Seahawks players, coaches, alumni, media & 12s react to Clare Farnsworth's retirement

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Beat writer Clare Farnsworth is calling it a career after 36 seasons and 700 games spent covering the Seattle Seahawks.

Thirty-six seasons and 700 games later, Seattle Seahawks reporter Clare Farnsworth is calling it a career. Yesterday, the Pacific Northwest sports-media fixture announced that his retirement date will come Friday, March 27.

Farnsworth got his start in 1979, covering the club for the Fournier Newspapers for three years (1979-81) before spending the next five at the Bellevue Journal-American (1982-86), next 22 at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1987-2008), and past six (2009-14) as part of the digital media team right here at

"Atop my retirement bucket list is being a better husband to Renee; a better father to Jessica, Erica and Nathan; and a better Papa Clare to Satya, our granddaughter," he wrote. "They’re the ones who have endured me being gone for so many birthdays and holidays while I was off chasing this team – and my dream.

"So it is with some trepidation – and yes, a few tears – that I say thanks for the memories as I enter the final week of what has been a 36-season joy ride."

Following Farnsworth's news, his name trended on Twitter as current and former players, coaches, colleagues, and 12s wished him well as he begins to take on "What's Next."

Below, check out how the world reacted to Clare's Monday musings, with even more support coming through on Facebook and Instagram.

From Current Players & Coaches

From Seahawks Alumni

From The Press

From The 12s


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