A look at recent Seattle sports topics brought up elsewhere on the world-wide web.
Chris Hansen, the hedge fund manager who nearly purchased the Sacramento Kings and relocated them to Seattle, is under major scrutiny. Hansen apparently contributed $100,000 of his own money to a group opposing the construction of the new Sacramento arena. Hansen released an official statement on the site detailing the efforts to bring the Sonics back to Seattle. (Sonics Arena)
Zach Miller has been removed from the PUP (physically unable to perform) list and will rejoin the team before their Saturday game against the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field. (KFFL.com)
Since the Seahawks let go of their punt returner from last year, Leon Washington, and the man who was supposed to take over those duties, Percy Harvin, was injured for the majority of the season, it’s a fair question to ask who is next in line to give returning punts a go. (12th Man Rising)
Brian Nemhauser, better known as the Hawk Blogger hands out some training camp awards from what he’s seen over the first two weeks of the open practices. (Hawk Blogger)
Zach Miller and Anthony McCoy were one of the better tight end duos in the NFL until McCoy was hurt. Rookie Luke Wilson will be asked to fill in for McCoy and second year QB Russell Wilson will likely be throwing at the 6′ 4” receiver than runs a 4.5 40. (Field Gulls)
Peyton Manning knows what’s up as the Broncos prepare to come to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in the loudest stadium in the NFL. (Imgur)
Jess Sullivan looks at the Mariners middle infield, Nick Franklin and Brad Miller, and how they are adjusting at the major league level now that both have had more time to scout and be scouted by major league teams. As you can imagine, the more time they spend in the show, the harder their at bats get against big league pitchers. (USS Mariner)
MLB Trade Rumors reported that Mariners shortstop and defensive guru, Brendan Ryan, has cleared waivers. It’s uncertain what his immediate future holds.
MLBTR also talks about the possibility that the Mariners could seriously pursue Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury in the offseason. Ellsbury is a local product who may want to return closer to home. The outfielder will be 30 next season. (MLB Trade Rumors)
There is less than one week left to order a Seattle Metropolitans 1917 Stanley Cup Champions T-Shirt. It seems like it was just yesterday that they hoisted the Cup over their heads in front of their hometown fans. Ok, so it was over 90 years ago. It’d still be really cool to sport a shirt that few people will ever own and would be a great way to support the NHL coming to Seattle in the very near future. (Seattle Metropolitans T-Shirts)