Seattle Seahawks http://www.kplu.org en Speed And Strength: Closer Look At Seahawks' New Rookies http://www.kplu.org/post/speed-and-strength-closer-look-seahawks-new-rookies <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149717220&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The Seahawks are putting their new drafted and undrafted rookies to the test in a mini-camp this weekend in Renton. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel&nbsp;says there are several standouts who could help the Seahawks be as good as they were last year. &nbsp; Fri, 16 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 16599 at http://www.kplu.org Speed And Strength: Closer Look At Seahawks' New Rookies Richard Sherman Deal 'Deserved,' 'Part Of The Game' http://www.kplu.org/post/richard-sherman-deal-deserved-part-game <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148583999&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Seahawks star Richard Sherman is now the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL after signing a $57 million, four-year contract extension this week.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel doesn't question the amount of the salary, but wonders what it might do to Sherman's performance on the field. Fri, 09 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 16460 at http://www.kplu.org Richard Sherman Deal 'Deserved,' 'Part Of The Game' Seahawks Surprises: Tough 2014 Schedule, Sherman Honored, Wilson To Divorce http://www.kplu.org/post/seahawks-surprises-tough-2014-schedule-sherman-honored-wilson-divorce <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146455612&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It may be baseball season, but Seahawks fans are already thinking about football this fall. That's because the 2014 NFL schedule came out this week, but that's not the only reason.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 16260 at http://www.kplu.org Seahawks Surprises: Tough 2014 Schedule, Sherman Honored, Wilson To Divorce Denver Museum Pays Off Super Bowl Art Wager To Seattle Art Museum http://www.kplu.org/post/denver-museum-pays-super-bowl-art-wager-seattle-art-museum <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The Denver Art Museum has made good on its Super Bowl bet and delivered the Frederic Remington "Broncho Buster" sculpture to the Seattle Art Museum for a three-month exhibit.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:53:50 +0000 The Associated Press 14762 at http://www.kplu.org Denver Museum Pays Off Super Bowl Art Wager To Seattle Art Museum Some Seahawks Fans Plan To Party Like It's 1979 http://www.kplu.org/post/some-seahawks-fans-plan-party-its-1979 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some fans who will be watching the Seahawks victory parade today are remembering another time when the city turned out to celebrate a major sports victory.</span></p><p>It was June of 1979 and the Seattle SuperSonics had just won the NBA championship. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 13254 at http://www.kplu.org Some Seahawks Fans Plan To Party Like It's 1979 Thiel: 5 Reasons Why The Seahawks Will Win The Super Bowl http://www.kplu.org/post/thiel-5-reasons-why-seahawks-will-win-super-bowl <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU sports commentator Art </span>Thiel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is predicting a Seahawks victory in Super Bowl </span>XLVIII<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He thinks Seattle will beat the Denver Broncos, and he gives these five reasons.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 13062 at http://www.kplu.org Thiel: 5 Reasons Why The Seahawks Will Win The Super Bowl Thousands Pay $28.50 To Watch Super Bowl Players Answer Questions At Media Day http://www.kplu.org/post/thousands-pay-2850-watch-super-bowl-players-answer-questions-media-day <p>"It’s a new phenomenon,” says KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel, “charging people to watch people be interviewed.”</p><p>But thousands of people were willing to pay $28.50 to pack into Prudential Center on Tuesday to watch thousands of reporters interview the Super Bowl players.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:48:55 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 13004 at http://www.kplu.org Thousands Pay $28.50 To Watch Super Bowl Players Answer Questions At Media Day Seahawks' Lynch Tries To Open Up To Media, Gets Fed Up, Leaves http://www.kplu.org/post/seahawks-lynch-tries-open-media-gets-fed-leaves <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marshawn Lynch, who has risked NFL fines for not talking to the media, made a brief appearance before cameras at Super Bowl 48 on Tuesday, taking questions for six minutes out of the Seahawks’ hour-long press availability.</span></p><p>Lynch was a little more generous Wednesday morning at the team hotel — that is, until he decided enough was enough, says KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:17:49 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 13003 at http://www.kplu.org Seahawks' Lynch Tries To Open Up To Media, Gets Fed Up, Leaves Seattle, Denver Art Museums Bet Artworks In Super Bowl Wager http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-denver-art-museums-bet-artworks-super-bowl-wager <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Sunday, the directors at two art museums will be paying close attention to the outcome of the game.