Emerald City Swagger: Welcome to the Eye of the Needle

370258 10: The Seattle Space Needle is viewed from an open structure May 30, 2000 in Seattle, WA. (Photo by Dan Callister/Newsmakers)
370258 10: The Seattle Space Needle is viewed from an open structure May 30, 2000 in Seattle, WA. (Photo by Dan Callister/Newsmakers) /

After an early summer sputter, Emerald City Swagger is back online. Our intention is to bring our readers the best analysis and opinion about their favorite teams in and around the Seattle area. We have a dedicated group of contributors ready to share their insights. It’s going to be a fun ride, hop on board.

Yes, Pacific Northwest sports fans Emerald City Swagger is back online. As FanSided’s dedicated Seattle based sports site, we will cover the Seahawks, Mariners, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars, Gonzaga Bulldogs, and more. Our contributors are here to provide you with their insights, and opinions.

Our goal is simple. Emerald City Swagger wants to be the place fans of Washington based teams come for with comprehensive coverage. To reach our goal, we are putting together a staff who are passionate about sports.

Things you can expect from us:

– Expert analysis
– Compelling features
– Interesting opinions
– Breaking news
– A little bit of fun mixed in


Although the Mariners are just about out of the playoff race, it’s not over. We aren’t happy just giving you the whats, but rather the whys behind the M’s. Our coverage won’t stop when the season ends. Expect reviews, previews, and lists upon lists.

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Our first day of re-activation is a huge one. The sixth-ranked Washington Huskies travel to “Hotlanta” to take on ninth-ranked Auburn in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic. Our Auburn scouting report is scheduled for first thing in the morning. We will give you a preview of a very strong Tigers team at 10 a.m. A little earlier in the day, Washington State plays Wyoming in Laramie. Our Matt Barry has a Cougars season preview that will be posted about the same time.

Later today, Jaymin Bernhardt has the first in an eight-part series previewing the 2018 Seattle Seahawks by position. A revamped offensive line is the subject. Tomorrow Randy Sgaraglio has the receivers and tight ends. Jaymin is back on Tuesday with the running backs. The series runs through next Saturday, so check in with us daily.

We haven’t forgotten about hoops. Huskies, Cougars, and Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball fans can turn to us for the same great coverage. In addition, we plan a Supersonics Flashback feature for those of you who are missing local NBA action.

One of the things we want to be is interactive. We will ask you for your input as well as answer your questions on a variety of subjects. Please consider yourselves our “12th Man.”

We look forward to serving Washington/Pacific Northwest sports fans for many years. Feel free to reach out on both Facebook and Twitter.

Ed Stein

Emerald City Swagger Site Expert