Art Thiel

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

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

Thiel: Hawks show willingness to give players like Tupou a chance

If a black belt were awarded for audacity, the Seahawks would start out at seventh degree, and work up. They propose to win… Continue reading

Thiel: UW’s schedule the first three weeks is an embarrassment

Despite starting out ranked 14th in the country in the Associated Press poll, following numerous preseason predictions of a potential North Division Pac-12 championship, coach… Continue reading

Thiel: MLB approves sale of M’s to Stanton group

The move doesn’t have the emotional impact of, say, Kyle Seager’s game-saving defensive play Wednesday in Anaheim. But the Seattle Mariners’ most significant maneuver in… Continue reading

Thiel: Huskies coach Petersen is no fan of social media

For a guy who seems on the edge of a breakthrough for a college football program that was pathetically hanging on to a Don James… Continue reading

Thiel: Seahawks’ young O-line not fazed by label of NFL’s worst

The Seahawks are newcomer right tackle J’Marcus Webb’s fourth NFL team, which makes him different than many Seahawks, who know only the bucolic… Continue reading