5.12.2006

Attention Seahawks fans: Coolest site on the Web


Being a former journalist, I'm also going to use this space from time to time to turn my readers on to some of the best sports sites and stories on the Internet, and one of those happens to be brought to us by friend of the blog Mike Sando, a former colleague of mine at The News Tribune.

While the design of their sports site is rather lame (belying the great content), Mike's blog -- Seahawks Insider -- is, without a doubt, the most comprehensive site for Seahawks news on the Web. It supplements Mike's outstanding everyday coverage with breaking news, tidbits that don't find their way into the paper, audio files from interviews, sortable spreadsheets and more. The comments section also provides a forum for Seahawks fans to analyze their favorite football team and ask Mike questions, which he does his best to answer. He actually checks the comments very often, and engages in running dialogue with readers.

It really is an invaluable source of information if you are a die-hard Seahawks fan, and it's far better than either of the blogs on the Seattle Times or Seattle P-I Web sites. If you're like me and you're already counting down the days until training camp -- I secured my season tickets last week -- it definitely does a great job of feeding your Seahawks jones in the meantime.

Oddly enough, as I'm writing this, Mike has posted a message letting us all know that we can expect the info to slow down for a while, so my timing might seem a little strange. But there's a great archive, as well as a very cool search tool that will allow you to find exactly what you're looking for. Want to hear audio from Matt Hasselbeck? Looking for any and all information on the signing of Julian Peterson? All the messages containing those are just a couple of clicks away.

Some of my other favorite stories of the day:

6 comments:

TG said...

Sando does a great job covering the Seahawks, and he typically breaks stories before the rest of the known world... =)

Sadomojo said...

And he makes a nice target for errant Ryan Leaf passes...

The Nuss said...

LOL! I forgot about that. For those of you who don't know, Sando was the WSU beat writer for the Spokesman-Review in Spokane before he took over for John Clayton at The News Tribune.

Here's how the story goes:

At the time, I was the football reporter for the Daily Evergreen at WSU. As we all knew then (and the rest of the world would soon find out), Leaf could be a tad sensitive. However, one thing that never was in question was the strength of that bazooka arm.

One day, Sando wrote a story that Leaf thought made him out to be a wimp -- the dude read anything that anyone ever wrote about him in any publication anywhere. So, the next day at practice during a passing drill -- with reporters standing on the sideline watching practice as usual -- Leaf made it a point to miss a receiver just a touch high and wide. Oddly enough, it was just far enough high and wide to whiz by Sando's ear, nearly missing his noggin. Leaf just stood there, glaring. Makes me chuckle whenever I think about it.

Anonymous said...

Interesting site. Useful information. Bookmarked.
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Anonymous said...

This site is one of the best I have ever seen, wish I had one like this.
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Anonymous said...

Looks nice! Awesome content. Good job guys.
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