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We'rrrrre Back!

  Posted: March 4, 2009 1:56 PM

We're back like a Chris Berman call of a home run..."back, back, back....HOME RUN!"

After traveling around the world for 6 months, it's time to get down to business and talk SEATTLE SPORTS!

Lots going on since I left....yeah, the entire Seattle Sports World had a horrible year in 2008 with the Washington Huskies Men's Basketball team being the one lone bright spot (I know, technically it's 2009, but we need something to smile about right?)

Ah, but things are looking much brighter these days......

#1: Housh signs with Hawks. Big move, great to hear and much needed. I'm glad Keith Gilbertson is DONE as a Hawks coach....a fat man who never told his players to strech before games...hmmmm, wonder why Burleson and others went down so quickly last year? I'm still a HUGE fan of taking Crabtree with the #4 pick. It's been since Alexander in 2001 has the Hawks gone after a young talented dynamic offensive player. Let's not be THAT team that either trades this pick or bypasses on this guy. His numbers are incredible and it's not like he's playing for Eastern Washington or something. See Santanio Holmes for why drafting young WR's is a good idea. Moreover, Seattle has a talented, quick defense and does not need to waste this pick here on a DT. Everyone thinks DT are important, right? Look at SB winner Pittsburgh and you think again. How often do you hear of their DT's being mentioned? Not often, because their LB's, Safeties, and CB's are the real reason that D ticks....Seattle's D is set up similar to Pitts. Now that dumb ass John Marshall is gone, our Defense should excel.

#2: Griffey is back. Wow, is all I can. So what if he hits 20 HR's with a .230 batting average. He puts excitement in this team that needs it desperately. If Beltre can hit 35 bombs and if Bedard goes 17-7, we got a chance....

#3: Sounders are BACK. Pretty sweet to have MLS back in Seattle. Better than the Steve Zungal days with the Tacoma Stars, that's for sure.

#4: WA Men's hoops. WOW, again, is all I can say. Romar has done an amazing job recruiting top local talent, bottom line. Now, the real question is if he can get this team beyond the sweet 16. The real test for this team will come when we face another physical East Coast Team like Louisville that plays a harder brand of basketball. Sorry, but the Pac 10 is soft compared to the East Coast and Romar is going to have to adjust to that as UW advances in the tourney.

That's all for now.....

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  March 4, 2009 1:56 PM

Update to letter to MLB

  Posted: July 15, 2008 6:54 PM

can't believe some of the responses I'm hearing from people on this subject..."let them advertise" That's the lazy type of attitude that puts fans in these situations that will continue to get worse. Get up, say something about what you feel is right, and write a letter or protest if you feel passionate about something. I, for one, am tired of seeing the walls in MLB splattered with ads, that's my beef. So, instead of just sitting there, I'm trying to be more proactive and stop this over commercialization of MLB. If the fans don't say anything, it's only going to get worse, and worse, and worse.

My comments about the NFL is simply they have not sold out the field or players uniforms to corporate USA. Baseball's ads in the outfield have everything to do with Tivo my friends and NOTHING to do about ticket prices. Tivo elminates commercials, therefore, these massive corporations have to get their logo in front of you in one way shape or, they plaster their ads all over the backstop and outfield walls, where all the highlights show their ads.

So go ahead, be lazy, think that your word has no affect on the outcome of things. Or, get up and do something about it and tell MLB that it's not OK to blanket the field with ads. In 1776, the average American was hit with rough 100+ ads a day (TV, billboards, etc.). In 2008, the average American gets hit with over 6,000 ads per DAY!!!!

You think ESPN would ever run a story about this? Heck no, because they make money on those ads as well.

Please people, let's get one thing straight, baseball owners are NOT hurting for money. These ads in the outfiled simply just pad their already PHAT wallets, bottom line.

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  July 15, 2008 6:54 PM

Letter to MLB: Stadium corporate advertising has got to stop

  Posted: July 14, 2008 2:24 PM

I’m writing a letter on behalf of our 50K+ fan base at Seattle Sports to all major league baseball teams regarding putting an end to the absurd amount of corporate advertising at Major League Baseball stadiums. It absolutely sickens me to watch games these days and to see every inch of outfield wall covered (more like littered) with corporate logos. Moreover, the once small ad behind home plate is now 6 times the size it once was and now features four to five companies back there. How distracting do you think that is now to the pitcher, with all those annoying colors and banner of lame corporate advertising? What’s even worse is that now you are allowing ads to be placed on foul poles!

I attended a San Francisco Giants game the other day and was blown away having seen first hand how intrusive corporate ads are now affecting the game. The left field wall has a lame Chevron ad that actually goes above the normal outfield wall. Or, how about the Levis banner being flown from the right field flag poll? With no replay in baseball, what’s an ump supposed to do if a ball hits the flag, but not the poll? Home run? Why do you allow these corporate marketing managers to alter the playing field in baseball? MLB has been extremely profitable over these last several years. Great job Selig, you’ve sold out to corporate America and look no more professional than the Arena football league. Let me guess Bud, you’ll have McDonald’s ads on players jersey’s soon enough, along with a Walmart logo plaster all over the outfield.

I’ll stick to watching real sports like NFL football and College basketball that haven’t sold out like MLB. Maybe some day you’ll wake and realize that fans do care about the integrity of the game vs. corporate sponsorship. Just because corporate advertising is losing money in TV ads because of Tivo, doesn’t mean you need to ruin the game. Tell these corporate tools to spend their money on the teams websites, where fans are actually going and are ok viewing ads. Advertising is moving to online, so should MLB and not into the field of play. It sure is refreshing when ESPN will play a classic game from 1985. Guess what MLB? Not a SINGLE ad appears on any outfield wall. Do what teams used to do and put players numbers that are retired and sell the logos of other major league teams. I commend both Wrigley field and Coors Field for both not allowing over excessive corporate advertising in their ballparks. I puke watching games played at San Francisco, Arizona, Cincinnati, Houston, Florida, and others simply because of the corporate advertising.

This letter is being sent to all major league baseball teams, being posted on my blog, forwarded to several major league baseball blogs as well and anywhere else that it will be added as an RSS feed. Let it be known that there are several fans that believe in this theory that we need to stop the corporate advertising madness that is taking over this great game. What’s next, Walmart Yankee Stadium?


James Linden
Seattle Sports Blog

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  July 14, 2008 2:24 PM

Mariners are in trouble and Kansas wins

  Posted: April 8, 2008 12:06 PM

Congrads to Kansas for the win last night, although I was sort of rooting for Calipari to finally get a championship. That was a great shot to see by Chalmers and one we'll see over and over and over again I'm sure. Memphis had an amazing season and I'm not on the same page with everyone that the free throw shooting is what killed them. If you look at the stats from the game, Memphis had a 5 man rotation, that's it. Im sorry, no matter how good your starting 5 is, you need some type of contribution from the bench. Well, we'll see if Calipari decides to stick around after that tough, tough loss.

For the Mariners? Things are looking bleak at this point in the season. Great starting pitching, but that's about it. Sexon is garbage and should be sent to Navascotia for all I care. He's a joke, he stikes out too much, and will NEVER, EVER hit over .250 again. Wilkerson? What the hell is this guys problem? A .059 batting average? Why not stick Morse in there? I'd take singles over strikeouts and grounders any day of the week. Seattle is seriously going to have to consider Barry Bonds, who could at least bring a threat to the team with his bat. Ibanez is doing well, but there is little other threat on this team.

The biggest problem right now is the bullpen though. Gotta get Putz back and gotta get O'Dumb-ass-O'Flarety out of the rotation.

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  April 8, 2008 12:06 PM

My picks for the sweet 16

  Posted: March 25, 2008 4:30 PM

National Sports Blog: 2008 NCAA Sweet 16

Ok, I admit, I'm pretty good at doing this NCAA bracket stuff because I've been doing these pools for the last 15 years. Some teams just don't seem to be able to find the ability to get into the final four (Tennessee, Memphis) and some teams are able to win by consistently having strong coaches and solid recruits (Louisville, Michigan State).

Here are my picks for this weeks sweet 16:

NC over WSU: I'd love to see an upset here, but UNC has way too many weapons for guys like Cowgill et al to defend. Too athletic, on too much of a roll right now

Louisville over Tennessee: See above. Bruce Pearl is a turbo charged hyper freak type of a coach...not really the type of personality that meshes with tight games. Pittino is Mr. cool on the sidelines and has really athletic players. I like Louisville here

Kansas over Villanova: How Villanova got past Clemson, I don't know. Kansas has a well balanced team and should be able to take care of Nova.

