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U Mad Bro? The “Notorious” Leader of Boom

Riley Foreman
January 30
Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist, Web Only

Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman can be described by many words, but "quiet" isn't one of them. National media outlets have conflated his recent outspokenness, attempting to depict him as the NFL's latest villain. On the contrary, Sherman's remarks aren't damaging to warrant even a trace of true football...

Bold Predictions for NFC Championship

Riley Foreman
January 19
Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist

Last week Rant Sports published a list of bold predictions concerning the NFC Championship. Below is my take on just how accurate they will be. Anquan Boldin has less than 5 catches Agreed. Although Boldin leads the San Francisco receiving core with 85 receptions and over 1100 yards this season, targeti...

UW’s Sark to USC

Riley Foreman
March 29
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UW's euphoria resulting from their recent Apple Cup victory took a marked blow Monday morning as rumors of Coach Steve Sarkisian's departure to USC began to circulate. A few hours later the Trojans confirmed that Sark will indeed return to his Southern California roots for the 2014 season, replacing...

Why the Seahawks Should (and Will) Lose

Riley Foreman
March 29
Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist, Web Only

The Seattle Seahawks are currently 7-1 overall, and 3-0 in the NFC West. They have the most wins in the NFC, and are tied with the Denver Broncos for second in the entire NFL. A quick glance at their record is proof enough that Seattle can't be stopped. Or is it? The Hawks' most recent W may indicate...

10 signs you are an obnoxious Seahawks fan

Riley Foreman
March 29
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Due to the recent success of the Seahawks, Seattleites are experiencing a fandom revival, and relearning how to be annoying. What follows are the top ten characteristics of the modern 12th Man: 1. You ignore Richard Sherman's blatant pass interference, but scream uncontrollably at the TV when the...

Don’t change the channel when the Seahawks are playing

Riley Foreman
October 6
Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist, Web Only

Last Sunday, many a Seahawks fans awoke early to watch the morning matchup against the Houston Texans. By halftime, a loss in the Seahawks' future seemed inevitable, as they trailed 20-3. Seattle RB Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch fumbled for a turnover, Russell Wilson was sacked twice, and Houston QB Matt...

The Hot Seat

Riley Foreman
September 30
Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist

Last night the Seattle Mariners finished their fourth consecutive season under .500 with a truly awful 9-0 loss to the A's. The M's haven't appeared in the playoffs in over a decade, and less than a month ago they suffered a brutal sweep by the Astros, the team with the worst record in the AL. Sure,...

Fox News Doctor ‘Not an Iota’ Right

Riley Foreman
April 16
Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist

In recent times, household names have shamed the multi-billion dollar sports industry to an extent that almost no other generation has witnessed.  A 20-year old sports fan has been alive long enough to endure the Tim Donaghy fixed games fiasco, the steroids-era Mitchell Report, the dog-fighting days...

The Fine Line Between Luck and Skills in Sports

Riley Foreman
March 6
Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist

Hitting a home run in Major League Baseball is as easy as … well, something extremely difficult to accomplish. Most of those who are reading this article would do just as poorly as the author when attempting this feat. As someone who thought T-ball looked challenging, I shouldn't be the one to...

Boobs Don’t Belong Here

Riley Foreman
February 21
Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist

Put your imagination to rest if you are reading the latest Sports Illustrated issue. You won't need it. The annual "Swimsuit Edition" released earlier this month showcases much more skin than suits. The coveted cover features Kate Upton posing in in a winter coat and bikini bottoms, with her swims...

Sports: More Than Just a Jock’s Game

Riley Foreman
February 21
Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist

Here's a secret: professional sports aren't all about the athletes anymore. Those nerds that your high school yearbook named "most likely to succeed" have finally found their niche in the world of sports. They might not be quarterbacks leading their teams to the Superbowl or pitching perfect games...

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