Seattle Sidelines

Patterson: Annual non-predictions for the Seahawks

Here’s a look at what won’t happen this season in Seattle.

POLL RESULTS: Mixed feeling on how the Seahawks will fare

Nearly two-thirds of the voters predicted Seattle to finish .500 or worse.

POLL: How many games do the Seahawks win this season?

Seattle’s season starts Sunday, and the Seahawks hope to extend their streak of winning records.

Arcs of success for Seahawks, Huskies rarely align

When I think of the history of the Puget Sound region’s two football behemoths, the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the NCAA’s University of Washington Huskies,… Continue reading

POLL RESULTS: Strong belief in the Huskies vs. Auburn

By more than a three-to-one ratio voters picked No. 6 Washington to beat No. 9 Auburn on Saturday.

POLL: Who wins the showdown between Washington and Auburn?

College football begins Saturday with a biggie between the No. 6 Huskies and No. 9 Tigers.

Khaira acquisition shows Silvertips are playing to win

The addition of the defender in the offseason says Everett believes, despite losses, it can contend again.

POLL RESULTS: M’s have challenge catching either Astros or A’s

Voters think Seattle has an equal chance of catching Houston and Oakland, but more likely neither.

POLL: Which team do the M’s have the best chance of catching?

Seattle now has two teams — Houston and Oakland — to take aim at in the playoff race.

Looking for a new sport to try? How about lawn bowling

The obscure sport is a hidden gem in the Pacific Northwest.

POLL RESULTS: M’s made right call yanking Felix from rotation

More than 90 percent of voters agreed with the decision to move Hernandez to the bullpen.

POLL: Were the M’s right to remove Felix from the rotation?

Declining effectiveness caused Seattle to send Hernandez, after 398 straight starts, to the bullpen

Herald sports writer, Nick Patterson, with his wife, Chelsea Kearns make their way through an orienteering course Wednesday afternoon at Forest Park in Everett on July 18, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Finding the finish line as a 1st-time orienteerer

Participants use a map, a compass and their legs to locate checkpoints in the fastest possible time.

Herald sports writer, Nick Patterson, with his wife, Chelsea Kearns make their way through an orienteering course Wednesday afternoon at Forest Park in Everett on July 18, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks fans have Earl Thomas on the mind

The star safety’s possible holdout received the most votes, but the OL changes also received backing.

Patterson: Doubters should fuel Seahawks

Seattle always played its best football with a chip on its collective shoulder.

Everett native Chad Douglas rides his wakeboard on Lake Washington. (Photo by Rob Adams)

VIDEO: What to expect at Wakeboard Nationals on Lake Tye

The 2018 Natique WWA Wakeboard National Championships begin Wednesday in Monroe.

Everett native Chad Douglas rides his wakeboard on Lake Washington. (Photo by Rob Adams)

POLL: Which Seahawks issue are you watching closest?

There’s several situations worth monitoring when training camp opens Thursday in Renton.

Plenty to ponder as Mariners get back to business

Surprising Seattle returns from the All-Star break Friday on a bit of a skid.

POLL RESULTS: Voters stump for Diaz as M’s MVP — barely

Seattle’s closer edges Segura for MVP at the All-Star break in a vote that was spread across the map.

Poll: Who is the Mariners’ MVP at the All-Star break?

Vote for the player you think has been most responsible for Seattle’s surprising first half.