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The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Year in Review

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Year in Review

By Greg Wright Since this may be final column of the season–though I don’t believe it will be–I’ll take the opportunity to review this year’s commentary with an eye toward... [Read more]

Mount Rainier Pool will re-open on Monday, Jan. 14

Mount Rainier Pool will re-open on Monday, Jan. 14

The Mount Rainier Pool will re-open on Monday, Jan. 14 for lap swim, family and open swim, water aerobics and swim and dive teams, it was announced on Thursday, Jan. 3. As we previously reported, the pool’s... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Preparation in Lockett’s Separation

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Preparation in Lockett’s Separation

By Greg Wright “The separation is in the preparation,” Russell Wilson is fond of saying. By that, he means “Do your homework, and it will pay off on the field.” Seattle wideout... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Must-Win Scenario?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Must-Win Scenario?

By Greg Wright As you may have gleaned from following NFL news this week, Seattle stands a good chance of clinching a playoff berth with a win tonight against Kansas City; but a loss does not rule them... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Defense’s Greatest Strength

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Defense’s Greatest Strength

By Greg Wright I’ve gotta say that my analyses have been pretty much on the mark this season… but I honestly thought I might have gone a bridge too far, as they say, last week. Predicting... [Read more]

Des Moines Waterland Walkers Holiday Walk will be this Saturday, Dec. 15

Des Moines Waterland Walkers Holiday Walk will be this Saturday, Dec. 15

The next walk of the Des Moines Waterland Walkers will a special Holiday Walk this Saturday, Dec. 15, meeting at 11 a.m. at Big Catch Plaza (where the Des Moines Christmas Tree is located near the Dollar... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Destroying the Opposition

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Destroying the Opposition

By Greg Wright A funny thing happened on the way back to the Super Bowl during the 2014 season. “The Seahawks do not just beat other teams,” I wrote four years ago. “They effectively... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: BWags, HOF

The Elephant in the Locker Room: BWags, HOF

By Greg Wright Why the football world does not talk more about Bobby Wagner is beyond me. During his career, he has been overshadowed by Carolina’s Luke Kuechly and the Cowboys’ Sean Lee…... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Who’s the New Kearse?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Who’s the New Kearse?

By Greg Wright It’s almost December. And you know what that means. Traditionally, this is the time for the Seahawks to get hot under Pete Carroll. In past years, the offensive heat has relied heavily... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Up the Middle

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Up the Middle

By Greg Wright Ten weeks and nine games into the 2018 season, Seattle’s biggest weakness is obvious, perhaps even glaring. And everyone’s talking about it. It’s the run defense. Seattle... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Pressuring Goff

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Pressuring Goff

By Greg Wright If you’ve been under the impression that the Seahawks’ D is blitzing less frequently this year, you’d be correct. Under Pete Carroll, Seattle’s defense has consistently... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Marshall Doesn’t Catch On

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Marshall Doesn’t Catch On

By Greg Wright One of the consistent knocks on the Pete Carroll / John Schneider regime is that this duo spends big money on free agents who just don’t pan out. The latest “example”... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool continues to be closed for renovations

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool continues to be closed for renovations

UPDATE: Due to continued repair issues, the Mount Rainier Pool continues to be closed for renovations. As we previously reported, the pool’s closure project was originally to replace the pool shell,... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Expecting Success

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Expecting Success

By Greg Wright I’ll admit it. I think we’re all afraid of expecting too much from this young, relatively inexperienced team. In spite of the fact that the Seahawks really no longer have a... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Was it the Play Calling?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Was it the Play Calling?

By Greg Wright “Darrell Bevell has been about as creative as a rock for years now. He needs to go, especially since players like Russell Wilson are getting older and cannot extend plays like they... [Read more]

Explore Saltwater State Park with the Waterland Walkers this Sunday, Oct. 21

Explore Saltwater State Park with the Waterland Walkers this Sunday, Oct. 21

From our friends at WABI Burien: This month’s Des Moines Waterland Walk will be at Saltwater State Park this Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 11 a.m.: WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 at 11:00 am WHERE:... [Read more]