Friday, February 10, 2012

Welcome back kotter! Are the sonics about to come back to Seattle?! And pitchers and catchers report tomorrow!

Well, after 3 weeks of snow, planning and progress the blog is back! Ive gotten a lot of messages and tweets about where the hell I went. I went into a deep deep hiding lol! No, we had a freakish snow storm that took us out for a good 5 days. After that I had the get progress rolling to get back into school. Should be finalized in the next month or so! Also, I have been working on my video blog and kind of hit a snag. As far as the video blog it should be up fairly soon, but it changed and also changed my blog. My blog will no longer be about wrestling and Seattle sports. From here on out this is just a Seattle sports blog. While my video blog will be dedicated to wrestling. So Watch out for the video blog! (should be up by next week). In the meantime. Here we go!

So the talk this week has been about the Seattle Supersonics possibly coming back to Seattle.  Christopher Hansen, a hedge-fund manager, has been working with the city the past eight months to build a basketball arena south of Safeco Field — the home stadium of MLB’s Seattle Mariner, as the Seattle times reports. They say the plan is for Hansen to buy both the sonics and the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes. Then he would have the sonics play in Key Arena for one season until they can build the new arena. But there is a little issue. Voters approved an initiative in 2006 stating that the team has to prove they will turn a profit to get public funding. And that might be tough to do considering Seattle is a very conservative City. However, I think a deal will get done. We all know the NBA is losing money and you can put some of that blame on the fact that they dont have a team in one of the biggest markets here in Seattle. You also have to think that fans would foam at the mouth for a chance to have an NHL team in Seattle. For those two reasons and the revenue a NBA and NHL team can bring to Seattle is enough for me to believe that a deal will get done. Stay tuned! 

Can you smell it? baseball is in the air. And tomorrow it begins. Due to the Mariners starting the season in Japan, they will show up to spring training about 10 days early. Yes, It will be another rebuilding year. But with a full and (hopefully healthy) season by guys like smoak, carp, ackley,  and montero. I think your gonna see the mariners score a few more runs and they will probably get out of the cellar of the AL West. Heres how I see the lineup for the beginning of the season:
  1. 2B Dustin Ackley:
  .273 BA, .348 OBP, .417 SLG, 6 HR, 36 RBI in 2011
2. RF Ichiro Suzuki:
  .272 BA, .310 OBP, .335 SLG, 5 HR, 47 RBI in 2011
3. LF Mike Carp:
  .276 BA, .326 OBP, .466 SLG, 12 HR, 46 RBI in 2011
4. DH Jesus Montero:
  .328 BA, .406 OBP, .590 SLG, 4 HR, 12 RBI in 2011
5. 1B Justin Smoak:
  .234 BA, .323 OBP, .396 SLG, 15 HR, 55 RBI in 2011
6. CF Franklin Gutierrez:
  .224 BA, .261 OBP, .273 SLG, 1 HR, 19 RBI in 2011
7. C Miguel Olivo:
  .224 BA, .253 OBP, .388 SLG, 19 HR, 62 RBI in 2011
8. 3B Kyle Seager:
  .258 BA, .312 OBP, .379 SLG, 3 HR, 13 RBI in 2011
9. SS Brendan Ryan:
  .248 BA, .313 OBP, .326 SLG, 3 HR, 39 RBI in 2011

and the pitching rotation:

Projected rotation
1. Felix Hernandez, 14-14, 3.47 ERA in 2011
2. Jason Vargas, 10-13, 4.25 ERA in 2011
3. Hisashi Iwakuma, 6-7, 2.42 ERA in 2011-a
4. Kevin Millwood, 4-3, 3.98 ERA in 2011 -b
5. Blake Beavan, 5-6, 4.27 ERA in 2011
a -With Rakuten in Japan
b-With Colorado Rockies
And finally the bullpen:
Closer: Brandon League, 37/42 saves, 2.79 ERA in 2011
RH setup man: Tom Wilhelmsen, 3.31 ERA in 2011
LH setup man: George Sherrill, 3.00 ERA in 2011-c
c-With Atlanta Braves

