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Mariners’ fans need to look to next year … again

Local media have recently run stories featuring the 1995 Mariners, whose miracle late-season run carried them well into the American League playoffs.  This season's Mariners…

12 reasons the Seahawks are the world’s most interesting team

As the Seahawks open their NFL preseason Friday night at the Clink against the Denver Broncos, it occurs that after five seasons under coach Pete…

Mariners as 2015 champions? The numbers don’t add up

Gather round, boys and girls (you, too, Mariners' fans) for today’s Do the Math Lesson. Today’s problem: Can Seattle win the American League West? The…

When tragedy struck a NW baseball team

I am the shadow sinister called Fate … I am the Master Umpire, and I call the plays the way I see them. I have…

Are the Mariners still pennant contenders?

Seattle Mariners fans are accustomed to having their hearts broken by July 4. But unless the team mounts a winning streak during a tough road…

Why Seattle should root for Tukwila’s arena

The plan to build a privately funded hockey and basketball arena in Tukwila is welcome and could be a big win for the region, especially…

Mariners, 2015. We like this team.

Upon baseball's Opening Day, a day filled with nearly as many empty promises as a national political convention, it is worth recalling a forecast made…

Viral Video: John Oliver’s March Madness

John Oliver’s masterful, 360-degree, in-your-face jam of the NCAA and their money-making machine, March Madness, is an absolute must-watch. It’s a cross between a deeply…

Mariners’ spring training: Will hopes be fulfilled?

"Did you hear that Pete Carroll has been named ambassador to the Vatican?" "What?" "After Carroll's goal-line call in the Super Bowl, President Obama figured Pete is the…

How a Husky story has moved a national audience

Daniel James Brown's story of the University of Washington 1936 Olympic champion crew, "The Boys in the Boat" (Viking), continues its long and surprising run on national bestseller lists.…

My eXLIXstential crisis

I have never been a fair-weather fan. As a kid on Bainbridge, my dad and I watched Warren Moon and Joey Galloway on Sundays with…

Snatched away: How one play beat the Seahawks in the Super Bowl

GLENDALE, AZ. -- Many of the players and coaches were showered, dressed and on the buses. Equipment had been loaded. Shirtless and wordless on their…

Ups and downs for Seahawks fans

Watching the scene unfold in Pioneer Square, it seemed as if the defeat of the Seahawks at the hands of the Patriots would never need…

Why Marshawn Lynch’s silences make sense

Super Bowl Week is not exactly renowned as a holiday tied by longstanding family tradition to moments of quiet reflection.  No, holidays such as Thanksgiving…

Seattle Seahawks and the Super Bowl: Are the stars aligned?

We are just about down to the game, the SuperBowl itself. It will be an interesting collision of different sorts, a kind of State of…

Super Bowl: The battle between the best coaching minds

PHOENIX — The coaches who meet Sunday in Glendale in a much-anticipated Super Bowl matchup are easy to clown up as opposites, as in Emperor Palpatine vs.…

My interviews with the Marshawn Lynch of writers

Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawk’s star running back, is famous for his desire to avoid sitting and answering the media’s questions. Hostility to the media is…

Is this the Seahawks’ most surprising talent find?

PHOENIX — Less than a month ago, one of the key participants in the Seahawks' crucial goal-line stands in the NFC Championship against Green Bay was in…

Seahawks astound in OT victory over Packers

In a game more unpredictable than a toddler nursery, Russell Wilson found a quiet moment in the bedlam of overtime Sunday afternoon and offered up…

Seahawks: How they look better than a year ago

A major story line for the NFC Championship Sunday is how much the Green Bay Packers have improved since the 36-16 loss to the Seahawks…

Save the Seahawks from CenturyStink!

The only problem with the Seahawks’ march to glory is where it’s happening — or rather, what that where is called. The Hawks and the…

Seahawks get their shot at the NFC championship

Befitting an 11-point underdog on the road, Carolina coach Ron Rivera hoped the Seahawks would help with a slip-up or goof: "We needed them to…

Seattle Seahawks have a secret weapon against the Panthers

As the Seahawks return Saturday to the NFL playoffs from the same position as a year ago — No. 1 NFC seed, first-round bye, potentially…

2014’s #2 Most Read: International Space Station flies Seahawks 12th Man flag

This satirical piece was our second most read story of 2014.   Seattle and Denver both have long traditions in aerospace. Before legal recreational marjiuana…

Seahawks, Kings of the West, the hard way

Three signs that the Seahawks, one of the NFL's youngest teams, are maturing into an Alien-style, pitiless machine: At the accomplishment of the only seasonal…