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January 23, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Seahawks Fan Buzz: Michael Bennett’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ bike ride; Super Bowl weather

Defensive lineman’s Michael Bennett’s joy ride on a Seattle police bicycle after the Seahawks’ NFC Championship victory was more than just a great celebration, looks like it will ultimately benefit charity.

It’s a bit complicated, according to Seattle Police Department spokesman Drew Fowler. SPD can’t just donate the bike because that would be giving away government property, and there are rules against things like that.

Here’s how it may work out, according to Fowler:

One of the special police patrol bikes, made by Volcanic Bikes, will be donated to the Seattle Police Foundation, a charitable organization. The Seattle Police can then trade bikes with the Seattle Police Foundation, so that the cycle with the “magic Michael Bennett dust on it” can go to the foundation, which will auction it off at their “Evening of Hope” fundraiser on Feb. 7.

The proceeds would then be split between the Seattle Police Foundation and Michael Bennett’s charitable foundation.

“There are still a few hurdles to clear. But I don’t see why it’s not possible,” Fowler said. Details will be ironed out in the next few days.

If you haven’t seen Bennett riding through the “Wizard of Oz” tornado, check out the video from Benstonium.com. Lots of other fun videos on the site including the parody of a Cialis commercial featuring the Patriots deflated footballs.

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The University of Phoenix Stadium takes gets ready for the upcoming NFL Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin / The Associated Press)

The University of Phoenix Stadium gets ready for the upcoming NFL Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin / The Associated Press)

Looks like perfect Super Bowl weather in Arizona

Seahawks fans: Pack your sunscreen, not your parka.

The Weather Channel’s 10-day outlook is calling for a high of 74, a low of 50, partly cloudy skies and a zero percent chance of rain in the Phoenix area for Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1.

The days leading up to the game are forecast to see high temperatures from the mid- 70s to just over 80.

That’s a sharp contrast to conditions braved by fans who traveled to the New York City area for last year’s Super Bowl XLVIII, when temperatures dipped into the teens in the days leading up to the game.

Fans got lucky on game day, which was dry with temperatures in the 40s. But by the next morning, a snowstorm had hit, canceling flights for many fans trying to return home.

These beauties might be better in Arizona than CenturyLink.

Don’t be stepping on these blue suede shoes.

But what to wear?

If you’re lucky enough to be going to the Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 1, what are you wearing to the game? The strong possibility of warm weather and blue skies switches up the game-day clothing options compared to a December Sunday at CenturyLink.

Here at Fan Buzz Central, we’re amazed at what you can buy with a Seahawks logo slapped on it. If you plan on wearing a pair of these blue beauties, better make sure you add the comfort insoles so you can stand and cheer.

Cupcake Royale's 12th Fan Cupcake.

Cupcake Royale’s 12th Fan Cupcake.

 

Badges and bets

The Super Bowl betting frenzy has two new trash talkers: King County Sheriff John Urquhart and his Massachusetts counterpart, Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins.

This wager will pit two of Seattle’s most delicious treats, Cupcake Royale and salted caramels from Fran’s, against an apparent New England delicacy, “lobster tail pastries” from Dan Luberto’s Bakery in Revere, Mass.

While we’re Hawks fans to the core, we think Sheriff Tompkins has the better riches coming his way if the Patriots win. Lobster-shaped pastries?

More on the Deflatriots

Our counterparts over at The Boston Globe are up to their eyeballs in deflated footballs. Much of this morning’s bostonglobe.com homepage is devoted to “Deflategate,” where the team is accused of playing the first half of the AFC Championship game with underinflated footballs. The balls were reported to be 2 pounds low. What does that feel like? Boston Globe reporter Billy Baker did an unofficial survey of the Globe newsroom staff. Check out the fun video here.

On this coast, we’re getting a bit tired of Deflategate, even with all of the silly jokes about balls. Time to focus on the Seahawks defending their Super Bowl title.

Twelves sightings

We’re spotting Twelves everywhere. Be sure to add your fan photo to our gallery.

Construction worker Ruby Pippin (in backround) has decorated the corner of Thomas Street and Terry Avenue North with all things Seahawks. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Construction worker Ruby Pippin (in background) has decorated the corner of Thomas Street and Terry Avenue North with all things Seahawks … and Sponge Bob. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

The Washington Federal band at Fifth and Pike in downtown Seattle shows its support  for the Seahawks. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

The Washington Federal bank at Fifth and Pike in downtown Seattle shows its support for the Seahawks. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Can’t get enough Fan Buzz? Wait, there’s more!

Thursday’s Seahawks Fan Buzz: Let’s talk balls; super hero Super Bowl bet
Wednesday’s Seahawks Fan Buzz: Could ‘DeflateGate‘ change fan loyalties?
Tuesday’s Fan Buzz: New bike might make those Packers-fan tears go away

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