Okay, so they may not look good on paper. But dont sell these guys short. You have to think the mariners have potential 30hr 100RBI guys in smoak, carp, and montero. Olivio can hit 20 bombs. The offense is young but has a lot of potential. I think our pitching is sturdy has heck, especially when you flank one of my favs in millwood. And the Bullpen is pretty darn good if you ask me. But it is a long season. So we shall see. I just cant wait to hear the words "PLAY BALL"!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pineda/Montero swap And Divional round playoff predictions

Mariners and yanks swap pineda and montero

So obviously the big news this weekend (so far) out of the MLB is the mariners trading young stud pitcher michael pineda for young stud dh/catcher  Jesus Montero. When I first read about this trade I thought to myself "oh god, jack z has become bill bavasi". But then I looked at stats, and thought about it and I have to say. This is a brilliant trade. why? Well, look at pineda, Yes he had a great rookie season, but when you put it into perspective, it wasnt all that great. Most of his wins came at safeco, a notorious pitcher friendly park. He was absolute crap on the road, with an ERA well about 4.00. Plus if you look at the surplus of pitching the mariners have (walker, hultzin) you understand why the ms made this trade. Because they can fill the void left by pineda without tearing up the farm system. Plus, the ms needed a bat. And what a bat they got. in 18 short games in the bigs last year montero hit 4 homers and 12 rbi with a ops well north of .900.+. And he can play catcher, DH, and first base. I know I know, safeco isnt a good park for rightys. Okay fine, But the guy has MAMMOTH opposite field power. My cousin kevin brought up a good point to me yesterday, we now have 5 catchers on the depth chart. For now kevin. A couple of those guys will be cut or sent to the minors. And If montero learns how to catch from one of the best in olivio (gonna get slaughtered for that, but olivo is actually a wonderful catcher and play caller). So Whats next for the ms. Well they have been linked to this guy named prince fielder. And if the mariners really wanna win and are willing to spend money (3-4 mil left my ass) its not out of this world to think that prince could land in the great pacific northwest. With montero, smoak, and carp reaching there potential, you already have 3 guys that can hit 30 homers and bring in 100 rbi pretty easy. landing fielder would just be icing on the cake, and I really believe this move entices prince to at least seriously consider coming to seattle. Great job mariners, keep goin right at it.

Nfl divional rd predictions

New Orleans at san fran

San frans defense is good. But not good enough to stop drew brees and company

New orleans 28 san fran 14

Denver at new england

Tebow vs brady. Tebow is not yet ready to make that step to greatness

new england 35 denver 3

Houston at Baltimore

Houston is gonna be good for a long time, and they will shock the ravens before getting kicked out by the pats next week

Houston 21 Baltimore 17

New york giants at green bay

Not a difficult decision here, the giants d will not stop rodgers and the high powered green bay offense

Green bay 35 New york 10

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Raw Recap, Edgar/hof, and Tim tebow working magic

 Raw recap:

Kane starts off talking about how the fans are deplorable and that they live lives with pure hate but dont embrace it. He says cena represents hope, success, and all the things the  WWE universe aspire to achive but cannot. He says when they see cena they see there own failures and that should anger them. he says when fans say cena sucks they really are saying they suck. he calls the universe liars. he says fans made zack ryder a star and that it proves nothing. he says last week joh cena just delayed the inevitable and that he wants consequences for refusing to embrace hate. Cena comes out and starts fighting with kane, going outside the ring. and into the backstage area. kane gets the upper hand as fight continues outside cena then hits kane in the leg with a crowbar to no avail and then kane dissapears.

My thoughts: Interesting way to start raw. It keeps the fued between cena and kane going and adds zack ryder to the mix.

sheamus/santino vs barrett/jinder mahal
Mahal and santino start things off. mahal takes early advantage.Tag into barrett who goes to work on santino. santino gets some offense but barrett quickly turns things around. tag to mahal. mahal get offense, santino reverses and tags sheamus in. sheamus beats on mahal. Hits the brough kick. tags in santino who uses the cobra. 1 2 3 and thats it. sheamus and santino celebrate

my thoughts: I didnt understand why jinder mahal was in this match, he has nothing to do with the other three and I think it lessened the match. i hate santino hes in wwe for comedy purposes. this match would have been better if it was just sheamus and wade

backstage we see miz and johnny ace. Miz still complaining about the r truth situation. he says he wants protection and johnny says he is not johnnys problem and if he wants protection to get get it himself. Johnny ace says brodus clay will debut tonite
my thoughts: kind of a pointless segment, we continue the path of miz being afraid truth. which ill touch on later

