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KNKX: Sports With Art Thiel

KNKX Public Radio

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."

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

Thiel on bitterness in baseball after Astros scandal: 'I've never seen anything like this'

2/21/2020
As spring training gets underway for the Mariners and other teams in Major League Baseball, a lot of anger is being directed at the Houston Astros. They were found to have cheated by using technology to steal pitching signs. This happened throughout the 2017 season, when they won the World Series, and in the 2018 season. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about the fallout from the scandal with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:18

Seattle's newest professional football team makes home debut this weekend

2/14/2020
The Seattle Dragons, the Northwest’s new professional football team in the revamped XFL league, makes a home debut Saturday at CenturyLink field. Sports commentator Art Thiel breaks down what to expect from this new organization.

Duration:00:04:14

Marco Gonzales contract extension start of slow turnaround for Mariners

2/7/2020
The Mariners' pitchers and catchers report to spring training next week. This comes after the team's No. 1 starting pitcher, Marco Gonzales, agreed to a four-year, $30 million contract extension. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel tells Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick it's the start of a slow turnaround.

Duration:00:04:12

Why the Super Bowl might sting for Seahawks fans

1/31/2020
The Super Bowl happens Sunday in Miami between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It will prominently feature two former Seahawks players. And that's not the only thing that may sting for Seahawks fans, as they lament what might have been. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:14

Thiel: 'Whole lot more' to cheating scandal that has engulfed Mariners' division rival

1/24/2020
In a new development in the cheating scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles City Council has passed a measure asking the league to award the Dodgers the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles. LA lost the World Series in 2017 to the Houston Astros, who were found to have cheated by using technology to steal pitching signs. The Boston Red Sox also are being investigated for this; the Dodgers lost the title to them in 2018. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel says the...

Duration:00:04:35

Thiel: Local professional athletes deserve credit for more progressive tentative WNBA contract

1/17/2020
"It's a deal that represents moving forward both from a WNBA perspective, but also in general, for women in sports and society." That's how Seattle Storm veteran Sue Bird described, in an interview with The Seattle Times, the tentative labor agreement reached this week between the WNBA and its players union. Bird is a member of the Players Association executive committee. The eight-year contract still needs approval from the league's board of governors, but KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel...

Duration:00:03:53

Two foes for Seahawks in NFC divisional playoff game: Packers and Lambeau Field

1/10/2020
The Seahawks face the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday in the NFC divisional playoffs. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the game and the team's history at Lambeau Field.

Duration:00:04:00

Thiel: Running game will be the difference for Seahawks in NFC wild-card playoff matchup

1/3/2020
The Seahawks play the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday in a wild-card playoff matchup. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about the game — and what led up to it — with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:03:46

Thiel: Emotional edge of Marshawn Lynch's return to Seattle won't be enough to beat 49ers

12/27/2019
The Seahawks will have the emotional edge over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night when the two teams battle it out at CenturyLink Field to see who wins the NFC West division of the National Football League. After losing three running backs to injuries this month, the Seahawks have signed two former teammates to free-agent contracts. One of them is a fan favorite known as Beast Mode - Marshawn Lynch. The other is Robert Turbin. It's the topic of this week's conversation between KNKX...

Duration:00:04:20

Las Vegas Bowl: UW coach Chris Petersen faces former team in final college coaching game

12/20/2019
The Washington Huskies play the Boise State Broncos on Saturday in the Las Vegas Bowl. We get a preview from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:04

Will Seahawks stay lucky as they move toward end-of-season rematch with 49ers?

12/13/2019
The Seahawks play the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., this Sunday. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick it will be a situation that's become familiar for the team this season.

Duration:00:04:08

Passing the torch: Lake 'better suited' than Petersen to carry on Husky tradition

12/6/2019
It comes down to passion. That's what KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel says is the difference between outgoing University of Washington football coach Chris Petersen and his successor Jimmy Lake. We're learning more about what went into Petersen's surprise announcement this week . Art talked about it with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:06

Proposed sale of Reign FC a 'boost' for local team, women's soccer in America

11/29/2019
It looks like the Reign FC will have a new majority owner. A deal announced this week with a major European soccer club is expected to be finalized by the end of January 2020. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about what this means for the team and its fans.

Duration:00:04:00

Nothing on the line but pride: A mealy Apple Cup this year

11/22/2019
The University of Washington and Washington State football teams have one more weekend before they face each other in the annual Apple Cup game. This year, it's being played at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. As KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick: what a difference a year makes!

Duration:00:04:09

Double victory: Sounders' 2nd MLS Cup, Seahawks OT win 'as good as it gets in pro sports'

11/15/2019
If you're a Seattle sports fan, this week was epic. You celebrated a second Major League Soccer championship for the Sounders and a big overtime win for the Seahawks in Monday Night Football. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about it all with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:07

For the Seahawks to win on Monday, a lot of things need to go right

11/8/2019
The Seahawks have their biggest game of the season so far on Monday night, heading to San Francisco to take on the undefeated 49ers. Sports commentator Art Thiel says that there are a lot of moving parts to this game.

Duration:00:04:10

Hometown final: Sounders host Toronto FC for the team’s third MLS Cup in four seasons

11/1/2019
Tickets went on sale Friday for the Major League Soccer championship match in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 10. The Seattle Sounders will host Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final, for the third time in four seasons. The Sounders beat Toronto to win the MLS Cup in 2016, but lost to them in the championship match the following year. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about the matchup and the history with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:12

Just in time for Halloween, the Seahawks try to exorcise the 'ghost of Earl Thomas'

10/25/2019
The Seahawks play the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday. It's a game the Seahawks are expected to win because they have a better record. The Seahawks have five wins and two losses. The Falcons are 1-6. But KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick the Seahawks have some glaring problems that they're trying to address.

Duration:00:04:10

Seattle Sounders, Reign FC in playoff action this weekend

10/18/2019
Both of the region's professional soccer teams have playoff games this weekend. The Seattle Sounders host FC Dallas on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Reign FC play the North Carolina Courage on the road Sunday at 10:30 a.m. It's the topic of this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:03

So far, not so good for UW and WSU football teams this season

10/11/2019
The first half of the college football season didn't exactly go as planned for University of Washington and Washington State fans. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about some setbacks for both teams.

Duration:00:04:01