Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this edition, we discuss the Kraken’s next opponent, a possible API starting football quarterback in the Big 10, and a top Yankee prospect.
Casting a spell — ESPN makes the National Spelling Bee a high-stakes sport
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Nunatak.” Any guess as to what the word means? More importantly, how do you spell it? For 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri it meant either sharing the glory of being the champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee with 13-year -old Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas or the […]
The Layup Drill — A Year of Linsanity, catfishing, a swim legend in the making, and the death of a Judo legend
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look back (and forward) at Linsanity, revisit the Manti Te’o saga, and catch up on the odds and ends in sports. Remembering Linsanity Last February, Jeremy Lin burst on the scene and changed the landscape of […]
The Layup Drill — Please explain to me what happened with Manti Te’o
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Happy New Year! Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. While we are going to look at a wide spectrum of sports this month, one late-breaking story required that I rewrite the column. Thank you, Manti Te’o.
Youthful voice: “Thoughts on the SODO Stadium Proposal”
It’s easy to fantasize about putting yet another major landmark in Seattle. Take for example the proposed arena, where Seattleites could watch their returning team, the beloved SuperSonics, along with the city’s first professional NHL team. But this is easier said than done …