Thursday, February 10, 2005


Okay, I'm not all the way back. I wanted to see if I had the capacity to do one of these posts that I'd been doing every day. I've done one here, but it's more of getting the feet wet. Whatever ailment I'm in the latter stages of warding off wasn't quite as bad as whatever Ray Allen had, but there were still some moments with unbelievable head pressure.

Still, here's a somewhat shorter daily post, with hopefully a full one coming tomorrow.

Five years since the Griffey trade. I feel old. Look back with Art Thiel. I remember before Griffey held the Cincinnati-only gun to the Mariners' heads, there was a rumored (though risky) deal that would have swapped Griffey for Jim Edmonds, which would have put Junior in Anaheim. I also remember one of the other deals where Octavio Dotel was prominently involved.

According to Hickey, it appears the Mariners have not won the Jorge Campillo sweepstakes, but rather are in discussions with the intent of doing so.

Aaaaaand Zumsteg looks at the rest of the division.

The Seahawks might choose a special teams coach today to succeed the long line of successes such as Pete Rodriguez and Mark Michaels. Good luck to you, as yet unnamed coach.

Also, Jerheme Urban had foot surgery and Chike Okeafor wants to stay in Seattle.

The Marvin Williams Watch
They turned the ball over too much. Rashad McCants had a way-off night. Still, down one with about 15 ticks left on the clock, they could have won the game. They couldn't get a shot off, though. Still, Marvin Williams had 12 points, 5 rebounds, an assist, a steal, and a block in 25 minutes of play off the bench in North Carolina's 71-70 loss to Duke. Marvin is averaging 11.3 points and 6.7 boards a game. Drag that out to 30 minutes (more realistic than 40), and he's averaging 15.2 points and 9.1 rebounds a game.

The Tar Heels' competition doesn't let up, as they go to Hartford and face Connecticut on Sunday (10a, CBS), then it's back home Wednesday against Virginia (4p, ESPN)

Crap, the Oregon game is tonight? Man. That came up fast.

The Huskies travel into the Pit tonight to face Oregon (7:30p, FSNNW)

The Zags travel to Malibu to face Pepperdine tonight (8p, ESPN2) and to LA to face Loyola Marymount on Saturday (FSNNW Seattle, Q6 NBC Spokane)

Sonics and Kings, Sonics and Kings. Seems like the Kings had an easier time landing All-Stars when Mr. and Mrs. Christie were still around.

Tonight vs. Sacramento (7:30p, TNT)
Tomorrow at Phoenix (6p, FSNNW)

Spokane beat Seattle 4-2. Four straight losses for Seattle. They badly outshot the Chiefs 38-14, but it wasn't enough.

Everett beat Kelowna 1-0. HUGE win by Everett over a tough team. Zach Hamill scored the only goal halfway through the final period , and shots were predictably 19-16 (to Everett).

Calgary beat Vancouver 3-2. The Giants blew a one-goal lead in the third period. Conlan Seder accounted for the Giants' goals. Vancouver outshot Calgary 38-24.

Tomorrow: Tri-City at Everett, Spokane at Portland, Manitoba at Saint John's, Portland at Puget Sound
Saturday: Everett at Seattle, Portland at Tri-City, Vancouver at Spokane, Manitoba at Saint John's, Portland at Puget Sound

Have a fun Thursday, everyone.

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