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Football Fever
5:01 am
Fri January 17, 2014

San Francisco Vs. Seattle: Take Our Quiz, Show Them Who's Boss

NFL football helmets from the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers are displayed Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, along with the George Halas Trophy, which is given to the winner of the NFC championship, during a news conference in Renton, Wash.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

When the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers kick off on Sunday, two proud West Coast cities will go toe-to-toe. 

San Francisco’s KQED challenged us to find out just how the two cities stack up, so we decided to put the question to you, the fans. In the spirit of competition, we decided to tackle this city rivalry from every angle, from good food to innovative tech industries and dreary weather.         

Take the easiest quiz in the world, and show the 49ers fans who’s boss.

Football Fever
5:01 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Fill In The Blank: The Seahawks-49ers Rivalry Is Like _______

A man walks across a San Francisco 49ers' team jersey on the floor of the House Chief Clerk's office Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Olympia, Wash.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

How would you describe the rivalry between football foes Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers? Share your answer below.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Why Seahawks-49ers Game Is 'Biggest Game In Seattle Sports History'

A Seahawks fan holds up a picture of cornerback Richard Sherman and a sign for the San Francisco 49ers before the NFC divisional playoff game between the Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel calls Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the Seahawks and 49ers "the biggest game in Seattle sports history.”

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

Seahawks Vs. Saints: Battle Of Two Great Coaches

Seahawks' Heath Farwell (55) carries the 12th man flag as he takes the field during player introductions in the Dec. 2 game against the New Orleans Saints in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

The Seahawks host the New Orleans Saints Saturday at CenturyLink Field in round two of the NFL playoffs.

The Seahawks beat the Saints 34-7 last month in Seattle. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the outcome of that Monday Night Football game has affected how both teams are preparing for Saturday’s match-up.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Seahawks' First-Round Playoff Bye Continues To Pay Off

Seattle Seahawks' flags are run onto the field after a touchdown by the team against the St. Louis Rams in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

The Seahawks may not be playing in the first-round of the NFL playoffs this weekend but they’ll be closely watching the teams who are playing in the NFC Wild Card match-ups.

The Hawks clinched their division with a win over the Rams last Sunday and that earned them a first-round bye, in addition to home field advantage in the playoffs. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the timing couldn’t be better.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Top 5 Seattle Sports Stories Of 2013

Seahawks fans celebrate after Seahawks' Michael Bennett recovered a New Orleans Saints fumble and scored a touchdown on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Seattle.
John Froschauer AP Photo

From a blockbuster baseball signing to talk of the Super Bowl, there was a lot for Seattle sports fans to smile about this year. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel names his top five sports stories of the year.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

A Lot At Stake For Seahawks On Sunday

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) huddles with teammates.
Kathy Willens AP Photo

Even though the Seahawks have the best record in football (12-2) and have already made it to the playoffs, that doesn't mean they can coast through Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says a win would mean a lot.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Fans Help Seahawks Soar to New Heights

Seattle Seahawks fans cheer as they hold a 12th Man flag in the Monday Night Football match-up against the Saints in Seattle.
Scott Eklund AP Photo

There’s no place like home. That’s definitely true for the Seattle Seahawks. They’re undefeated at CenturyLink Field this season with a margin of victory that hasn’t been seen in the NFL in 40 years.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the Seahawks will move a step closer to having home field advantage in the playoffs if they beat the 49ers on Sunday in San Francisco, a place where they haven’t won since 2008.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Harvin Debut to Make 9-1 Seahawks Even Stronger

Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin makes a catch as he takes part in practice Oct. 22 in Renton. It was Harvin's first full team practice since he injured his hip during the off-season.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

The 9-1 Seahawks host the 2-7 Vikings Sunday at CenturyLink Field. The match-up has been made more interesting with word that wide receiver Percy Harvin will likely make his much-anticipated debut with the Seahawks against his former team, Minnesota.

Harvin was added to the active roster this week after hip surgery in August. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says that has a lot of people excited.  

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

What 7-1 Seahawks Need to Do to Avoid 'Circling the Drain'

Tom Gannam The Associated Press

The Seahawks are 7 and 1 at the midpoint of the season as they prepare to host the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers at CenturyLink Field Sunday afternoon.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says despite their record, the Seahawks have some big problems they need to fix.  

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Can Seahawks Stay Undefeated Against Colts?

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is taken down during the first quarter an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Houston.
David J. Phillip AP Photo

For the first time in team history, the Seattle Seahawks have a 4-0 start. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel calls that a “tremendous start.”

“I thought they were going to stumble in the first game against Carolina, and they nearly did,” he said. “I thought that was going to be a problem, because this team had a lot of things to get right in the exhibition season that I don’t think were quite there, especially in the offensive line.”

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Seahawks Poised to Win, Fans Ready to Roar

Seahawks fans will attempt world record for loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
Elaine Thompson AP File Photo

CenturyLink Field will be packed and louder than ever on Sunday evening. The Seahawks host the San Francisco 49ers in a much-anticipated match-up. 

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says this game may very well be a preview of the NFC championship battle this season.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Seahawks Expected to Go Far in 2013, but Sunday...?

Seahawks "12th Man" flags are waved before a preseason game against the Denver Broncos on Aug. 17, 2013, in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

The Seahawks play the Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday morning to kick off their much-anticipated 2013 season.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the season might not start off with a bang, but could end with one.  

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Costly Seahawks Acquisition Sidelined; Team Still Strong

Injured Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) can only stand and watch as other receivers go through practice drills during training camp Sat., July 27, in Renton.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

He cost the Seahawks a lot in trade treasure. Now, an injury could cost wide receiver Percy Harvin the season. He had hip surgery this week and is expected to be out for much – if not all – of the season.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel explains why this is a blow but not a death knell for the team. And he discusses reports there might have been warning signs about Harvin's injury.  

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SPORTS WITH ART THIEL
5:01 am
Fri March 15, 2013

New additions to Seahawks could be ingredients for a championship

Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin at a news conference Tuesday.
Associated Press

The Seattle Seahawks made two big moves this week, trading for high-profile wide receiver Percy Harvin and signing defensive end Cliff Avril. These moves show that the Seahawks are serious about winning a Super Bowl this upcoming season, says sports commentator Art Thiel. 


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