The battle in the trenches

Question, who would win in a head to head confrontation between the Seahawks offensive line and the Seahawks defensive line?  Let’s use the last 4 games to determine the outcome… or what I perceive to be the outcome.

Last game, the Rams.  On LA’s first drive of the game the defensive line was nowhere close to rookie QB Jared Goff as the Rams went 65 yards to a first and goal before missing on 4 attempts which included one drop by a wide open receiver and another miss throw to another wide open receiver, not to mention the long pass that another wide open receiver dropped that would have been a TD.  After that series the defensive line picked it

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The good, the bad, the ugly

The good: the World Series champion Chicago Cubs… it had been 71 years since the Cubs last played in the World Series (that would be 1945), those who may have remembered it are in their late 70’s or older, and it was 108 years ago the Cubs last won the World Series (that would be 1908), it’s likely there is nobody alive when they last won.  This is a young team, excluding the starting pitching.  The starting infielders average age is 24 (22, 23, 24, & 27) and all will be back next year, they also have some good young outfielders, where they also have some experience but could lose one or two to free agency.  The biggest problem with these young players

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Who let the DAWGS out

Woof, woof… So, our Huskies traveled down to Oregon 2 weekends ago to take on a ducks team they haven’t beaten in 12 years, and what a weekend it was.

It all started on Friday evening when the Husky women’s volleyball team went into Phil Knight’s Oregon gym to take on the ducks who were riding a 11 match win streak… but first a little bit about these DAWGS, this is a young team that has 1 senior who transferred in, 6 juniors of which 4 combine for the majority of playing time, 1 sophomore who contributes and 5 freshmen 2 of which play significant roles (middle blocker and libero (defensive specialist)).  They are lacking that go to superstar that

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Mariners in threes

The M’s completed the season above .500 this year which surprised this sports enthusiast… I had predicted they would be well below .500 with all the moves the new GM (Dipoto) made in all areas including a newly revamped bullpen.  So what do they need to do next year to get over that hump and make the playoffs in 15 years (I believe 2001 was the last year the M’s made it to the post season).  I have split this up into 3’s.

First up is the big 3, Cano, Cruz, & Seager… these 3 must duplicate or better the production they had this year, all 3 had 30 homeruns or more, all 3 were close to 100 RBIs (Seager had 99),

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How about a shout out

To the women at the University of Washington… bow down to Washington is the fight song.

First to Jennifer Cohen who was the interim athletic director since January when Scott Woodward left and is now the athletic director, no interim label, I’m sure she is going to be better than Barbara Hedges ever was, remember her 2 big moves, one the hiring of Rick Neuheisel as football coach and then the firing of Rick Neuheisel which plummeted the UW football team into mediocrity for years.  Jennifer has been at the UW since 1998 and stated that athletic director was her dream job, she has been working in the athletic department for some time, most notably raising funds for the many

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Grading the Seahawks draft

This year the Seahawks went into the draft with very obvious needs, that would be the big boys up front on both sides of the ball, they needed many offensive lineman in every position and a stud defensive tackle in the middle to stuff the run and maybe put some pressure on the QB on passing downs, and they went in with 5 of the top 100 picks.  The grade is part for the player but more for the selection of what was needed.  In my last post I predicted the Seahawks would draft a defensive lineman with their first overall pick because Pet is a defensive minded coach, I was wrong.

So, onto grading each of the picks:

1 –

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Bad Boys NFL mock draft #1

The annual NFL draft begins Thursday, April 28th.  With every so called expert making their mock drafts why not the Bad Boys, we will only be doing #1, there will be no others.  So here we go.

1 – Rams: you don’t trade for the number 1 pick to select any position except QB, I’m thinking it’s going to be Jared Goff from Cal

2 – Eagles: after another team trades for the number 1 pick you don’t trade for the number 2 pick to select any position except QB, that leaves Carson Wentz.

3 – Chargers: you can argue that Philip Rivers needs some weapons, Antonio Gates is getting up there in age and they have very few WR’s

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First M, the Masters… wow, what a finish, he who was seemingly in control fell apart on the shortest hole on the course, the short 155 yard par 3 12th… ok, so you do have to hit over the creek and avoid going to long otherwise you’re in the azaleas in the back, in other words the green is thin and the pin placement on the final day is on the front which puts it close to the water with a bunker just over the water.  Jordan Speith was on the tee and to most everyone’s surprise hit his tee shot into the water, no problem either re-tee or take a drop and hit one to the green where you could try and save a

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Madness… continued

Well here we are at the weekend of the final four.  For the most part the selection committee did an ok job, this year it was difficult to determine the top 8 teams, of the 4 number 1 seeds only Oregon was not ranked first in the AP poll and 3 of the number 2 seeds were ranked number 1 during the season, Xavier was the lone 2 seed not ranked first in the AP poll.  Of the 4 teams I didn’t think should have received an invite 3 of them were done in the first round and only that stinking Syracuse won… DADGUMMIT, they beat Gonzaga!… and made it all the way to the final four, their comeback victory over

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It’s madness… March madness

March madness is upon us, for those who don’t know what March madness is, it is the annual NCAA basketball tournament.  There were a few surprise selections, did you know that 4 of the power conferences each had 7 teams (Big 12, ACC, Big 10, & Pac12), each of them got a team in that did not belong, from the Big 12 it’s Texas Tech, the ACC got Syracuse, the Big 10 has Michigan as a “first four” and the Pac12 got Oregon State.  And to top it off the ACC got 2 number 1 seeds.

So, let’s preview the brackets, starting with the overall number 1 seed is in the South with Kansas.  I think this is a legit number 1

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