</span></p><p>The Seattle Art Museum has bet the Denver Art Museum a temporary loan of a major work of art. The winner gets to display the loser's art, which will be on loan for three months.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:09:42 +0000 Florangela Davila 12885 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle, Denver Art Museums Bet Artworks In Super Bowl Wager Seahawks' Sherman Speaks Out, Tries To Move On http://www.kplu.org/post/seahawks-sherman-speaks-out-tries-move <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is doing damage control. He sparked quite a controversy with </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkTq__jd4I4" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">his emotional outburst live on FOX-TV</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sunday, mere minutes after he made the play that gave the Seahawks the win over the 49ers and sent them to the Super Bowl.</span></p><p>It's being called the rant heard around the world. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it was also refreshing. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 12824 at http://www.kplu.org Seahawks' Sherman Speaks Out, Tries To Move On Think You Know Richard Sherman After His 'Rant'? Maybe Not http://www.kplu.org/post/think-you-know-richard-sherman-after-his-rant-maybe-not-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Post-game interviews of NFL players are almost always predictable and boring. They go something like this:</p><blockquote style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 40px; border-width: 0px 0px 0px 4px; border-left-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; quotes: none; background-image: none; font-style: italic; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 20px; clear: left; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Reporter:</strong>&nbsp;"Congratulations. How did you guys turn the game around?"</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Player:</strong>&nbsp;"One play at a time. The team stuck together. We worked hard. The good Lord was with us. The fans were great. Hi, Mom!"</p></blockquote><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">In 20 seconds Sunday night on Fox-TV, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gave one of the most memorable post-game interviews ever — and not just because he shattered the stereotype about how players behave in that situation.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:55:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 12770 at http://www.kplu.org Think You Know Richard Sherman After His 'Rant'? Maybe Not San Francisco Vs. Seattle: Take Our Quiz, Show Them Who's Boss http://www.kplu.org/post/san-francisco-vs-seattle-take-our-quiz-show-them-whos-boss <p>When the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers kick off on Sunday, two proud West Coast cities will go toe-to-toe.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.kqed.org/" target="_blank">San Francisco’s&nbsp;KQED</a>&nbsp;challenged us to find out just how the two cities stack up, so we decided to put the question to you, the fans.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the spirit of competition, we decided to tackle this city rivalry from every angle, from good food to innovative tech industries and dreary weather. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Take the easiest quiz in the world, and show the </span>49ers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> fans who’s boss.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Neil Giardino & Olivia Hubert-Allen 12634 at http://www.kplu.org San Francisco Vs. Seattle: Take Our Quiz, Show Them Who's Boss Fill In The Blank: The Seahawks-49ers Rivalry Is Like _______ http://www.kplu.org/post/fill-blank-seahawks-49ers-rivalry <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How would you describe the rivalry between football foes Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco </span>49ers<span style="line-height: 1.5;">? Share your answer below.</span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Ed Ronco 12648 at http://www.kplu.org Fill In The Blank: The Seahawks-49ers Rivalry Is Like _______ Why Seahawks-49ers Game Is 'Biggest Game In Seattle Sports History' http://www.kplu.org/post/why-seahawks-49ers-game-biggest-game-seattle-sports-history <p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel calls Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the Seahawks and 49ers "the biggest game in Seattle sports history.”</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 12655 at http://www.kplu.org Why Seahawks-49ers Game Is 'Biggest Game In Seattle Sports History' Seahawks Vs. Saints: Battle Of Two Great Coaches http://www.kplu.org/post/seahawks-vs-saints-battle-two-great-coaches <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Seahawks host the New Orleans Saints Saturday at </span>CenturyLink<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Field in round two of the NFL playoffs.</span></p><p>The Seahawks beat the Saints 34-7 last month in Seattle. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the outcome of that Monday Night Football game has affected how both teams are preparing for Saturday’s match-up. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 12433 at http://www.kplu.org Seahawks Vs. Saints: Battle Of Two Great Coaches