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KNKX: Sports With Art Thiel

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Covering all the major professional sports teams in Seattle as well as the University of Washington and Washington State University. 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."

Covering all the major professional sports teams in Seattle as well as the University of Washington and Washington State University. 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."
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Location:

Tacoma, WA

Description:

Covering all the major professional sports teams in Seattle as well as the University of Washington and Washington State University. 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."

Twitter:

@KPLU

Language:

English

Contact:

12180 Park Ave S. Tacoma, WA 98447 253-535-7758


Episodes

Pros And Cons To Seattle Vying For 2026 World Cup Site

6/15/2018
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Seattle wants to be part of the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament. It was announced this week that the United States, Canada, and Mexico will host the international competition in eight years. Seattle is vying to be one of the 10 U.S. cities to host the games in North America. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick the city has a good chance but it’s not a certainty.

Duration:00:04:18

Thiel: Why Howard Schultz Should Not Run For Public Office

6/8/2018
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With news this week that Howard Schultz plans to step down as chairman of Starbucks, speculation is swirling about whether he’ll run for political office - maybe even President. But KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick it’s a bad idea, based on his track record as an NBA owner.

Duration:00:04:15

'Great Trade' By Mariners Proves They're Gunning For Playoffs In 2018

6/1/2018
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It’s quite a surprise for Mariners fans for the team to be close to first place in the American League West at this time of year. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about what’s happened so far and what might be in store for the rest of the season.

Duration:00:04:13

Thiel On New NFL National Anthem Policy: 'No Way To Run A League'

5/25/2018
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We’re hearing reaction locally to the NFL’s new policy regarding the national anthem at football games. The league is mandating that players who are on the sidelines stand during the anthem. This comes after a season when many players sat down for the anthem in protest against social injustice and racial inequality. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Editio n host Kirsten Kendrick about his reaction to the new policy.

Duration:00:04:13

Answering 'Why' And 'What's Next' After Robinson Cano Suspension

5/18/2018
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Mariners fans are seeing the debut of Dee Gordon at second base this weekend at Safeco Field. He’s moving from center field to his original position at second following Robinson Cano’s 80-game suspension for use of a banned diuretic. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the fallout from the Cano bombshell.

Duration:00:04:10

After Many Setbacks, James Paxton Finally Getting His Due

5/11/2018
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He’s due to pitch one more road game this weekend but the Mariners are planning to honor James Paxton Fri., May 18, at Safeco Field. This, after he pitched a no-hitter this week in Toronto. It was just the sixth no-hitter in Mariners' history. We learn more from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:10

Ryan On His Way Out? A Closer Look At Seahawks 2018 Draft Picks

5/4/2018
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Seahawks fans have already said goodbye to a lot of popular players this offseason. Now they’re starting to get acquainted with the rookies recently drafted by the team. And one of those rookies may oust another veteran player from the roster. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about some of the more noteworthy picks.

Duration:00:04:06

Sentiment Over Winning? What's Behind The Move To Keep Ichiro

4/27/2018
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The Mariners made a controversial move this week that has a lot of fans talking. In trimming their roster, they chose to keep Ichiro Suzuki over a younger, more productive player. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about why he thinks it happened and what it means for the season.

Duration:00:04:13

Seahawks Safety Earl Thomas In Play As Team Prepares For 2018 Draft

4/20/2018
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The Seahawks are getting ready for next week’s NFL draft. And they’re hoping it will yield better results than last year. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about that with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:06

Thiel: After 0-3 Start, Sounders Need To 'Grow Up' And Get Energized

4/6/2018
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After back-to-back appearances in the Major League Soccer championship match, the Seattle Sounders are 0-3 this season. They have yet to score a goal but have garnered some high-profile penalties. It’s the topic of this week’s conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and KNKX Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:13

Boykin Release Opportunity For Seahawks To Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence

3/30/2018
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KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel is calling for the Seahawks to take a stand against domestic violence following their release of backup quarterback Trevone Boykin this week, after his girlfriend says he assaulted her and broke her jaw. It's the topic of Art's conversation this week with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:13

Should Seahawks Fans Boo Richard Sherman?

3/23/2018
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The Seahawks’ roster continues to undergo a serious makeover. Fans are being forced to deal with the fact that some of their favorite players are gone. In the case of cornerback Richard Sherman, he’s now a member of a division rival. It’s the topic of this week’s chat between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:16

As Many Big Names Leave, Seahawks Need To Keep Earl Thomas

3/16/2018
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Younger, cheaper, and faster. That’s what next season's Seahawks roster should look like, according to KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel. Art talked with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the big changes the team has made and why it’s not over yet.

Duration:00:04:14

Seattle Sports Shuffle: Who's Returning And Who's Leaving

3/9/2018
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It's been a big week in sports news in Seattle. Ichiro Suzuki returned to the Mariners and Michael Bennett was traded from the Seahawks to the Philadelphia Eagles. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about the implications of both moves with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:03:37

The Passion Is Evident: NHL In Seattle Is Popular Prospect

3/2/2018
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A big response this week to the effort to bring the NHL to Seattle. A lot of people made refundable deposits on season tickets, even though a hockey team has not yet been secured. 10,000 deposits were made in 12 minutes! It’s the topic of this week’s chat between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:17

Longest Playoff Drought And Aging Veterans Add Urgency To Mariners 2018 Season

2/23/2018
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Spring training games get underway Friday for the Mariners in Arizona. The team is hoping this will be the year they end the longest active postseason drought in American professional sports. But many fans are skeptical. We learn why from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel. He talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:16

'Problems' With Richard Sherman Acting As His Own Agent

2/16/2018
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KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel has some concerns about something Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman recently revealed. Sherman plans to act as his own agent in negotiating his contract. Art talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:11

Old Coach And New Coach Get Credit For 'Dramatic Transformation' At UW Basketball

2/9/2018
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The University of Washington men’s basketball team is riding high these days. They had a big win last weekend And are currently in third place in the Pac-12 Conference. That’s quite a change from a year ago. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about what’s been going on.

Duration:00:04:15

Super Bowl May Be Tough To Watch For Seahawks Fans But There Is A Local Connection

2/2/2018
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The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles face off in the Super Bowl on Sunday. If you’re a Seahawks fan and still smarting from their 2015 loss to the Patriots in the Super Bowl, you may not think there’s a reason to watch. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel has one. He talked with Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:21

Thiel: Edgar Martinez Should Be, And Will Be, A Hall-Of-Famer

1/26/2018
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Retired Mariners legend Edgar Martinez may have missed getting nominated to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. But he has one more year left. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick about why he thinks the man who played his entire career in Seattle will eventually make it into Cooperstown.

Duration:00:04:04