(Formerly) Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Shane "Swerve" Strickland

The indie pro wrestler (known as Killshot on 'Lucha Underground') and Tacoma native returns home to face Cody Rhodes at Washington Hall's DEFY1 Legacy.

01/11/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

Why the Washington Huskies Can Upset Alabama in the College Football Playoff

It won't be easy, but the underdog UW squad has a legit chance of knocking off the defending champions.

12/27/2016 By Jack Russillo

Hot Take

Book Clubbers

In honor of the Rat City Rollergirls and Seattle Arts and Lectures, we've built an all-star roller derby team of female authors.

12/21/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Open Letter

An Open Letter to Chris Hansen and Ed Murray

Boys bye.

12/20/2016

The Sporting Life

3 Keys to the Sounders’ First MLS Cup Final

After an improbable comeback season, can Seattle finally win the big one?

12/08/2016 By Jack Russillo

Sound Off

The Color (Rush) of Money

The garish new Seahawks jerseys are just another tacky NFL cash grab.

11/16/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

Washington Football’s Rejuvenating Season

Despite last weekend’s loss, the Huskies’ success has transformed the atmosphere around campus.

11/15/2016 By Jack Russillo

The Sporting Life

EXCLUSIVE: Unedited First Draft of Chris Hansen's Arena Letter

Read the *totally real and in no way made up* letter declaring his true feelings about privately financing a new home for the Sonics.

10/26/2016 By Matthew Halverson

The Sporting Life

5 Things to Know Heading into the Seattle Sounders' Playoff Run

After a disastrous start to the season, the red hot Sounders seek their first MLS Cup.

10/25/2016 By Jack Russillo

Open Letter

An Open Letter to Hope Solo

Keep doing you, girl.

10/20/2016

The Sporting Life

5 Reasons Why UW Husky Football Is the Real Deal

A quick guide for those just jumping on the undefeated team's bandwagon.

10/19/2016 By Jack Russillo

Sound Off

Hey, Let’s Stop Rooting for the Thunder to Fail

It's not a good look.

09/21/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

Devastating Injuries Have Kept the Dangers of High School Football in the Spotlight

A year after two high schoolers suffered devastating injuries playing the game, is it any safer?

09/16/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Rori “CauthonLuck” Bryant-Raible

The local professional video game player looks to continue his team's unexpected 'Heroes of the Storm' success at PAX.

08/31/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Sound Off

Enough with Football Fan Victimhood

A plea to stop being petty about every perceived slight.

08/23/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

The Glory of Griffey

A reflection on Ken Griffey Jr.'s Hall of Fame number retirement weekend.

08/10/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

Watch Ken Griffey Jr. Go Into the Hall of Fame This Sunday

The Kid takes his rightful place in baseball's hallowed halls.

07/20/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Rant

Is It Ethical to Enjoy the Rio Olympics?

Wrestling with the morality of a troubled edition of the Summer Games.

07/20/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Explainer

The End of the Mariners' Nintendo Era

After 26 years Nintendo of America is selling the Mariners. Under CEO Hiroshi Yamauchi the Japanese video game company oversaw some big ups (‘95 Never Forget) and some much bigger downs (basically all of the ‘00s). Let’s look back.

06/21/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

Waiting for Messi

The meaningless magic of Lionel Messi's Copa América performance.

06/15/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld