I passed this along in this space the other day, but it’s making the rounds again — a story detailing how Percy Harvin will be eligible for a share of up to $70,500 if the Seahawks win the Super Bowl.
As well explained in the story, it’s simply part of the NFL contracts and standard fare in sports —- every year there are stories of players who were with teams for part of the time getting playoff shares. Considering Harvin got $25 million for playing six regular season games and two playoff games for Seattle, this is a drop in the bucket.
But it appears Harvin didn’t take all the money and run on his way out of town — here’s a report that he likely took a loss on his Bellevue house.
As for the Seahawks, they are back to work at the VMAC today and we’ll have reports later on press conferences by Russell Wilson and others.
For now, a few morning links. …
- I wrote about the Seahawks’ revolving door center position for Wednesday’s paper.
- Times columnist Jerry Brewer notes that the Seahawks have a special confidence that if they do their jobs, that’s all that matters.
- Notes from Jayson Jenks.
- Seahawks.com on Seattle’s explosive plays and stopping Jonathan Stewart.
- The Charlotte Observer looks at some of the Panthers’ playoff rituals.
- And the Panthers don’t like what it says that they are 11-point underdogs.
- The Panthers are having a hard time duplicating the noise at CenturyLink Field.
- Here’s a story detailing all the playoff payouts.
- SI.com rates Seattle’s offensive line sixth among those that are left in the playoffs.
- NFL.com rates Russell Wilson seventh among QBs left in the playoffs.
- NFL.com with an early preview.
- Good stuff here on how the coaching carousel works.
- Finally, here are details on the inevitable bet among some politicians of each state: “I’m in!”: Seahawks versus Panthers: Washington Members of Congress place wager with Charlotte-area Members on outcome of upcoming NFC Divisional gameWASHINGTON, DC – With the 2014 NFL playoffs entering the divisional round this weekend, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jim McDermott (WA-07) and Adam Smith (WA-09) have placed a wager with Charlotte, North Carolina Members Alma Adams (NC-12) and Robert Pittenger (NC-9) on the upcoming game between the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers.
The Washington Reps will be putting up a basket of local Washington state treats that include: smoked salmon, beer from Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, Oberto beef jerky, POP! gourmet popcorn and 12th Can Pale Ale from Hilliard’s Beer in Seattle. Also included will be a bag of Skittles.
For the Carolina part of the wager, Rep. Adams will be wagering Bojangles chicken and Krispy Kreme Donuts while Rep. Pittenger will put up some delicious, slow-smoked North Carolina BBQ.
“This weekend’s game is going to be an epic clash between two of the league’s most dominant defenses. There’s no doubt it’s going to be a hard fought (and probably low-scoring) game,” said DelBene, McDermott and Smith. “While the Panthers may have their own ‘Superman,’ we’re confident that the Legion of Boom and Beast Mode will prevail in the end and extend Cam Newton’s record against the Seahawks to 0-4. Go Hawks!”
“Just like the Falcons and Cardinals, the Seahawks are another bird to be gobbled by the Panthers,” said Congressman Pittenger. “Is it true they taste like chicken?”
“I am looking forward to seeing Cam and the Panthers go into Seattle and dethrone the champs,” said Congresswoman Adams. “It is going to be a great game. Let’s go Panthers!”