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I have changed my Twitter handle to reflect new role as Sports enterprise and investigative reporter for Seattle Times. Same attitude applies.

Having a say at executive level should be unique perk for Sounders 2 fans

seattletimes.com — Originally published Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 6:52 PM Inside sports business When Sounders fan Kyle Boyd graduated from college, he hopped on a bus and traveled from Mexico all the way to Argentina. He spent a year in Godoy Cruz in Mendoza, where he sampled the region's world-renowned wine and fervor for the city's 93-year-old First Division soccer team.

Spending helps teams get into the playoffs, but it seems to matter little in the postseason

seattletimes.com — Originally published October 12, 2014 at 7:19 PM | Page modified October 12, 2014 at 8:55 PM Inside sports business A warning shot by Kobe Bryant across the NBA's bow last week hinted that salary caps aren't always a perfect solution for sports leagues.

MLB salaries: Why big bucks help, but are no guarantee

seattletimes.com — Originally published Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 7:19 PM Inside sports business A warning shot by Kobe Bryant across the NBA's bow last week hinted that salary caps aren't always a perfect solution for sports leagues. Bryant was quick to call out team owners for hypocrisy after the NBA's new nine-year, $24.4 billion national TV deal.

Mike McGinn: “Most people don’t realize how close we were to actually getting an NHL team.’’

seattletimes.com — GLENDALE, Ariz. - Against a backdrop of 100-degree temperatures, workers last month began implementing the latest changes for a hockey team once just a lone councilman's vote from winding up in Seattle. They spent a sweat-filled Saturday tearing down the outdoor facade at the Jobing.com Arena to replace it with the name of the venue's new Native American tribal rights-holder.

James Paxton already showing stuff that might separate him from the Mariners' prospect pack

blogs.seattletimes.com — Wherever you go these days, it's impossible to hear folks talk about James Paxton without the names Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker popping up as well. The three are considered an inseparable trio, given their high pitching ceilings. But they are also at different stages of their development and I'm often asked which of...

Mariners need to spend even more in 2015

seattletimes.com — Originally published October 3, 2014 at 7:55 PM | Page modified October 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM Inside sports business It's that time of year again, when the Mariners watch the playoffs on TV while speculation begins over how much they'll spend next season.

Better baseball means better TV ratings for Mariners

seattletimes.com — Originally published September 22, 2014 at 7:48 PM | Page modified September 22, 2014 at 10:25 PM Inside sports business These critical games played by the Mariners down the stretch are having the positive impact you'd expect on the team's local television numbers.

Better baseball means better TV ratings for Mariners

seattletimes.com — Originally published Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:48 PM Inside sports business These critical games played by the Mariners down the stretch are having the positive impact you'd expect on the team's local television numbers. Sources indicate the team's Neilsen ratings in the 1.8-million-household Seattle designated market area (DMA) are up about 20 percent in 2014.

NFL will have to work to salvage reputation after recent scandals

seattletimes.com — Originally published September 16, 2014 at 5:58 PM | Page modified September 16, 2014 at 11:41 PM Inside sports business So far, the NFL has escaped with only a few dents in the Teflon armor surrounding a brand the league itself calls "The Shield."

NFL will have to work to salvage reputation after recent scandals

seattletimes.com — Originally published September 16, 2014 at 5:58 PM | Page modified September 16, 2014 at 6:26 PM Inside sports business So far, the NFL has escaped with only a few dents in the Teflon armor surrounding a brand the league itself calls "The Shield."
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Oct 19, 2014

@SeaTownsFinest1 Agreed, they began playing better when down 21-6. But that's the problem right there.

Oct 19, 2014

@SteveMcFly11 I know I wanted to see a review because I still can't figure out how the heck Rams got ball back.

Oct 19, 2014

@BradR1212 No, they just build enough of a cushion to withstand the bad calls that go against every team, every Sunday, without prejudice.

Oct 19, 2014

One thing I agree with: last fumble should've been reviewed. But c'mon. Can't play that way 59 min and expect to win, refs or not. #Hawks

Oct 19, 2014

@UnbrokenFilm: Louis Zamperini's story of survival and perseverance is in theaters Christmas Day. amp.twimg.com/v/d0da70f9-a19…” Great book

Oct 19, 2014

RT @alexSSN: If you know the refs suck, don't put them in a situation where they have to help you win a game. Win it yourself. It's not hard.

Oct 19, 2014

@MarriedMariner Yes, that's quite obvious given your behavior to this point. Glad you've moved on. :)

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