Art Thiel

Art Thiel is a longtime sports columnist in Seattle, for many years at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and now as founding editor at

New Seahawks Coach Brings No Culture With Him. Good.

Culture doesn't breed winning. Winning breeds culture. The rest is personality.

All About the Bucks: UW’s New Football Coach and the Realities of What College Football has Become

Despite the heavy steam wafting out of the crater in the middle of the program, Huskies fans need to know all is not lost.

Class Act: Pete Carroll Exits as of Course he Would

"There ain’t enough wins," he said. "As a coach, there’s not enough wins. We know right now there’s not enough wins this season.”

Boys in the Field: UW Football and a Historic Season

The expectation is that the Huskies late Monday will be trailing by two points with one second left. Then the NCAA penalizes Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for being an all-around scoundrel. The five-yard advance allows kicker Grady Gross to attempt a 60-yard field goal that bounces once, then again, on the crossbar before falling past the uprights for the win.

Above the Fray: Huskies Inspire in a College Landscape in Turmoil

They will be seen as the rose atop the slag heap. Dorothy prevailing over the Wicked Witch. Ferris Bueller prevailing over his day off.

Husky Perfection: That’s University of Wallenda Football

What the Huskies have done is Marvel Comics movie-grade preposterous.

Seahawks @Midseason: My Kingdom For an Offensive Line

A glance at the results from the season's first half suggests that being tied for first in the NFC West with the 49ers is not what it seems.

The 54-Percent Path to Mariners Excellence: For the 47th time, a Seattle-free World Series

For the sport's only franchise that has never been to the World Series, asking for more patience after 47 years -- and in light of being leapfrogged by the formerly woebegone Rangers -- is the most misguided Mariners statement since former owner Jeff Smulyan said in 1992, "(Bankers) have concluded this isn't a viable business."

Leave the Cudgelings, Caterwauls and Condemnations of College Sports Behind. It’s Huskies-Ducks!

The football game at Husky Stadium Saturday is of sufficient magnitude and pulchritude to make it easy to look away from the business detritus, which includes the imminent expiration of the Pac-12 Conference. This breakthrough moment is what longtime sports fans used to call fun.

Raleigh was Right: Is Mariners Management Committed to Winning?

Cal Raleigh's pain was emotional, daring to question whether the commitment to winning among management and ownership was as sincere as what he felt in the clubhouse after three consecutive regular season win totals of 90, 90 and 88.