With greater awareness, some NFL players are walking away from the game in hopes of better preserving their long-term health. Former linebackers Chris Borland (San francisco 49ers) and A.J. Tarpley (Buffalo Bills) recently retired due to concussion concerns after just … Continue reading Concussion discussion VI: The NFL and CTE research
The question has arrived far sooner than expected this year – is there enough life in this season to salvage a playoff spot for the Seattle Mariners? It’s not even June and a combination of injuries and early under-performance has … Continue reading Mariners trying to survive road trip: dead men tell no tales
The Chicago Cubs recent championship run highlighted a near-perfect rebuilding effort by President Theo Epstein. Although the fanbase had to endure several losing seasons a combination of well-crafted drafts, trades and free agent signings led to a winning team. Complete … Continue reading Felix, Cano & Cruz: As good as ever or closing windows?
If the line is “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, then Seattle is truly a tale of two cities. Whereas the glow from the Seahawks’ Superbowl win still envelops the city, the Mariners have … Continue reading Are the Mariners’ days of future already past?
Ken Griffey Jr. entered the Mariners Hall of Fame Saturday and now awaits his place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. 46,027 fans filled Safeco Field in a season where fans have rarely filled Safeco Field. The city’s longstanding love … Continue reading Ken Griffey Junior was Seattle’s biggest star, still is.
Does it seem strange to anyone that Seattle is being touted as the #1 landing spot for the Phoenix Coyotes? There is an arena plan, but no actual arena or plan to build it. There is a potential NBA co-tenant, but likely no plans for further basketball relocation/expansion discussion until David Stern retires. The question doesn’t really center on whether Seattle can support an NHL team or not, but rather, why now? As we speak, Quebec City is building a hockey arena. You can literally watch them pour every ounce of concrete on one of the city’s three arena construction … Continue reading Why NHL relocation is looking to Seattle
The Yankees are having a mediocre year. The Yankees are lacking star power. Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez all missing. Still, they had more than enough to eclipse the Seattle Mariners both on and off the field Saturday … Continue reading Yankees still loom large over Mariners
The Mariners season has consisted of equal parts of the good, the bad and the ugly. Well, maybe not equal, but fans have certainly witnessed a bit of each. After a rough first month that saw the team sink to … Continue reading The Seattle Mariners: Into Darkness
No conference has more on the line in this year’s NCAA tournament than the Mountain West Conference. With a number of teams making the big show, there are grumblings that the MWC is getting seeded higher than deserved. Much of … Continue reading The Mountain West, PAC-12 and perceptions in the NCAA tournament
This weekend, geeks of all shapes and sizes gathered at the Boston Convention Center for the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The definition of what exactly analytics is remains a bit fuzzy, but the crowd was a mixture of analysts from … Continue reading Sports analytics: Nate Silver, Jeff Ma and Daryl Morey discuss all things data