Topic: Seattle

February 20, 2014

Rainier Beach is a shrinking public high school in an unglamorous and gentrification-squeezed part of Seattle. It has a droput rate around 40% and one of the very best basketball teams in the nation. A dispatch from one of the more unlikely dynasties in high school sports.

February 5, 2014

With our FOIA request finally processed, we can finally share these Oval Office transcripts, in which the leader of the free world and his cabinet sit around complaining about Pete Carroll's demeanor, black quarterbacks, and other matters of national security.

February 2, 2014

On the prolific and rather shockingly fascinating YouTube output of the NFC Champions, from Doug Baldwin's Beyonce-ish self-documenting perfectionism to Michael Robinson's ongoing indie version of HBO's "Hard Knocks."

January 17, 2014

The exciting experience of being in a city that is suddenly very into football. The less-exciting experience of watching two types of brands be argued about on TV. The good news is that four really good teams are playing in two football games on Sunday. It's pretty good news.

January 17, 2014

In a league overcome and obsessed with its own importance, Marshawn Lynch is more than just one of the most productive running backs. He's a reminder that, under all that synergy and messaging, football is a game to play.

December 2, 2013

Tonight's Monday Night Football game is a good one, and so a good one to talk about. While our heroes at the Footballz Podcast will be doing just that, one of them will have his own personal biases to contend with. Or, more likely, just give into.

October 28, 2013

The Seattle Seahawks. The Zombie St. Louis Rams. The Footballz Podcast instead of ESPN's Monday Night crew talking about the game those two teams have. Finally, a healthy, filling Gruden Alternative for the rest of us!

January 16, 2013

On the other side of the Kings-to-Seattle move is an entire city of people who know the pain that Sacramento is going through right now. It's a complicated way to feel.

November 21, 2012

In our final installment, we look at the winners and losers of player movement, and what can be done to make the process more efficient. Also, we give you our secret for rearing a professional basketball player, because we're friends. 

October 19, 2012

In the final installment of our 5-part series on retractable roofs in Major League Baseball, we look take a look at the structures in the past, the present and the future.