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September 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Mariners’ swoon, NFL bad behavior: Seattle Times readers sound off

Mariners Valiant effort, but not enough Being close only counts in horseshoes. It is a pity because the Seattle Mariner late-season run for the playoffs was a valiant, but courageous attempt that came up short. But, this season produced a winning team for the first time in five years, and the fans showed their support by flocking through…

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September 26, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Video: Ken Griffey Jr. , Richard Sherman in new Nike ad

Seattle’s past and present sports media darlings make appearances in a new Nike ad. Ken Griffey Jr., the former Mariners superstar, is shown at a diner counter reading a newspaper (not The Seattle Times) with a headline that touts Richard Sherman as “Seattle’s best athlete ever”. “Who’s this Richard Sherman,” he asks a kid sitting next to…

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September 25, 2014 at 11:45 AM

An inspiring son’s first race, a father’s plea: ‘Please don’t let him be last’

BY JON JOHANSEN Although my elementary-school-aged son is simultaneously blessed and cursed with a competitive streak, a brain injury causes his body to betray him. And so I found Michael, on a hot afternoon recently, struggling to keep up with his cross-country teammates. Though MJ pumped his arms, he fell farther and farther behind. I hauled my…

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September 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Fantasy football confession: The real reason I can’t stop playing

BY SCOTT HANSON, SEATTLE TIMES STAFF It started 27 years ago, before the Internet and cellphones, and certainly long before fantasy football was big as it is now. They were a bunch of guys who worked at Hughes Aircraft in Southern California, mostly engineers, and 16 of them decided to start a fantasy football league, the HFL. It…

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September 22, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Seahawks, Broncos: What the national media say about Seattle’s victory

Sunday’s Seahawks-Broncos rematch had all the drama the Super Bowl didn’t, and reporters from across the country were there to record in Sunday in Seattle. Here’s a sampling of what the national media is saying about the Seahawks’ victory over the Denver Broncos. “THE NFL NEEDED THIS” BY PETER KING, SI.COM’S “MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK” The adrenaline was…

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September 21, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Seahawks vs. Broncos: Nate Silver, national media predictions, NFL power rankings

What does Nate Silver think of the Seahawks, Broncos and the Seattle-Denver showdown Sunday? A lot, it turns out.  The guy who made his name predicting presidential and other election outcomes weighs in on his website “Five-thirty-eight.com” He believes the Seahawks are 3.5-point favorites Sunday, considerably less than the Vegas line, believes they still rank at…

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