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Month: January 2019

Does the NFL Have a Parity Problem?

Does the NFL Have a Parity Problem?

After a pair of epic conference championship games that both went to overtime, our Super Bowl matchup is… Rams vs Patriots? Really? It just had to be the worst possible Super Bowl for Seahawks fans. Either another NFC West team will be crowned champions or Tom Brady and Bill Belichick win yet another ring. Gross. Most football fans don’t mind if the Los Angeles Rams win the Super Bowl. But the New England Patriots are playing in their fifth Super…

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Is Rex Sinquefield Really Single-Handedly Responsible for the Growth of the US Chess Team?

Is Rex Sinquefield Really Single-Handedly Responsible for the Growth of the US Chess Team?

There‚Äôs a common theory in chess circles: that American billionaire and chess philanthropist Rex Sinquefield (pictured above) has been single-handedly responsible for the elevation of the US Chess Team to a position among the other two superpowers of chess, Russia and China, both of whose national teams benefit greatly from significant government funding. How has he accomplished this? Critics say he has done so through funding the defections of world-class grandmasters to the US Chess Federation. Most notably, in 2014,…

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HAWKS HAVEN #7: HEARTBREAKING END TO A INCREDIBLE SEASON

HAWKS HAVEN #7: HEARTBREAKING END TO A INCREDIBLE SEASON

It’s human nature to always ask for more even when we have everything we need. The truth is, Seahawks fans got everything they honestly could have reasonably wished for this year, and more. Yet, this season ended on a rather unfulfilling, unsatisfying note. The Seahawks marched into Dallas as the de facto favorite last Saturday, but unfortunately could not pull through in a gut wrenching 24-22 loss to the Cowboys. And with that being said, it’s sad to say that…

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NFL Playoff Predictions

NFL Playoff Predictions

After an exciting final week of the NFL season, the playoff bracket is set. Here are the final standings in each conference: AFC Standings: Kansas City Chiefs (AFC West Champions, 12-4) New England Patriots (AFC East Champions, 11-5) Houston Texans (AFC South Champions, 11-5) Baltimore Ravens (AFC North Champions, 10-6) Los Angeles Chargers (AFC Wild Card #1, 12-4) Indianapolis Colts (AFC Wild Card #2, 10-6) NFC Standings: New Orleans Saints (NFC South Champions, 13-3) Los Angeles Rams (NFC West Champions,…

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HAWKS HAVEN #6: LET’S BEAT THEM BOYS

HAWKS HAVEN #6: LET’S BEAT THEM BOYS

Welcome to Hawks Haven, playoff edition! Today we have an exciting game to preview: a prime-time, NFC wildcard matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and our Seattle Seahawks at Jerry World. Personally, I am pretty nervous for this game. The Seahawks qualitatively have a better squad than the Cowboys, but I am still skeptical because this game is not at CenturyLink Field. AT&T Stadium is definitely a nicer alternative to the hostile tundra that is Soldier Field, but the crowd won’t…

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Mariners Sign The Best Pitcher To Come From Japan In The Past Few Years

Mariners Sign The Best Pitcher To Come From Japan In The Past Few Years

The Mariners have had a long and successful history of signing players from Japan. First, there was closer Kazuhiro Sasaki, who came to Seattle before the 2000 season. More recently, Hisashi Iwakuma was a second star in the rotation along with Felix Hernandez. And of course, Ichiro was the greatest player to come from Japan, and was an all-star in Seattle from 2001 to 2010. Because of that history, the Mariners are always mentioned as a potential suitor whenever a…

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