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A different spin on sports by The Seattle Times staff and readers.

September 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Mariners’ Fernando Rodney, Seahawks’ Percy Harvin: Times readers sound off

Mariners Contract extension was premature The Mariners extended the contract of general manager Jack Zduriencik in August based on the positive performance of the team. The team and fans depended on him to make the right moves around the trade deadline. He acquired Kendrys Morales, Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia, but their offensive numbers have been dismal. Zduriencik failed…

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September 19, 2014 at 5:42 PM

NFL bad behavior, from Adrian Peterson to Roger Goodell: Times readers sound off

NFL controvery Don’t accept this Neanderthal behavior Nobody can be so naive as to believe that the recent rash of abusive behavior in the NFL is a recent phenomenon. It’s way past the time that this Neanderthal behavior can be passed off as “boys will be boys.” We can’t allow a creeping acceptance of what should be unacceptable. Nothing…

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September 18, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Skateboarder Mitchie Brusco on his love for the sport

Mitchie Brusco of Kirkland is one of several high-profile skaters who will be at EZRocks –Skate for the Cure kickoff event Friday (Sept. 19) from noon to 1 p.m. at Highland Community Park/Bellevue Skate Park, 14224 Bel-Red Road. Go here for more details. The event will also celebrate the Bellevue Skate Park’s 20th anniversary. It…

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September 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Take 2: Adrian Peterson and what we expect from our sports heroes off the field

BY CLINTON PAWLICK If you want change, start with the big money.  It works.  Ask the Minnesota Vikings. After sponsors reacted unfavorably to the team’s reinstatement of Adrian Peterson, a star running back, who faces child-abuse charges in Texas, the Vikings placed Peterson on an “exempt” list.  This bars him from playing football for the…

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September 17, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Take 2: Ray Rice, Penn State cases send a dangerous message

BY JEREMY R. ABRAMS Last Monday, Sept. 8, two off-field events in sports garnered more attention than any competition on the field: the Baltimore Ravens released Ray Rice, whom the NFL suspended indefinitely; and the NCAA lifted its postseason and scholarship ban on Penn State University’s football team. These two events teach an important lesson about the…

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