Joel Schout

Daunting Schedule May Keep Russell Wilson on the Bench

on August 25 2012 11:04 AM

Russell Wilson played well enough against the Chiefs on Friday to get strong consideration for a starting shot with the Seahawks. Going 13 for 19 with 185 yards and two touchdowns, the rookie out of Wisconsin helped guide Seattle to a 44-14 win in Kansas City. Building off impressive performances against the Broncos and Titans the first two weeks of the preseason, Wilson is definitely making a claim to be tabbed the starter going into their Week 1 game in Arizona.

The reaction to Wilson's first two outings were tempered by the fact that he was facing second or third-string competition. Doing what he did in Kansas City was impressive, however, and it may be the push he needed to convince the coaching staff to give him the reigns. Looking at the first few games on the Seahawks schedule, however, might be enough for Pete Carroll to go with the safe pick in Matt Flynn, who sat out Friday's game with elbow soreness.

Armstrong Grew Tired of Spinning His Wheels

on August 24 2012 6:08 PM
Armstrong Grew Tired of Spinning His Wheels

It's easy to sit there and pontificate whether or not you believe Lance Armstrong was doping. Everybody seems to have an opinion, and everybody seems to somehow know whether or not he is guilty of the doping charges brought against him. The following commentary is not rooted in analyzing whether or not he took performance-enhancing substances. Rather, it is a look inside the mind of the know-it-alls, the people with all the answers, who know beyond a shadow of a doubt the reasons why Armstrong has ended his fight.

Los Angeles Angels News: Month of August Killing Angels Postseason Hopes

on August 18 2012 5:37 PM
Los Angeles Angels News: Month of August Killing Angels Postseason Hopes

The Los Angeles Angels came into the season with expectations of a World Series run. The signing of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson indicated to many that this franchise was ready now to play with the big boys. Never afraid to spend money, the off-season moves indicated an even more aggressive shopping mentality, and put the Angels in contention to unseat the Rangers in the American League West.

Overcoming a slow start by both Pujols and the team during the season's opening month, manager Mike Scioscia had nevertheless guided his team to within shouting distance of first-place Texas. After a 2-1 loss in Oakland on May 21, the last place Angels were eight games behind the front-running Rangers. But over the next two months, they found themselves playing incredible baseball, keyed by the Cy Young-type run by ace Jered Weaver, and the increased production from a suddenly hot Pujols.

Los Angeles Angels News: Month of August Killing Angels Postseason Hopes

on August 18 2012 5:07 PM
Los Angeles Angels News: Month of August Killing Angels Postseason Hopes

The Los Angeles Angels came into the season with expectations of a World Series run. The signing of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson indicated to many that this franchise was ready now to play with the big boys. Never afraid to spend money, the off-season moves indicated an even more aggressive shopping mentality, and put the Angels in contention to unseat the Rangers in the American League West.

Price Cut Nice; Is NFL Sunday Ticket Still Worth It?

on August 16 2012 9:23 PM
Price Cut Nice; Is NFL Sunday Ticket Still Worth It?

So you're a big NFL fan, huh? You ARE ready for some football, and you're willing to pay for it, for all of it, especially when Directv has significantly dropped the price for their NFL Season Ticket package. But when starting to look at some of the numbers, you may come to the conclusion that you're more than comfortable saving the $200 you would have spent. There are 256 regular season games to be broadcasted this season. Fans might be surprised to know that they have more access to games than they maybe would have thought they did. 

A market will provide games of the local team each week, and when said team appears on national television, a replacement game is granted. There is also the two additional games on the opposite network, either CBS or Fox. That's three games on the two networks each Sunday afternoon. But a hardcore fan wants to see a lot of games, and is more than eager to plunk down a couple Benjamins to make that fantasy happen.

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