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Ooooooh Sunday Night! List of all 2019 SNF primetime games on NBC

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Ooooooh Sunday Night! List of all 2019 SNF primetime games on NBC

Que the Carrie Underwood jingle… “I’ve been waiting all day for Sunday night. The tough get rough in the primetime fight.”

Sunday Night Football separates itself from the rest of the NFL football weekend. It is a night that showcases one of the “better” games of the weekend. It’s a night that even has it’s own theme song: P!nk in 2006, Faith Hill from 2008-2012, and Carrie Underwood.

The theme song returns on Sunday, September 8 when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the reigning Super Bowl Champ New England Patriots at 8:20 PM (ET) on NBC.

Full SNF schedule (all times at 8:20 PM (ET) on NBC:

Sunday, 09/15: Philadelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons

Sunday, 09/22: Los Angeles Rams @ Cleveland Browns

Sunday, 09/29: Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints

Sunday, 10/06: Indianapolis Colts @ Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, 10/13: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Los Angeles Chargers 

Sunday, 10/20: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, 10/27: Green Bay Packers @ Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, 11/03: New England Patriots @ Baltimore Ravens

Sunday, 11/10: Minnesota Vikings @ Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, 11/17: Chicago Bears @ Los Angeles Rams

Sunday, 11/24: Seattle Seahawks @ Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday, 12/01: New England Patriots @ Houston Texans

Sunday, 12/08: Seattle Seahawks @ Los Angeles Rams

Sunday, 12/15: Minnesota Vikings @ Los Angeles Chargers

Sunday, 12/22: Kansas City Chiefs @ Chicago Bears

 

Check out the full 2019 Seattle Seahawks regular season schedule here!

Breakdown of Seattle's 2019 regular season schedule courtesy of Aaron Fentress

The 2019 Seattle Seahawks regular season schedule is here!

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The 2019 Seattle Seahawks regular season schedule is here!

It has been 45 days since the last display of the NFL. Only 113 more days to go until the NFL preseason is back. Anyone else counting down the days? 

Well, maybe this will pass the time, or at least for the next day or so as the 2019-2020 regular season NFL schedule is finally here!

To view the Seahawks’ preseason schedule, click here.

Let’s take a look at the Seattle Seahawks’ regular season schedule this upcoming year:

(Home games in BOLD)

Week 1 - Sun 09/08; Seattle vs. Cincinnati; 1:05 PM; Seattle, WA

Week 2 - Sun 09/15; Seattle @ Pittsburgh; 10:00 AM; Pittsburgh, PA

Week 3 - Sun 09/22; Seattle vs. New Orleans; 1:25 PM; Seattle, WA

Week 4 - Sun 09/29; Seattle @ Arizona; 1:05 PM; Glendale, AZ

Week 5 - Thur 10/03; Seattle vs. Los Angeles Rams; 5:20 PM; Seattle, WA

Week 6 - Sun 10/13; Seattle @ Cleveland; 10:00 AM; Cleveland, OH

Week 7 - Sun 10/20; Seattle vs. Baltimore; 1:25 PM; Seattle, WA

Week 8 - Sun 10/27; Seattle @ Atlanta; 10:00 AM; Atlanta, GA

Week 9 - Sun 11/03; Seattle vs. Tampa Bay; 1:05 PM; Seattle, WA

Week 10 - Mon 11/11; Seattle @ San Francisco; 5:15 PM; San Francisco, CA

Week 11 - BYE

Week 12 - Sun 11/24; Seattle @ Philadelphia; 5:20 PM; Philadelphia, PA

Week 13 - Mon 12/02; Seattle vs. Minnesota; 5:15 PM; Seattle, WA

Week 14 - Sun 12/08; Seattle @ Los Angeles Rams; 5:20 PM; Los Angeles, CA

Week 15 - Sun 12/15; Seattle @ Carolina; 10:00 AM; Charlotte, NC

Week 16 - Sun 12/22; Seattle vs. Arizona; 1:25 PM; Seattle, WA

Week 17 - Sun 12/29; Seattle vs. San Francisco; 1:25 PM; Seattle, WA

More analysis to come soon from our Seattle Seahawks Insider Aaron Fentress.

An update on Enes Kanter's hand injury

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An update on Enes Kanter's hand injury

During the first half of Game 2 of the Trail Blazers game vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder, starting center Enes Kanter hurt his right hand on the defensive end of the floor. The call resulted in a foul and Kanter could be seen shaking his hand out, in obvious discomfort as he prepared to shoot the free throws. Kanter battled foul trouble thoughout the game as well, but continued to play through the pain. 

After the game, Kanter gave a brief update on the injury:

More to come from Insider Dwight Jaynes and Reporter Jamie Hudson on Kanter and the rest of the team as the series moves to OKC for a Friday night game. 

No. 12 ATH Anthony Beavers Jr. commits to Mario Cristobal, Oregon Ducks

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No. 12 ATH Anthony Beavers Jr. commits to Mario Cristobal, Oregon Ducks

His last name is Beavers but he is headed to the Oregon Ducks.

