It may have been a short work week, but it certainly didn't feel like it. I don't know about you, but I had a very long week and so did sports. A busy week of coaching turnover and marque college basketball matchups filled this week. Throw in deer antler performance enhancing drugs, playoff football, and an arena name that is about 20 letters too long and we have another great week in Seattle sports. See how all of us here at SB Nation Seattle covered it after the jump.
Monday, Jan 17
Martin Luther King, Jr. day and it's time for basketball. None of the Washington college teams were active today, but Nate Parham cover the annual Seattle high school tournament in Kings honor. Also, today was the day after The Seahawk's destruction in Chicago. There was plenty of reaction to cover and we had it all.
- Both John Carlson and Marcus Trufant had nasty looking injuries against Chicago and stayed overnight. Luckily, they were clear and able to return the next day
- The Seahawks played pretty poorly against The Bears, and to add insult to injury, their plane was hit with a laser on their return to Seattle
- The unbelievable run had come to an end, but their were plenty of memories to take away from it
Tuesday, Jan 18
The Seahawks made it into the divisional championship round of the playoffs, but Pete Carroll decided that that wasn't enough. Today, Carroll decided that his offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, just wasn't the right fit and let him go. As one coach leaves, a new one enters. Former Oakland Raider coach Tom Cable came in to become assistant head coach. Also today, The Mariners made some moves and Milton Bradley got into a little bit of trouble.
- In one day, Tom Cable was hired in Seattle and verbally torn apart in Oakland
- The Mariners, in addition to their other moves, signed David Aardsma to a new one year deal
- The latest in Brian Floyd's mock draft round up sees cornerback Brandon Harris on his way to Seattle
Wednesday, Jan 19
There is on offensive coordinator job available in Seattle, and the interview process starts. Also, as the NFL season gets older and older, draft previews start to ramp up.
Results: MBB: Seattle University Red Hawks Def. Cal. State Northridge Matadors (75-68) [Covered By Seattle Times]
- A list of all 56 players who have decided to declare for the NFL draft early is released.
- An SB Nation study shows that teams that are a bit of a travel to get to, have the best home field advantage
- A loss in Northern California for Washington and Washington State hurt their seedings in the recent bracketology projections
Thursday, Jan 20
It's gameday! The game that Pac-10 fans have had circled on their schedules for a while: Arizona at Washington. We had you covered with all the coverage you could need. Today was also the first day of the Darrell Bevell era in Seattle. Welcome to Seattle Darrell.
Results: MBB: Washington Huskies Def. Arizona Wildcats (85-68), Washington State Cougars Def. Arizona State Sun Devils (78-61) [Covered by SB Nation's CougCenter], Santa Clara Broncos Def. Gonzaga Bulldogs (85-71) [Covered by SB Nation's Slipper Still Fits]
- Steroids. HGH. Deer antlers? Brian Floyd brings you the most bizarre trend to sweep the NFL since the team music video
- In the latest mock draft, ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have a bit of a disagreement about one Jake Locker
- Before Bevell was officially hired, we took a look at what he would bring to The Seahawks
Friday, Jan 21
The Huskies dismantled the Wildcats on Thursday, today, we covered reaction. We also had a look forward to Saturday's game against The Arizona State Sun Devils. On the other side of the ball, today was an up and down day for Huskies on the football recruiting trail, but they got a big win as they stole a verbal commit from their cross state rivials in crimson and gray. The Huskies wrapped up a busy day by awarding their leader with a new five year deal.
- The famous Hec Ed Pavillion got a name facelift (Or downgrade) as the historic arena is now officially know as: Alaska Airlines Arena at Hector Edmundson Pavilion.
- The Storm got some much deserved respect as CEO Karen Bryant was named executive of the year
- The Sounders will host the first ever (MLS) Cascadia Summit as they welcome the new Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers to The Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwilla
Saturday, Jan 22
Game day! Part deux! While the Huskies played the nationally ranked Wildcats on Thursday, they made the trek over the mountains to take on Washington State. It was back and forth, but the Cougars just could not get their shots to fall and lost it when a heartbreaking last shot didn't fall. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs were barely able to send their game in San Fransisco into overtime and Washington played it close with ASU before pulling away.
Results: MBB: Washington Huskies Def. Arizona State Sun Devils (88-75) [Covered by Tacoma News Tribune], Arizona Wildcats Def. Washington State Cougars (65-63) [Covered by SB Nation's CougCenter], San Fransisco Dons Def. Gonzaga Bulldogs (96-91, OT) [Covered by SB Nation's Slipper Still Fits]
- The Easy-West Shrine game saw college football starts from all over gather together, he's a look at local players of interest
- Ernie Kent was sung a nice birthday tune from the same fans he despised for many years as a head coach
- The King was crowned as Felix Hernandez finally took his throne, officially, as Cy Young winner
Sunday, Jan 23
Are you ready for some football? Today we find out who heads to Dallas to play in Super Bowl XLV. Just because our team isn't in it, doesn't mean we can't pick a team and ride it into the sunset, Right? Bears vs. Packers and Steelers vs. Jets. Who will it be?
- Carson Palmer wants out of a Bengal uniform, should the Seahawks pick him up?
- Will the Sounders add international player Diego Forlán. It appears that they have made an offer
- The Super Bowl is set! Packers vs. Steelers. Who do you have your money on? (Assuming of course that we are in Vegas. Sports betting elsewhere is illegal. Don't do it kids!)
Next week we have a dozy of a matchup: Washington at Washington State. There is a ton riding of this game and a win could propel the Cougars to the top of the conference. The Zags also start a homestand against Saint Mary's and San Diego. Stay tuned to SB Nation Seattle. We'll have all of this, all the news, and so much more with in the next seven days.