Seattle Seahawks

Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

'Remarkable' Wilson Winning Seahawks Games With Hands, Feet

Russell Wilson eludes a tackle during the Monday Night Football game against Washington.
Alex Brandon AP Photo

The 3-1 Seahawks host the 4-1 Cowboys on Sunday at CenturyLink Field. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel expects another strong showing from quarterback Russell Wilson, the man who's won the last two games with his hands and his feet. 

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Seahawks' Roots
5:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Burke Museum: Here's The Mask That Likely Inspired The Seattle Seahawks' Logo

Courtesy of the Burke Museum

Just where did the Seattle Seahawks’ logo come from?

Amid the fever pitch of last year’s Super Bowl run, one of the art history classes at the University of Washington got curious.

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Sports with Art Thiel
7:00 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Seahawks Dominate Packers In 36-16 Win, Start Season Strong

Seahawk's safety Kam Chancellor (31) tackles Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless after a reception in the second quarter of the game between the Seahawks and Packers, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Seattle.
Scott Eklund AP Photo

The Seahawks start their season with a bang, or should we say a boom. The defending Super Bowl champions trounced the Green Bay Packers Thursday night by a score of 36-16 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

The Hawks’ notorious Legion of Boom defense certainly showed its stuff. But KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the offense was on fire as well.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

'It's About To Be The Greatest Time': 4 Reasons Seattle Fans Should Get Excited

Russell Wilson and Seattle Seahawks accepts the award for best team at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Los Angeles.
John Shearer Invision/AP Photo

From Seattle Sounders players shining at the World Cup to four Mariners in the All-Star game, to the Seahawks winning best team in sports at the ESPY Awards, Seattle sports fans have lots of reasons to smile lately.

And come September, says KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel, those smiles may turn into tears of joy.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Speed And Strength: Closer Look At Seahawks' New Rookies

Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson makes a catch during a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Michael Conroy AP Photo

The Seahawks are putting their new drafted and undrafted rookies to the test in a mini-camp this weekend in Renton. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says there are several standouts who could help the Seahawks be as good as they were last year.  

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Richard Sherman Deal 'Deserved,' 'Part Of The Game'

Richard Sherman addresses a news conference at the team's headquarters in Renton. Sherman signed a four-year contract extension Wednesday, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

Seahawks star Richard Sherman is now the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL after signing a $57 million, four-year contract extension this week.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel doesn't question the amount of the salary, but wonders what it might do to Sherman's performance on the field.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Seahawks Surprises: Tough 2014 Schedule, Sherman Honored, Wilson To Divorce

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson drops back as Seahawks' Robert Turbin runs a pattern against the New Orleans Saints, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

It may be baseball season, but Seahawks fans are already thinking about football this fall. That's because the 2014 NFL schedule came out this week, but that's not the only reason.

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Arts
10:53 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Denver Museum Pays Off Super Bowl Art Wager To Seattle Art Museum

"The Broncho Buster" by Frederic Remington.
Denver Art Museum; The Roath Collection

The Denver Art Museum has made good on its Super Bowl bet and delivered the Frederic Remington "Broncho Buster" sculpture to the Seattle Art Museum for a three-month exhibit.

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Super Bowl XLVIII
5:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Some Seahawks Fans Plan To Party Like It's 1979

Sonics 1979 NBA Championship poster
Paula Wissel

Some fans who will be watching the Seahawks victory parade today are remembering another time when the city turned out to celebrate a major sports victory.

It was June of 1979 and the Seattle SuperSonics had just won the NBA championship.

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Super Bowl XLVIII
5:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Thiel: 5 Reasons Why The Seahawks Will Win The Super Bowl

The Empire State Building – in Seahawks blue and green – backdrops a sign for Super Bowl XLVIII in Hoboken, N.J., this week.
Julio Cortez AP Photo

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel is predicting a Seahawks victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. He thinks Seattle will beat the Denver Broncos, and he gives these five reasons.

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Super Bowl XLVIII
10:48 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Thousands Pay $28.50 To Watch Super Bowl Players Answer Questions At Media Day

Seattle Seahawks fans cheer during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Newark, N.J.
Charlie Riedel AP Photo

"It’s a new phenomenon,” says KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel, “charging people to watch people be interviewed.”

But thousands of people were willing to pay $28.50 to pack into Prudential Center on Tuesday to watch thousands of reporters interview the Super Bowl players.

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Super Bowl XLVIII
10:17 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Seahawks' Lynch Tries To Open Up To Media, Gets Fed Up, Leaves

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch smiles during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Newark, N.J.
Matt Slocum AP Photo

Marshawn Lynch, who has risked NFL fines for not talking to the media, made a brief appearance before cameras at Super Bowl 48 on Tuesday, taking questions for six minutes out of the Seahawks’ hour-long press availability.

Lynch was a little more generous Wednesday morning at the team hotel — that is, until he decided enough was enough, says KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel.

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Super Bowl
9:09 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Seattle, Denver Art Museums Bet Artworks In Super Bowl Wager

In its Super Bowl wager with DAM, SAM is betting this "Forehead Mask" by the Nuxalk First Nation.
Gift of John H. Hauberg 91.1.71

When the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Sunday, the directors at two art museums will be paying close attention to the outcome of the game.

The Seattle Art Museum has bet the Denver Art Museum a temporary loan of a major work of art. The winner gets to display the loser's art, which will be on loan for three months.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Seahawks' Sherman Speaks Out, Tries To Move On

Seahawks' Richard Sherman speaks during a news conference Wed., Jan. 22, 2014, in Renton. The Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is doing damage control. He sparked quite a controversy with his emotional outburst live on FOX-TV Sunday, mere minutes after he made the play that gave the Seahawks the win over the 49ers and sent them to the Super Bowl.

It's being called the rant heard around the world. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it was also refreshing.

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Football Fever
9:55 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Think You Know Richard Sherman After His 'Rant'? Maybe Not

Richard Sherman off the football field.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

Post-game interviews of NFL players are almost always predictable and boring. They go something like this:

Reporter: "Congratulations. How did you guys turn the game around?"

Player: "One play at a time. The team stuck together. We worked hard. The good Lord was with us. The fans were great. Hi, Mom!"

In 20 seconds Sunday night on Fox-TV, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gave one of the most memorable post-game interviews ever — and not just because he shattered the stereotype about how players behave in that situation.

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