The Daily Evergreen

Former Pro Bowl Seahawk embraces Pullman

Former Pro Bowl Seahawk embraces Pullman

FRAZIER MYER | Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Former Pro Bowler and Seahawks fullback Mack Strong, who is well known for blocking defenders for former Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander, is now in Pullman finding ways to get involved with the community while working for the NFL Legends Committee.Strong went undrafted out of the University of Geor...

Kaepernick does not need football

Kaepernick does not need football

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

May 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

People view him as either a hero or a degradation to heroes.Colin Kaepernick ventured into the blender of sports and politics in August and, much like the few athletes who have gone there before, he did not come away unscathed.In a preseason game on Aug. 14, Kaepernick made a firm decision to refuse to...

Why you should still pay attention to the NBA playoffs

Why you should still pay attention to the NBA playoffs

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

April 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

With the NBA playoffs in full swing, Pacific Northwest basketball fans can be left wondering why they should pay attention to a league that isn’t doing a whole lot to reestablish a team in Seattle.Most Seattleites have been left with a cold feeling by the league that stole their Sonics in 2008, as...

Marshawn Lynch instilled his legacy in Seattle

Marshawn Lynch instilled his legacy in Seattle

CHIRS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Although Marshawn Lynch may not be a household name, most casual sports fans crack a smile when they hear the words “Beast Mode.”When Lynch was acquired by the Seattle Seahawks from the Buffalo Bills three games into the 2010 regular season, he was not a marquee NFL player. The running back was ...

Why women can, and should, break MLB’s gender barrier

Why women can, and should, break MLB’s gender barrier

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

March 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Men and women have never competed together in professional sports, but that is not to say they cannot.More than 70 years ago, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in the sport.Segregation ba...

It’s been a long time coming for safer football helmets

It’s been a long time coming for safer football helmets

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

December 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin expressed his disgust in the stunted evolution of football helmets in a CNN article.“What I wore when I was playing little league football is almost close to what I’m wearing now as a professional athlete,” Baldwin admittedHe brings up an excellent b...

The Portland Trail Blazers drew the short straw this year

The Portland Trail Blazers drew the short straw this year

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

November 17, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Don’t tell point guard Damian Lillard, but the Blazers need a miracle to make it out of the Western Conference this season.Despite a shellacking by the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night, Portland is sitting at (7-5), a solid start to the season. But if you take a closer look at what they are up against...

Between enemy lines: How Cal beats the Cougs

Between enemy lines: How Cal beats the Cougs

PAYTON DINEEN | Evergreen columnist

November 10, 2016


Filed under Mens, Sports

The two leading offenses in the Pac-12 clash on Saturday, putting the final score in the hands of two streaky defenses and their abilities to shut down the opposing team’s quarterback.It’s clear that the WSU (7-2, 6-0) offense is a force to be reckoned with, and has not struggled much throughout...

Why my fantasy football team is better than yours

Why my fantasy football team is better than yours

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

October 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Fantasy football has usurped online poker, outdoor showers and reading John Grisham novels as the most popular hobby for middle-aged men in the United States.For 17 Sundays every fall, you can reign over your Temple of Pigskin and become Pharaoh Dave in the Lazy Boy of Youth. You can taste the bratw...

Make baseball interesting again

Make baseball interesting again

September 30, 2016


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

EDITOR'S NOTE: The columnist no longer holds the views expressed in this column and feels the editor at the time did not properly portray his opinion after it went through the editing process.  Similar to last year, the Mariners made a run at the wild card but it was too little too late. As a loyal M...

We are our sports teams

We are our sports teams

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

September 30, 2016


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

Civic pride and the general temperament of a city can often be measured by the success of their sports teams. Boston is a prime example of how the identity of a city can be flipped by winning some rings.Pre-Patriots dynasty, most Boston fans could not remember the city’s last title: the Celtics NBA title...

DEA training

DEA training

Chuck Kennedy | Tribune News Service

February 2, 2016


Filed under News

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) experiences the DEA training curriculum on Clandestine Laboratories in this mock meth lab in Quantico, Virginia,  Feb. 12, 2007. Over the past 20 years, more than 12,000 mostly state and local law enforcement officers have taken the week-long DEA course on raiding and securin...

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