Wisconsin over Davidson: Sorry folks, but the dream season of Davidson ends here. Wisconsin is well coached, deep, and plays smart basketball

Memphis over Michigan State: I really like MS, but I think Memphis has too much fire power for MS. They are a very athletic team, one that MS can hang with, but I think they have 1 or 2 more weapons than MS.

Texas over Stanford: The game is being played in Houston...nuff said. Stanford doesn't have enough national followers to support this team in Texas.

UCLA over Western Kentucky: Oh, sad to see the mid majors lose, but what a run they had. UCLA, too deep, too good to lose here.

Xavier over West Virginia: I was impressed by WV to get past Duke, however, Xavier is a senior lead team that can shoot lights out. Expect the same in this game.

Final Four? Same as I've said since the brackets came out: Kansas, Texas, UCLA, UNC

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  March 25, 2008 4:30 PM

EA Sports Madden 2008 sucks

  Posted: March 18, 2008 2:28 PM

I'm going to continue to write about how absolutely horrible this game is until the day I die. I even went as far as trying to contact someone at EA Sports via their website to complain and got 0 response and 0 feedback from their automated system. Then, I got a survey on my experience with their system..yeah, it sucks, and SO DO YOUR GAMES!!!! EA Sports is more worried about their stock price and making their investors happy than making good games anymore. Moreovever, how in the world has the NFL sold themselves to the devil by only allowing one software company to produce their licensed games? Unbelievable! I urge, I beg you out there in cyberland, to WRITE TO THE NFL and tell them to lift this ban against all other companies from producing games. Lawyers, doesn't this have class action lawsuite written all over it?

Here's ANOTHER one of my main beefs with this game. You either play the game on "Pro" and blowout all opponents and go 17-0 and win the Superbowl on "Franchise Mode" or you go 7-9 in "All-Pro" and throw 30+ Int's.

Check out my stats in 2 seasons with Hasselbeck and the Hawks:

Pro: 28 TD's, 7 INT's and I went 12-4 and won the Superbowl playing the computer...somewhat realistic, but it got too easy to beat people and I was winning every game like 45-7...and picking off every pass and running it back for a TD...LAME, not realistic!!

All-Pro: 20 TD's, 35 INT's and I went 7-9. NOT REALISTIC!!! So, I lowered the computer's ability for INT's to ZERO and their awareness to ZERO half way through the season. Guess what? SAME RESULTS, SAME INT'S!!!

EA SPORTS SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  March 18, 2008 2:28 PM

2008 NCAA braket breakdown

  Posted: March 17, 2008 4:06 PM

Ah, nothing quite as sweet this time of year like the ole' NCAA basketball tournament. I'm a sucker for the thing and have enjoyed watching as many games as possible over the last 20 or so years. When it really boils down to it, the upsets are what I enjoy watching most, but it's generally the major conferences that end up in the Final Four when it's all said and done. I'd love it if a St. Joseph's was able to get to the Final Four, but the problem with the NCAA men's basketball tournament selection committe is that it's run by the peeps from the major conferences...and they WANT the BIG schools in the Final Four so that it has a larger TV audience and essentially, more revenue.

So, enough about the politics surrounding the event, let's take a look at some of the teams involved and who we like here at Seattle Sports Blog. I think UCLA is going to win it all based off a great PG, a well balanced team of role players, and a stud in Mr. Love in the middle. North Carolina is good too, but didn't impress me all that much against Clemson in the ACC tournament final. The other top seeds? I see Kansas falling to Clemson, I see Memphis making it to the final four (a 33-1 record is too impressive regardless of how good Texas is) and I see USC coming out as well as a final four team. The Pac 10 was tough this year and get's little media attention from the east coast biased ESPN and CBS. I've never been a big fan of Tennessee and they seem to choke every year. I really liked Stanford as well, but playing Texas in Houston is a tough draw. Everyone seems to not like Duke this year, but I see them squeeking by Xavier and facing UCLA.

Upsets, upsets, upsets: I like George Mason, St. Joe's, Siena, Davidson, Baylor as my big upsetters this year. Good, solid teams and all playing teams that are suspect in this year's field. Most of these teams won't make it past the first round, but they always make things interesting against the big conferences. Good luck to Wazzu and the Zags...I have Zags out in round #1 and WSU getting to the sweet 16 before bowing out to North Carolina. Louisville and Clemson are my sleepers to get to the sweet 16.

OBTW, Seahawks lost DJ Hackett to Carolina. Goes to show the guy is more interested in money than winning. Have fun in Carolina D J, too bad you have no QB to get you the ball.

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  March 17, 2008 4:06 PM

EA Sports Madden 2008 sucks

  Posted: February 27, 2008 9:56 AM

National Sports Blog:

Ok, ok, I thought I was done ranting and raving about how BAD EA SPORTS has come of late with their latest rendition of Madden...until I found out ANOTHER glitch in the game. I generally prefer to play the franchise mode and will play multiple seasons with these teams and build my own dynasty. I had created a franchise team with the Seahawks and finished the first season. Everything was fine and dandy until I tried to similuate the pre-season of the next year (after the draft, re-signing players takes some time to do it but it's also fun being a GM). So, I go to simulate, and the GAME FREEZES!!!!! From what I have read on multiple video game post by doing a search on Google for "Madden Franchise game freezes", there are hundreds of post on this topic. What this means to me is that EA Sports doesn't want you to keep playing the same Madden for multiple years and is essentially forcing consumers to buy the latest version. Can you say "Class action lawsuit?" Any lawyers out there looking for a good case? Try suing EA Sports over this game and the fact they have a monopoly on the NFL gaming rights so places like NFL 2K can NEVER again produce a football game. It sucks, bottom line, as SO DOES EA ISN'T IN THE GAME FOR ME.

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  February 27, 2008 9:56 AM

Madden NFL game rights

  Posted: February 12, 2008 11:39 AM

Madden NFL relationship extended:

Why, oh why, is no one making a big fuss about this? This is absolutely absurd that game makers like NFL2K can no longer produce video games with NFL names and players. This is a monopoly, wo why is no one arguing against it? This should be a clear cut lawsuit in my mind:

Article on Madden Monopoly with NFL


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  February 12, 2008 11:39 AM

Madden 2008 SUCKS!!

  Posted: February 4, 2008 4:37 PM

Madden 2008 sucks. I am posting this on my blog that has 20K+ subscribers (Seattle Sports along with posting this on Amazon and other game review sites. Make some changes EA Sports since all you seem to do to enhance games year over year is ad more coorporate logos to your games.

Oh, I can’t wait until 2010 when the NFL opens up the rights again for real video game makers such as NFL 2K to come back into the swing of things in the NFL video game arena. I hadn’t bought a Madden game since 2006 and I’m kicking myself for selling it. The main reason for my gripe? If it’s not broke EA, don’t fix it. The game play is horrible on the new game and the difference between Pro and All-pro is a joke. You either have 30 TD’s in a season or 30 INT’s with average QB’s on All-pro. The biggest problem? The amount of ADVERTISING EA is allowing into games these days. Kickoff sponsored by Snickers? Halftime sponsored by Sprint? HOW LAME!!!!! Hey, EA, just because your stock is in the toilet doesn’t need to sell yourself out to your board members and keep pushing these lame advertisements into video games. Spend your money on your website or forums and QUIT allowing ads everywhere on video games. It’s lame and the general public is getting annoyed with it. How about allowing a user to TURN OFF ADVERTISING DURING THE GAME?????????

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  February 4, 2008 4:37 PM

Update to bowl game advertising

  Posted: January 28, 2008 2:01 PM

After hearing some very bland responses from both Allstate Insurance and from Fox Sports, ESPN, and ABC, I offer them this argument: My recommendation for Allstate as well as the rest of the TV networks is as apposed to throwing their arms up in the air about the declining TV advertising revenues, do this: instead of cramming ads into the TV games/shows as they seem to be doing more and more of, why not FOLLOW THE MARKET trend and spend more money where your consumers are People are actively seeking insurance information via Google or actively seeking a catchy ad on YouTube (Smirnoff ad for example).

Before you know it, the football field will be covered in ads as well as the TV screen. You might be able to actually catch a small portion of the game buried behind banners and ads :)

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  January 28, 2008 2:01 PM

In Defense of Tony Romo

  Posted: January 14, 2008 8:39 PM

I will not blame Romo for the Dallas Cowboys loss to the Giants on Sunday. Romo had several flat out amazing "escape" plays where he evaded the Giants defense and then got off a great pass...only to have it dropped by the intended receiver. If anyone is "to blame" at the professional level, it is the fault of the receivers, who dropped 4 HUGE passes throughout the 4th quarter, on 3rd down conversions, when they needed them most. For the record, TO was not even one of the of the receivers who dropped those 4 key plays.

