Stories tagged: Art Thiel
Sun., July 9, 2017, 7:04 p.m.
Ex-Mariners can put together a respectable lineup
Now that Justin Smoak and Jason Vargas are All-Stars, it’s time for another look at the current All-Ex-Mariners team. It’s impressive – or debilitating, depending on your perspective.
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:43 p.m.
Eddie Lacy signing creates training-camp intrigue for Seahawks
When a guy gets called out for being too fat in a place where haute cuisine consists of PBR, bratwurst and cheese curds, the shame figures to run thick as …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 11:36 p.m.
Art Thiel: Seahawks’ Richard Sherman loses track of his conscience
I think I’ve figured out the mystery of Richard Sherman. Fans of Seahawks press conferences (12s are weird that way) may recall a pre-Halloween presser in which the Seahawks cornerback …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 11:48 p.m.
Art Thiel: What’s hot, what’s not about the Mariners
Bookmaker Bovada in Las Vegas set the line Nov. 3 for the Mariners to win the 2017 World Series at 25-1. Updated odds this week show Seattle slipped to 33-1, …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Thiel: Safety turned Seahawks’ season upside down
In summary, the Seahawks said the pieces were still there for continued playoff contention. It may be true, but what Rees Odhiambo said made it a little hard to accept …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, 9:34 p.m.
Art Thiel: Seahawks’ season ended with jarring abruptness
Jarring as a smashed window in a new car, the Seahawks season was in unexpected pieces. Tight end Luke Willson groped to explain.
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 11:56 p.m.
Art Thiel: Super Bowl has moved to Charlotte
Perhaps in the confusion this week about NFL relocation to Los Angeles, you may have missed news of another relocation. Super Bowl 50 has been moved. To Charlotte. Sunday, 10 …
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
Real Super Bowl 50 will be played on Sunday in Carolina
Perhaps in the confusion this week about NFL relocation to Los Angeles, you may have missed news of another relocation. Super Bowl 50 has been moved. To Charlotte, North Carolina. …
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 7:35 p.m.
Art Thiel: When game demanded it, Wilson had ice in his veins
In the darkest moment of the coldest football game in Minnesota’s frosty history, Jeremy Lane was talking to Kam Chancellor on the Seahawks sideline. Down 9-0 in the fourth quarter …
Sun., May 3, 2015
Give and Take: Tweets of the week
@ Danny_Shelton55 I look good in orange and brown, don’t I? #DawgPound @ Art_Thiel #Astros may end their lease with #Mariners, and just own them outright. Houston, 4-3.
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015
Thiel: Time for Seahawks to grow up, shut up
Not sure there is another NFL coach who would agree to record a nationally broadcast interview shortly after the most mortifying flop of his coaching career. Even if the answers …
Sat., Jan. 10, 2015
Hawks reduce foes to three-quarters of effectiveness
As the Seahawks return tonight to the NFL playoffs from the same position as a year ago – No. 1 NFC seed, first-round bye, potentially two playoff games at home …
Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
Art Thiel: Please, Jim Harbaugh, don’t leave the 49ers
Dear Jim Harbaugh: Please don’t go.
Sun., Nov. 9, 2014
Art Thiel: Washington coach Chris Petersen understands importance of remaining in control
Only thing that disappointed me about the Marcus Peters episode is that Huskies coach Chris Petersen couldn’t find a way to trade him to the New York Jets. Just as …
Sun., Oct. 26, 2014
Art Thiel: Losing brings out all the skeletons, or perceived skeletons, in Seahawks locker room
According to a story on Bleacher Report, unidentified Seahawks players are said to believe that quarterback Russell Wilson isn’t black enough. It is a description that some others have flung …
Mon., Sept. 29, 2014
Art Thiel: We’ll see if M’s can keep up winning ways next season
The moment the Athletics-Rangers game went final upon Safeco Field’s out-of-town scoreboard Sunday, groans burbled through the rambunctious gathering of 40,823. In the Mariners dugout, TV cameras caught Felix Hernandez …
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
Seahawks must find ways to better protect Wilson
RENTON, Wash. – After a question was asked about potential changes to the least-used passing game in the NFL the past season, the arch in Pete Carroll’s eyebrow launched and …
Sun., July 27, 2014
Art Thiel commentary: Beast Mode is worth money just for intensity he adds to team
RENTON, Wash. – Unsurprisingly for the smooth machine the Seahawks have become, as training camp opened Friday on a sunny, breezy lakeside morning, everyone was reading from the same script …
Mon., June 30, 2014
Art Thiel: Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano show worthy of more help
SEATTLE – If Sunday was a glimpse of how the second half of the season will go, the Mariners eagerly will plant a sloppy smooch on it: Felix dominates and …
Tue., May 20, 2014
Mariners could use a little James Jones’ door rattling
The pending call-up of Nick Franklin, the Mariners’ IOW (infielder/ outfielder/what- ever), comes at an intriguing juncture in the season. It can be said that a third of the starting …
Mon., May 12, 2014
Seahawks take walk on wild side with fiery draftee Marsh
Angry Doug Baldwin, meet Angry Cassius Marsh. Not because Marsh seems to feel perpetually disrespected – a third-round pick by the Super Bowl champions is good for a guy who …
Tue., April 29, 2014
NBA should make Sterling sit and squirm
The easy thing for the NBA to do when it announces today its response to ignorant remarks attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, is to suspend him. The …
Sat., April 19, 2014
Thiel: Emmert’s cheesy remarks not enough to fix NCAA
Give Mark Emmert credit. He knew all along that a bagel with cream cheese constituted a meal only in the perverse, collective imagination of the NCAA, of which he is …
Sat., March 29, 2014
Art Thiel: DeSean Jackson presents Carroll a dilemma
Pete Carroll has developed a reputation, largely deserved, as a modern-day Father Flanagan, providing at his Renton Hostel for Wayward Youth some shelter from the storm. But with the sudden …
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014
Pressure on Mariners
It’s a little harsh to say “never mind” to the debut season of Robinson Cano as a Seattle Mariner. But the pressure on him in 2014 is far less than …
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
Thiel: Giants an example Seahawks can heed
As orderly and militar- istic as the NFL prefers to be, seasonal outcomes tend to be as random as puppies in a pillowcase. No better example exists than the New …
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Robinson returns to Seattle backfield
To those who watched the recent PBS Frontline special, “League of Denial,” or read the book of the same title, or saw the documentary film “United States of Football,“ or …
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Switzer done in by James’ master plan
On the tarmac at the Miami airport, I waited, a little nervously, for Barry Switzer, who was flying in with the Oklahoma Sooners for the Orange Bowl against Washington, a …
Sun., April 7, 2013
Art Thiel: Seattle’s NBA bid now a jump ball
Who does the NBA tell to drop dead: Steve Ballmer or Ron Burkle? In a sentence, that difficult question is why NBA bosses went temporarily into a fetal position Wednesday …
Wed., March 6, 2013
Thiel: Seattle franchises have left much to be desired
Migawd. Do we have a