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

November 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Seahawks vs. Chiefs: National media on what went wrong, Seattle’s playoff hopes

The Super Bowl jinx, and the Seahawks dwindling playoff hopes. Jamaal Charles’ breakout performance, and the Chiefs taking the lead in the AFC West. How Marshawn Lynch spent halftime and his future in Seattle. Those are some of the many interesting themes that emerged from media coverage of the Seahawks’ 24-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Here’s…


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November 16, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Seahawks, Huskies poll: Which weekend loss was tougher to take?

Not a good weekend for Seattle football teams. The Huskies lost at Arizona 27-26 on a Wildcats field goal with no time left. The Seahawks lost at Kansas City, 24-20, after failing to score from the 2-yard line. So which road defeat was tougher to swallow? That’s our Take 2 poll of the weekend. Vote or weigh…



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 14, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Seahawks vs. Chiefs: National media finally picking against Seattle, but how close is it?

It took 11 weeks, three losses and an avalanche of injuries, but the oddsmakers and media finally are picking against the defending Super Bowl champions. The Seahawks are a 1-point underdog in their game in Kansas City on Sunday, and  most of the national media predict Seattle will lose to the Chiefs. I found that 34 of…


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November 10, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Seahawks vs. Giants: National media hail Marshawn Lynch, impale Giants

Marshawn Lynch’s punishing day powered the Seahawks’ record-setting rushing performance, and the national media and major newspapers were properly impressed. They also couldn’t help but take their shots at the New York Giants, who have  lost four straight after an epic second-half collapse. New York media showed about as much mercy on the Giants as the…


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November 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Seahawks: National media (with one exception) picking Seattle to beat Giants

Despite all the Seahawks’ recent struggles, the national media and major newspapers are lining up on Seattle’s side this week. With one notable exception: Arizona’s Bob McMenamin picks the Giants to upset the Seahawks, 23-20. All four of the Seattle Times writers picked Seattle. Same with’s experts. And on and on. My count 40-1. But before Seahawks…


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