Sports Podcast With Art Thiel

Sports Podcast With Art Thiel

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Kirsten Kendrick's Q. & A. with Seattle PI Sport Columnist Art Thiel is every Friday during M.E. at 5:30am and 7:30am and again that same day on ATC at 4:45pm. It also airs on Saturdays during Weekend Edition at 5:35 a.m. and 7:35 a.m.More from Sports Podcast With Art Thiel »

Most Recent Episodes

Hall Of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. Earned Love of Mariners Fans Through Play, Personality

Ken Griffey Jr. will be the first player to be inducted as a Mariner into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, on Sunday. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says Griffey had a huge impact on and off the field in Seattle.

Hall Of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. Earned Love of Mariners Fans Through Play, Personality

Seattle's Hope Solo Shines Spotlight On Problems In Women's Pro Soccer

Seattle Reign and U.S. Women's National Soccer Team goalie Hope Solo have revealed some significant problems within the National Women's Soccer League. It's the topic of this week's conversation between sports commentator Art Thiel and KPLU's Kirsten Kendrick.

Seattle's Hope Solo Shines Spotlight On Problems In Women's Pro Soccer

Local Athlete - Son Of Nigerian Olympian - Heading To Rio Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics are less than a month away. They begin August 5th in Rio de Janeiro. Sports commentator Art Thiel and KPLU's Kirsten Kendrick have the story of one local athlete who's just earned the chance to shine on the world stage.

Thiel: Mariners' Woes 'Like Fixing A Leaky Roof With Whatever's In The Kitchen Drawer'

The Mariners dropped below .500 this week. They are now 36-37, after suffering their sixth loss in a row Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. This is happening after a very strong April and May. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel explains what's going wrong, and why it's not a surprise.

Thiel: Mariners' Woes 'Like Fixing A Leaky Roof With Whatever's In The Kitchen Drawer'

Celebrate, Don't Denigrate: Ichiro's Hitting Milestone A 'Significant Feat'

Former Mariner Ichiro Suzuki reached a significant milestone this week. It came with some controversy. But KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it shouldn't have.

Celebrate, Don't Denigrate: Ichiro's Hitting Milestone A 'Significant Feat'

Thiel: Bellevue Football Scandal Highlights Need For Statewide Reform

Bellevue High School has the most successful football program in state history – winning 11 titles in the last 15 years. But many of those accomplishments are in jeopardy, because of a scandal that has now reached the punishment stage. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it's a symptom of a much bigger problem.

Thiel: Bellevue Football Scandal Highlights Need For Statewide Reform

Changes Afoot For Sounders After MLS Break

The Seattle Sounders head into a two-week Major League Soccer break on a high note. They beat D.C. United on Wednesday, giving them their first road win of the season and breaking a three-game losing streak. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says changes are coming soon that could help the Sounders turn their season around.

Mariners Off To Best Early Start In 13 Years

The Mariners host the Twins this weekend at Safeco Field. After two big wins this week and a highly successful road trip, the team has one of the best records in Major League Baseball. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel talks about why the team and its fans are in some unfamiliar territory.

Why Seahawks Can't Pay Michael Bennett What He's Worth

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett endeared himself to fans by commandeering a police bicycle and riding it around CenturyLink Field after the team's dramatic win in the NFC championship game last year. He made headlines again this week, saying he's not happy with his contract. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel agrees Bennett is not getting paid what he's worth. But he says that's not going to change.

Thiel: Mariners' Hot Streak Not A Flash In The Pan

The Mariners remain in first place in the American League West as they host the Angels this weekend at Safeco Field. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says a lot of factors have come together this season to give even the most skeptical fans some hope.

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