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The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Doug Baldwin, Russell Wilson, Mike Huard, and 1978

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Doug Baldwin, Russell Wilson, Mike Huard, and 1978

By Greg Wright I’m not always 100% certain I’m writing about something other journalists have failed to cover. But this week, I’ve got it locked… because I’m not going to... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Were You Screaming at Your TV Sunday Night, Too?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Were You Screaming at Your TV Sunday Night, Too?

By Greg Wright Just before halftime. New England takes the lead 14-12. Seattle with the ball at their own 25-yard line and 1:05 to go. Three timeouts available. A key third-down looms with 9 yards to go. Wilson... [Read more]

Des Moines Creek Walk will be this Sunday, Nov. 20

Des Moines Creek Walk will be this Sunday, Nov. 20

A Des Moines Creek Walk will be held this Sunday, Nov. 20, starting at 11 a.m. We will meet at the Des Moines Marina near the fishing pier and restrooms, rain or shine, dogs are welcome on a leash. This... [Read more]

See ‘Flow Motion’ exercise mats during Viking Night at Mt. Rainier Pool Nov. 18

See ‘Flow Motion’ exercise mats during Viking Night at Mt. Rainier Pool Nov. 18

This Friday and next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will offer exercise enthusiasts an opportunity to explore the brand new Flow Motion exercise mats at Mount Rainier Pool. Normandy Park’s own Christen... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That “Roughing the Kicker” Thing, and Fines

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That “Roughing the Kicker” Thing, and Fines

By Greg Wright Whew! I was almost certain that some intrepid journalist would scoop me on my chosen topic this week. When I saw the teaser for Danny O’Neil’s column on Thursday, I thought for... [Read more]

REMINDER: Get underwater photos with Santa at TL Sea Diving Tuesday, Nov. 22

REMINDER: Get underwater photos with Santa at TL Sea Diving Tuesday, Nov. 22

REMINDER: You can get underwater photos with Santa at TL Sea Diving’s jolliest event of the year on Tuesday, Nov. 22 – and also discover a Scuba intro, Drysuit experiences, Peak Performance Buoyancy,... [Read more]

Not in school? Come to Mt. Rainier Pool for Veterans Day this Friday!

Not in school? Come to Mt. Rainier Pool for Veterans Day this Friday!

Friday is Veterans Day and you know what that means: No School! At Mount Rainier Pool we are continuing our pledge to parents that we’ll have a special event to help keep the kids busy on their... [Read more]

Mount Rainier Rams football team loses first round of playoffs to Skyline Friday

Mount Rainier Rams football team loses first round of playoffs to Skyline Friday

Des Moines’ Mount Rainier High School Rams football team lost the first round of State District Playoffs by a score of 41-7 to Skyline Friday night, Nov. 4. The game was played at Skyline High School,... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Offensive Diaspora; or, Where Are They Now?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Offensive Diaspora; or, Where Are They Now?

By Greg Wright I remember a time when ex-Seahawks just vanished. We never had high-profile players that were expendable, and none of our free-agents ever signed big-time contracts with other teams…... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: All In, or Giving Everything You’ve Got for the Team

The Elephant in the Locker Room: All In, or Giving Everything You’ve Got for the Team

By Greg Wright The big contracts have been banked. Russell Wilson: $87.6 M; Richard Sherman $56 M; Doug Baldwin: $46 M; Bobby Wagner: $43 M; Earl Thomas: $40 M; Jimmy Graham: $40 M; Cliff Avril: $28.5... [Read more]

Don’t miss the ‘Pumpkin Plunge’ at Mt. Rainier Pool this Saturday, Oct. 29

Don’t miss the ‘Pumpkin Plunge’ at Mt. Rainier Pool this Saturday, Oct. 29

WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND: Wet and Wild! FORECAST: Wet and Wild Fun at the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Plunge at Mount Rainier Pool this SATURDAY, Oct. 29, at 1 or 3 p.m. Thank you for everyone who pre-registered.WE... [Read more]

Your best Christmas card ever! ‘Discover Santa’ at TL Sea Diving Tuesday, Nov. 22

Your best Christmas card ever! ‘Discover Santa’ at TL Sea Diving Tuesday, Nov. 22

Come on out to TL Sea Diving’s jolliest event of the year – on Tuesday, Nov. 22 – and discover a Scuba intro, Dry suit experiences, Peak Performance Buoyancy, and the excitement of underwater photos... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Are You Disturbed By Richard Sherman’s Sideline Rant?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Are You Disturbed By Richard Sherman’s Sideline Rant?

By Greg Wright I won’t bother recapping what you saw in the third quarter of last Sunday’s game with the Falcons. If you’re reading this column at all, or pay attention to any press on... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Weather Advantage, and Special Teams Revisited

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Weather Advantage, and Special Teams Revisited

By Greg Wright What happens this weekend could be meaningless. It could also be a bellwether of sorts, letting us–and the Seahawks themselves–know if this team is of the 2013 Super Bowl champion... [Read more]

Online registration for this weekend’s Brat Trot closes Thursday at midnight!

Online registration for this weekend’s Brat Trot closes Thursday at midnight!

Burien’s annual Brat Trot fundraiser arrives this weekend – with the Pub Crawl Friday night and the run and Bavarian Fest on Sunday – and it’s going to be a fun-filled one! NOTE: Online... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Rate Performance Based on Expectations, Shall We?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Rate Performance Based on Expectations, Shall We?

By Greg Wright Through most of my years of primary and secondary education, I was accustomed to seeing report card comments like, “Greg could do better.” Aside from my stellar sixth-grade year,... [Read more]

Online registration for the Brat Trot 5K Fundraiser ends Thursday, Sept. 29!

Online registration for the Brat Trot 5K Fundraiser ends Thursday, Sept. 29!

Have you registered for the Oct. 2 Burien Brat Trot yet? Online registration closes next Thursday, Sept. 29 at midnight: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE! The Burien Brat Trot is a flat and fast 5k and... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Turnovers Redux, and the Best Thing about the Rams

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Turnovers Redux, and the Best Thing about the Rams

By Greg Wright Sadly, the 2016 season has opened yet again with an anemic offensive performance. Gladly, it ended in a win. Sadly, in a development piggybacking on the preseason trend, the Hawks started... [Read more]