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February 5, 2014 at 6:20 AM

How much will the Seahawks Super Bowl parade cost?

The Seattle Seahawks are throwing the 12th Man the biggest super-sized party Seattle has seen since 1979. And they’re picking up the bill.

More of this: Seattle Sonics victory parade, 1979. (Vic Condiotty / Seattle Times)

More of this: Seattle Sonics victory parade, 1979. (Vic Condiotty / Seattle Times)

The Seahawks’ city-issued parade permit includes standard costs for traffic control, said Jeff Reading, Mayor Ed Murray’s spokesman. Costs above that – including a call-out of “every available police officer,” according to a city source – will be paid for by the Seahawks.

How much that will be is a secret, for now. Seattle police don’t disclose costs for big events in advance, for security reasons.

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January 31, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Ford, Christie pick Broncos

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford offered some crack sports analysis and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie weighed in with a similar opinion. Both predict the Denver Broncos will beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday. Christie thinks Peyton Manning will lead his team to victory in a close game, Denver by three points. Ford expects…

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January 30, 2014 at 11:42 AM

What I sent to a San Francisco Chronicle writer after the Seahawks-49ers NFC game

What Marshall Kilduff of the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board sent The Seattle Times. (Photo by Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times)

What Marshall Kilduff of the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board sent The Seattle Times. (Photo by Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times)

Leading up to the NFC Championship Game between the Seahawks and the 49ers, San Francisco Chronicle editorial writer Marshall Kilduff sent me a 49ers T-shirt. He and I had both argued over which team was better and which city was superior.

After the red tee showed up, I asked readers in a blog post what I should send back to Kilduff.

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January 22, 2014 at 11:58 AM

A 49ers gift from a San Francisco Chronicle writer. What should I send back?

What Marshall Kilduff of the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board sent The Seattle Times. (Photo by Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times)

What Marshall Kilduff of the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board sent The Seattle Times. (Photo by Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times)

See the photo to the right? It’s a little memento that arrived in the mail Tuesday morning from San Francisco editorial writer Marshall Kilduff.

Kilduff and I squared off in our respective blogs leading up to the past two 49ers-Seahawks games. We argued over which was the better city the week before the Dec. 8 game, which the 49ers won. (Me: “Which is the better city?”; Kilduff: “Seattle talks smack, we talk back”).

Last week, we defended our teams leading up to the battle for the NFC title, and the Seahawks won. (Me: “Top 10 reasons Seahawks should win the NFC championship”; Kilduff: “Give hate a chance”).

What should I send to Kilduff? Do I take a cue from Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman? And what should I do with this 49ers t-shirt?

Tell me your ideas in this form.

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January 22, 2014 at 6:59 AM

Seahawks: The 12th Man around and on top of the world

Seahawks fans sent images of themselves from around the world in 12th Man gear in response to my Monday blog post about a Tacoma native living in Paris.

The most impressive entry came from Gordon Prinster of West Seattle, who shared a video of himself planting a 12th Man flag at 22,837 feet on Mount Aconcagua in Argentina on Jan. 4. Aconcagua is the tallest peak in the Americas.

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January 20, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Seahawks, Super Bowl and The 12th Man around the world

Tacoma native and Paris resident Krystal Romano raised the 12th Man flag in Paris, France. (Photo courtesy of Krystal Romano)

Tacoma native and Paris resident Krystal Romano raised the 12th Man flag in Paris, France. (Photo courtesy of Krystal Romano)

PARIS, France – Allez Seahawks.

“It’s our turn,” Tacoma native Krystal Romano said early Monday morning, Paris time, when the Seahawks won the NFC championship game in Seattle. “We haven’t won a Super Bowl yet. This team, this puzzle full of misfits and last picks – we made it work.”

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January 15, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Top 10 reasons Seahawks should win the NFC championship

Seattle and San Francisco’s football teams play Sunday for the NFC championship title. Clearly, the Seahawks should win. Here are my reasons below.

And check out San Francisco Chronicle editorial writer Marshall Kilduff’s reasons in an Opinion Shop blog post on why the 49ers should win.

Thank you to the Hawks fans who helped me come up with this top 10 list.

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December 30, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Seahawks win unites us during dark days of winter

I was at a ramen house in University Village on Sunday with my sister from Los Angeles, refreshing the Seahawks app on my phone between slurps and conversation. My Twitter feed, too. We headed to a dessert shop afterward. A well-dressed mother and young daughter sitting next to us wondered aloud what the score was. I broke out my phone and gave them an update. Just four ladies at Fran’s Chocolates, talking football. The little girl’s father is a rabid fan and season ticket-holder. They weren’t with him at the game, but they were with him in spirit.

Russell Wilson takes the field as the Seattle Seahawks face the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, December 29, 2013. (Photo by Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

Russell Wilson takes the field as the Seattle Seahawks face the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, December 29, 2013. (Photo by Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

On Sunday, the Seahawks won the NFC West division title by beating the St. Louis Rams and secured home-field advantage until the Super Bowl.

For the first time in my life, this Washington native is genuinely interested in Seahawks football.

I’m cheering on my home team because it unites us. Brings us together during these dark, cold dreary days of winter.

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December 6, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Reader responses: Seattle vs. San Francisco

We’ve gotten quite a few responses to our post this morning about which city is better, Seattle or San Francisco. We trumpeted our beautiful summers and our liberal social policies. The San Francisco Chronicle retorted, calling Microsoft a “lumbering” enterprise and poked fun at Amazon.com’s drone idea.

Our readers are having their say as well, with 49 (coincidence) in support of S.F. and 34 in favor of Seattle. That’d better not be the final score of the game. Keep the responses coming. Here’s the best of what has been submitted so far (note, load times may vary):

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