SEATTLE — For nearly three decades, from George Argyros to Jack Zduriencik, from the Kingdome to Safeco Field-from rags to riches back to rags in the standings-Chuck Armstrong’s stamp on the Mariners has been large and loud.
CHICAGO — On the day Bulls superstar Derrick Rose’s professional career peaked nearly two years ago at the Berto Center, he gave his mother, Brenda, a look that suggested it doesn’t get any better than this.
Normally, the bye week is a necessary stress reliever for football fanatics. It’s an absolute must because this game of overreaction wrenches every emotion imaginable. You always want more, but when the break arrives, you realize it’s good for your health.
The ideal acquisition for the Seattle Mariners this winter is a speedy right-handed hitting corner outfielder with a strong arm, adequate power, a keen recognition of the strike zone, a history of durability and a contract that won’t guarantee him $50 million or $60 million after he turns 35.
If you want to summon up some benefit of the doubt in the arrest late Sunday of Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe on an allegation that he was in possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana, you could concoct a scenario wherein he was just so zeroed in on the showdown this Sunday at Denver that he already was visualizing himself in Colorado.
RENTON — The Seahawks woke up Monday with a game-and-a-half lead on the rest of the NFC and the knowledge they play four of their final six regular-season games at CenturyLink Field, where they have tied a franchise record by winning 12 in a row.