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January 18, 2014 at 6:13 AM

Seahawks caption contest winner

On Wednesday, I asked readers to caption this photo with what coaches Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh will say after the game on Sunday between the Seahawks and 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Congratulations to Tony Kimpo from Kenmore for the winning caption. Thanks for playing and enjoy the game. Here are the runners-up: Pete Carroll: “Have I…

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January 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Caption contest: NFC Championship showdown between Pete Carroll, Jim Harbaugh

CAPTION THIS (Photo from John Lok/The Seattle Times)

CAPTION THIS: What will the two coaches say to each other on Sunday? Submit your caption predicting their exchange. (Photo from John Lok/The Seattle Times, 2012)

San Francisco may have won the last battle, but the war and its spoils is Seattle’s for the taking. With a win on Sunday against the 49ers in the NFC Championship (kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on FOX), the Seahawks would punch their ticket to Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2. These are two very similar teams, defensive juggernauts that will pound it out over possession. But each has a unique personality, and it could be argued that their styles represent the traits of their head coaches. Sunday will be a battle of temperaments, and emotions may very well boil over. They have in the past.

Remember the famous incident from 2009 when the two were coaches in the former Pac-10, at Stanford University (Harbaugh) and University of Southern California (Carroll)? The two coaches met in the middle of the field after Harbaugh and his Stanford team ran up the score 55-21 against USC, Carroll asking Harbaugh “What’s your deal?” To which the Stanford coach responded, “What’s your deal?”

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May 24, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Carroll concerned about Seahawks off-field behavior

Criminals don’t belong on the field Players who get arrested, are put in jail and/or are given citations for inappropriate behavior do not belong on the team. No second chances [“Carroll calls off-field issues ‘real serious,’” Sports, May 21]. Coach Carroll is not paid to be a father figure for arrogant members of the team. If players…

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