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Former Pro Bowl Seahawk embraces Pullman

Seattle Seahawks fullback Mack Strong breaks through St. Louis Rams' defense  October 15, 2006.

FRAZIER MYER | Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2017

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

Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and two teammates kneel during the national anthem in a game against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 2 at Levi’s Stadium.

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

May 1, 2017

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

Former SuperSonic Kevin Durant takes a shot on April, 8 2008.

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

April 21, 2017

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

Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs through the San Francisco 49ers’ defense on Oct. 22, 2015. 

CHIRS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

April 14, 2017

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

Mariners’ Jarrod Dyson heads to first after hitting a single in Spring Training. 

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

March 10, 2017

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

Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin scores on a 16-yard pass from Trevone Boykin in the fourth quarter against the 49ers on Sept. 25.

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

December 9, 2016

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

Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard takes a contested shot against the Golden State Warriors.

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

November 17, 2016

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

The Golden Bears enter Saturday’s game off a 66-27 loss to No. 4 University of Washington.

PAYTON DINEEN | Evergreen columnist

November 10, 2016

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

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates.

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

October 14, 2016

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

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager makes an off-balance throw to first in a game at Safeco Field on Sept. 5.

September 30, 2016

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

Patriots’ Tom Brady rushed by Broncos’ Malik Jackson.

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

September 30, 2016

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...

Kill or be Killed

Top trophy hunting countries in Africa based on proportion of hunters visiting. Regulating animal populations through trophy hunting is necessary for the well-being of human lives.

Philip Grossenbacher | Evergreen columnist

September 24, 2015

Kill or be killed: that’s the reality for many families in villages in the African country of Botswana in the two years following the illegalization of trophy hunting.Animals such as lions and elephants have been allowed to run rampant, taking their toll on the livelihood of some of the poorest com...

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