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Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi (11) celebrates as he cuts a piece of the net after defeating Saint Mary’s in the final of the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament on March 10 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

POLL RESULTS: Readers expected a long run for Gonzaga

Nearly two-thirds of voters thought the Zags were going at least to the Final Four.

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi (11) celebrates as he cuts a piece of the net after defeating Saint Mary’s in the final of the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament on March 10 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev (3) and the rest of the Bulldogs would have been one of the favorites in the NCAA tournament. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

POLL: How would Gonzaga have done in the NCAA tournament?

The Bulldogs would have headed into the since-canceled tournament as one of the favorites.

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev (3) and the rest of the Bulldogs would have been one of the favorites in the NCAA tournament. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Patterson: Most agree, some things are bigger than sports

Comments from readers suggest most are disappointed sports have been shut down, but understand why.

AC Milan’s Samu Castillejo kicks from the corner in an empty stadium during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Genoa at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Sunday. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to suspend the games in Italy’s top soccer division. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)

POLL RESULTS: Well, this one took a mid-week turn

Two-thirds of fans weren’t deterred by coronavirus — before sports started being suspended Wednesday.

AC Milan’s Samu Castillejo kicks from the corner in an empty stadium during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Genoa at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Sunday. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to suspend the games in Italy’s top soccer division. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)
Glacier Peak High School fans celebrate the Grizzlies’ 57-52 victory over Sumner in the Class 4A state boys basketball tournament Thursday at the Tacoma Dome. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

POLL: Is coronavirus affecting your sports fandom?

Are you changing your attendance at sporting events as a health precaution?

Glacier Peak High School fans celebrate the Grizzlies’ 57-52 victory over Sumner in the Class 4A state boys basketball tournament Thursday at the Tacoma Dome. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Brayden Corwin attempts a shot over Mariner’s Naser Motley Monday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on January 27, 2020. Glacier Peak won 55-49. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

POLL RESULTS: Glacier Peak boys favored among local teams

The Grizzlies received 42% of the vote among the 10 local prep basketball teams headed to state.

Glacier Peak’s Brayden Corwin attempts a shot over Mariner’s Naser Motley Monday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on January 27, 2020. Glacier Peak won 55-49. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Pierce Darlington (right) and the Glacier Peak boys basketball team is one of 10 local squads headed to the Hardwood Classic beginning Wednesday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

POLL: Which local hoops team has the best shot at state?

Ten local teams are taking part in the high school state basketball tournaments this week.

Pierce Darlington (right) and the Glacier Peak boys basketball team is one of 10 local squads headed to the Hardwood Classic beginning Wednesday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Patterson: It was ugly, but XFL has foundation to work with

The Dragons’ winning home opener wasn’t the best football, but Seattle fans loved it anyway.

Quarterback Brandon Silvers and the rest of the XFL’s Seattle Dragons make their home debut Saturday at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Will Newton)

POLL RESULTS: Genuine interest in the XFL’s Seattle Dragons

Nearly half of the responders gave their interest level in the Dragons a ‘thumbs up.’

Quarterback Brandon Silvers and the rest of the XFL’s Seattle Dragons make their home debut Saturday at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Will Newton)

Patterson: Spring is a chance for a glimpse of the M’s future

The players to watch this spring training are those not on Seattle’s 40-man roster.

Meadowdale High School graduate Connor Hamlett and the rest of the Seattle Dragons are hoping the XFL proves a hit with the fans. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

POLL: What is your interest level in the Seattle Dragons?

The XFL, the latest attempt at a second professional football league, arrives in Seattle on Saturday.

Meadowdale High School graduate Connor Hamlett and the rest of the Seattle Dragons are hoping the XFL proves a hit with the fans. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Sofia Kenin, who won the Australian Open title last Saturday, is part of the U.S. team for the Fed Cup tie against Latvia that is being played Friday and Saturday at Angel of the Winds Arena. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

POLL RESULTS: Enthusiasm for the Fed Cup in Everett

Voters are pumped for the international women’s tennis event this weekend at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Sofia Kenin, who won the Australian Open title last Saturday, is part of the U.S. team for the Fed Cup tie against Latvia that is being played Friday and Saturday at Angel of the Winds Arena. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Serena Williams and the rest of the U.S. women’s tennis team are aiming to beat Latvia when the nations square off in a Fed Cup tie this weekend at Angel of the Winds Arena. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

POLL: What do you think of the Fed Cup coming to Everett?

Women’s tennis’ biggest international competition pits the U.S. vs. Latvia at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Serena Williams and the rest of the U.S. women’s tennis team are aiming to beat Latvia when the nations square off in a Fed Cup tie this weekend at Angel of the Winds Arena. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) argues a penalty call with umpire Paul King (121) during a game against the Tennessee Titans in 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

A full transcript of the Richard Sherman responses

Check out what readers had to say about the former Seahawks icon going to the Super Bowl with the 49ers.

Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) argues a penalty call with umpire Paul King (121) during a game against the Tennessee Titans in 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Patterson: Fan responses decidely in favor of Richard Sherman

Seahawks fans, mostly, seem to be rooting for the ex-Seattle star, but against the 49ers.

Patrick Mahomes (15) and the Kansas City Chiefs are the voters’ pick to win Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

POLL RESULTS: The Chiefs are the Super Bowl pick

Nearly two-thirds of the voters predict Kansas City will beat San Francisco in Sunday’s big game.

Patrick Mahomes (15) and the Kansas City Chiefs are the voters’ pick to win Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throws in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game on Aug. 24 at Arrowhead Stadium. (Chris Ochsner/Kansas City Star/TNS)

POLL: Which team prevails in Super Bowl LIV?

The AFC-champion Kansas City Chiefs and NFC-champion San Francisco 49ers square off Sunday in Miami.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throws in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game on Aug. 24 at Arrowhead Stadium. (Chris Ochsner/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales, left, spoke Thursday about what it was like suspecting the Houston Astros and other teams were illegally stealing pitch signs. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Patterson: A peek behind the curtain of the Astros scandal

Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales reveals what it was like as a victim of Houston’s illicit sign stealing.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales, left, spoke Thursday about what it was like suspecting the Houston Astros and other teams were illegally stealing pitch signs. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch was suspended by Major League Baseball and subsequently fired by the team as a result of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

POLL RESULTS: Astros should be stripped of 2017 championship

A whopping 80 percent of voters said Houston should lose its title over its sign-stealing scandal.

Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch was suspended by Major League Baseball and subsequently fired by the team as a result of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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