The Seahawks improved to 4-3 Sunday with a 13-9 victory at Carolina. Here’s a roundup of media reaction after the game from the national media. “CAROLINA PANTHERS SQUANDER CHANCES IN 13-9 LOSS TO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS” BY JOSEPH PERSON, THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER It was Seattle’s third win in as many years against the Panthers, all decided by five points…More
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Seahawks Seems like there’s more to the Harvin fiasco It looks to a whole lot of folks around these parts that there is a lot more to the Percy Harvin affair than the Seahawks are telling us. To give up that much, before even half of the season, with the distinct possibility that they will get nothing in…More
The Seahawks fell to 3-3 Sunday, losing 28-26 to the Rams in St. Louis. Here’s a roundup of media reaction after the game from the national media and major newspapers. “ARE THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS GOING TO MISS THE PLAYOFFS?” BY LORENZO REYES, USA TODAY The biggest concern facing Seattle’s defense comes at moments in which it had…More
BY APOLO ANTON OHNO The Ironman World Championship was like no other event I have experienced. All week, athletes on the island of Kona prepared for the most grueling endurance event on the planet. The cannon went off at 6:50 a.m. Saturday morning signifying the start of a nearly 10-hour race day. It’s difficult to describe…More
BY JOE SIMS Seattle native Joseph Sims, 21, is traveling around the country during the World Cup in search of the heart and soul of soccer in the United States. Read about his journey in the Take 2 blog. I thought that the Indianapolis atmosphere was crazy. With all due respect to my friends in Indy,…More
By Andrew Winner Andrew Winner was the Sounders FC beat writer for MLSsoccer.com and its predecessor site, MLSnet.com, from 2009-2012. He lives in New York. Can we all agree to stop calling Freddy Adu a washout? The news broke Tuesday that Adu will be released by his Brazilian club Bahia due to ‘technical deficiencies,’ when his contract runs…More
Mariners Eric Wedge leaves with his integrity I would like to go on the record as being a member of what I suspect is a very large local contingent — those who deeply appreciate all that Eric Wedge did for the Mariners. This man put up with a dizzying array of frustrations and has succeeded through it…More
By Mark Turner We have just concluded the best September in Seattle football history and it feels good. Both the Seahawks and Huskies finished the month at 4-0. For the Seahawks, it’s the first time the team has ever started 4-0. For the Huskies, it’s the first 4-0 start since 2001. Consequently, it’s the first combined…More
Mariners’ failure isn’t Eric Wedge’s fault
Larry Stone’s Sept. 26 article (“Will Wedge be M’s fall guy?”) concerning Mariners manager Eric Wedge was informative and well-written, and it definitely served to awaken some inner feelings I’ve carried around. Anyone who cares to examine this man’s situation can’t help but feel sympathy. In essence, what he has done is consistently striven to extract more from less. The players he has been given to oversee have been a combination of veterans, many of whom have failed to produce for assorted reasons, and rookies, many of whom have shown promise but have committed a litany of mental and physical errors due to their youth.
My impression of Wedge’s performance is that he has been neither too soft and easy nor too hard and demanding. We Mariners fans may not be privy to the inner workings of the club, but over the course of a season, we are able to pick up little details from various sources which give us general impressions of how his stewardship has developed. I have seen no telltale signs of a loss of control. The players have not loafed. There has been no internal dissension. Dedication has not faltered.
– Tom Likai, Shoreline
Seahawks Who cares what reporter thinks? I am heading out of town for a few days and I presume the Times sports editor is also absent. How else to explain today’s Sports section where the first page is taken up by absolute drivel by allowing one of your sports “reporters” to wander off into the fantasy world…More