Talking Points: Seahawks expectations lowered again

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What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:

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If you happened to have read Sunday’s story leading up to the Seahawks-Redskins game, Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times wrote how the Seahawks were now expected to win.

You just had that feeling.

So here’s the lead to the Washington Post game story from Sunday: “The Washington Redskins overcame two interceptions, a blocked field goal, a blocked extra-point and more injuries to snap a six-game losing streak with a 23-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.”

Yep, you just had that feeling.

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Interesting to note the Bud Withers of the Seattle Times has a column that suggests Washington State might want to hire former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach to lead the Cougars after Paul Wulff.

As of Sunday night, there wasn’t a job opening.

But if there were, Withers writes that “no doubt Leach and WSU would be a bit of a shotgun marriage.

“But this we do know: Hiring Leach would be a game-changer for the Cougars. Part of his mission would be to stir donors to action with a major facilities overhaul on the docket at WSU."

(Click here to read Bud Withers' column)

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The third-ranked tennis player in the world isn’t too bad.

Despite No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 2 Rafael Nadal and No. 4 Andy Murray being worn out, Roger Federer was a fresh as could be as he won his sixth ATP Finals tournament.

Say what you will about R-Fed being all washed up and on his way down. He showed up in London ready to go, ready win. Three of the world’s top 4 couldn’t say that.

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