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January 30, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Leading up to the NFC Championship Game between the Seahawks and the 49ers, San Francisco Chronicle editorial writer Marshall Kilduff sent me a 49ers T-shirt. He and I had both argued over which team was better and which city was superior.
January 22, 2014 at 11:58 AM
See the photo to the right? It’s a little memento that arrived in the mail Tuesday morning from San Francisco editorial writer Marshall Kilduff.
Kilduff and I squared off in our respective blogs leading up to the past two 49ers-Seahawks games. We argued over which was the better city the week before the Dec. 8 game, which the 49ers won. (Me: “Which is the better city?”; Kilduff: “Seattle talks smack, we talk back”).
Last week, we defended our teams leading up to the battle for the NFC title, and the Seahawks won. (Me: “Top 10 reasons Seahawks should win the NFC championship”; Kilduff: “Give hate a chance”).
What should I send to Kilduff? Do I take a cue from Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman? And what should I do with this 49ers t-shirt?
Tell me your ideas in this form. (more…)
January 22, 2014 at 6:59 AM
Seahawks fans sent images of themselves from around the world in 12th Man gear in response to my Monday blog post about a Tacoma native living in Paris.
The most impressive entry came from Gordon Prinster of West Seattle, who shared a video of himself planting a 12th Man flag at 22,837 feet on Mount Aconcagua in Argentina on Jan. 4. Aconcagua is the tallest peak in the Americas.
January 20, 2014 at 6:45 AM
PARIS, France – Allez Seahawks.
“It’s our turn,” Tacoma native Krystal Romano said early Monday morning, Paris time, when the Seahawks won the NFC championship game in Seattle. “We haven’t won a Super Bowl yet. This team, this puzzle full of misfits and last picks – we made it work.” (more…)
January 15, 2014 at 6:09 AM
Seattle and San Francisco’s football teams play Sunday for the NFC championship title. Clearly, the Seahawks should win. Here are my reasons below.
And check out San Francisco Chronicle editorial writer Marshall Kilduff’s reasons in an Opinion Shop blog post on why the 49ers should win.
Thank you to the Hawks fans who helped me come up with this top 10 list. (more…)
December 31, 2013 at 12:05 PM
Boeing, the NBA arena proposal and Pope Francis drew the most online readers in 2013. Did you miss them? Read them again now.
Here are our top 10 most-read editorials of the year based on online clicks, aka page views: (more…)
December 30, 2013 at 6:08 AM
We are nearing the end of 2013. Here is what was most popular with online readers in the past 12 months: Seattle’s dating scene, not having kids and wages at Dick’s Drive-In.
In case you missed them, here is another chance to check out the most-read editorials, staff columns, guest columns (aka op-eds) and Opinion Northwest blog posts of the year. These rankings are based on online click-throughs, aka page views. (more…)
December 6, 2013 at 6:03 AM
Seattle has for too long been labeled a “smaller San Francisco.” We see the similarities. Like San Francisco, Seattle is made up of neighborhoods on hills. Both cities are shrouded in grey. The politics of both are proudly left.
But Seattle is not a lesser San Francisco. It’s a better San Francisco.
A San Francisco editorial writer seems to think differently in a post that went up this morning. As if. We’ll still continue to proclaim our superiority this week as the Seahawks prepare to take on the 49ers. Seattle trounced San Francisco earlier this season at CenturyLink Field, when the fans broke the sound record. Two S.F. fans called for the NFL to punish a team for fan noise in a letter to the San Francisco Chronicle. I called the letter-writers wussy babies in an earlier blog post. We’re not only louder, Seattle is better in a number of other ways:
San Francisco, we have news for you. You’re no longer the leftiest city on the left coast. In 2012, our state voters legalized same-sex marriage with Referendum 74. (California voters rejected same-sex marriage with Proposition 8.) Washington state also legalized recreational marijuana with Initiative 502. Eat your liberal heart out. (more…)
December 4, 2013 at 6:03 AM
Barry Welch of Ferndown in the United Kingdom created this mock delivery receipt from an Amazon.com drone. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told “60 Minutes” that the company is testing the use of drones for delivering products, according to a Bloomberg story. Follow Welch on Twitter @quantumpirate.
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November 5, 2013 at 5:58 PM
Replay the live election commentary from The Seattle Times editorial board from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Our writers covered election-night parties and shared opinions and perspectives from the newsroom on the results of the Nov. 5, 2013 general election.