As far as this Jessica Simpson stuff is concerned. She's hot, would you want a chance to "help yourself"? You bet you would! I can gaurantee that most sports tools on the internet have never and will never see the likes of that kind of talent in their bed let alone on their web cams at home at 3 am - like most weeknights. I also think people forget that these players and teams have the financial means to fly anywhere in the world, for 1 beer, and then promptly return, so it has no real bearing on this game. You think they are flying coach with 2 day delays like the rest of us earthlings? Nope, they are flying private jets like most people drive Honda Accords.

What Romo did learn is that when you are in the spotlight, you are either a HERO or a BUM. 2 weeks ago he was a hero, now he is BUM, and next season he will be a HERO once they start beating most teams again....and something tells me that you can bet he will not be kicking it anywhere other than his house or the practice facility.

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  January 14, 2008 8:39 PM

Clarification on NCAA with bowl games

  Posted: January 4, 2008 10:53 AM

National Sports Blog:

I sent my post regarding advertising on the field during college bowl games to the NCAA and heard back from several sources.

Please see the clarification from the NCAA blog regarding my post:

I am pleased to hear that the NCAA is concerned with this issue and clarifed that they do not indeed receive revenue from these games. HOWEVER, I still do believe that they have the authority to deny colleges from participating in the network run BCS bowl games. I have also written numerous letters to Fox and ESPN to STOP the amount of advertising that is going on during games and on the field. I am pleased that the NCAA did indeed receive my letter and responded. My whole point with that letter is to get the ball roling with having them act against the BCS series to stop the madness. I am hoping that Michael Moore also responds to my letter about producing a movie about how overly corporate the US has become not only in sports, but in many, many other aspects of our culture.

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  January 4, 2008 10:53 AM

Bowl game advertising

  Posted: January 2, 2008 2:01 PM

Letter sent to the website today:

Has gotten WAY out of hand. Not only do you now see 4-6 corporate logos on every bowl field now, you also see the name of the sponsorship in the top hand of the screen on ESPN ALL GAME! Come on NCAA, you can do better than this. Do you REALLY need all that lame advertising all over the field? You are a multi billion dollar entity already with sponsorship, quit giving into the big wigs at these companies. I have a sports blog that has over 20K subscribers that I am posting this message on ( I am also in contact with Michael Moore about how bad advertising has become in sports. If you look back 5-10 years ago, there were NO ads on the field. The NFL doesn't allow it, so why do you have to? Keep the advertising at a minimum by allowing companies to sponsor the bowl, however, do NOT allow them to advertise on the field. It's too much, bottom line, and you don't need the extra revenue. You're starting to look like the WWF vs. the NCAA.

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  January 2, 2008 2:01 PM

Rose Garden should stay Rose Garden

  Posted: December 12, 2007 4:38 PM

Why, oh why, does billionare Paul Allen need to see the rights to the name of the Rose Garden? Corporate sponsorship in sports is OUT OF HAND.....I HATE IT!!!! These are publically funded venues for Pete's sake, why do they need to be named after coorporations? Should we rename things such as "Sprint Golden Gate Bridge" or how about the "McDonald's Space Needle." Quit allowing sports venues to be named after should NOT BE ALLOWED. The franchises already make enough money and everything at games is overly hyped: "That basket brought to you by FedEx", your cupholder says "Bank of America" so on, and so forth.

Seattle Times Article

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  December 12, 2007 4:38 PM

NBA ugliest big men all time

  Posted: November 14, 2007 12:25 PM

National Sports Blog

NBA ugliest big men all time:

I found and article on Chuck Nevitt the other day and got me thinking back to some real ugly NBA big men that have played in the NBA.

What's your vote? My vote? Paul Mokeski...he looked like a guy that came out of a brewery factory in Wisconsin.

Ugliest NBA player of all time

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  November 14, 2007 12:25 PM

Letter to Major League Baseball

  Posted: October 29, 2007 11:54 AM

How refreshing to watch the games in Colorado where for once, every inch of outfield wall was NOT occupied by corporate advertising.

Baseball should learn from the NFL (in many ways) in that the field is sacred and advertising should not be allowed on the field....the wall is considered in the field of terrible it is that you allow this to happen. You should seriously consider taking advertising down on all's an eye sore when watching the highlights at say Cincinnati where the entire wall is filled with ads.

And unless MLB ever established a salary cap, teams like Seattle, Pittsburgh, Kansas City will never have a chance to win a world series. Like a said, take some learnings from real pro sports like the NFL.

Seattle Sports Blog CEO

I'll be sure to post this on my blog as well that receives over 20K unique visitors every day.

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  October 29, 2007 11:54 AM

Crazy picture from SD fires

  Posted: October 25, 2007 1:25 PM

Ok, not relating to anything Seattle Sports Blog, but check out this picture....check out the house in the background with the perfectly placed bird looks like a face!!

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  October 25, 2007 1:25 PM

Florida Gators: 2007 basketball domination

  Posted: April 5, 2007 3:09 PM

National Sports Blog:

Kudos to the Florida Gators for dominating college basketball this year and proving once again that team oriented bball wins championships. Ohio State was a talented, but very young team and Florida's seniority proved to be too much for the Buckeyes to handle. Noah and Brewer are the "well-knowns" on this team, but the little guys like Humphries and their 3 headed monster at center helped with Harford and crew contributing to the defense of Oden. Oden is the real deal and as much as we LOVE college basketball here at Seattle Sports Blog, we think his time is now to go to the NBA. The Sonics have a great opportunity to pick this guy up, so let's hope the lottery ball drops our way. Gary Payton was the highest pick we've ever had and we should be in prime position to get the #1.

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  April 5, 2007 3:09 PM

Bill the Beer man died today

  Posted: March 27, 2007 10:16 AM

Seattle Sports Blog:

A sad, sad day in Seattle Sports history today that Bill "The Beerman" died today of cardiac arrest....he was a legend and someone we'll never forget here at Seattle Sports Blog

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  March 27, 2007 10:16 AM

NCAA basketball update

  Posted: March 19, 2007 3:44 PM

Bracket breakdown:

Well, we here at Seattle Sports Blog are getting absolutely crushed in our own office pool as well as a few we are running outside of our offices in Seattle. Specifically, Texas really ruined any chances of us picking a good bracket. Durrant obviously couldn't lead one team to the promised land and we fell right into the ESPN trap of hyping him up. He's good, but he's not a leader quite yet. WSU of course "coug-ed it" with a deplorable showing against Vanderbilt. Yes, that's right people, Vanderbilt beat Wazzu. Ugly is the only way we can describe it. Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Virginia also killed our bracket. OK, we missed the boat on Butler, but we figured Southern Illinois couldn't repeat their miracle run of 2002. We stand corrected.

Also, despite what our favorite idiots Hargrove, Bavasi, Chuckie Armstrong, and Lincoln might be saying, the Mariners are in DEEP trouble this year. Everyone around baseball says hogwash with the pre-season, but it usually paints a picture of how things are in real life.

Take a look at the current Cactus league totals....guess who is #0? You guessed it, your 2007 Seattle Mariners.

Arizona 12 6 .667 -
LA Angels 13 8 .619 1
Texas 11 6 .647 1
San Francisco 12 9 .571 2
Colorado 10 8 .556 2
Oakland 9 9 .500 3
Chicago Cubs 8 9 .471 4
Milwaukee 9 11 .450 4
Kansas City 8 11 .421 5
San Diego 7 10 .412 5
Chicago Sox 8 12 .400 5
Seattle 6 14 .300 7

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  March 19, 2007 3:44 PM

NCAA Hoops update

  Posted: March 15, 2007 3:22 PM

National Sports Blog: NCAA basketball

Well, so far, no upsets to speak of in the early rounds. We had Old Dominion over Butler but didn't have them beating Maryland, so no harm no foul. Kudos to WSU for pulling out a decisive win...up next? A very impressive Vanderbilt team that smoked George Washington today. That was a big surprise by many. We think Wazzu can take Vandy and let's hope there is a strong support in Sacramento for WSU considering it's much closer for WSU fans.

Anyone else have ideas on how their brackets are turning out so far? If you picked the favorites, you're doing great....but how boring!!!

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  March 15, 2007 3:22 PM

Good article on state of NBA

  Posted: February 27, 2007 11:45 AM

Great article on how reducing the season would help this league...the NBA SUCKS right now, no doubt about it, and these types of changes could definitely help

SF Gate Article

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  February 27, 2007 11:45 AM

Sugar Bowl Advertising

  Posted: January 4, 2007 11:50 AM

Sugar Bowl Advertising 2007:

Sports Advertising has reached an alltime low.....

