Links on Couples, Seahawks, Ichiro, Rougheart MMA & more

Some reading material to get you through the weekend:

Joe Posnanski writes about Fred Couples and whether the Seattle golfer is really Hall of Fame worthy. Some, Posnanski writes, think the talented Freddy was an underachiever during his career and should have won a lot more. Posnanski disagrees. He writes: “Couples’ breathtaking swing, his casual persona, his amazing shot-making — these and other things have made him a superstar. When people think back to the last 20 years of golf, they will think of Fred Couples. Does that make him a Hall of Famer? The way the golf Hall of Fame voters look at it, well, yes, it definitely does. I don’t think that’s a bad way for golf people look at it.” 

Rich-Rod goes Dumb and Dumber on us while answering a question about Arizona’s chances of taking down mighty Oregon on Saturday.

Ichiro is in a real good place right now in New York. He’s now hitting .321 in 54 games with the Yankees.

If you can’t get enough Russell Wilson, read this piece on the Seahawks’ rookie QB. Lots of good insight and background on Wilson.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune, whose byline and columns often appear in our print editions, wrote this about Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers and the Packers will be in town for MNF and he talked about his admiration for Seattle’s No. 12 during an interview earlier in the week.

Eleni Englert? Never heard of her? Check out Gregg Bell’s story on this amazing blind athlete, a freshman rower at the University of Washington.

Tampa Bay Bucs coach Greg Schiano might be a bully, as Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports writes in this piece, but I still don’t think he did anything wrong when his defensive linemen caved in the Giants’ o-line when Eli Manning was taking a knee in a recent game. I’ve heard arguments both way on what should transpire at that point, but I’m with Pete Carroll on this one. If the game is still on the line, then there’s nothing wrong with competing on the final play of the game.

And here’s a shout out to MMA fans out there. Joshua Beranis writes a reader blog on the local MMA scene and he’s looking to expand coverage of the sport in our area. If you’ve got news tips or stories to tell, get hold of Bernanis. Here’s a column he wrote last week.  His contact info is at the end of the column.

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