After commerical they announce that Edge will be inducted to the hall of fame and show a very cool promo
My thoughts: Didnt expect this comin, I was certain they would wait until wm29 in toronto. But good for the rated r superstar. well deserved

Backstage we see miz trying to get mason ryan to be his bodyguard as mason is laughing in his face
then we see zacxk ryder on the phone with his dad, eve comes up and says shes worried about last week. He says he is fine and that him and eve should go out. she says yes. as ryder is walking away we see kane slowly open a door and peak around the corner
My thoughts: This is good, making kane look like a stalker. you know you would be scared shitless if kane was stalking you.

kofi kingston vs daniel bryan
Champion vs champion match here. starts off with handshake back and forth action with kofi taking the early advantage kofi jumps off top rope. misses, brayn puts him in labell lock. tapout and thats it. bryan celbrates in the geeky way he usually does. out comes big show. bryan says he hated how there world title match ended. he says the world heavyweight championship is much too important for it to end like that, says he is a fighting champion and will give show a match anytime he wants. show says teddy long agrees and there will be a no dq no countout match on smackdown. show says good luck champ and they shake hands
My Thoughts: The only point to this match was to build for the championship match on smackdown. other then that. dud.

Brodus clay vs Curt hawkins
Brodus' gimmick is that of a cheap version of the god father Called "funkasaures". We start with brodus showing his power. brodus shows a lot of charisma. then bouces off the rope and belly flops on hawkins 1 2 3 and that is all. Basically a squash match

my thoughts: Brodus comes out to 70s dance music and all red looking like a pimp. had two girls dancing with him. The match was nothing but a squash match

backstage zack ryder is hypin himself up looking in a mirror. he then looks around acting like kane is stalking him

then we see miz talking to endico and primo about being protection which they refuse. cmpunk then walks up and looks at miz mis says "what?" then walks away

Jack swagger vs cm punk
Jack comes out with dolph and vicki. before the match johnny ace comes out says in 3 weeks he will be the ref in the wwe championship match and that he knows cm punk thinks he cant be impartial. he says if cmpunk wins vicki and swagger will be banned at royal rumble and says dolph will face cena tonight. onto the the match. we start off with back and forth action. very even match. punk gets on the offensive. then swag leaves ring. swag gets back into ring and takes advantage, cm punk reverses. swag regains advantage. we head out of the ring and then commercial break. and were back. swagger is in control. punk trying to get back into it. punk takes advantage. swagger tries suplex off turnbuckle. punk counters, punk with a flying elbow. 1 2 3 and cm punk wins!johnny ace congrats punk. we see a replay of the pin and swagger got his shoulder up b4 the 3 count!
my thoughts: Very good match between to very good wrestlers. johnny ace took away from this match which is a shame

in the back we see john cena and zack r talking about last week ryder thanks cena for saving him. ryder admits he feels weirded out. cena says last week ryder took over miz on twitter followers and that he is now 1 of the top 5 superstars on twitter and he shouldnt worry about kane
my thoughts: Looks like the wwe is really trying to build this thing. very interesting, yet getting bored of it

we see the bellas backsatge aruging and ricardo comes in bellas say they have a messege for adr. miz interupts and says ricardo is gonna call out r truth and miz says if he doesnt hes gonna put ricardo on the injured list
my thoughts: wow they are really focusing on the miz/r truth huh?

They announce the second inductees to the wwe hof are the 4 horsemen
my thoughts: greatest stable of all time. this was a long time coming. wonder if tna will let ric flair come

ricardo is in the ring. says r truth needs to come out, that hes a really bad man says his mom is ugly and has a mustache and says he smells like a donkey and his breath smells like a rotten burrito. out comes truth. r truth says lucy im home. hola ricardo he doesnt know why ricardo would pick a fight with him. says he has it wrong hes not a bad man. hes a good r truth says little jimmy told him to let bigons be bigons and let ricardo go. asks fans if he should let ricardo go, they say no. ricardo begs with truth he wants ricardo to sing a song "lacocakracha" ricardo sings and really gets into it truth says one more time and them beats up ricardo. miz attacks from behined r truth fights back and miz runs away
My Thoughts:Best segment of the night. r truth is frickin hilarious and ricardo is getting over. I dont see it necessary to have miz on tv this much in one show

