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Category: Letters to the Editor
February 6, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Super Bowl emotion spills over: Readers sound off after Seahawks’ stunning defeat

The Seahawks’ stunning defeat to the New England Patriots last Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX released an incredible amount of emotion across the region. The Seattle Times Sports inbox and mailbox were flooded with fans’ reaction. A lot of it was angry, but there was also support for coach Pete Carroll’s (or Darrell Bevell’s) controversial…

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January 31, 2015 at 8:11 AM

Roger Goodell’s an idiot, Marshawn Lynch’s cool: Seattle Times readers sound off

Marshawn Lynch Goodell opens his big mouth So NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Marshawn Lynch’s job is to talk to the media? No, Marshawn’s job is to play football. Goodell alone has created this nonsense and has made the NFL an embarrassment. He would do well to heed the advice of a wise man who once said: “Better to…

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January 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Seahawks’ comeback cheers, Patriots’ scandal jeers: Seattle Times readers sound off

Deflate-Gate Let each team apply pressure Why not let each team choose their own inflation of a standardized football? Why have a rule that makes footballs harder to handle in certain conditions? Let’s bring out the best of the sport, as in catching passes and not fumbling in inclement conditions. And while we’re evaluating football, why have a championship game’s…

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January 2, 2015 at 10:10 PM

Cheers for Marshawn Lynch, jeers for Oregon Ducks, Jim Harbaugh hiring: Times readers sound off

Seahawks Kids see baseball players grabbing There must be something wrong with me. I didn’t notice Marshawn Lynch’s crotch at all during his spectacular “Beast Mode” run and touchdown flop into the end zone. The first time I saw the crotch grab or heard the commotion was from the media. Baseball players always seem to be adjusting, patting…

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November 29, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Seahawks turnaround, Marshawn Lynch’s silence: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seahawks What changed for this team? Great “W” by the Seahawks over the San Francisco 49ers. Only one thing bothers me: How do you explain the difference between the way the team played against Dallas and Kansas City and the Thanksgiving win, on the road no less, against the Niners? Kansas City practically ran at will. I hope this…

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November 22, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Chris Petersen’s chart, Marshawn Lynch’s fine: Seattle Times readers sound off

Chris Petersen Quit pointing fingers at coaches A few losses by a team never fails to effect the scornful jeers of fair-weather fans, armchair quarterbacks and self-anointed coaches blessed with hindsight, including sportswriters at The Seattle Times. Now the target is Washington coach Chris Petersen, who is on the hot seat over a single play call in a single…

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November 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Readers go Beast Mode over Marshawn Lynch, King Felix, UW complaints

Mariners Why Hernandez deserved Cy Young Felix Hernandez deserved the American League Cy Young Award. All the writers Larry Stone mentioned in his column (“Hernandez not winning Cy Young a stunner,” Thursday) who placed Felix second were from the Midwest or Southwest. Coincidence? I don’t think so. These writers made much of one outing against Toronto but failed…

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November 8, 2014 at 7:00 AM

UW, WSU ruining tradition, Seahawks-Raiders debacle: Times readers sound off

Huskies Don’t forget new Husky traditions Max Waugh’s letter to the University of Washington Athletics Marketing Department (“Husky lore no more, says longtime fan,” Monday) was right on point. As a UW graduate and long-time Huskies season-ticket holder and Tyee contributor, I support the coaches and players, but the actions by the athletic department are wearing thin. I…

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November 1, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, Huskies’ ugly uniforms: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seahawks Let’s hope Wilson’s grounded In one offseason Seattle has gone from league best to just above average, and it is bound to get worse before it gets better. After signing a starting secondary to contracts that eat into roughly 20 percent of the overall salary-cap space. one has to wonder how the front office will manage the…

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October 18, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Percy Harvin trade, Seahawks’ loss to Cowboys, hate in headlines: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seahawks That’s OK, Seahawks don’t need Harvin So, the Seahawks traded Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional mid-round pick? I know it is tough to keep your core together, as they mature into a roster full of all-stars. Percy wasn’t giving us what we thought he would. In contrast, he took what we do away…

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