The fact that Fox Sports allowed the "Allstate" name to appear in the top right hand corner of the Sugerbowl was one of the worst decisions EVER made. It's bad enough that we have to see "Allstate" in the end zones after TD's, on 3 logo placements during the game on the field, on the players jerseys, etc., etc, etc....but having their corporate name displayed in the score ticker was a stupid decision by Fox Sports. What was even worse was that you couldn't even read the "Sugar Bowl" name next to it.....bad bad move by Fox and the Sugar Bowl committee. IOverall, just a bad the decision to post "Allstate" in the score ticker spot. To all of our visitors: never use Allstate for insurance purposes simply because of this distasteful advertising.

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  January 4, 2007 11:50 AM

"I went to a fight on saturday night and a basketball game broke out." - New York Knicks vs. Denver Nuggets Brawl / Fight

  Posted: December 17, 2006 12:09 PM

Well, here it is folks, footage of the latest attempt to "play basketball" in a day in the NBA.

I'll admit it, I like to see idiots get fired up and try to beat the crap out of each other.......and this is why I go to watch hockey. I love the saying, "I went to a fight on friday night and a hockey game broke out." Soon they will have to say the same about basketball in the NBA.......

Continue reading"
"I went to a fight on saturday night and a basketball game broke out." - New York Knicks vs. Denver Nuggets Brawl / Fight" »
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  December 17, 2006 12:09 PM

NFL week #14 picks

  Posted: December 8, 2006 3:31 PM

Seattle Sports Blog

Well, the season is winding down along with fantasy leagues hopes, dreams of championships, yada yada yada.....

Seattle Sports Blog continues to dominate, posting a strong overall record....Vega$, anyone? How about that pick last week of the Tennessee Indy game?

Here are our picks for this week!

Atlanta at Tampa Bay
Atlanta is holding on for dear life for a playoff spot....we think they have enough to beat Tampa 24-17
Baltimore at Kansas City
Ah, yes, those beloved Chiefs.....great one week, then lose at Cleveland. They seem unbeatable at home this year...KC 21-20 in a squeaker
Indianapolis at Jacksonville
This should be a great game to watch. Indy, coming off a rare loss, and Jax coming off a big win in Mami.....we just don't have much faith in Mr. David Garrard against Indy. Indy here, 38-17
Minnesota at Detroit
Hutch, still liking that move to Minnesota? Hope you love all that money....we'll take Detroit in an upset, 23-13
New England at Miami
Miami is also holding onto slim playoff chances, but last weeks loss was probably the nail in the coffin....NE here easily 28-13
N.Y. Giants at Carolina
This will also be a great game to watch...both teams need to win...a loss and they are out of the playoff picture in our mind....we like Carolina to bounce back....35-30
Oakland at CincinnatiOakland Raiders suck...bottom line, Cincy here, 42-0
Philadelphia at Washington
How about that Jeff Garcia throwing for 300 yards last week? Unbelievable, especially being 5'6.....we'll give the edge to Philly, 17-14
Tennessee at Houston
Tennessee comeback team of the year? They get our nod and this win....24-17
Green Bay at San Francisco
Farve, love you man, but it's time....SF here 35-21
Seattle at Arizona
This should be a no-brainer, right Seattle? Think again..our beloved Hawks have the capability of playing down to their opponents, and this could happen again here. Let's hope not...Hawks 28-24
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets
Jets have been playing well of late, we see it continuing....J-E-T-S 23-17
Denver at San Diego
We don't think Cutler is ready for thos type of a game...SD here, 34-14
New Orleans at Dallas
Probably the real game of the week.....Seahawk fans should be very interested in this game as this could determine if we have both a first round bye and whether or not we have home field (besides of course Chicago). We like Dallas here, who is on a roll......42-28

Chicago at St. Louis
Rams are done...not even Grossman throwing 8 Int's will help the Rams...Bears, 9-6

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  December 8, 2006 3:31 PM

NFL week #13 predictions

  Posted: December 1, 2006 10:50 AM

Seattle Sports Blog

Here are our picks for week #13......our overall record is now 109-43...not too shabby if you ask us.

Hawks have a tough game this week.....more on that later

Arizona at St. Louis
Ah, the Cardinals used to be in St.Louis, but moved to Arizona.....St.Louis used to be in Los Angeles, but now are in St.Louis....yeah, it's Freaky Friday type stuff. Arizona is in the toilet, bottom line...Rams here big, 34-14
Atlanta at Washington
Boy, talk about the game of the week for the struggling teams....both of these teams have serious, serious issues.....we'll give the nod to Washington, barely.....17-14
Detroit at New England
Again, this game is a no brainer...poor, poor Jon Kitna.....New England here BIG.....38-7
Indianapolis at Tennessee
If you can believe it, Tennessee is one of the hotest teams in the NFL right now....we should have picked them to beat NYG last week...dammit! Oh well, we don't seem them being able to beat Indy though......Indy here, 35-31
Kansas City at Cleveland

Minnesota at Chicago
What type of Rex Grossman will show up this week? Hopefully the one that throws 4 TD's since a lot of us here at SSB have him on our fantasy teams......Chicago 28-0
N.Y. Jets at Green Bay
Oh those jeckel and hyde New York football Jets......will they show up in GB this week? Doubt it....we like GB, 24-20
San Diego at Buffalo
Probably a closer game than people are expecting...we'll give Buffalo an upset here, 23-21
San Francisco at New Orleans
San Francisco is improved, but we don't think they are road tested yet......NO here, but it would be great if SF could pull off an upset so Seattle could have home field.....NO 23-20
Houston at Oakland
#1 pick bowl for 2007 anyone? Houston here, 8-5
Jacksonville at Miami
Miami is hot, Jax is not....Miami here for a 32-17 win....Joey Harrington comeback player of the year?????
Dallas at N.Y. Giants
Boy, lots of smack talking going on for this one......we like Dallas since they are on such a roll of late....Cowboys 35-21
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh
2 of the last 4 year SB winners going against eachother, but things have changed drastically for both franchises.....ugly game, Pitt 14-13
Seattle at Denver
We like Seattle on pure will and because DV is starting a rookie QB...let's hope to God we don't let this guy look like the next coming of Elway
Carolina at Philadelphia
Philly is done, Carolina is ALMOST done........Carolina here, 20-13

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  December 1, 2006 10:50 AM

Happy Turkey Gobble Wobble

  Posted: November 21, 2006 3:53 PM

Seattle Sports Blog

Happy Thanksgiving everyone out there from Seattle Sports Be thankful for your family, Seattle sports, and of course, our US of A!!!!!

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  November 21, 2006 3:53 PM

NFL weekly picks

  Posted: November 10, 2006 10:39 AM

National Sports Blog:

Here are our predictions for week #10. There are some toughies this week as we draw closer to the playoffs. Overall, Seattle Sports Blog continues to dominate in weekly picks with a 79-42 record. Beat that, VEGAS!!!

Baltimore at Tennessee
Tenn has been playing better of late, but with Baltimore at 6-2 and beating everyone up defensively, we see them taking this one. Baltimore 24-10
Buffalo at Indianapolis
This game may actually be closer than one might think. As we all know, going 16-0 in the NFL is nearly impossible and your team is bound to slip at some point. However, we still see Indy pulling this one off, 28-13
Cleveland at Atlanta
We'd love to see Atlanta lay an egg here so Seattle could have home field over them, but Cleveland is playing horrible right now. Atlanta here easily, 34-7
Green Bay at Minnesota
Ah, battle of the Norris division as they say. It's too bad Minn plays in a dome...these games are meant to be played outside. With Global Warming these days, Minn could be like Miami in 20 years, so why not build an outdoor stadium? Apparently there is a retractable roof one going up in a few years, which would be cool. OK, back to the game...we like Farve pulling off an upset here, 34-31.
Houston at Jacksonville
Houston is scrappy, but also crappy. Jax here, 24-20. Garland is a stud of a QB
Kansas City at Miami
This is a tough one to predict this week. Both of these teams have been playing well of late and are coming off big road wins. We like KC's offense just a bit more and see them pulling this off.....21-20
N.Y. Jets at New England
New England got beat up pretty bad by Indy last week, so we like them to beat up the J-E-T-S this week, 28-17
San Diego at Cincinnati
This could be considered the game of the week along with the Hawks game. SD is hot, hot, hot right now, but Cincy really needs a win. Seems like Palmer is still having some struggles with his injury, so we like SD here in a close one, 28-24
San Francisco at DetroitToilet bowl of the week!!!!!!! We love John Kinta at Seattle Sports Blog, so we'll take Detroit 20-17
Washington at Philadelphia
This will also be a great game this week, although Washington is pretty beat up right now with Moss and Portis being Questionable. We like Philly here in a close, low scoring game: 17-14
Denver at Oakland
Oakland is the worst team in the NFL, bottom line. Denver here all the way, 38-14
Dallas at Arizona
OK, we take that back...Arizona is the worst team in the NFL. Dallas also here big, 35-7
New Orleans at Pittsburgh
Pitts is heading to being a toilet bowl team soon. Damn, if only they hadn't paid the refs last year, we would have won the Superbowl. NO here easily (no pun intended!) 21-9
St. Louis at Seattle
GAME OF THE WEEK. Seattle will have their hands full with St. Louis this week, who is coming off an embarrassing loss at home to KC. Seneca will have to play like he did on Monday night and take a few more chances down field. Same with Morris...we need another 100+ yards out of him. Defensively? LB's stop the run, blitz effectively, and don't get beat deep CB's and FS and SS. This will be a hard fought game in which the Hawks will need everyone in the 12th Man to scream like crazy. Hawks here in a close one, 21-17
Chicago at N.Y. Giants
OK, so this might actually be the game of the week. These 2 teams are too evenly matched to make a prediction, so we went with NYG solely based off home field advantage. NYG here in a close one, 34-30
Tampa Bay at Carolina
Carolina needs a win, bottom line. We like them still despite their 4-4 record.....Carolina 24-13

