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POLL RESULTS: Voters pick the Patriots to win the Super Bowl

Readers favored New England over the Los Angeles Rams by a 58-percent-to-42-percent margin.

POLL: Which team prevails in Super Bowl LIII?

The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams square off for the NFL title Sunday in Atlanta.

Patterson: M’s ‘control the zone’ mantra yet to sink in

After 3 long years, Seattle is finally targeting players that fit their stated organizational approach.

Patterson: Credit GM Dipoto for embracing M’s rebuild

Seattle needed to take this step for the long-term health of the franchise.

POLL RESULTS: Griffey still considered greatest Mariner

Ken Griffey Jr. bested new Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez by more than three-to-one in the voting.

POLL: Who’s the greatest Mariners player of all time?

Edgar Martinez is projected to gain Hall of Fame election Tuesday, but is he Seattle’s greatest?

‘T’ Trophy gives extra juice to local NWAC rivalry

Their campuses? Separated by just 17 miles. Their sports teams? Often adjacent to one another in the standings. Their coaches? Usually recruiting the same players.… Continue reading

POLL RESULTS: Frank Clark should be the Seahawks’ priority

The pass-rushing defensive end was the overwhelming choice to re-sign among Seattle’s free agents.

POLL: Which free agent is the Seahawks’ biggest priority?

K.J. Wright, Frank Clark and D.J. Fluker are among Seattle’s unrestricted free agents.

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks fans blame the play calling

Two-thirds of voters said play calling was the main reason for Seattle’s playoff loss to Dallas.

Patterson: Silvertips have defied cyclical nature of WHL

Everett has been a buyer at the trade deadline for an astonishing five straight seasons.

POLL: Did play calling cost the Seahawks the game?

Some blame Seattle’s playoff loss to Dallas on sticking with a run-first offense too long.

Patterson: Seahawks must defy odds for lengthy playoff run

Wild-card teams have historically struggled to get past the first round of the NFL playoffs.

POLL RESULTS: Wagner is the pick for Seahawks MVP

Seattle’s middle linebacker received 40 percent of the vote to best Russell Wilson and Chris Carson.

POLL: Who was the Seahawks’ MVP this season?

Russell Wilson? Chris Carson? Bobby Wagner? Which player contributed most to the 10-win campaign?

Patterson: Seahawks’ win doesn’t inspire postseason confidence

Playoff-bound Seattle played to the level of its lowly competition in a 27-24 victory over Arizona.

Hit and miss: Readers show loyalty to local teams in poll predictions

Brace yourselves, readers, it’s time for your end-of-year performance evaluation. Allow me to explain. Back in September I was chatting with my boss, Herald sports… Continue reading

POLL RESULTS: Voters pick a Huskies Rose Bowl upset

Readers, by nearly a two-to-one margin, predict Washington to beat Ohio State in the Rose Bowl.

POLL: Huskies or Buckeyes, who prevails in the Rose Bowl?

No. 9 Washington faces No. 5 Ohio State in this year’s New Year’s Day showdown.

Patterson: NFC playoff teams look out, Seahawks are for real

With a victory over the Chiefs, Seattle shows it’s a forced to be reckoned with in the postseason.