Seattle Seahawks

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

Why Seahawks fans should cheer for 49ers in Super Bowl

From jeers to cheers? Seahawks fans celebrate a play against the 49ers in the game last month in which Seattle routed San Francisco 42-13. Art Thiel says Hawks fans should root for the division rivals in the Super Bowl.
John Froschauer AP Photo

Seahawks fans may have nothing but contempt for their division rivals the San Francisco 49ers. But when it comes to who to cheer for in the Super Bowl, KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel explains why it’s good to root for the 49ers over the Baltimore Ravens.


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5:00 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Looking back at Seahawks' playoff loss, and ahead to next season

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll walks off the field during the first half of Sunday’s playoff game against the Falcons in Atlanta.
John Bazemore AP Photo

Seahawks fans still have a lot of anguish and, for some, anger about Sunday's playoff loss to Atlanta. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel has some answers for fans, and a look ahead to next season.

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8:30 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Seahawks' playoff defeat leaves one fan heartbroken but hopeful

Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) sits on the bench during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Atlanta. The Falcons won 30-28.
Dave Martin AP Photo

A dramatic comeback was not enough for the Seahawks Sunday. They lost to the Falcons 30-28 in the NFC Divisional playoff game in Atlanta. Find out what one longtime Seattle sports fan has to say about it.

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Sports with Art Thiel
9:02 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Why the Seahawks will beat RG3 and the Redskins

Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson
AP Photo

Two rookie quarterbacks who've shined in the regular season will go head-to-head Sunday in Washington D.C., as Russell Wilson and the Seahawks go up against Robert Griffin III and the Redskins in the first round of the NFC playoffs.

Find out why KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel thinks the Seahawks will prevail.

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5:00 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Top 5 sports stories of 2012

Nathan Adrian bringing home the gold
AP Photo

What do a swimmer, a rookie quarterback, a perfect pitcher and a hedge fund manager have in common?

They're all on KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel's list of the top 5 sports stories of 2012.

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5:00 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Rookie-led Seahawks poised for playoffs

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills Dec. 16 in Toronto.
Mike Groll AP Photo

The Seahawks will be in the national spotlight when they host the San Francisco 49ers for Sunday Night Football on NBC.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it's going to be an intense, high-scoring game that should live up to the hype. Not to mention that the Seahawks could seal a wildcard playoff berth with a win.

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5:00 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Seahawks may have strategy regarding suspensions

Seahawks' Brandon Browner (39) reacts after recovering a Carolina Panthers fumble earlier this season. The Hawks will lose his fumble recovery and interception skills for four games, after he withdrew his appeal of a substance abuse violation.
Bob Leverone AP Photo

The Seahawks are still very much in the running for the playoffs. That's why KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel thinks there's some sort of strategy around their two star cornerbacks and the status of their appeals of NFL substance abuse violations.

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5:00 am
Fri November 30, 2012

What's behind the leak of the Seahawks' drug controversy?

Who tipped off the media and why? That’s the question Art Thiel is asking, after news that Seahawks cornerbacks Richard Sherman (#25 here) and Brandon Browner reportedly violated the NFL’s banned substances policy. The news leaked before their appeal.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

The Seahawks claim it's not a distraction. But KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel begs to differ. Star cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner will be playing under a cloud of controversy this Sunday in Chicago, as they appeal a reported violation of the NFL's drug policy.

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5:00 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Seahawks fans' reaction to disputed call 'foolish'

The call seen 'round the world: Officials signal a touchdown by Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate on the last play of the Monday Night Football match-up against the Green Bay Packers. The call gave the Seahawks a 14-12 win.
Stephen Brashear AP Photo

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel has a bone to pick with some Seahawks fans. He's baffled by the action of several season ticket holders following the Seahawks' controversial victory over the Green Bay Packers Monday night, at the hands of replacement referees.

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9:46 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Seahawks, Packers, NFL, referees, history collide in end zone

Packers defenders fight for possession of a jump ball with Seattle Seahawks wide receivers Charly Martin (14) and Golden Tate, right, in the final seconds of last night's game.
Stephen Brashear AP

Special post from SportsPress Northwest

As the parabola of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s final pass became apparent – in play, in the end zone –  there was no doubt that the Seahawks, the Packers, a stadium of fans, and the world that cares about Monday Night Football were about to witness the worst collision between clown cars in the history of the circus.

Boom! Floppy shoes, orange hair, red noses flying across the Pioneer Square landscape. Oh, the greasepaint!

And grinning in the bottom of the mayhem was a hero named Golden.

Does it get more loopy?

Yes. Loopy went overtime, grabbed a snack and came back on the field to kick a pointless point. Ten minutes after the game was over, it was over-over:  Seattle 14, Green Bay 12, but the controversy over this outcome will finish the moment the sun goes supernova.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Seahawks - a team of thugs in passive-aggressive Seattle?

Dallas Cowboys' Chris Jones has his kick blocked by the Seahawks in the first half of Sunday’s game in Seattle. The Seahawks won 27-7.
Kevin P. Casey AP Photo

In a city that's known for being passive-aggressive, it might sound funny to some Seattleites to hear their football team described as simply aggressive. Some are calling the team "a bunch of thugs" after their rout of the Cowboys last Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel finds humor in the Seahawks' tough new reputation.

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9:00 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Seahawks' early success: why some fans act like 'jilted lovers'

Seahawks fans react to an upheld touchdown by the Tennessee Titans that is shown on the replay screen behind them in a preseason game last month in Seattle.
Rick Bowmer AP Photo

When it comes to getting their hopes up early on in the season for any Seattle sports team, many fans instead put up their defenses. That may be happening to some people in the wake of the Seahawks' perfect preseason record of 4-0.

As the Hawks gear up for the start of the regular season Sunday in Arizona, some fans are keeping the team at arms' length. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel explains why.

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12:00 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Preview: Seahawks' perfect preseason makes some wary

Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson in action against the Oakland Raiders in a preseason game in Seattle.
AP Photo

The Seahawks are preparing for their season opener on Sunday in Arizona. They went 4-0 in the preseason - only the second perfect preseason in team history.

But not everyone is celebrating that feat. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel will explain why tomorrow morning at 5:35 and 7:35 on 88.5 KPLU. Check back here for a blog of our conversation.

Sports with Art Thiel
11:04 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Seahawks' signing of Terrell Owens 'low risk,' fills a need

New Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Terrell Owens makes a catch around the defense of cornerback Richard Sherman during training camp Wednesday in Renton.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

The Seahawks open their preseason Saturday night with a home game against former Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and the Tennessee Titans.

This comes just days after the Hawks named their new starting quarterback - former Green Bay backup Matt Flynn - and signed controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens.

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12:00 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Preview: Is T.O. a changed man?

New Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Terrell Owens talks with quarterback Matt Flynn during training camp Wednesday in Renton.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

Controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens had his first official workout with the Seattle Seahawks yesterday, after agreeing to a one-year deal with the team this week.

The often outspoken player who's clashed with players and coaches in the past told the media that he's changed his ways.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel will discuss the "T.O. effect" on the team tomorrow morning at 5:35 and 7:35 on 88.5 KPLU. Check back here for a blog of our conversation.

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