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  November 10, 2006 10:39 AM

NFL Week #7 predictions

  Posted: October 20, 2006 10:44 AM

Seattle Seahawks Blog

Week #7 is here and the Hawks have a big game vs. Minnesota. We're confident they'll take this game, but are in need of boosting their poor rushing game.

Here are our picks for week #7....our overall record is 58-24 to this point, which we think is pretty sweet.

Carolina at Cincinnati
This is going to be a good game, mark our words. We like Cincy, however, Carolina has proven they can win on the road in hostile environments (Baltimore last week). Carolina here in a squeeker, 23-17
Detroit at N.Y. Jets
Toilet bowl game here (sorry Jonny Kitna, but you need a better line). J-E-T-S here 30-10
Green Bay at Miami
Two storied franchises going no where this year. Time for Rodgers in Green Bay? Time to bring back Marino in Miami? We see Miami here, 10-7
Jacksonville at Houston
Jacksonville is coming off a bye and is hungry for a win. Houston sucks, bottom line. Jax here, 24-13
New England at Buffalo
Once a great, great rivalry how turned one-sided. NE is playing extremely well of late. NE 34-14
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay
What the hell is going on with Philly? Can't seem to win the big game of late (NYG, NO). Tampa is playing better, but we think McNabb can pull this one off. Philly here, 17-14
Pittsburgh at Atlanta
This should also be a good game. We hate Pittsburgh, bottom line, and don't see them being able to pull this one off. Atlanta here, 20-17
San Diego at Kansas City
KC is always tough at home as Seattle will realize in a week. However, San Diego has too much fire power for KC to handle. SD here 28-10
Denver at Cleveland
This game will be a low scoring slug fest with Denver pulling away. 13-10. Ah, brings back memories of the ole' dog pound days in the playoffs with "the drive", eh?
Arizona at Oakland

Toilet bowl game of the week: Oakland 10-9
Minnesota at Seattle
We love the Hawks here and we think they will crush Minn 34-7
Washington at Indianapolis
This should also be a great, great game. Keep in mind that WA plays well in domes and Indy is feeling like a let down this week. We still see Indy here, however, 35-31

N.Y. Giants at Dallas
This should also be a great game. The Giants have a great offense, but their Defense is suspect (aka see them against Seattle). We like Dallas here simply because they are at home, 35-24

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  October 20, 2006 10:44 AM

UW football, week #5 picks, and more

  Posted: October 10, 2006 1:21 PM

Boy, did UW get robbed or what this weekend? What a joke of a last series. Given what has happened earlier this year with the Oregon/Oklahoma game, the Pac 10 officiating crew could use some serious training. Moving on....

On the NFL picks this week, Seattle Sports Blog went 12-2, our BEST week yet!! The 2 games we missed? SF vs. Oakland and the Baltimore game. Hey, no one's perfect, but a 50-19 overall record isn't too shabby.

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  October 10, 2006 1:21 PM

Week #5 NFL predictions 2006

  Posted: October 5, 2006 11:22 AM

Here are our picks for week #5......overall record remains strong at 38-17!

Week #5 NFL predictions 2006

Buffalo at Chicago
Chicago is a good, good football team, no doubt about it after destroying Seattle last week. This should be an easy one for them, 31-17
Cleveland at Carolina
Even with Cleveland coming off a win, they are no match for Carolina's defense. Carolina here 20-9
Detroit at Minnesota
Detroit is in the toilet right now...Seattle Sports Blog loves Kitna since he is a Central Washington U grad, but he's no match for Minn. Minn here 20-7
Miami at New England
Miami is also in the toilet....can you say Dante Culpepper biggest bust in 2006 kids? His knee stills needs a year to recover and it's showing. NE here big and easy, 35-12
St. Louis at Green Bay
St.Louis played well last week and we see them continuing to do so. Green Bay is on the fritz and Farve's days are numbered....St. Louis 24-13
Tampa Bay at New Orleans
This will probably be a closer game than most people are expecting. Gruden is a good coach and can rally troops as good as anyone in the NFL. However, we still see NO pulling this one out. Will Bush finally score a TD? We'll see....NO 17-14
Tennessee at Indianapolis
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Tennessee used to be one of the elite teams in the NFL. Think McNair still had some left in the tank? We do. Too bad Tennessee.....Indy here 42-7
Washington at N.Y. Giants
Probably the game of the week. 2 offensive power-houses go head to head. A healthy Portis showed what Brunnell can do with some time. NY needs to run the ball more, bottom line. Barber is one of the top backs in the league, and if they are smart, they'll use him A LOT in this game. NY here 28-24
Kansas City at Arizona game of the week (not an actual url, but we like it). KC here 13-10
N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville
Another solid match-up of two teams needing to make a statement....we like Jax here in a squeeker, 23-20
Oakland at San Francisco
Another example of two storied franchises falling on troubled times. Thank God for the salary cap or SF might have won 20 Super Bowls by now. Toilet bowl game #2 of the week, SF 6 Raiders 0
Dallas at Philadelphia
All the hype around the T.O. bowl will be thwarted once the ball is finally snapped. What could possibly happen? Do Philly fans rush the field to tackle T.O? We are VERY interested to see what happens if he does score....does he pretend to pee on the Eagle? Dallas here in an upset, 35-31
Pittsburgh at San Diego
So glad that Pittsburg is finally showing their true colors. Now maybe the rest of the NFL fans around the country realize how FIXED the Superbowl was. SD here HUGE, 42-10
Baltimore at Denver
This will also be a great, great game to watch. Denver has that conservative ground attack, but will they be able to move the ball against that vaunted Baltimore D? Denver is currently favored in this game, but we like Baltimore to pull off an upset. 24-14 Balt

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  October 5, 2006 11:22 AM

NFL Week #3 predictions

  Posted: September 21, 2006 2:19 PM

Here are our picks for week far, we are 21-7 in our picks for NFL games....not too shabby for a bunch of Seattle guys.

