Seahawks Starting Linebacker Get Suspended

Seahawks troubled Linebacker Leroy Hill gets suspended for the first game of the 2010 NFL Regular Season for violation of the leagues substance abuse policy. He will lose that game check and the following week he will play for free as he was fined an additional game check.

Show Boating In The NFL

You have seen it time and time again the WR makes a touchdown and then he starts in on a “Celebration”. Here in Seattle DT Rocky Bernard would do the “Sugar Bear Shake” after sacking the oppositions QB.

How do you feel about it? There seems to be two camps. Those who like it and say it’s just them having fun and then there are those who feel that it is classless and is an example of the player trying to make the game about him and is nothing more then “Show Boating”.

Do you feel it’s different depending on the player or the celebration? For example was Terrell Owens pulling out a Sharpie as bad as Chad Ochocinco putting on a mock Hall of Fame jacket?or does it matter what the player has done and how he celebrates?

Personally I like to see the players having fun until it is an attempt to show up the other team. T.O. Dancing on the Dallas Star should have got him suspended. Joe Horns Cell phone incident was fine in my opinion. Celebrating when you make a first down drives my nuts! It’s you job, if you don’t do that your services won’t be required for long.

I am interested to hear what you think.

The Yankees Cry Foul

Did the Yankees get yanked around by the Mariners? Did Jack Z fool the “Evil Empire”? Or was this just a case of the Yankees not getting there guy and acting like spoiled brats? According to the New York Post the Yankees are claiming that the Mariners didn’t play fair. Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black? They buy every player they want, they get by far the largest cashflow from local television deals of anyone, they have the largest fan base in which to draw from.

The Yankees are used to playing unfair and wouldn’t have it any other way. Not once has there been a Yankees official supporting shared revenue or a salary cap. If the Yankees and their fans want to place blame they should look directly at GM Brian Cashman who failed in a major principal of business, GET IT IN WRITING!

No matter what happened between the Mariners and the Yankees Cliff Lee is a Texas Ranger and I for one am glad he’s not in Pin Stripes!

The King Is Once Again The Ace

Felix “King Felix” Hernandez is once again the undisputed ace of the last place Seattle Mariners after 2010 All-Star Pitcher Cliff Lee is traded to AL Wester Division Leading Texas Rangers.

The Mariners also send over RP Lowe and cash and get Rookie 1B Justin Smoak and 3 minor league prospect including last 2008 first round draft pick SP Blake Beaven.

Switch Hitting Smoak is hitting .209 with 8 HR, 34 RBI, 57 SO, 38 BB in 235 AB and has 1 SB. Considered one of the top young prospects in MLB Justin was a late addition to the trade and what appears to be the final piece that made Mariners GM Jack Z pull the trigger and send Lee who was 8-2 for Seattle and in the final year of his contract to the Division Rival.

I would like to get some fan response from both Mariner and Ranger fans following today’s big trade. How do you feel? Who got the better end of the Deal?

The Gold is tarnished in Seattle

The Seattle Seahawks drafted Notre Dame WR Golden Tate in the Second round of this years draft. Since then the type of publicity he has brought to himself and the Seahawks has been less than Golden.

Close to a month ago he was in the news for stealing maple bars from a local dounut shop with his friend and today he announced “I Officially Hate Seattle” on his Twitter account.

He later tried to ease the blow by telling fans that they “at some point…..need to understand I’m a sarcastic person….” Sorry buddy but just because you are about to become an over paid athlete does not give you the right to tell me or anyone watching that you hate our city and expect us to just accept that just the way you are.

In Seattle we, as fans, love our athletes but we are not going to sit back and let him act like that. I would say that Golden is starting to wear out his welcome, maybe he is spending to much time with Deon Branch.

One piece of advice, Golden, think before you act, speak or tweet.

Griffey Has Done Many Things

Ken Griffey Jr. Has done many things for the Seattle Mariner and Major League Baseball, both before leaving for the Reds and since his return to the Emerald City.

On Wednesday June 2, 2010 he made his final contribution to the Mariners by retiring and clearing up the roster spot that his broken down and unable to perform body was taking up on a roster that needs more then a little help.

Thank you Junior for everything, Safeco Field, the 95 season, coming back to Seattle and mending half burned fences, and thank you for helping to kick start the rebuilding process. Now thank you for retiring. It’s a little bit late, it’s too bad we had to watch him play when he practically needed a walker to get to home plate and a chair placed inside the batters box. Good luck Junior, see you in Cooperstown!

