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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

Art Thiel: In night full of randomness, Huskies keep course as Washington State sputters in snow

With just about everything ahead of the game going in Washington State’s direction – 10-1 record, good health, home field, the best quarterback Mike Leach has had at WSU, a …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Art Thiel: Left for dead, Seahawks show plenty of life against Eagles

The crypt was almost completed: Lots of marble, noble and somber inscriptions, soft organ music. All it was missing was the Seahawks.


Art Thiel: Russell Wilson is money in a buck-oh-eight

Many are the ways to look at the menagerie that unveiled Sunday at the Clink, a spectacle of puppies, porcupines, kittens and skunks. Just when it seemed Seahawks fans were …


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 …


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 …


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, …


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 …


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.


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 …


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. …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


Art Thiel: Please, Jim Harbaugh, don’t leave the 49ers

Dear Jim Harbaugh: Please don’t go.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …