Art Thiel

Art Thiel: Seahawks’ new right guard is large and in charge

D.J. Fluker, at 340 pounds, gives Seattle exactly what it wants to implement a power run game.

 

Art Thiel: Expect growing pains in Thomas’ absence

Inexperience Tedric Thompson will start at FS in place of the future Hall of Famer on Thursday.

 

Art Thiel: M’s latest moves leave lots to be desired

Seattle jettisoned Ben Gamel, one of the top hitters on a struggling offense, to Triple-A Tacoma.

 

Thiel: M’s harassment victims deserve personal apology

Since no advanced metrics are available to measure independently the level of sincerity in Mariners president Kevin Mather’s apology Wednesday for being a lout to… Continue reading

Thiel: Seahawks have ‘lost their way,’ Sherman says

The 49ers cornerback is tossing tear gas canisters into his old Seattle bunkhouse.

Art Thiel: Shelton was a genuine ‘presence’ for Sonics

Wally Walker and Jack Sikma remember Lonnie Shelton, who died Sunday at age 62.

Art Thiel: Losing is no longer a destiny for Mariners

Despite a clunker against the Angels, Seattle is in the thick of the AL playoff race to stay.

Thiel: Harden’s MVP highlights what-ifs for lost Sonics

The award this week of the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player trophy to Houston’s James Harden produced some locally depressing poignancy, at least if… Continue reading

Art Thiel: 6 Seahawks in NFL’s top 100 leads to overhaul

Seattle’s highest-rated player, No. 11 Russell Wilson, was sufficiently needy to require new coaches.

Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer (left) and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talks following a news conference discussing the awarding of the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament to North America on June 13, 2018, in Seattle. The men’s soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow, where the 2018 tournaments starts on Thursday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Art Thiel: Seattle bids to get slice of World Cup action

The work starts now for Seattle to be one of 10 U.S. cities to host matches in the 2026 World Cup.

Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer (left) and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talks following a news conference discussing the awarding of the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament to North America on June 13, 2018, in Seattle. The men’s soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow, where the 2018 tournaments starts on Thursday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Art Thiel: There’s a difference between dissent and disloyalty

NFL players who protest are breaking no laws. They act not out of fear, but of out of conviction and reason.

Art Thiel: Newest Seahawk honest about past problems

Brandon Marshall doesn’t run from his past and Seattle can’t afford more personnel whiffs.

Art Thiel: NFL shoves protests during anthem behind closed doors

The new policy announced by the league on Wednesday is a compromise that pleases no one.

Thiel: Mariners go from appealing to appalling

For Russian hackers streaming the Safeco Field game Wednesday on their favorite U.S. propaganda tool, Facebook, the Mariners countered with some clever disinformation. In the… Continue reading

Art Thiel: Seahawks’ offseason likely won’t impress Wilson

Seattle did little to improve the passing game as the quarterback’s contract year gets closer.

Art Thiel: Hard to say what’s on Earl Thomas’ mind

The Seahawks safety wasn’t traded during the draft and hasn’t received a contract extension.

Art Thiel: Seahawks have many holes, few resources

Heading into the draft, Seattle has a bigger question mark than at any point in the Carroll/Schneider era.

Art Thiel: Should Seahawks make QB Jackson their top pick?

With Russell Wilson’s contract up after the 2019 season, it’s a move that makes sense in a lot of ways

Art Thiel: Leiweke hire a big score for NHL team in Seattle

The former Seahawks and Sounders CEO was named the CEO and president of the prospective NHL team.

Thiel: Loaded Rams poised to take control of NFC West

Since winning 42-7 in December at the Clink in the most dominant manner ever witnessed over a Pete Carroll-coached Seahawks team, the Los Angeles Rams… Continue reading