Mario Cristobal gets the commit from four-star 2021 ATH (ranked as the nation's No. 12 ATH) Anthony Beavers Jr. from Harbor City, California. 

The 6’2, 170 lbs ATH primarily plays in the secondary, which is good news for safeties coach Keith Heyward and cornerbacks coach Donte Williams as current juniors Nick Pickett, Brady Breeze, Deommodore Lenoir and Thomas Graham Jr., who have a lot of experience playing with one another, will likely no longer be on the roster in 2021.

Beavers Jr. joins other 2021 four-star running back commit Seven McGee, also from the state of California making that #Califlock pipeline from California to Oregon strong for Mario Cristobal and his staff. McGee and Beavers Jr. rank No. 5 and No. 11 respectively in the state of California. 

Beavers Jr. describes playing for the Oregon Ducks as his “dream school” and Mario Cristobal is here to make it happen.

Outsiders Blog: Blazers vs Thunder, who you got?

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Outsiders Blog: Blazers vs Thunder, who you got?

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, we're not talking about the holiday season. We're talking about playoff season! The Portland Trail Blazers finished the regular season as the No.3 team in the Western Conference, setting them up for a matchup with the No.6 Oklahoma City Thunder. Oklahoma City swept the Blazers this season, but it was just last season that the Blazers swept the Thunder. Who will win this epic matchup in the first round? The Blazers Outsiders give us their predictions:

JOE SIMON: The longer I sit with this matchup, the more I believe the Blazers will win. Even though they come into this series riding a 10-game playoff losing streak, Portland finds themselves in the unique position of playing with house money. The Nurk injury leaves them unencumbered by expectations. If they lose, meh, they were without their best player. If the Thunder lose? Woof. Russell Westbrook is a number hungry weirdo who can’t win with KD or Harden. Remember, OKC is yet to win a playoff series since Durant left to chase titles and fight with Draymond.
A few national media members have picked Portland to make the Western Conference Finals. I’m in. LET’S DO THIS! Blazers beat the Thunder in 6, and hopefully stare down LA and the Spurs in Round 2. Maybe it’s Rose City colored glasses, but who cares. If you can’t be optimistic about this team, after all the overachieving and battling through injuries, when will you be?
Blazers in 6.

ALEX HAIGH: Have you guys seen Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey? The movie where a cat and two dogs get lost in the woods and have to find their way back to that dorky-ass Seaver family? Along the way, Chance gets quilled by a porcupine, Sassy goes over a waterfall and nearly drowns, and Shadow falls into a muddy pit and injures his leg. Well, I’m sorry but the Trail Blazers are these three animals, which makes Rip City the dorky-ass Seaver kids (by the way, the father in this movie is an alarming amalgamation of Rob Huebel and Bob Saget- I just had to point that out.) We’ve been injured, we’ve been counted out, we’ve had some losing streaks; but have you seen the ending? When the adults have given up and decided to ignore their problems by living in a perpetually autumn Nantucket-like setting, the kids hold onto the hope that their best friends will still make it home- and they do. Chance comes up over the hill, and then Sassy.  After a dramatic pause, Shadow is seen hobbling toward the family, favoring his injured leg but still gunning for home. I’m holding out for that ending. The one where all of the adversity we’ve been through has only made us stronger and given us the motivation to push through to the second round. I think we win this series in seven games. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go watch Homeward Bound again.

JAKE MCGRADY: I'm gonna keep this short and sweet... Portland in 7. Book it. This is going to be an absolute DOG FIGHT, and I am 100% here for it. Don't get me wrong, Russ and PG are monsters and OKC is nothing to take lightly, but I just have this feeling that Damian is going to go ballistic this series. Yes we don't have Nurk, yes Kanter struggles on defense, I get it. However, it can't be ignored that PG's shoulder could pose a big problem for the Thunder in these coming weeks. When you compare this three seed team to last year's three seed team, even without Nurkic I say that we are FAR better. The additions of Seth Curry and Hood alongside the performances from Evan Turner as of late have made all the difference. There is no shot in hell that we get swept a third year in a row. Also, Damian hasn't faced anyone in the playoffs yet that he TRULY dislikes and has a history with. This series will be defined by a Russ vs Dame showdown, and I think it lights a whole new fire under Dame. Let the fun begin.

CHRIS BURKHARDT: I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Thunder are beatable. Everyone wants to point to Paul George and Russell Westbrook, two elite scorers in the NBA. Well, Portland happens to have to elite scorers as well in CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard. The star duos will do everything they can to lead their respective teams to victory. However, it will be the role players that decide this series. Can guys like Al-Farouq Aminu, Moe Harkless, Seth Curry, and Evan Turner outplay guys like Dennis Schroder, Terrance Ferguson, and Jerami Grant? I think so. Even without Jusuf Nurkic, the Blazers have played well. Sure, Oklahoma City went 4-0 against the Blazers this season, but they won those four games by a combined 28 points. That's an average of just seven points per contest. It was a close series all season and it will be a close series in the playoff. There is no way the Thunder go 8-0 against the Blazers. My pick, Blazers win the series in six. 

