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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

Mariners Could Be 'Sellers' This Offseason

11/9/2018
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There were rumors earlier this week that the Mariners might be looking to strip down their team and trade some of their more talented players during the offseason in an effort to acquire prospects for the future. The first sign that this might be the case came this week, when the M’s traded away catcher Mike Zunino. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told producer Kevin Kniestedt that virtually everyone, including closer Edwin Diaz and ace pitcher James Paxton, could be traded for the right...

Duration:00:04:22

The Man And His Mustache: Homages And Heisman Talk For WSU Quarterback

11/2/2018
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Football and facial hair. That's the topic of this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick. The 6-3 Washington Huskies host Stanford Saturday night in Seattle. And the 7-1 Washington State Cougars host Cal Saturday night in Pullman, led by star quarterback Gardner Minshew and his much talked-about mustache.

Duration:00:04:14

What's Behind Sounders' 'Remarkable' Run To 10th Straight Playoff Appearance

10/26/2018
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The Seattle Sounders host the San Jose Earthquakes Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at CenturyLink Field. It's the final game of the regular season. The Sounders are playoff-bound for the 10th year in a row. But it certainly didn't look that way at the start of the season. Here's this week's chat between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:14

Speculation Swirls Following Death Of Seahawks Owner Paul Allen

10/19/2018
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A lot of people are wondering about the future of the Seahawks following the death of owner Paul Allen this week. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick about what might happen and what is definitely not happening.

Duration:00:04:16

NHL Practice Facility In Seattle Goes Beyond Sports

10/12/2018
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We've seen signs of progress recently in the effort to get a professional hockey team approved for Seattle by the end of the year. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick that the benefits go beyond sports.

Duration:00:03:59

Challenge For Seahawks Sunday Extends Beyond Loss Of Earl Thomas

10/5/2018
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The Seahawks host the division-leading Los Angeles Rams Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. The team is coming off a costly win against the Cardinals last weekend. It's the topic of this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:19

'There Was Hope' But Another Mariners Season Ends In Disappointment

9/28/2018
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The Mariners are playing the Texas Rangers in their final series of the season this weekend at Safeco Field. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the team's season and what he thinks should happen next year.

Duration:00:04:10

Thiel: 0-2 Seahawks 'Not Awful, Just Disjointed'

9/21/2018
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The Seahawks play their first home game of the season this Sunday afternoon against the Dallas Cowboys. And the team is looking for its first win. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about what's been going wrong and right.

Duration:00:04:16

Thiel: 'Didn't Seem There Was Ever A Doubt' For Storm's Third WNBA Title

9/14/2018
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Seattle Storm fans will gather at Seattle Center this Sunday to honor the team. They won their third WNBA title this week, defeating the Washington Mystics in a three-game sweep. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel tells host Kirsten Kendrick that the Storm was the team to beat all season. And they had a not-so-secret weapon.

Duration:00:04:16

Thiel: 'Trouble Early On' As Seahawks Open Season Of Transition

9/7/2018
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The Seahawks begin their regular season on Sunday in Denver. The team got some good news this week with the return of holdout Earl Thomas. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about Thomas and the outlook for the Seahawks this season.

Duration:00:03:59

Big Opening Game Sets Up Expected Winning Season For UW Football

8/31/2018
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The University of Washington football team opens its season this weekend. The Huskies play Auburn Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. in Atlanta. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel tells KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick it’s a big game for a team that’s expected to have a stellar season.

Duration:00:04:14

Seattle Storm Has 'Best Chance' For Third WNBA Championship

8/24/2018
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The Seattle Storm will play the Phoenix Mercury in the semi-final round of the WNBA playoffs. The first game is Sunday at 2 p.m. at KeyArena. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked to Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick about how the Storm has stood out this season.

Duration:00:04:15

'High Drama' Not Letting Up For Mariners

8/17/2018
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The Mariners host the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend at Safeco Field. The team is coming off a road trip that included a lot of drama. It’s the topic of this week’s conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:12

King Felix Demoted: Mariners Move Former Ace To Reliever Role

8/10/2018
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For the first time since he was drafted by the Mariners in 2005, former American League Cy Young award winner Felix Hernandez has been demoted from the starting rotation to the bullpen. Mariners manager Scott Servais made the announcement Thursday night. Felix, who pitched a perfect game in 2012, is having the worst season of his career this year as the team is vying for the playoffs. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel spoke by phone early Friday morning with KNKX Morning Edition host...

Duration:00:04:05

Thiel: 'Not Right Time' For Mariners To Ask For Public Funds For Safeco Fixes

8/3/2018
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The Mariners are at the end of a 20-year lease at Safeco Field. They’re asking for $180 million in public funding to help pay for upgrades and repairs at the stadium as part of a new, tentative lease agreement between the team and the King County Executive. We hear what KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel thinks about that in his chat this week with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:19

Seahawks Training Camp Opens Amid Much Change

7/27/2018
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Training camp is now underway for the Seattle Seahawks. There are a lot of changes this year. And there may be more as the team works to try to keep free safety Earl Thomas. He’s holding out for a contract extension and more money. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the storylines he’s following, which include the return of Russell Wilson.

Duration:00:04:19

Another Title? Stellar Season For Sue Bird And Seattle Storm

7/20/2018
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The Seattle Storm is on fire this season with the best record in the WNBA. And three Storm players were named league All-Stars this week: Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd. For Sue Bird, it’s a season of records as we hear from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:03:54

Mariners Mid-Season Review: Offense Meets And Pitching Exceeds Expectations

7/13/2018
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Major league baseball’s All-Star break is next week. That typically signals the halfway point of the season. The Mariners had four players selected to the All-Star Game, and they boast the fourth best record in all of baseball. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel says that has a lot to do with the offense living up to expectations and the starting pitching exceeding expectations.

Duration:00:04:12

Chancellor Departure Latest Blow For 'Team In Transition'

7/6/2018
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The news this week that a neck injury has ended the playing career of Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor is just the latest blow to Seahawks fans. The team is going to look a lot different this fall – on the field and on the sidelines. That prompted KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick to ask sports commentator Art Thiel about the impact on head coach Pete Carroll.

Duration:00:04:08

Thiel: Autopsy Finding In Hilinski Suicide A 'Game Changer'

6/29/2018
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There are more questions than answers in the news this week that Washington State University backup quarterback Tyler Hilinski had a degenerative brain disease known as CTE ( Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). He committed suicide in January. Hilinski's death, as well as his physical and mental state before he killed himself, are the topic of this week’s conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and 88-5’s Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:18