Byes: Dallas, Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego

Carolina at Tampa Bay
This will be a very close, low scoring game. A lot is riding on whether or not Steve Smith is healthy enough to play. TB's offense has been rather offensively in the bad way this season. We see Carolina pulling it out, 17-14
Chicago at Minnesota
"Battle of the Norris division!" Chicago is coming off a blowout win and Minn has looked good so far this year. Chicago is the first team that Minn's has faced with a strong offense. We see Chicago being able to pull this out due to their firepower, 24-17
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
Probably game #2 of the week behind Seattle NYG.....Pitt is angry after getting their asses handed to them and Cincy hasn't really been challenged yet this year. We'll give it to Cincy, just based off the fact that we HATE the Steelers. Cincy here, 30-20
Green Bay at Detroit
"Battle #2 of the Norris Division!" Although, these teams are HORRIBLE this year. We all know how much Farve hates playing in domes and on turf. Detroit needs a win and we think they have the ability to beat GB......ugly game, Detroit 14-10
Jacksonville at Indianapolis
Another great match-up here, although, Jax has no where near the offensive talent that Indy does. If you recall in 2005, Jax played them well for a dog fight of a game in Indy, 10-3. We see Indy being able to open this game up a bit more and pull it out 20-6
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo
Ah, the battle of the NY teams. NYJ might be without Coles this weekend, and that scares us. Buffalo should be 2-0 after blowing that game vs. NE. Buffalo here, 17-13
Tennessee at Miami
Tenn is in the toilet, no doubt about it. Fisher has his hands full with a rebuild project right now...Miami here easily, 28-7
Washington at Houston
Houston should have drafted Bush, that's all we can say. That DE hasn't done crap for them this year. Bush is a legit stud for many years to come. This will also be an ugly game...we'll give it to Houston, 17-10
Baltimore at Cleveland
Baltimore's D has been unreal this year giving up just 7 points....that's insane! Cleveland already has team dessension with Winslow complaining about not getting the ball enough. Not good, Baltimore here, 38-13
N.Y. Giants at Seattle GAME OF THE WEEK!
NYG will have revenge on their minds from last years debacle....oh, how we all remember Shockey pointing at the camera's thinking the game was over....not too fast goldie locks. Seattle fans were stellar last year and will be even more pumped from all this hububb about "artifical noise"....what a load of crap! Hawks win, 33-20
Philadelphia at San Francisco
SF is a much better team this year and they proved it against St. Louis last week. Philly is coming off a tough, tough home loss. We think McNabb can pull them together for a 21-20 squeeker.
St. Louis at ArizonaThis will hopefully be a run and gun type of game. Both high powered offenses with good QB's, RB's, and WR's. AZ here at home, 45-35
Denver at New EnglandBoy, think NE will have revenge on their minds from last year's JOKE of a playoff game? NE got robbed by the officials in that game last year (course, same can be said of the Raiders/NE playoff "tuck" game a few years back). NE here on revenge, 27-21
Atlanta at New Orleans
Welcome back to the NFL NO! Unfortunately, you've run into the hottest team in the NFL....Atlanta wins 35-21

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  September 21, 2006 2:19 PM

Jason Whitlock is an asshole

  Posted: July 6, 2006 1:37 PM

This is the same dumbass that bashed the Seahawks and Seattle during the Superbowl. Read this guys latest article from ESPN. Check out #10....think this guy is a sexist pig or what?!?!?!?! This guy lives and writes for Kansas City, loserville USA and home to a lot of really dumb people, especially Jason Whitlock.

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  July 6, 2006 1:37 PM

US Soccer 2006 World Cup

  Posted: June 13, 2006 10:26 AM

A deplorable showing for the US Soccer team in their first 2006 World Cup game, bottom line. Mark SSB's words, unless there are drastic measures taken to improve the US's overall view of soccer WORLDWIDE, these teams will continue to be a pretender in "Futbol."

Unfortunately, the US does not see soccer as a major sport compared to baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Until MLS is able to provide a sparked interest in soccer nationally, it's nearly impossible to compete with the market share of those other sports. It's unfortunate to say, but the US doesn't give a damn about soccer, and the low fan support in Germany is an example of this.

The game vs. czech republic soccer was a terrible showing by the US squad. What did that game show us? That the US needs to be practicing together more as a group. There were reports that the combination of Donovan, McBride, and Pope (3 of our top players) had played a total of 60 minutes TOGETHER...alltime! It's like an allstar game out team play. Their passing was sloppy and they were lobbing balls all over the place without challenging for headers. Overall, a poor, poor performance and we got spanked.

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  June 13, 2006 10:26 AM

Ben Roethlisberger in motorcycle accident.

  Posted: June 12, 2006 10:31 AM

Ben Roethlisberger was in a relatively serious motorcycle accident this morning. I say relatively serious because every accident on a motorcycle is.........because there isn't a whole lot between you and bumper of the 69 Buick that usually connects with you. In theory he has a lot to lose but what can you say, there is nothing quite like riding on the open road, especially Roethlisberger style....which is no helmet.

More here:,0,6944492.story?track=mostemailedlink

Here is an interesting article from awhile back on the status of him and his bike:

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  June 12, 2006 10:31 AM

Mariners, Huskies, and more

  Posted: April 21, 2006 10:20 AM

M's: "My, oh-no, My" should be the motto of this year's team. A 4 walk 9th inning for steady Eddie? OK folks, I'll give him 1 maybe 2 more tries and if he continues this woeful pitching, it's TIME for Soriano. He is nails, in baseball terms.

UW Hoops: Great day in UW hoops w/ the signing of Isiah Thomas, a top local junior that some say is top 10 in the nation. The other good news is that Hawes has mentioned that he plans on staying at least 2 years, so if you can see into your crystal ball....7-0 Hawes, 6-8 Brockman, Dentmon, Thomas, and maybe Joel Smith as the starters in 2008? What a team, what a ball-club that would be!

Sonics? Time to draft Roy and get things settled w/ the city. Time to cough up some more money, either side. Keep the Sonics in Seattle, that's all I can say.

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  April 21, 2006 10:20 AM

Boycott on Flight 93 movie

  Posted: April 14, 2006 8:51 AM

Ok, so once in a while we'll comment here on things other than sports....and this is a subject matter that must be brought to attention. Do NOT see Flight 93, in fact, boycott the movie. Do you really think it's time for Hollywood to make millions on this movie being made? Do you really believe the film makers really went to each and every family involved in Flight 93 for their endorsement for this movie to be made. The producers and executives are going to make close to $40-$50M on Flight you really think it's time for people to be making money off of this event?

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  April 14, 2006 8:51 AM

UCLA loses; Mariners stumble

  Posted: April 4, 2006 10:14 AM

It pains me to have to even comment on the Mariners these days. 6th inning, no out, bases loaded....where's Gorman Thomas when you need him? Instead, Reed strikeout, fly ball, Ichiro ground out. Yippie! Also, is there a more appropriate name on this team than JJ Putz? What a Putz! That guy continues to get rocked, and Hargrove continues to go to him. The M's have 2 good relievers....steady Eddie and Soriano. That's it people. How do you improve a bullpen? You make free agents moves! We did nothing to improve this bullpen over the offseason....see ya later Bill the Bozo Basavi.

For UCLA, they shouldn't have even been in the championship game considering Gonzaga got robbed in that sweet 16 game. I would have rather seen a Zags-Florida championship game to be honest w/ you. Florida was very over-powering inside, especially Noah. That guy can dribble, block shots, and has some nice inside moves. Sonics pick? You never know......

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  April 4, 2006 10:14 AM

Gonzaga got robbed!

  Posted: March 24, 2006 9:11 AM

Let's take a moment and come to the realization that the NCAA will NEVER allow a mid-major to advance to the final four. Every year we (myself included) cheer for these little teams to beat the big bad Texas, UCLA's of the world. After watching last night's deplorable officiating blunders against Gonzaga, I'm thoroughly convinced that the NCAA does not want mid-majors in the final four. That call against Batista w/ .17 second's left was a joke, and he also clearly got fouled on that stripped ball.

Seattle Times quoting JP Batista: ""I thought he [Bozeman] fouled me," Batista said. Few seemed to concur, saying, "The steal at the end, or whatever it was, was a big play."

Let's take an honest, hard look at the facts folks. The NCAA only wants larger schools in the final four....why??? REVENUE!

Here are some figures from Newsweek on the Revenue generated during the tournament.

$11 billion is paid to the NCAA in television rights revenue. Tens of millions more is generated in ticket and merchandise sales. Additionally, an estimated $4 billion is distributed amongst the top schools across the country

Just laying out the facts for you people.

Seattle Sports Blog-"honest sports opinions from a non-media corporate conglomerate"

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  March 24, 2006 9:11 AM

ESPN College Basketball Joe Lunardi

  Posted: March 22, 2006 1:58 PM

This guy is supposedly ESPN's "guru" when it comes to picking the brackets. The more I read, ESPN, and CBSportsline, the more I realize what yutzes these sports guys are idiots. If you want true, honest, come to Seattle Sports Blog. If you want mundane, big market websites w/ 0 liability for their comments, go there.

Here's a few of this guy's gems, from #1-#64: Bradley #50, WASHINGTON #34, Nevada #24, Iowa #21, Ohio State #17, Michigan State #8, and to top it all off.....Indiana at #7.


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  March 22, 2006 1:58 PM

Let the games begin!!!

  Posted: March 16, 2006 10:23 AM

Wichita State up big at half time, Mil-Wisc and Oklahoma in a battle, Pacific and BC all knotted up......ah, it just doesn't get any better than this folks!