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The Blazerlist: Lillard's hometown game winner

The Blazerlist: Lillard's hometown game winner

As we prepare for the playoffs, we present to you another Blazerlist, highlighting the most nail biting, edge of your seat games. 

Our next Blazerlist occurred on December 27th, 2018 vs. the Golden State Warriors. 

In what was an amazing back and forth game with Seth Curry going off in the fourth, the Warriors having an answer, Jonas Jerebko picking the wrong fight and Damian Lillard drilling a go-ahead three pointer on a broken play in overtime, this one HAD to be featured in the latest installment.

Enjoy!

The Blazerlist: Trail Blazers spoil LeBron's Lakers debut

The Blazerlist: Trail Blazers spoil LeBron's Lakers debut

The playoffs are here! And back by popular demand, so is the Blazerlist. 

We're taking a look back at some of the most intense, highly contentious, edge of your seat games as the Blazers gear up for the playoffs. 

And a game that had all of the hype of a playoff game came on opening night against the LA Lakers and LeBron James' debut. 

We GUARANTEE this video will get you jacked up for the playoffs, which begin Sunday at 12:30pm

Schedule set for Blazers-Thunder first round matchup

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Schedule set for Blazers-Thunder first round matchup

It was a wild night in the NBA on Wednesday, and when the dust all settled the Blazers came out as the No.3 seed in the Western Conference.

Portland rested all of its starters, and most of its bench, letting the rookies and young bucks take over. Anfernee Simons dropped a career-high 37 points to lead the Blazers to a huge come from behind victory. 

However, they needed a little help from the Nuggets to secure the No.3 spot. And they got just that as Denver ended its game against the Timberwolves on a 16-0 run to grab the 4-point victory. 

Those two results locked the Blazers in at No.3 and set them up for a heavyweight matchup in the first round against the No.6 seed Oklahoma City Thunder. 

The Thunder swept the season series 4-0 over the Blazers, but even Russell Westbrooks says regular season series don't mean a thing. 

Now it's playoff time and the series are tied 0-0 to start. The chance to take a 1-0 series lead starts Sunday for the Blazers.

Here is the complete first-round schedule:

Game 1: Sunday, April 14 @ 12:30pm, ABC
Game 2: Tuesday, April 16 @ 7:30pm, TNT/NBCSNW
Game 3: Friday, April 19 @ 6:30pm, ESPN/NBCSNW
Game 4: Sunday, April 21 @ 6:30pm, TNT/NBCSNW
Game 5*: Tuesday, April 23 @ TBD, TBD
Game 6*: Thursday, April 25 @ TBD, TBD
Game 7*: Saturday, April 27 @ TBD, TNT/NBCSNW

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Oregon State pitcher Kevin Abel announces he will undergo Tommy John surgery

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Oregon State pitcher Kevin Abel announces he will undergo Tommy John surgery

Oregon State baseball ace Kevin Abel is out for the rest of the Beavers season, and maybe a little more too. 

The sophomore righty, who suffered an undisclosed back injury ahead of Oregon State’s three games in Seattle, has announced he will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair his right elbow. 

“Upon my return to throwing, we discovered some forearm tightness after throwing a couple bullpens,” Abel said in a press conference following Oregon State's 12-8 loss to Oregon on Wednesday. “Went and got that checked out, had an MRI and the reason why it’s taken so long to figure it out is I went and saw specialists. I really wanted to make sure I’m making the right decision as far as making sure I can play baseball as long as I can."

Abel's last outing was on March 1, when he led the Beavers to a runaway 9-2 victory over Western Virginia. In the game, Abel matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in six innings of work. Following the game against West Virginia, Abel sat out of the Seattle Baseball Showcase with a sore back. 

In three starts, Abel, who led Oregon State with a perfect four victories in the College World Series, had 25 strikeouts and nine walks in 16 1/3 innings. Oregon State was 9-0 prior to Abel’s injury, and now 23-7-1, fourth in Pac-12 standings.

Abel does not currently have a date set for his surgery, but expects to undergo the procedure in the near future. Recovery time for Tommy John surgery is approximately 12-16 months, which means Beavers fans can expect to see Abel back on the mound sometime next season. 

With Abel out, junior left-hander Brandon Eisert has stepped up.

The reliever-turned-starter has been Oregon State’s Friday night starter against California, Washington and Utah, and recently received Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors for his performance against Washington, where he struck out nine batters and held the Huskies scoreless on four hits in 6 1/3 innings. In Friday's game against the Utes, the lefty struck out seven and allowed seven hits and two runs in six innings of work.

Damian Lillard receives warning for flopping from the NBA

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Damian Lillard receives warning for flopping from the NBA

Today the NBA issued a warning for Damian Lillard for violating the league's anti-flopping rule. 

Lillard responded on twitter hours after the warning was announced on social media:

Blazer Outsider Joe Simons, sums up most of Rip City's feelings about this nicely:

The Trail Blazers head to LA to take on the Lakers on Tuesday and need a win or a Utah Jazz loss to lock up the #4 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.