In sports briefs from Tuesday, Gonzaga's game vs. Pepperdine on Thursday is now at 6 p.m., the NBA and its players put more COVID-19 safety measures in place after five postponed games, and No. 7 Michigan remains undefeated with a rout of No. 9 Wisconsin.
I'm sure many people were parsing quarterback Russell Wilson's words and reading his body language Thursday, searching for signs of discontent in the wake of the jarring end to the Seahawks' season, Pete Carroll's stated desire to run the ball more often and the subsequent firing of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
You could see the frustration after that Week 10 loss to the Rams. The coach who despised turnovers, the coach who coveted the run had seen enough. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had tossed two more interceptions that game, making it seven over his past four.
What role did offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer play in the Seahawks' first-round ouster? Should fingers point his way, too?
The Seahakws had their sights on the Super Bowl, dealt away vital pieces of their future to attain it and continued to tinker throughout the season with that one paramount goal in mind. And that's why, by that standard, their 2020 season was an abject failure.
Let’s just get this over with.
Tommy Lasorda lived long enough to see the Dodgers break the drought of his lifetime and win the team’s first World Series since he, Kirk Gibson and Orel Hershiser gave them the most improbable one 32 years earlier.
One is a freak — a 6-feet-4, 230-pound specimen with the body fat of a mannequin and Formula-1 speed. The other is a rabbit — small but quick and impossible to corner.
Let's just admit it: This Seahawks team that starts the playoffs Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams remains an utter mystery. They are a 12-win enigma, if that's possible.
On Sunday, a few hours before the Seahawks played, and won, what turned out to be a meaningless (at least in terms of playoff seeding) game against the 49ers, a more long-term concern presented itself.
We'll start with the good, because there is a whole lot of it. The Seahawks beat the 49ers, 26-23, on Sunday to earn their fourth straight victory and finish the season 12-4.
You probably saw the photos or videos splashed across social media, of forlorn and furry mascots surrounded by empty seats.
Though mostly under the radar, the Seahawks' Bobby Wagner is having another standout season.
The Mariners believe their showstoppers will emerge over time as this heralded class of prospects reaches the majors.
The Seahawks secondary has blossomed into one of the more notable defensive forces in the NFL.
Pete Carroll has led the Seahawks through COVID, a tough division and bad defense -- and he's not done.
SEATTLE — Remember back in October 2018, when the Warriors and Kings played an exhibition game at a sold-out and frenzied KeyArena?
Seahawks defensive back D.J. Reed might not have the locker-room clout of a Russell Wilson or a Bobby Wagner. He might not have the popularity of a DK Metcalf or the resume of a K.J. Wright.
So just reaching the playoffs, as the Seahawks achieved Sunday with their 20-15 victory over the Washington Football Team, means what? A solid accomplishment, obviously, but it's not enough for this team.
There are two types of consistency that the Seahawks display. The first is consistently taking years off their fans' lives.
The other day I found myself asking a fellow media member, "Do you have an Otter of the Zoom so I can tweet some quotes?" I can only imagine what 1979 me, just starting out in the sportswriting business with what can only be called rudimentary technology at my disposal, would have made of that sentence.
The Huskies announced the inevitable Friday: Because of the team-wide spread of COVID-19 that had already knocked them out of a showdown with Oregon for the Pac-12 North title last Saturday, and caused them to pull out of the Pac-12 championship game that was to be played Friday, the Huskies said they were also abandoning their plans to participate in a bowl game.
Apologies in advance if this turns out to be a jinx.
One must temper any excessive enthusiasm brought about by this 40-3 Seattle romp at Lumen Field by remembering it occurred against the now 0-13 Jets. They proved Sunday they aren’t as good as their record would indicate.
During a season in which six of the Seahawks’ eight wins have been decided by one score, Jason Myers has been as valuable as he is accurate. He has nailed all 15 of his field-goal attempts this year and, dating to last season, has made 26 in a row.
Ever since I was lucky enough to become the executive director at the WIAA, I’ve told our staff and membership that we are in the memory-making business. Those memories can be made in any town, large or small, in any sport or activity, at a mid-week practice, a senior night, or a state championship final.
For many Americans — possibly millions — this may be the worst August they can remember. Unemployment is still stratospheric, social restrictions are still ubiquitous, and the tunnel that is this coronavirus pandemic remains dim.
A few days ago, the column on the Mariners’ home opener seemed inevitable regardless of the result: If there was ever a year in which fans couldn’t be present, this was it.
SEATTLE — There was little doubt that the best linebacker in the game would field questions about one of the top safeties in the game. And on Wednesday, Bobby Wagner was all too happy to praise the newly acquired Jamal Adams, a former Jets DB.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said Thursday that the conference is prepared to pivot quickly to alternate football scenarios in the event a 12-game regular season cannot start on time because of the coronavirus surge.
Blake Treinen was rolling south on Interstate 84 somewhere in central Idaho last week when I finally caught up with him