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    Commentary: The Seahawks are a great team – playing average football

    We start by asking the question – at 3-and-3 so far this year, are the Seahawks a good or great team playing average football…or are they an average team playing average football? I believe the Hawks are still a great team, but one, thanks in part to injuries, that’s played average football. I also believe the Hawks are at a major crossroads – one that will define their season, based on how they respond. For all the “Next Man Up” […]

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    Earl Thomas launches local foundation, announces charity event

    RENTON — Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas announced the launch of his Guardian Angel Foundation in the Seattle area, along with his first official charity function. Thomas will host his First Annual “Steaks and Seahawks” event at Daniel’s Broiler on Monday, November 17 to benefit his foundation, which provides resources and assistance to families in need. Thomas and his Seahawks teammates will step off the field and into the kitchen to help serve dinner to more than 200 guests. In […]

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    Carroll: Russell Okung OK despite shoulder problems; LB Bobby Wagner suffers ‘turf toe’

    SEATTLE — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that left tackle Russell Okung will play despite having sprained his shoulder in Week 3.  Q13 FOX reported earlier that he had a torn labrum and was playing through the pain. Okung suffered the injury in Week 3 against the Denver Broncos, and has been attempting to play through the pain. “Russell sprained his shoulder in a game a few weeks ago and returned to that game and hasn’t missed a practice […]

  • Commentary: Pac-12 fans united by one cause – its terrible refs

    We start with a point that consistently connects fans from different loyalties into one united front: Pac-12 Football Officiating is simply THE WORST. It’s mind-boggling that, in a conference that has made it a top priority to improve its officiating, Pac-12 refs continue to embarrass themselves with egregious – and often game-changing – calls every single week. They’ve spent money on technology and a command center. They’ve added position supervisors. And now they’ve been through two officiating coordinators in the […]

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    Commentary: Intelligent Pac-12 coaches like Leach still need “Football 101″

    We start with the newest episode of “Pac-12 Gone Wild:” The conference in which Arizona is undefeated, and Cal leads the North Division. And more importantly, the conference where intelligent coaches sometimes make dumb mistakes. Exhibit A? Washington State Coach Mike Leach. Today was supposed to be about Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday. About how most of the nation missed his record-setting 734 passing yards last night. It was supposed to be about the Cougs, rather than Cal, leading the […]

  • Commentary: Congrats to Mariners, but next year is ‘Playoffs Or Bust’

    We start by applauding the Mariners for a fun season – where their playoff hopes came down to the final weekend. But the bar has now been raised. For this team – there are no more excuses. Anything less than the playoffs next year will fall short of our expectations. It’s tough not to think about all the missed opportunities this team had – especially in the month of September – and I’m certainly not praising their mediocre play during […]

  • Commentary: Seahawks bye week comes in time for everyone to support deserving Mariners

    The best part after today? We now have 14 days to digest what Pete Carroll called a “Championship Drive” and a Seahawks dramatic win. And the least we can do while we wait – is give the Mariners our full attention and support. I get it: The M’s lost again today, and fell a game and a half out of the playoff race. It’s demoralizing. It’s frustrating that a team can be this close to their first playoff appearance in […]

  • Son of ‘Throwin’ Samoan’ needs no assistance with distance

    So how far can you hit a golf ball? Probably not as far as Jack Thompson Junior, who can hit it more than 400 yards. His longest drive in competition is 418 yards. His swing speed? 152 miles an hour – close to 30 miles an hour more than the average PGA Tour Pro. “I’ve been with every World Champ there is, and I’ve never seen speed like this before,” said swing coach Paul Larson. Next week, Thompson, the son […]

  • Commentary: Watching football comes with a new responsibility re: DV and Child Abuse

    On the heels of a depressing, maddening and sickening week in the NFL, I have a shameful confession that reflects the power and popularity of the league: After the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson news broke, and after the magnitude and severity of their actions had properly set in, my next instinct was to check my fantasy football team. Because that’s what many of us – unfortunately – have now been conditioned to do. It’s a conundrum of sorts: That […]