Commentary: City councilwoman’s comments overshadow major milestone in arena process

I’m going to live in the past for a minute – and apologize one more time to Seattle City Councilwoman Debora Juarez. Two years ago, Juarez and four other councilwomen were subjected to misogynistic and sexist comments from sports fans, upset at the council for denying a street vacation needed to build an arena in SODO. They were unnecessary. They were hurtful. They were wrong. But they were also from a very vocal minority. And unfortunately, those out-of-line fans became […]

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Commentary: The Seahawks finally practiced what they’ve been preaching – and won

All season long, we heard about Pete Carroll’s winning formula, highlighted by an effective running game and controlling the clock. Today – finally – was the first time we saw that this season. And I couldn’t be more relieved. Frankly, a lot of people were upset about the Seahawks 0-2 start, but I was more upset that the team had gotten there by abandoning the very formula that they had preached all offseason long. The Bears game on Monday Night […]

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Simon Says: Goodbye, NewsFix!

You know that cliché, all good things must come to end. Well, the smart person who came up with that line must have been thinking about Newsfix. It started in 2010 in Houston and four years later in Dallas. That’s over eight years of anchorless news that really did change the playbook on how you can entertain someone and also tell them what’s going on in the world. Lasting eight years in TV is kind of like dog years.  Sometimes in […]

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Commentary: The Storm throw one heck of a party – and will hopefully bring another title home too

We start…with goosebumps. Because if you’ve seen the Storm in person at any point the last couple weeks, I guarantee that’s what you’ve felt. I realize some viewers might not get it – and frankly, some never will. But that’s their loss – because the atmosphere inside KeyArena this weekend was by far the best in local sports. The quality of basketball was outstanding. And the fans in attendance were huge winners in the process. Ask Jamal Crawford or Dejounte […]

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Commentary: The foundation has been laid for a potential new future championship era with the Seahawks

Unlike the last few years, there are no expectations of a Super Bowl title. You’ve seen the surprising predictions from some national pundits predicting the Hawks to go 5-11 or 4-12. So maybe I should be confused as to why I feel refreshed, invigorated and excited about this team! Now, I obviously share the same concerns as most fans, starting with the offensive line. But I’m optimistic that a scheme change under Mike Solari, the addition of D.J. Fluker, the […]

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Commentary: There’s no better leader, no better fit for UW than Chris Petersen

This time next week, we’ll be recapping the Huskies and Auburn – the most anticipated season opener for the Dawgs in recent memory. But regardless of the result, it’s worth looking big picture before the season even starts: In terms of leadership, I’d argue this program hasn’t been in a better overall position since Don James. Now, the last thing I want to do is offend the Husky faithful who watched the dominance of the Don James era – one […]

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Simon Says: Here’s How an Affair Will Screw You Years Later!

So, what’s keeping President Trump up at night lately? The Russians? Hillary? Nope! You have to believe there’s a good chance at 3 a.m., he’s asking himself if the porn star and Playboy Centerfold were worth it. Especially now that we’re hearing how his former lawyer, Michael Cohen,  paid them off to keep quiet. But throughout all this, I keep on thinking about one soundbite. This one.  That’s when he used a debate to defend the size of his manhood. […]

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Commentary: A Storm championship would mark a perfect farewell to KeyArena

I could stand here tonight and spend a few minutes expressing a genuine concern for the Seahawks situation at right tackle, but we’ve still got a little time before the regular season starts. I could discuss the Mariners clinging to hope of a James Paxton return to the mound as they chase the Astros and the A’s for their first playoff spot in 17 years. Or I could marvel at the Sounders incredible six-match winning streak and nine-match unbeaten streak […]

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Simon Says: Here’s What will Happen If You Hear Trump Say the “N-Word.”

You know the saying, “Sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” But c’mon, the “N-word” hurts! And here we are, watching this dumpster fire between Omarosa and her former boss. A “he said,” “she said,“  over what could be on tape, and a White House that can’t guarantee he didn’t say the word in a conversation years ago. Exhausted yet? This is one of the few words in the dictionary that can kill careers. […]

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