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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

Seahawks Offense Has To Carry Defense In Key Game Against Rams

12/15/2017
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The Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams Sunday afternoon in an NFC West showdown. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel says things are going to look different in this game.

Duration: 00:04:13


Sounders Poised To Win Rare Back-To-Back MLS Cup Titles

12/8/2017
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The defending champion Seattle Sounders play Toronto FC in Canada tomorrow afternoon in the MLS Cup championship game. It’s a rematch of last year’s title game, where the Sounders won their first-ever MLS Cup. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel explains why it would be such a big deal if the Sounders become champions once again.

Duration: 00:04:07


Sunday Night Football: Eagles This Year Are Reminder Of 'Super Bowl Seahawks'

12/1/2017
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The Seahawks host the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night at Century Link Field. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel says there’s a lot on the line. And he sees similarities between this year's Eagles and the Seahawks' Super Bowl teams.

Duration: 00:04:08


More Than Bragging Rights At Stake For WSU In This Year's Apple Cup

11/24/2017
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The annual college football rivalry game between the University of Washington and Washington State happens Saturday evening in Seattle. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked says the tables are turned for this year’s Apple Cup.

Duration: 00:03:58


The Trouble With Thursday Night Football

11/17/2017
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The Seahawks play the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons Monday night in Seattle. The Hawks are coming off a victory against the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 9 in a Thursday Night Football matchup. But that win also included a big loss. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel discusses how the Seahawks are dealing with several injuries.

Duration: 00:04:17


WSU Cougar Football Facing Challenges On And Off The Field

11/3/2017
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There was a lot of news this week about Washington State University and its massive annual operating deficit, in large part due to the costs associated with remodeling their football stadium. The football program also saw issues on the field last week. Cougar head coach Mike Leach removed starting quarterback Luke Falk, who is poised to break multiple Pac-12 all-time passing records, from the game twice Saturday. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about football on and off the field...

Duration: 00:04:24


Clash Of The QBs Sunday: Red Hot Russell Wilson Vs. Rookie Phenom Deshaun Watson

10/27/2017
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Football fans are going to see two very good quarterbacks compete on Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks, led by Russell Wilson, host the Houston Texans and their rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel says Watson reminds him of a rookie Russell Wilson, only slightly better.

Duration: 00:04:14


Sounders Have 'Good Chance' At Defending MLS Cup In 9th Straight Playoffs

10/20/2017
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The Seattle Sounders play their final game of the regular season this weekend. The defending MLS Cup champions host the Colorado Rapids Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field, after already securing a playoff berth. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel says the Sounders have made it to the postseason each of the nine years they’ve been in Major League Soccer.

Duration: 00:04:13


UW Coach Petersen's Fued With ESPN Prompts Questions About Its Power Over Playoffs

10/13/2017
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University of Washington football team has another late start this weekend. Just like last weekend against Cal, the Huskies’ game at Arizona State begins at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel says the late starts have prompted some pushback from Washington coach Chris Petersen and sparked a feud with ESPN.

Duration: 00:04:22


UW And WSU Football: Will We See Two Undefeated Teams In The Apple Cup?

10/6/2017
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We’re almost to the halfway point for college football. Both teams in Washington are undefeated and highly ranked. A lot of fans are already looking ahead to this year’s Apple Cup, when the Washington Huskies host the Washington State Cougars. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about how both teams stack up.

Duration: 00:04:14


Strong Hitting Not Enough To Offset Injuries & Errors For Mariners In 2017

9/29/2017
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The Mariners play their final series of the season this weekend against the Angels in California. The team has now gone 16 consecutive years without a playoff appearance - the longest drought in Major League Baseball history. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel breaks down what went wrong this season and what might go right for the team next year.

Duration: 00:04:18


It's Not Just The Seahawks: Why NFL Offensive Lines Are Struggling

9/22/2017
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The Seahawks take their 1-1 record to Tennessee on Sunday to play the Titans. The offensive line is once again a problem for the Hawks this season. But they’re not alone. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel explains why.

Duration: 00:04:10


After MOU And Murray Resignation, Questions Remain About KeyArena Remodel

9/15/2017
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This week’s resignation of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has a lot of people wondering about the fate of the proposed remodel of KeyArena. The news of the latest allegations of sexual abuse against Murray, which he denies, came just as he was to celebrate the signing of a draft Memorandum of Understanding with the Oak View Group, on its planned redevelopment of The Key.

Duration: 00:04:22


Irony In Activism: Seahawks' Michael Bennett Experiences What He's Been Protesting

9/8/2017
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The Seahawks open their regular season on the road Sunday afternoon. They play the Packers in Green Bay, Wisconsin. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel said the game follows a week of drama involving defensive end Michael Bennett.

Duration: 00:04:26


After Record Errors On The Road, Mariners Return Home With New Pitcher

9/1/2017
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The Mariners return from a rough road trip to host the Oakland Athletics in a weekend series at Safeco Field. And they have a new starting pitcher in the rotation. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel says it’s a move of desperation as the team moves farther away from a Wild Card playoff spot.

Duration: 00:04:14


Mariners Still In Wild Card Playoff Hunt Despite Injuries, Other Problems

8/25/2017
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The Mariners play the Yankees in New York this weekend. It’s the most important series of the season, according to KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel.

Duration: 00:04:30


Thiel: More Athletes Should Take A Stand By Sitting Down During National Anthem

8/18/2017
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The Seahawks play their second preseason game Friday night against the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field. One big question is if any other teammates will join defensive end Michael Bennett when he sits during the national anthem. It’s the topic of this week’s conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and 88.5’s Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration: 00:04:16


Thiel: As Mariners Honor Edgar, Team Must Also Make A Move For Playoffs

8/11/2017
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The Mariners will celebrate one of their most famous players this weekend: Edgar Martinez. Saturday night, the team will retire Edgar’s No. 11 jersey in a pregame ceremony at Safeco Field. And they’ll unveil a plaque with his number in center field – next to Ken Griffey Junior’s No. 24 and Jackie Robinson’s No. 42. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talks with 88-5’s Kirsten Kendrick about the Mariners, including a move that Art says would help the team get to the playoffs. But first, they...

Duration: 00:04:30


Kam Chancellor Contract Extension: Reward For Defensive Dominance & Team Leadership

8/4/2017
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Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor signed a 3-year, $36 million contract extension with the team this week. Fans know Chancellor for his dominance on defense. But there’s more to him. And he has a lot in common with a retired Seahawk who’s about to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It’s all part of this week’s conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and 88.5’s Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration: 00:04:21


What Seahawks Fans Should Know As Training Camp Begins

7/28/2017
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The Seahawks begin training camp on Sunday at the team's headquarters in Renton. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel has the latest on what fans can expect this season.

Duration: 00:04:15

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