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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Matt Calkins: To make playoffs, Seahawks need Russell Wilson to be better than good

It’s easy to see why No. 3 might be taken for granted sometimes. But Sunday’s loss to the Chargers was a reminder of what has been true for a few …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Not easy finding truth behind Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s ‘consequences’

From the outside it appears Earl Thomas is joining a few former Seahawks stars in avoiding punishment for his actions away from the game. While Pete Carroll says there are …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Despite taking a stinging one-two punch, Huskies’ hopes haven’t hit the canvas

If you’re a Washington football fan, you might have cracked one more brew than you should have over Labor Day weekend. You might have needed a way to dull the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Matt Calkins: It might be nothing, but until we know more, K.J. Wright’s knee treatment certainly is worrisome

What’s most sobering about this news is how truly tenuous this roster has become. The linebacking corps was supposed to be the one reliable aspect to this overhauled defense. Now, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Mariners and Jerry Dipoto seem stuck with this starting rotation after a lack of options

So as the Mariners chase the Astros and A’s for a playoff spot, I ask: Does this team have the starters to contend? Could Dipoto have done more to beef …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Matt Calkins: George Fant travels the long road back for Seahawks and hasn’t lost any confidence

Left tackle George Fant was an undrafted free agent who morphed into a potential starter for the Seahawks before a devastating injury ended his season. He’s back now and still …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Matt Calkins: More money would be good, but WNBA-NBA wage gap is about economics, not gender

Dissenting voices are necessary for change, and players such as former Washington Husky Kelsey Plum are providing them on the WNBA-NBA wage gap. But when it comes to compensation, we …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Seattle an obvious choice to host 2026 World Cup matches

Of the 17 U.S. cities bidding to host World Cup games, Seattle deserves to be one of the 10 FIFA selects (three cities from Canada and three more from Mexico …


Matt Calkins: Should Seahawks really be running so hard to stay away from the pass?

That notion is one that has gained traction over the years, but isn’t one Seahawks coach Pete Carroll subscribes to. A longtime proponent of run-first football, Carroll oversaw some not-so-subtle …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 9 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Seahawks drafting Shaquem Griffin and reuniting him with his twin? That’s pure Hollywood

Shaquem Griffin had been the darling of his draft class since his superhero performance at the NFL combine in March. In addition to running the fastest 40-yard dash for a …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Matt Calkins: What are the Mariners thinking? Keeping Ichiro is purely illogical

So … are the Mariners going to bring Griffey back again? Maybe sign Randy Johnson to strengthen the rotation? Hell, if the price is right, they can probably lure Russell …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Most important Seahawks’ draft? You bet, and the team can’t afford any errors

Sometimes the NFL draft is for pure entertainment purposes. You know your team is already stacked with young talent, and though you’d like to see the front office add quality, …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Matt Calkins: After recent showings, the Pac-12 men’s basketball title is within Washington’s reach

If I were to tell you that the Washington men’s basketball team has a legitimate shot at the Pac-12 title, would you call for my lobotomy?


Matt Calkins: Take it from me, QB’s death a reminder that help is available

Studies by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) show that about one in five Americans suffer a mental illness each year. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control …