Out comes Chris Jericho. j starts crying cant get a word out and then leaves
my thoughts: These were fake tears, he is obviously mocking the fans and I love it. hopefully next week he actually speaks

eve vs beth phoenix
eve gets in ring. kanes music hits. zack ryder  comes out and saves eve we then see eve and ryder getting in a car but the tire is flat. zack trying to change tire as eve is freaking out
My thoughts: They are really pushing a ryder eve romance and getting eve involved with the kane storyline. well done

Cena vs ziggler
before match we see ryder still trying to change the tire. ziggler already in the ring. out comes cena.Back and forth action to start out. ziggler gains upperhand. ziggler does a headstand while he has cena in a hold. cena trays to muster up some offense but ziggler keeps it goin. dolph showing off while cena is out. cena starts to get some offense. we then see ryder getting attacked by kane DURING the match. kane then chokeslams zr off a platform. cena runs to the back. the match ends in countout. we then see kane attack cena. suffocating him. show ends with kane standing over both john cena and zr as they are out.
My Thoughts: The end was very good, with kane stalking ryder and cena all night you knew it would come down to something like this. kane overlooking cena and ryder to end the show was a very nice addition. Took away from a good match though

Final grade: B-

Edgar gets snubbed again
So the hall of fame ballot is out and the only person making it this year is the great barry larkin. I knew edgar wouldnt make it, but he did jump up from 32% of the vote last year to 36% this year. I understand that he doesnt have the greatest numbers, but you gotta remember edgar didnt become a fulltime player until he was almost 30. He deserves to be in the hall of fame. he is the greatest dh ever. And one of the better right handed hitters of all time. If he doesnt make it by 2020. Theres something wrong.

Tim Tebow works his magic
The Biggest news comin out of the nfl this weekend was the broncos SHOCKING the steelers. how did they win? well this guy named tim tebow threw an 89 yard td pass on the first play of overtime. so Is tebow really this good? I believe that your only as good as the team around you. can tebow throw? yes. can he run? yes. but he has to learn to get rid of the ball and needs to work on pocket protection and accuracy. I have said it before and ill say it again. tim tebow is not a quarterback, hes a football player and the broncos will be done after this weekend.

questions? comments? let me know. my life is an open book and my opinions are fair.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

what do you want to read about

hey guys, im gonna stick with the topics I like but I am also gonna write about what you wanna hear about. could be winning the lottery or crab fishing. what tickles your fancy? let me know with YOUR help I can get my dream job writing for a sports column or some other publication. So what do you wnna read about?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Raw Reaction 1/2/11, Mariners sign Iwakuma. And whats next for the seahawks?

so we start off with john cena. Cena wishing everyone a happy new year. He says 2011 didnt end the way he wanted. But promised he was gonna change things in 2012. Then we hear kane, kane says cena will feel the power of hate tonight. My two cents:It was no surprise that the face of the wwe start off the new year. I liked how they played kane music and we hear kane speak but we dont see him. The less we see kane, the more we get. It made it feel ominus and got the fans interested. Next we see Daniel bryan and cody rhodes. Great back and forth action and bryan gets the roll up My two cents: My problem here is the way bryan won and then celebrated. hes the world heavyweight champion and cheap wins like this will not help solidify him as a legit champion. And I did not like the way he celebrated. The guy always celebrates like he won a free threesome with the bellas. come on. They need to make bryan look like a legitimate threat to everyone and this is not the way to go about it. We see miz in the office of johnny ace, talking about how r truth is stalking him and he doesnt like it. we then see miz running off saying he wont be a sitting duck, we then see r truth quacking like a chicken My two cents: I like how they are building this thing. r truth said hes gonna act like everyday is christmas and so far hes making good on that promise. although the chicken dance was a little too much.Wade barrett comes out talking about how he threw randy orton down the stairs and it was either him or orton. we then see a barrett vs santino match. Squash. period My two cents: I really like how they are building barrett. It wouldnt come as a shock at all if he wins the rumble and makes 2012 the year of wade barrett. And why is santino still in wwe? we then see miz vs sheamus. miz attacked sheamus before the bell rings, but then it was basically a sheamus slaughtering. miz heads into the crowd and gets dq, then comes r tuth, he said he talked to little jimmy and that hes gonna get got. miz runs back to ringside, where he gets his face kicked off by sheamus. r truth then takes the water bottle of doom and slams it over miz head. My two cents: first off, wwe please give sheamus a legit feud, hes been comin out week after week and squashing guys. not a way to build a potential face of the company. Miz/truth feud being built well and making truth look very good. Next up. CMpunk/ziggler wwer championship. lots of back and forth action. johnny ace comes out and points out the pad on the turn buckle and accidently gets bumped. Back to the match, ziggler throws punk into the rope and johnny rotten lowers the rope, cm punk goes over and gets the countout. My two cents: What. the fuck. I am so sick of johnny ace. But I think its the fact that his antics ruined a very good match between 2 of the best in the game. Obviously there headed to a match between johnny ace and punk.
Next is kellyx2 and eve vs the bellas. Typical divas match. nothing special. dont have anything to say about it.