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  March 16, 2006 10:23 AM

SSB predictions for the NCAA tourney

  Posted: March 15, 2006 12:58 PM

I'll be in Vega$ betting away on these days, so wish me luck that I "have the vision"

Region by Region Analysis:

Atlanta final four? Duke
Analysis: Everyone seems to be on LSU's bandwagon right now, but Duke is BIG, deep, and can shoot the ball. They have 2 stud big men in McRoberts and Williams. If they can get some help from their other gaurds or SF's, they'll take this to the final four.

Upsets: I see TXA&M over Cuse (Cuse is just out of gas) and Iowa makting it to the elite 8 over TX

Oakland final four? UCLA

This to me is a very weak bracket w/ big questions marks all over: Memphis, Pitt, and KS all have had issues at one point or another this season. As much as I love the Zags, I don't see them being able to get past UCLA. UCLA is on fire right now after trouncing their way through the Pac 10 tournament. The ride should continue

Upsets: not many here, although I see SD St beating Indiana in the first round.

Washington DC final four? Uconn

UConn is deep, fast, athletic, and unbeatable in this bracket. They'll most likely play the winner of the UW-Ill game and should have no problem with either of them. I like Michigan State out of the bottom half of the bracket given their solid big man Davis and lights out shooter Ager. They won't be able to handle Uconn, however

Upsets: I like Wichita State here into the sweet 16 and UAB beating Kentucky in round #1. Gotta love "Squeaky" Johnson

Minneapolis final four? BC This to me is the most intriguing bracket and most unpredictable. I have BC here, but it could be a number of teams: FL, OH St, or Villanova. I like Vill, but w/ their top guy eye in question, it makes you concerned. BC should be able to take Villanova and get to the final four.

Upsets: I like UW-Milwaukee here over Oklahoma...I almost had them advancing past Florida, until I realized the game is being played in Jacksonville...Florida.

Final Four: Again, I normally hate Duke (along w/ 99% of the rest of the country), but I can't see them being taken down this year. Size and a solid shooter will get you far. Hopefully a W in the title game!

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  March 15, 2006 12:58 PM

Ban on Chinook fishing

  Posted: March 6, 2006 2:21 PM

OK, from time to time, we hear at SSB need to write about some different things. Crap like this article kill me:

"The fishing industries of Washington could lose $150M and many jobs".......what about the fish and the waters? Mankind has RUINED so many rivers and streams that protection like this needs to go into place or we will NOT be eating naturally caught fish ever again.

One of the most intriguing environmental studies I have ever read consisted of an intereview of over 500 CEO's of companies that are considered "Environmental Risk Companies." They were asked the following question: "Would you spend the time and money necessary to make their company more environmentally friendly if it resulted in a 1% loss in revenue?" 488 of those individuals said no......our environment is ruined unless these jackass CEO's change their minds.

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  March 6, 2006 2:21 PM

Comments Welcome!

  Posted: January 26, 2006 2:00 PM

To new and old SSB visitors:

We've been getting a great deal of new traffic to the site and we just wanted to help guide our new users for adding new comments. Please note that all comments are welcome, and that your email address is NOT required. Don't worry, we don't want to SPAM you. If you do wish to be part of our email distribution list for new blogs, please feel free to send comments to: For all others, click on the bottom portion of any entry that reads "comments" and add your 2 bits.

Finally, please do feel free to add new comments. I only represent the views of a veteran Seattle Sports fanatic, so all inquires are welcome.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  January 26, 2006 2:00 PM

Friend Referral

  Posted: January 24, 2006 2:24 PM

I have a friend who is trying to get a free ipod.....all you need to do is sign up for one of these free offers, and cancel and easy

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  January 24, 2006 2:24 PM

UW Wins....Seahawks in 2 DAYS!!!

  Posted: January 20, 2006 10:44 AM

Anyone think that the Huskies are a bit overrated at #10? I mean, this is coming from a die-hard UW fan, however, a squeaker against OSU @ home? Not exactly worthy of a top ten ranking if you ask me. The team is really just missing something....a true center for one. It's too bad that Hawes did not come into play this year. Think of this lineup next year...C Hawes, PF Brockman, SF J. Smith, SG Appleby, PG Dentmon....I realllllly like that lineup. This team this year will go as far as Roy, Jones, and Williams can take them. I really feel bad for Jenson. He had such great Sophmore and Junior years and I was expecting 10.0+ PPG, but with his shoulder injury this year, he's struggled.

As far as the Seahawks......there is so much buzz going around this game it's ridiculous. The "Sexy" pick seems to be Carolina and everyone is putting Jake D as the next Tom Brady......too bad the national media and Carolina are in for a rude awakening this week. Carolina has NO RB people, and you need a RB to set up play action. I still think this is Seattle's year.....30-14 and off to the SB. Fans, go crazy this weekend, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Let the NFL know that this is not a small market team and that we deserve to be in the SB!!!

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  January 20, 2006 10:44 AM

USC Texas Game instant classic

  Posted: January 4, 2006 9:46 PM

Vince Young is the #1 player in college football, no argument. Reggie Bush is flashy, has great moves, and will still probably go #1 in the NFL draft. Matt Leinhart has a great arm, but man, nothing, I mean nothing could stop Vince Young tonight. He's incredible. Great game, and an instant classic for college football.

What I hated about the game? Jesus, the 20 times the camera's scrolled over the Citi, Tostitos, Fedex ads in the top right hand corner of the Rose Bowl. It drives me nuts how much college football allows corporations to influence how the game is shown, HUGE advertisements on the field. It's lame, and the corporations are lame. Keep college sports out of corporate marketing. Shame, shame, shame!

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  January 4, 2006 9:46 PM

NFL weekly predictions

  Posted: December 22, 2005 2:35 PM

Here are my picks for this weekends games. A lot of playoff implications on the line this week.....

Atlanta at Tampa Bay: A must win for both teams, but more so for Atlanta. However, Atlanta has not been playing well of late, and even worse on the road. This will be a very, very interesting game given TB is coming off a 28-0 loss. I see TB winning 19-17
Buffalo at Cincinnati: Cinn's hot, period. Cinn 38-7
Dallas at Carolina: another game w/ playoff scenarios abound....however, Dallas is in a bad tail spin. Carolina 24-20
Detroit at New Orleans: Toilet Bowl #1: NO 6-3
Jacksonville at Houston: Jax all the way, 27-10
N.Y. Giants at Washington: Game of the week? Yeah, this is a big, big game for both teams. Washington is coming off a crushing win of Dallas while NYG continue to play strong. I'll give the nod to WA, 31-28
Pittsburgh at Cleveland: Pitt here, even w/ Cleveland playing better of late. Pitt 17-10
San Diego at Kansas City: Another MUST win for both teams, and this is my #2 game of the week. SD is coming off the huge win vs. Indy, so I don't see a let down here. KC has been struggling of late. I see SD in a nail biter.....25-24
San Francisco at St. Louis: Toilet bowl #2. Who would have thought St.Louis would be here at this time of the season? They'll have enough to beat SF. St. Louis 21-10
Tennessee at Miami: Toilet bowl #3: Ok, Miami has been playing better of late, so it's tough to put them in a toilet bowl. Still, these are two ugly franchises at this point. Miami here 26-13
Philadelphia at Arizona: Toilet bowl #4: AZ here in a squeaker, 10-3
Indianapolis at Seattle: Big game for Seattle, not so big for Indy. Our prayers are w/ Dungy. Seattle here 30-20
Oakland at Denver: once a proud rivalry, now a Denver romp.....Denver 45-14
Chicago at Green Bay: Boy, I'm going out on a limb here, only cause I hate Chicago and I'm pulling for Seattle to have home field advantage. GB in a Xmas day upset, 35-31
Minnesota at Baltimore: Minn has a very small chance of getting into the playoffs, however, Balt is going to play spoiler. Balt here, 24-17
New England at N.Y. Jets: NE's rolling, J-E-T-S spells "#3 pick in the 2006 NFL draft." NE here big, 34-3

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  December 22, 2005 2:35 PM

Happy Holidays from Seattle Sports Blog

  Posted: December 21, 2005 9:30 AM

To all our new and existing visitors, a happy holidays. May Santa bring Seattle their first trip to the Superbowl!!!

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  December 21, 2005 9:30 AM

Lebron James contract

  Posted: December 19, 2005 3:17 PM

This is just plain wrong. According the a popular Cleveland Newspaper, Lebron James' contract pays him MORE $ to play for a larger market team, such as in LA, NY, or Miami.

What a joke, I think I've lost respect for this guy now. As it does w/ all all comes down to money.

"Rumors have circulated that LeBron James will force the Cavaliers to trade him to the New York Knicks at the end of the season. The major reasoning, according to a New York newspaper, is that James' Nike contract has a clause where he will make more money in a major market, like New York."

