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 »

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Seattle Sports Teams Creating High Hopes For Fans Across The Board

It's a lot of fun to be a sports fan in Seattle right now. The Mariners are playing their best baseball of the season and have the potential to sneak into the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. The Seahawks are predicted to be one of the best teams in the NFL again this year, and Husky football may have their best team in years. So exactly how optimistic should Seattle sports fans allow themselves to be? Tons Of Upside Russell Wilson this week said that this could be the best Seahawks team that he has played for so far, including the two Super Bowl teams he was on. Art Thiel tends to agree. He says that with the draft picks this year, this team could be poised to bring another championship home. Thiel also sees the University of Washington Husky football team having their best success in years as well. Sports Illustrated ranked them as the number seven overall team in the preseason, and Thiel thinks they have a 9-3 or 10-2 record written all over them. The Mariners have been

Mariners 'Very Entertaining' To Watch Right Now

The Mariners take their six-game winning streak on the road this weekend. They're playing the Athletics in Oakland. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel talked about the Mariners' back-to-back sweeps of the Angels and Tigers and how that has helped position the team for a playoff run.

Thiel on Women's Olympic Basketball, Storm Season And Black Lives Matter

The WNBA is on a break while the gold-medal-winning U.S. Women's National Basketball Team defends its Olympic title in Rio. Two Seattle Storm players are on the roster: rookie Breanna Stewart and veteran Sue Bird. Sports commentator Art Thiel talked with KPLU's Kirsten Kendrick about Team USA and the Storm's season so far.

Thiel on Women's Olympic Basketball, Storm Season And Black Lives Matter

Out With The Coach, In With A New Star Player For Sounders

The Seattle Sounders host the LA Galaxy Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel explains the nationally-televised match comes after a tumultuous week for the team. Coach Sigi Schmid was fired and a new Designated Player was acquired.

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

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