Jerry Brewer offers a unique perspective on the world of sports.
As the Seahawks go caroling around the NFL, singing the songs they want to hear and stiff-arming anyone attempting to impede their joy, they’re writing a remarkable story without realizing it.
As great as the Seahawks have been lately, imagine if they cleaned up a few of the things holding back their offense. And then imagine if that inspired Pete Carroll to have greater offensive ambition.
The Seahawks’ frightening defense is without a weakness as it drives the team toward the playoffs with a four-game win streak. Even scarier, it’s playing for something bigger than contracts and Pro Bowls.
It takes a game like Sunday’s to define how well the Seahawks are playing. This time, against the rival San Francisco 49ers, against a team fighting to remain in playoff contention, the Seahawks were neither overpowering nor outstanding. And they still won 17-7.
The last time the San Francisco 49ers visited CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks and Niners met in the NFC Championship Game. It felt like only the beginning of high-stakes postseason matchups. On Sunday, San Francisco returns to Seattle, and it feels like an ending.
After years of being timid, noncommittal and possibly even aloof, major American sports figures are using their star power and platform to deliver important messages about society, or at least keep troubling national news as relevant as possible.
Washington senior Krista Vansant has earned nearly every individual award possible in volleyball, but she still wants something more — an NCAA championship. She won’t be satisfied until she gets it.
After an outstanding defensive effort in a 49-36 victory over No. 13 San Diego State, the Huskies can’t let this victory go for naught by letting down against weaker competition.
The Huskies are 6-0 and improved on both ends after missing the NCAA men’s tournament the past three seasons. They host No. 13 San Diego State on Sunday in their biggest test so far.
The Mariners finally seem committed to spending the money to build a winner, but they can’t stop before they address a need in right field. Free-agent Melky Cabrera could be the right fit.
The best of the Sounders’ six MLS seasons closed with a loss in the Western Conference Final to the Galaxy. In a sport that specializes in cruel conclusions, this one was especially wicked.