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  December 19, 2005 3:17 PM

Week 14 NFL Predictions

  Posted: December 15, 2005 12:59 PM

Here are my picks and 2 bits on the NFL games this week along w/ the the current odds:

Tampa Bay at New England: Good game this week. NE has been on a roll of late and w/ Dillon back, in the's NE's game: 20-17 (odds makers: NE by 4.5)
Kansas City at N.Y. Giants: Another good game piting 2 high octain offenses against each other. KC is coming off a tough road lost to Dallas, while NYG are on an upswing after a victory in Philly. I see the momentum staying w/ NYG, 35-21 (odds makers: NYG by 3)
Denver at Buffalo: Denver should take care of Buff easily here, 24-13 (odds makers: Denv by 9)
Arizona at Houston: Reggie Bush Bowl? AZ in a sqeaker, 12-2 (odds makers: AZ by 1.5)
Carolina at New Orleans: NO has unfortunately suffered a rough season due to Katrina. Carolina big and easy in the big easy, 38-0 (odds makers: Ca by 9)
N.Y. Jets at Miami: also a battle of uglies, however, Miami has been playing better of late. I give them the nod, 21-9 (odds makers: Miami by 9)
Philadelphia at St. Louis: a couple of strong teams last year heading in the wrong direction. St.Louis plays well at home...that's about the only positive thing I can say about either team. St. Louis here, 28-21 (odds makers: St. by 3.5)
Pittsburgh at Minnesota: Pitt played well last week, however, remove the cold and the grass and you have a much different team. I'm big on rolls, of which Minn is on: Minn 23-20 (odds makers: Pitt by 3)
San Diego at Indianapolis: Bottom line, Indy is just about impossible to beat at home. If they don't take starters out, I'm seeing 35-20. If they are taking out, I STILL see Indy winning, 24-23 (odds makers: Indy by 7.5)
Seattle at Tennessee: Seattle should and WILL have an easy time w/ Tenn. Hawks 30-7 (odds makers: Seattle by 7)
San Francisco at Jacksonville: Jax on a roll, San Francisco on sushi roll. Jax big, 34-6 (odds makers: Jax by 15.5)
Cincinnati at Detroit: Cinn barely beat the Browns last week, but Detroit has some serious internal issues. Cinn 35-14 (odds makers: Cinn by 8)
Cleveland at Oakland: Also a battle of a few uglies. I believe Collins is back at the Staring QB for Oakland, so they should be able to take this one, 17-10 (odds makers: Oak by 3)
Dallas at Washington: A very compelling game. I think momentum is riding w/ Dallas right now and WA has too many offensive holes. Dallas in a squeaker, 21-20 (odds makers: WA by 3)
Atlanta at Chicago: Another great, great game this weekend. I'm pulling for Atlanta so Seattle can SOW up HF advantage. Vick throws for 400 yards and runs for 200! Atlanta 34-18. (odds makers: Chi by 3)
Green Bay at Baltimore: Ugly game again...I'll give it to Farve, 20-10 (odds makers: Balt by 3.5)

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  December 15, 2005 12:59 PM

NFL grass fields

  Posted: December 13, 2005 12:13 PM

It's unfortunate to see more and more NFL OUTDOOR teams switching from grass to the flubber stuff. It's much better than the old turf that ruined a few RB's careers (aka Curt Warner), but football is supposed to be played on GRASS...bottom line. Some recent cities that have switched: Baltimore, Cinn (which I can kind of understand from the weather there), NYG/NYJ (also makes a bit of sense given that 2 teams play there), and others. When you see a game like the Pitt game and you see all the mud on "The Bus", it makes you realize that getting muddy is part of the game.

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  December 13, 2005 12:13 PM

Week 14 NFL predictions

  Posted: December 9, 2005 3:57 PM

Week 14 NFL predictions for yours truely, SSBG:

Chicago at Pittsburgh: this is going to be a great's a must win for both. I like Pitts chances and I'm pulling for them for Seattle home field reasons. Pitt 24-20
Cleveland at Cincinnati: no brainer here, Cinn big 35-7
Houston at Tennessee: battle of a few uglies, Tenn 20-13
Indianapolis at Jacksonville: another compelling game this week, although Jax minus Lefwich=loss. Indy 28-13
New England at Buffalo: NE seems to be on the right track of late: NE all over Buff 24-10
Oakland at N.Y. Jets: ex-UW stud Tui starts for Oakland. He should be able to get the team up and down the field for a few FG's. Oak 13-7
St. Louis at Minnesota: Minn's hot, St.Louis is NOT. Minn 24-12
Tampa Bay at Carolina: another top game this week....I have to pull for TB again simply for Seattle home field purposes: TB 20-17
N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia: used to be an NFC classic, but Philly's in the toilet. NYG big, 38-7
San Francisco at Seattle: Hawks in a no-brainer, 30-14
Washington at Arizona: WA is holding on for dear life for playoff hopes and AZ is pitiful: WA 23-17
Baltimore at Denver: Broncs at home in Dec=automatic win. Denver big, 45-10
Kansas City at Dallas: Dallas at home is also tough and KC is not a good road team. Dallas in a shootout, 35-31
Miami at San Diego: SD all the way, 20-9
Detroit at Green Bay: Farve pulls this one out, 21-20
NO @ Atlanta: Atlanta big, 28-7

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  December 9, 2005 3:57 PM

Dr. Pepper boycott

  Posted: December 6, 2005 11:42 AM

Anyone else annoyed w/ the Dr.Pepper ads on the field during the ACC and Big 12 Championship games? The field to me is Sacred and should NOT be allowed to be advertised on. Thank God the NFL Commish will not allow this in the NFL. It just drives me crazy...if the stadium naming after corporations isn't enough, now they have to start advertising on the field? What next? A Pepsi logo on the Football?

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  December 6, 2005 11:42 AM

Shawn Kemp returns to the NBA?

  Posted: November 28, 2005 11:15 AM

Everyone knew he was talented and we here in Seattle got to see him grow up and snort away his talents......yes that's right, the coca, the nose candy.......the stuff that makes people all red eyed and constantly itching their nose for no apparent reason: cocaine.

In short, the "Reign Man" is attempting to make at comeback at 36. I hope he can come back to the game and contribute on a higher level...heck at this point in the season, he ought to come play for the sonics.

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  November 28, 2005 11:15 AM

Adding comments

  Posted: November 8, 2005 2:18 PM

To new and old SSB visitors:

Please note that all comments are welcome, and that your email address is NOT required. Don't worry, we don't want to SPAM you. If you do wish to be part of our email distribution list for new blogs, please feel free to send comments to:

Finally, please do feel free to add new comments. I only represent the views of a veteran Seattle Sports fanatic, so all inquires are welcome.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  November 8, 2005 2:18 PM

A Letter To Terrell Owens:

  Posted: November 7, 2005 1:57 PM

Dear T.O.,

First off, you are a talented player and a sheer specimen in terms of your athletic ability. There isn't anyone in the NFL who would argue otherwise.

I don't know all the inner workings of the Eagles organization and/or whether you have been treated well but I do know the following:

1. Even if you are "in the right" right now, you need to sit down and mellow out on all these issues.

2. You can't challenge your teammates to a brawl just because they want to say something about where they stand on your actions lately.

3. Please request to be traded to a new team where you can start fresh with new teammates to build unity and sportsmanship towards a Super bowl win or at least a calm season of good play.

Over & out,

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  November 7, 2005 1:57 PM

NEW LOOK to our seattle sports blog site

  Posted: October 31, 2005 8:31 AM

How's everyone like the new site? Ah, a peaceful weekend w/out the stress of watching a Hawks game. There were some good games this weekend in the NFL. W/ Philly losing again, Seattle really has an opportunity to put themselves amongst the elite w/ a win this weekend.

Sonic seasons starts in a few days....anyone have any predictions as to how they'll finish. I'm feeling a 46-36 type of a year for this team.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  October 31, 2005 8:31 AM

Good Fantasy Football site

  Posted: October 14, 2005 12:52 PM

Good tip link from Sports Illustrated on your weekly fantasy decisions. It's released every Friday.

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  October 14, 2005 12:52 PM


  Posted: May 25, 2005 11:18 AM

It's sort of a boring time in Seattle sports....I'm NOT at all excited about the Seahawks this year. I'm thinking (and hoping) this is the last year for Holgrem and Rhodes. I can't stand either of them, period. The M's? They have more holes than a pre-teen's poch marks. Sexson and Beltre are starting to come around a bit, but the pitching is deplorable. What to look forward to? Hydroplanes in August and an 8-8 Seahawks team.

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  May 25, 2005 11:18 AM

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