Art Thiel

Thiel: Politics surround future of new arena

In a somewhat intriguing behind-the-scenes look into an old barn we thought we knew, one thing stood out Wednesday from all the HVAC pipes, stored… Continue reading

Thiel: Apparently football has retired all sense of honesty

Dragging out player-health information from football coaches is one of the more tedious aspects of covering the industry. The coaches want to share nothing, the… Continue reading

Playoff loss to Atlanta in 2013 still lingers for Seahawks’ Carroll

Opinions are many regarding what constitutes an excruciating defeat: An upset blowout. A last-second buzzer-beater. A persistent pursuit that never quite gets there. However it… Continue reading

Time to step back and appreciate Seahawks’ sustained success

Amid fervent hand-wringing among fans about the Seattle Seahawks’ ability to persevere in the playoffs, we pause to offer a reflection on a feat. No… Continue reading

Sustained excellence in the NFL is tough, just ask the 49ers

While fans look in back seats, under beds and down sweaters for the Seahawks’ fleeting mojo, consider the San Francisco 49ers, at 2-13 the sick… Continue reading

Thiel: Seahawks’ Sherman remains as defiant as ever

No regrets, no remorse, no apology. Richard Sherman remained true Tuesday to his sideline tirade during the Rams game, when he yelled and pointed fingers… Continue reading

Thiel: Despite Hansen’s proposal, Seattle arena deal murky

For a city and sports marketplace that has flailed about for most of a decade trying to build an arena, Seattle suddenly is on the… Continue reading

Thiel: UW got in, but College Football Playoff needs a makeover

The arrival of Washington among the heavy equipment of the college football industry allows a Seattle viewer of the selection process to offer an opinion… Continue reading

Managing success is the real challenge for UW coach Petersen

The toughest part of coach Chris Petersen’s task is not devising a plan for his fourth-ranked Washington Huskies to beat ninth-ranked… Continue reading

Thiel: Seahawks’ Farmer takes long road back to Seattle roster

When he was a sophomore at Junipero Serra High in Gardena, California, George Farmer met USC coach Pete Carroll. By the time Farmer was a… Continue reading

Wilson’s new arena endeavor will be a harrowing one

If Russell Wilson’s life isn’t sufficiently difficult escaping on autumn Sundays from what he calls “the bears,” now the Seahawks quarterback will have some civic… Continue reading

Thiel: Seahawks’ Baldwin brings rare perspective to election

A child of the South and the son of a cop, Doug Baldwin has a rare perspective about the presidential election that he was willing… Continue reading

How former AD Woodward may have helped the Huskies

A big part of Scott Woodward’s legacy as University of Washington athletics director was the renovation of Husky Stadium, which he pulled off in 2013… Continue reading

Thiel: Time for Seahawks to give Wilson a week off

So the Seahawks question of the week is: Do the coaches think a Trevone Boykin-led offense is good enough to get 17 points Sunday in… Continue reading

Thiel: Seahawks need running game to show up against Cardinals

If there were only one game on the 2016 regular-season schedule that the Seattle Seahawks could deploy a healthy RB Thomas Rawls, Sunday at Arizona… Continue reading

Thiel: Seahawks-Falcons is marquee matchup of young NFL season

The marquee matchup of the NFL season so far is Sunday: Seahawks’ NFL-best defense against Falcons’ NFL-best offense. The show also includes a… Continue reading

Thiel: Fifth-ranked Huskies face once-mighty Ducks

I’ll take “Virgins and Volcanoes” for $500, Alex. OK, Art. The answer is, “The Oregon Ducks.” Who the hell is foolish enough to give a… Continue reading

Thiel: Mariners, UW football bring spotlight to Seattle

Remarkable what is wrought by coincidence and calendar. For 15 years, the Mariners and University of Washington football largely have been irrelevant nationally. On the… Continue reading

Thiel: Sherman feels Garfield football shows ‘courage, conviction’

Richard Sherman understands that Seahawks fans see a football crisis nearing, what with a Super Bowl-caliber team sputtering along at 7.5 points a… Continue reading

Thiel: Injured Wilson vs. Rams’ D-line is an unnerving thought

If we all didn’t know Russell Wilson to be the competitor that he is, it would be possible to speculate that the Seahawks quarterback picked… Continue reading