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O’Neil: Seahawks deserve credit for how they steered clear of drama with Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas is out in Baltimore after one season. How did the Seahawks avoid a similar outcome in his tumultuous last year in Seattle? Danny O'Neil says the credit to belongs to one of two men.
1 year ago
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O’Neil: Seahawks should shoot the moon and acquire Yannick Ngakoue

The Seahawks have already shown they're pot committed to trying to win this year. Danny O'Neil explains why now is the time to go all-in and get a big-ticket pass rusher.
1 year ago
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O’Neil: Parsing Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s comments on Darrell Taylor, K.J. Wright and L.J. Collier

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has made recent comments about several members of Seattle's defense, but what does he really mean? Danny O'Neil is here to parse Pete.
1 year ago
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Treat yourself. Unrivaled. Unique.

Week 17: Seattle at San Francisco, Jan. 3, 2020, 1:25 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – I didn’t get to see a game the first time I flew to the Bay Area. I made it into the stadium, however. And as we were waiting for Game 3 to begin of baseball’s championship series to begin in 1989 […]
1 year ago
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O’Neil: Stats show Wilson is right to want Seahawks to avoid halftime deficits

As good as Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is at erasing first-half deficits, the numbers show it's not sustainable. Danny O'Neil breaks down the statistics.
1 year ago
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O’Neil: College football cancellation talks highlighting hypocrisy of NCAA

Amid talks of whether there will be college football this fall, Danny O'Neil says the discussions are again bringing to light the worst aspects of the NCAA.
1 year ago
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Charming. Authentic. American. Come discover.

Week 15: Seattle at Washington Football Team, Dec. 20, 2020, 10 a.m. Pacific SPONSORED – The second-to-last trip of the 2020 season is actually a flashback of sorts for me. That’s because it’s where the Alaska Air Travelogue started way back in 2014 when Seattle was coming off its first championship season and Russell Wilson […]
1 year ago
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OK Boomer — Esiason reckless to speculate about Seahawks’ Adams

Boomer Esiason seems to be way too comfortable invoking a particular mental-health condition, with new Seahawks safety Jamal Adams the latest the former NFL QB has speculated about.
1 year ago
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O’Neil: Seahawks gave up too much for Jamal Adams, but it’s still exciting

What’s most interesting about the Seahawks' trade for Jamal Adams, writes Danny O'Neil, is what it says about where the Seahawks see themselves: one great player away.
1 year ago
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O’Neil: Seahawks show rare whiff of desperation in Jamal Adams trade

The Seahawks added a great player in Jamal Adams, but it's a rare deal for Seattle in a number of ways. 710 ESPN Seattle's Danny O'Neil explains why.
1 year ago
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O’Neil: Opening Day offers much-needed sense of normalcy

Opening Day is finally here and to 710 ESPN Seattle's Danny O'Neil, it won't be the same or close to normal, but he is grateful that baseball is back at all.
1 year ago
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Looking for new vibes? Book a ticket to ride.

Week 10: Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, Nov. 15, 2020, 1:25 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – You know that feeling when an old friend gets a new home and you can’t wait to see what the new digs are like? Well, that’s what this November game is going to feel like against this divisional opponent. The […]
1 year ago
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O’Neil: What if American sports stopped tanking and adopted Premier League-style relegation?

In American sports, teams can be rewarded for losing by getting high draft picks. Well, England's Premier League is a lot of fun to watch because of the threat of being relegated to a lower division.
1 year ago
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Road Game Travel Tips: Family Trips are Historically Fun

Week 12: Seattle at Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 2020, 5:15 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – A stuffed animal walked onto the train with a beverage. Even for Philadelphia this counted as odd, a fan who had attended the playoff game earlier that day boarded the train wearing a fuzzy white mascot’s head with a yellow beak and […]
1 year ago
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Road Game Travel Tips: Plan to Relax. Easy Does it in the Desert.

Seattle at Arizona, Sunday, October 25, 1:05 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – Arizona is where Seattle’s fans first made a national reputation, chanting behind a television set after a Thursday night win during the franchise’s first Super Bowl season. Arizona is also the site of Seattle’s first tie in franchise history and the place where it […]
1 year ago
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O’Neil: A Seattle NBA team needs to be acquired, not poached from Memphis

The NBA's Memphis Grizzlies may have an opening to move the team, but while the news first got Danny O'Neil thinking about them coming to Seattle, he explains why the return of the Sonics needs to come in a better manner.
1 year ago
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O’Neil: NASCAR didn’t have to steal baseball’s thunder — baseball dropped the ball

Monday's NASCAR race made the most of an opportunity created by baseball's comically unproductive negotiations, writes 710 ESPN Seattle's Danny O'Neil.
1 year ago
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Road Game Travel Tips: Upgrade the fun in Upstate New York

Seattle at Buffalo, Sunday November 8, 10 a.m. Pacific SPONSORED – Nine years after Russell Wilson’s pro-football career, the Chief Football Officer at Alaska Airlines is scheduled to touch down in Buffalo, the only city in this league he has yet to play in. Now, Seattle’s quarterback has faced Buffalo before. Twice in fact. But […]
1 year ago
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Road Games Travel Tips: Tailwinds take you to Tradewinds. Book now, beach later.

SPONSORED – The chapter started with 12 members. Fitting, right? These are Seattle fans we’re talking about down in the other corner of the country. Central Florida. The Orlando area. The Space Coast. There are a lot of different nicknames, but it’s about as far away from Seattle as you can get, and those 12 […]
1 year ago
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O’Neil: What Ahmad Rashad’s college coach got right is what UW had wrong

Ahmad Rashad is a Tacoma native who has led a highly interesting life, but you can tie his star football career at Oregon to a scar in Washington Huskies history.
1 year ago
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O’Neil: As other sports near returns, baseball can’t ‘get the bat off its shoulder’

With the world begging for sports, baseball had a chance to get back to action early. Instead, Danny O'Neil says MLB can't "get the bat off its shoulder."
1 year ago
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Road Games Travel Tips: Discover Southern hospitality in Atlanta

Regular Season, Week 1: Seattle at Atlanta Falcons, Oct. 27, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 10 a.m. Pacific SPONSORED – I’ve worn two suits in Atlanta. Two very different suits. One was a purple track suit with white stripes that I work with a purple hat that I wore to a pair of football games involving my alma […]
1 year ago
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Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner uses his voice to make sure message isn’t lost

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner is always accommodating to reporters' questions. On Monday, he had something he wanted us to know before providing answers.
1 year ago
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Road Games Travel Tips: Many lakes, much fun. Autumn in Minneapolis.

Preseason Game 2: Seattle at Minnesota Vikings, Thursday, Sept. 3, 5 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – The land known for 10,000 lakes now has one additional Seattle fan. David Bunch. He graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 2011, attended Whitworth University as an undergraduate and in July he moved to Minneapolis to complete a two-year […]
1 year ago

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