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January 22, 2015 at 6:52 AM

Seahawks Fan Buzz: Let’s talk balls; super hero Super Bowl bet

BradyMemeWe can’t stop giggling.

Yes, there are serious cheating accusations aimed at the New England Patriots over the deflation of 11 of the team’s 12 game balls in the AFC Championship.

But everyone keeps saying “balls.” And it’s funny. Especially Patriot quarterback Tom Brady at his Thursday afternoon press conference.

Our personal favorite: “When I pick those balls out, at that point, to me, they’re perfect. I don’t want anyone touching the balls after that, I don’t want anyone rubbing them … those balls are perfect.”

Second favorite quote: “I have no knowledge of anything.”

How easy is it to tell if a football is deflated? Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen can pick out the flat ones easily. (We could also ask Marshawn Lynch, but that’s a different story.)

Folks on  Twitter are suspicious. … and making jokes a 14-year-old would find hilarious, as would a few adults. Check out the best word cloud we’ve seen from the Brady press conference here.

New England coach Bill Belichick discussed his “ball security philosophy” at a press conference this morning.   OK, we’ll stop now. Really.

Will the real Tom Brady please stand up?

Is Tom Brady really Mr. Clean Cut? Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says otherwise.

And apparently Sherman never said the infamous “You mad, bro?” phrase. It was picked up from a fan’s tweet.

Here’s one of our favorite Brady memes posted on our Facebook page on Wednesday.

Super heroes duke it out on Twitter

 

Chris Pratt (left) in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and Chris Evans (right) in "Captain America."

Chris Pratt (left) in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and Chris Evans (right) in “Captain America.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Chris Pratt, who grew up in Lake Stevens, Wash., is naturally a Seahawks fan. On Wednesday he and Patriots fan Chris Evans, another actor famous for his role as a comic-book character, duked it out on Twitter and set the terms for their Super Bowl bet.

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A new video called “NFL 2015 — A Bad Lip Reading of The NFL” was released today on YouTube. Your co-workers will wonder why you’re laughing so hard. Watch for cameos from the Seahawks’ Pete Carroll and New England’s Tom Brady.

Got $99,000 to burn?

A company called Magellan Jets will whisk you down to Glendale, Ariz., in a private jet. The flight itself averages $64,000 for flights leaving Seattle, they say. Tack on $35,000 more for their “VIP Package” for two for Super Bowl weekend, and you get a private entrance to the stadium and access to an “exclusive Super Bowl celebrity party:
 Choose to attend either The ESPN Party Friday, 
The Playboy Party Friday,
 The Maxim Party Saturday, or The Rolling Stone Party Saturday.” But apparently $35K doesn’t get you into ALL of the parties.

We can all dream, right? Find out more.

Kearses

SIcoverSports Illustrated’s Super Bowl preview edition has hit the racks, and it features the Seahawks’ Jermaine Kearse making his game-winning TD catch against the Packers in OT last Sunday. You may have heard of the famed “Sports Illustrated Jinx” — the correlation between someone appearing on the cover and then performing poorly or getting injured immediately afterward. We’re here to tell you it’s a myth, and here’s why.

 

 

 Promote the mystery!

Here at Fan Buzz Central, we get a lot of emails for Super Bowl promotions – everything from travel to snack foods to various forms of alcohol. Our favorite from the last couple of days? Getting an email all about “CÎROC” (don’t you forget the special “I” and the capital letters). We read the entire email and still didn’t know exactly what CÎROC is, other than some sort of tasty, (possibly alcoholic) beverage and it’s gluten free! (We’re supposed to stress that part if we mention it.)

After some handy dandy Google searching, we now know it’s vodka. Very very special vodka made from … grapes?  The National Institutes of Health says pretty much all vodka is gluten free, but apparently the jury is still out, so we’ll let you decide.

Don’t call it a comeback

Seahawks players and fans everywhere have been tossing around names to capture the meaning and magnitude of the improbable events that transpired last Sunday at CenturyLink Field. A few that come to mind include: “The Miracle at CenturyLink,” “The Great Hawk Heist,” “Hawk & Awe” and “Comeback at the Clink.” We want to hear your suggestions, and we’ll put the best ones to a vote.

Big ol’ flags

There’s no denying the 12th Man is showing support for the Seahawks around the entire area, heck, the state. Where have you hung a flag? Add it to our fan photo gallery.

 

Jason Van Hoof, a carpenter with AVM (aviation maintenance) at the Port of Seattle, comes down after hanging a 12' x 18' 12th man flag in the Central Terminal at SeaTac International Airport Thursday morning in honor of the Seattle Seahawks.  The flag will hang until after the Super Bowl. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Jason Van Hoof, a carpenter with AVM (aviation maintenance) at the Port of Seattle, comes down after hanging a 12′ x 18′ 12th man flag in the Central Terminal at SeaTac International Airport Thursday morning in honor of the Seattle Seahawks. The flag will hang until after the Super Bowl. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

A giant 12th Man flag adorns the west side of the Columbia Center. We've heard reports that the window washers took care of that high-flying job. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

A giant 12th Man flag adorns the west side of the Columbia Center. Hanging from the 61st floor, the approximately 30-by-20 flag is about 732 feet in the air, making it the highest flying 12th Man flag in the city, according to the Columbia Center’s PR folks. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

For the second year in a row, Skagit Golf and Country Club has painted a large No. 12 on its downward sloping Ninth fairway.

For the second year in a row, Skagit Golf and Country Club has painted a large No. 12 on its downward sloping Ninth fairway.

Wednesday’s Seahawks Fan Buzz: Could ‘DeflateGate‘ change fan loyalties?

DeflateGate, Russell Okung’s amazing victory dance and possibly questionable maps of fans.

 

Tuesday’s Fan Buzz: New bike might make those Packers-fan tears go away

Did you miss the bit about the kid crying over the Packers’ loss and Michael Bennett’s bicycle joyride? Voxx Coffee bought the boy a bike.

 

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