And the it begins promos are for....chris jericho. Jericho comes out, looking very excited. Popping with the fans, messing around. Teases that he is gonna speak. and then doesnt My two cents: At first I was like "uhhhh okay" but now I understand. it was perfect for jericho to come out and mock the shit out of the fans and then leave. leaving more quesitions then answers. very good booking by wwe. Finally the main event cena, ryder (woo woo woo) and show vs mark henry jack swagger and kane. Kanes music plays but he never comes out so it turns into a 3 on 2. very good action. mark henry goes out and grabs a chair which show socks and then hits sexual chocolate with it and get them both dqed. swagger gets ryder in ankle lock, ryder taps in cena. 6 moves of doom. aa and thats it. Kanes music hits and cena goes to the entrence to cut him off. But he comes from underneath the mat. cena trys to get in the ring but kane knocks him off and then procceeds to suffocate cena. kane then attempts to take ryder into the hole but cena saves him. the show ends with the hole catching fire My two cents: Well I didnt understand why the dq on the big guys. kane coming out of the mat really made it look like he was raising from hell and think it was very well done. It made me interested to see what happens next. final raw rating 6/10

Mariners sign  Hisashi Iwakuma the mariners signed sp Hiashi Iwakuma this week, I dont know much abouth the guy besides the fact that he pitched for 21-4 with a 1.87 era last year. Not bad numbers at all. But remember that was in japan. Depending on how he develops He can be a good back end sp and fills a vacancy that is needed. jack has 4 of 5 needs taken care of. Now he needs a bat. lets start the prince talk.

Whats next for the seahawks? Well, the season is over. The hawks went 7-9 which although not a great record. Is an improvment on what the expectations were (at the beginning of the season they were projected to win 4 games). The hawks had there problems, but there were good things. Red bryant, doug baldwin, and earl thomas were bright spots. But the negatives need to be figured out quickly. I would think first business would be to sign marshawn lynch. Still only 25, lynch was the best rb in the nfl. also, GET A QUARTERBACK. Tavaris Jackson is not the answer. either draft a qb or sign a veteran. With the what the hawks have, they can be very succesfull for a long time. Next year, if we dont make the playoffs its a failure.


Whats up! by popular demand I have started a blog! If you dont know me, im 24, married, and live a very intersting life. Im gonna cut the bull shit and tell you what to expect. Expect normal life shit, that a lot of people can understand, expect crazy fuckin antics because im not a fuckin bore and if you dont like it. too GODAMN BAD! im trying to break into the journalism proffesion.especially in the wrestling and sports world. and you will be reading, hearing, seeing the much. and if you dont wanna hear it. you can blow the trucker your mom just gave a roofie too. im also into music so you will hear and seeing a lot of that. which im sure your all gonna enjoy. I will speak politics. there fucking pricks that all need to be offed one by one JFK style. see? I will say I am pro marijuana and will be talking about that as well. im not saying I do it. but I support it. and id you have issue you can shove it up your ass and call it a yo yo. Anyway, next blog: My reaction to raw this week. The mariners signing of iwakuma, and some other shit.