instead.... Full story

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Washington

This week Seattle travels to Landover, Maryland, to play the Washington Football team. Washington is 6-7 for the year and is now in first place for the NFC East after winning their last four games....

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Jets

After an upset loss to the New York Giants last week, the Seahawks have dropped down to the fifth seed in the playoffs. If the Seahawks end the season as the fifth overall seed, they would have to...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Giants

Seattle’s win last week, coupled with San Francisco’s win over the Rams, put the Seahawks into first place in the NFC West. It also moved them up three positions into the second seed for the playo...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Eagles

The Seahawks win last week over the Cardinals and the Rams win over Tampa Bay gives both teams an identical 7-3 record with six games left to play. Seahawks fans may have been hoping for the Buccaneers to beat the Rams in the Monday Night Football...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Cardinals

What a difference a few weeks can make. The last time these teams met, Seattle was 5-0 and on top of the NFC West division. The Seahawks have gone 1-3 since, including the overtime loss to Arizona, an...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Rams

This week Seattle travels to Los Angeles to play the Rams. The Rams are 5-3 so far this season, and a win at home against Seattle would put them into a first-place tie in the division with the Seahawk...

 

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