First Stadium of The Trip

I set out on my month long vacation on Thursday by traveling from West Seattle to my parents home in Spokane Valley where I stayed til Saturday and watched the draft with my dad. After spending Saturday night in Butte Montana and Sunday night in Cheyanne Wyoming I arrived at Invesco Field At Mile High yesterday morning.

I have never been to the original Mile High Stadium so I cannot compare the two but the new stadium is beautiful. It has a wavey roof with lights all the way around. You park in lots that are most of the way around the stadium and walk upstairs to get inside. This is definatly a state of the art facility.

Today I will be going to Arrowhead Stadium. Sorry for the spelling errors, I’m in the back of a motor home on my iPhone (no spell check). That’s all for now, will have more soon!

Seahawks Trade For White

The Seahawks traded the Titans today. In the trade the Seahawks get RB Lendel White and DT Brian Vickerson. The Titan move up 7 spots in round 4 and 9 spots in round 6.

Lendel White instantly bolsters a Seahawks backfield that left fans less then satisfied last year. He is a power back who is reunited with Pete Carroll his former Head Coach at USC. This seems to be the begging of the end of the Julius Jones era in Seattle

Vickerson is a platoon DT. He will strengthen the rotation and is a slight upgrade of the aging Craig Terrill.

This just in: Seahawks aquire Leon Washington in trade with Jets for the Seahawks 5th round pick. Justin Forsett is now on notice.

Rounds 2-3 of the 2010 NFL Draft

It was a long second round watching pick after pick waiting for the Seahawks turn at 60. Taylor Mays, Terrence Cody, Jimmy Clausen are just some of the players who were chosen between 40 (the original drafting spot before the Charlie Whitehurst trade) and 60.

When the 60th pick in the draft arrived my dad asked me who I would like to see Carroll pick and I said Golden Tate. Just a few minutes later like I had a direct line to the Seahawks War room (I don’t but wish I did) Pete selected the WR with Return and big play skills out of Notre Dame.

I took a long look back and thought about the draft and how it fell and I was pleased. Wondering how everyone else was felling I posed the question on Twitter (you can follow @nwprosports ). It was unanimous, everyone was as Happy about it, or more so.

Rounds 4,5,6 and seven Pete Carroll should be able to get some gems due to his vast knowledge of the draft class. Expect to see DE, DT, RB and a QB to be added during the next few rounds. Enjoy the remainder of the draft.

Round 1 2010 NFL Draft

April 22nd 2010 a day that Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks will not soon forget. At the beginning of the day there was a lot of excitement, some nervousness and a lot of hope. As a Seahawks fan I had a few things that I hoped would happen and things that I hoped would not.

When Washington selected Trent Williams I thought to myself that Seattle’s pick was in the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs who as you might remember didn’t let the Hawks down last year by passing on Curry. I would have been perfectly happy with Eric Berry or Russell Okung. To those of you who have listened to me on “The Brett And Brian Show” know that I have had my eye on Okung during the entire process. I did get a little distracted by the bright shinny object that is Trent Williams at the end but am very happy with Okung at 6. This was a Solid Pick to replace Walter Jones (who the Seahawks have said they will have an announcement on next Thursday, most likely his retirement) for the next 10-15 years. Is he Big Walt? No, but he is solid.

I have made it no secret that I did not want to see Cj Spiller in a Seahawks jersey so when his name was called at 9 I breathed a sigh of relief. That left Jimmy Claussen as my other big fear on the board. Carroll at USC recruited Jimmy and I guess Pete got his turn to go with another option as he selected Earl Thomas S Texas. This was another solid pick. He is no Eric Berry but he has major ball skills, something that has been missing from the Safety position for a long time. His philosophy once he gets that ball, as quoted from Matt Hasselbeck “We want the ball and were gonna score.” I am a little surprised by the pick only because Carroll usually prefers bigger DB’s and he is under 5’11. He also has a very small frame.

The Seahawks had many needs heading into the draft today and they filled two major ones. In day two they could go a few different ways, by adding a big safety to line up next to Thomas with the selection of Taylor Mays if he falls far enough but I would expect them to go with either a DE (to welcome Rams new QB Sam Bradford to the turf at Qwest field week 17), or WR with RB not far behind. Another pick that I would like to see is Terrence Cody if he’s there at 60. . . . . . t o continue  after rounds two and three.

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