As Richard Sherman prepares for his third Super Bowl — this time as a member of the San Francisco 49ers — it’s worth wondering whether...
Matt Calkins joined The Seattle Times in August 2015 as a sports columnist after three years at the San Diego Union Tribune. Never afraid to take a stand or go off the beaten path, Matt enjoys writing about the human condition every bit as much as walk-offs or buzzer-beaters. His mom reads the comments so take it easy on him.
Huskies may have ducked out of NCAA tournament contention by coughing up game to Oregon | Matt Calkins
If they had held on, UW would have had wins over two ranked teams to impress the selection committee.
Heading into the offseason, there is plenty to be excited about with the Seahawks. But there is plenty to be concerned about, as well.
The Seahawks were held back by their depleted defense this season. Here’s how they can fix that. | Matt Calkins
If the Seahawks are going to return to their dominant ways, where they are pounding opponents and not simply squeaking by them, the solution is...
The Seahawks were a surprise all season — and they’re surprised they didn’t win the Super Bowl | Matt Calkins
Despite overcoming all expectations this season, the Seahawks head into the offseason with nothing by pain.
Legacies in limbo: QBs Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers face contrasting pressures to win | Matt Calkins
Neither Russell Wilson nor Aaron Rodgers has cemented his place in the top tier of all-time great quarterbacks. But both face different levels of pressure...
Some Washington State fans may say good riddance to Mike Leach, but good luck trying to replace him | Matt Calkins
When Leach accepted an offer to be Mississippi State's coach, it ended one of the most successful and colorful coaching stints ever seen on the...
Controversy aside, Jadeveon Clowney is a defensive force — and he’s been crucial to the Seahawks’ run | Matt Calkins
The most discussed story line out of Seattle's 17-9 playoff win over Philadelphia was Clowney's hit that knocked Wentz out of the game. But besides the...
The Seahawks need to be dominant defensively if they want to do anything significant in the playoffs.
The Bruins weren't the more talented team in the building, but they were the more tenacious and disciplined one.