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Month: July 2012

League and Delabar on the Move

Following tonight’s victory during the post game show news came down that two Mariners had been traded, in separate deals. Brandon League rumors have been swirling around sports blogs and websites a lot over the last week, and really picked up in intensity yesterday. We knew League would probably be traded, but Steve Delabar was kind of a surprise. Here… Read More ›


The next time the Seattle Sounders take the pitch their midfield might look a little different. The Sounders traded Fernandez to the Chicago Fire for allocation money. This was an interesting trade when I first read about it but once I thought it over it seems like a smart move. Don’t get me wrong Fernandez… Read More ›

Angels Acquire Greinke from Brewers

The Angels acquired another All Star today to bolster their rotation. It was announced that Zack Greinke has been traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Los Angeles Angels for three minor league players. The deal includes the Angels number one prospect shortstop Jean Segura. Greinke is currently 9-3 with a 3.44 ERA. He was… Read More ›


There were plenty of thrills this past week during the AT&T all-star game against Chelsea FC. This was the second game in the Chelsea FC tour across America. In this game their skills were put to the test against the best of the MLS. This match did not end in their favor. The MLS all-stars… Read More ›

Mariners Trade Rumors

The July 31st trade deadline is fast approaching and the Hot Stove and MLB Trade Rumors will be picking up in the next few days. We’ve already discussed Felix being off the market, and celebrated Ichiro moving on to New York, so lets take a look at some other players that could be moved before Tuesday…. Read More ›

Tatupu Done for the Year, Possibly Career

Sad news out of Atlanta. Former Seahawks middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu had a torn pectoral and will need season ending surgery. Lofa was released by the Hawks prior to the 2011 season after attempts to re-negotiate his contract failed.Tatupu was then signed by the Falcons in the offseason after being out of football in 2011. 

Dodgers Trade For Hanley Ramirez

We don’t get to too much national news here at NWSJ but I thought I’d keep all you baseball fans informed. Late night reports are coming in that the Dodgers have acquired 3-time all-star SS/3B Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins for a couple minor league prospects.

Seahawks And Chris Clemons Sign Multi-Year Contract

After missing all offseason workouts, Chris Clemons has finally reached a new multi-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks and should participate in the upcoming training camp. The deal is not yet official so no financial details have been released but the new contract is expected to match other top D-Ends in the league. As much as I can’t stand when these… Read More ›

Ichiro Going… Going… Gone

We have all heard the news by now, Ichiro has played his last game in a Mariners uniform. In fact, in almost a too good to be true scenario, he was able to walk over to the visitor clubhouse and join his new team for game 1 of the series. Just 24 hours has passed… Read More ›

Penn State got slammed by the NCAA…

Mark Emmert and the NCAA flexed nuts all over Penn State today in response to the Freeh Report.  I will not go over everything in the report, but here is the link to it: http://thefreehreportonpsu.com/.  Penn State was penalized with a $60 million sanction, 4 year post season ban, vacation from every win dating back… Read More ›


>More details to come, video of press conference below…

You’re Being Watched…

This week it was announced that Washington QB Keith Price and Washington State QB Jeff Tuel have both been placed on the Davey O’Brien Trophy “Watch List.”  The Davey O’Brien Foundation annually selects the nation’s top QB’s to a preliminary watch list, and will cut that list down to 16 finalists this October. The trophy, honors the nation’s… Read More ›


Well I must say that the friendly match this past week sure had its ups and downs. It was simply amazing watching the European Champions move the ball around the pitch. There touches were crisp and accurate. When the match started and then soon thereafter they had two goals in the matter of 12 minutes…. Read More ›

A Kings Ransom: Trading Felix Hernandez

It’s that time of the season… we are after the All-Star break, the Mariners are 16.5 games back… One little bit of excitement and/or more likely than not, disappointment, for us nwsportsjunkies is the Hot Stove… MLB Trade Rumors! Who is leaving, who is staying… Which veteran can we unload to a contender, and what prospects… Read More ›

Marshawn Lynch arrested for DUI

Marshawn Lynch was apparently arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence this last weekend in the Oakland, California area.  While there aren’t many details available on the incident, it has been reported that Marshawn was pulled over around 3am taken to jail, tested via Breathalyzer and failed.  We will have to wait and see how his… Read More ›


The Seattle Sounders are heading to their fourth straight US Open Cup Final after a dominating effort against Chivas. Only one team has even come close to contesting the Sounders during the tournament. No team in the 98 year history of the US Open Cup has won this title four consecutive years a row. They have a chance… Read More ›

Mariners’ Youth Excuse Grows Old

We have all fallen ill over watching the Mariners the last several years. Yet, we continue watching. We continue believing the higher-ups as they unveil their plans and beg for our patience. We are continuously convinced to wait and appreciate the talent that is nearing fruition. Instead, we watch as the Mariners next move becomes… Read More ›

The Frustration Grows (Even More…)

As we roll into the All Star break, the Mariners are holding onto their firm grasp of last place and are approaching the worst record in baseball. As I continue to watch these games, and get more frustrated, I can’t help but feel more and more sorry for our only All Star. King Felix Hernandez again… Read More ›


What a night it was when the sounders snapped their 9 game league winless streak. What a night it was when Steve Zakuani stepped onto the pitch for the first time in 15 months. I get a sense from the way the sounders were playing last night that they might be on the uphill climb… Read More ›

Heavyweight Joey Chestnut defended his title…

In the world of Competitive Eating, nobody gobbles up more titles than Joey Chestnut – mostly because I cannot afford the airfair to compete in these events.  Still, grats to Chestnut for defending his title in “The Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.” Link via ESPN.com Chestnut Wins Six Straight Hot… Read More ›

Peguero Provides Power

Carlos Peguero has been called up while the struggling Hector Noesi heads to Tacoma.  I can understand the skepticism in being excited about the call up of a career .196 hitter, but I think he can provide the spark the Mariners need.  Its been tough watching the Mariners this year, mostly because they are so… Read More ›

Free Agent signs with nwsportsjunkies.com

Steve has decided to take his talents to nwsportsjunkies.com! Please welcome to the team our 5th and newest member, nwsportsjunkiessteve.

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