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LOOKING FOR PERFECTION? DON’T START HERE

In the late 90s, a writer friend of mine was involved with the presentation of the Davey O’Brien award, a trophy given yearly to the top college football quarterback by an athletic club in Fort Worth, Texas. My friend had helped coordinate the voting by other writers and as a thank you he and his […]

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Mike Gastineau at the 2011 KJR Kares-a-thon

HENDU: LIFE OF A BALL PLAYER

Dave Henderson loved being Hendu. Loved it. Basked in it. Enjoyed filling up every room he ever walked into with Hendu goodness. He’d smile his big smile, say hello to old friends and introduce himself to new ones and then he’d be off to the races. The 1986 home run in Game 5 vs the […]

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GREAT FIRST HALF! WHY IS EVERYONE LEAVING?

I went to a really exciting playoff game the other night. There was a huge crowd, the game was nationally televised, and given that it was the first of November, the weather really cooperated. The road team got the homeboys down early, and that ended up having a wet blanket effect on things as fan […]

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Keller with fans

NEW HALL OF FAMER KASEY KELLER ALMOST DIDN’T BECOME A SOUNDER

Lacey, Washington native Kasey Keller was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame today on the first ballot. The best player ever produced by the Evergreen State and one of the best Americans of all time, Keller spent the majority of his pro career playing in Europe. As his career wound down, he liked […]

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2013 Morris Trophy winners Will Sutton from ASU and Xavier Su'a Filo from UCLA with Morris Trophy board member and former UW Quarterback Tim Cowan

MORRIS TROPHY’S COLORFUL HISTORY BEFITS SEATTLE

On Thursday, January 15th, the Morris Trophy will be presented for the 35th time at a luncheon at the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle. The award honors the top offensive lineman, and top defensive lineman, in the PAC 12 conference and is voted on by the players who play those positions. This year’s winners […]

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KLINSMANN’S BAD YEAR

If Jurgen Klinsmann were a stock I’d be on the phone to my guy asking him how long we’re going to hang on to him. The man who makes $2.6 million dollars a year to coach the United States Men’s National Team continues to behave like a child in the back of a car on […]

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Mike Gastineau at the 2011 KJR Kares-a-thon

10/10 A DAY OF SIGNIFICANCE AT CASA DE GAS

My book SOUNDERS FC: AUTHENTIC MASTERPIECE  was published one year ago today, almost exactly a year after I first decided to write it. That sentence is a mouthful (much more for me than anyone else). The idea to do a book on the launch of the team hit me while I was walking back to my […]

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Mike Gastineau at the 2011 KJR Kares-a-thon

OVERTIME WHINERS AND A VERY BAD BEAT

With the exception of the result, Sunday’s 26 to 20 Seahawks OT win versus Denver was everything that Super Bowl XLVIII was not. From the second Manny Ramirez sent the first snap of THAT game zooming past a wide eyed Peyton Manning the rout was on. And while the rematch was one sided for much […]

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