Covering all the major professional sports teams in Seattle as well as the University of Washington and Washington State University. Kirsten and Art also talk about the business of sports, such as the proposal to build a new arena in Seattle. Other issues they've discussed include head injuries in sports and the crackdown on domestic violence. Thiel offers a unique and informed perspective to KNKX listeners. His philosophy for his commentary on KNKX is to give the casual sports fan "enough information to be interesting at a party." You can hear Sports with Art Thiel every Friday on Morning Edition at 5:45 and 7:45 and on All Things Considered at 4:44 only on KNKX.
What happens next? The fallout from controversial remarks, resignation of Mariners CEO Kevin Mather
It was a stressful first week of spring training for the Seattle Mariners. The team's president and CEO Kevin Mather resigned Monday after controversial comments he made to a Bellevue Rotary club went viral. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about the fallout with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.
A fan favorite is back with the Mariners for 2021: The Big Maple, pitcher James Paxton
The Seattle Mariners begin spring training workouts next week in Arizona. And a familiar face is back. Starting pitcher James Paxton has signed a one-year deal with the team worth $8.5 million. We learn more about Paxton's return and the Mariners' 2021 season from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.
Russell Wilson wants better pass protection, other changes to Seahawks' offense
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made news this week in more ways than one. He was honored as the NFL's Man of the Year for his charitable work. But in interviews after the award , he expressed serious concerns about the Seahawks' offense. What does that say about his future with the team? KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about that with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.
Thiel: Need to hear more from Seahawks, NFL, union in wake of Chad Wheeler felony assault case
A trial will take place in April for a former member of the Seattle Seahawks who is charged with felony domestic violence. Chad Wheeler was arraigned this week. Authorities accuse him of violently attacking his girlfriend in their Kent apartment last month. It's the topic of this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick. (W arning: Details of this story are disturbing.)
Seahawks 'might really have something' with new offensive coordinator from rival Rams
The Seattle Seahawks have hired Los Angeles Rams passing game coordinator Shane Waldron as the team's new offensive coordinator. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick take a closer look at the impact he might have on the team.
Larry Scott's tenure as Pac-12 commissioner had no shortage of controversy
On Wednesday the Pac-12 announced that commissioner Larry Scott's tenure would end in June, a year before his contract was set to expire. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel says that over the 12 years that he ran the Pac-12, Scott had a rather lavish lifestyle that came as a great expense to the organization.
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Remember in the ‘90s
when the Mariners
clobbered the Indians 2-ZIP
& Lefty Dink walked in the 8th?
I was at that game.
Had a Coke. Had a dog.