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A different spin on sports by The Seattle Times staff and readers.

January 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Seahawks’ comeback cheers, Patriots’ scandal jeers: Seattle Times readers sound off

Deflate-Gate Let each team apply pressure Why not let each team choose their own inflation of a standardized football? Why have a rule that makes footballs harder to handle in certain conditions? Let’s bring out the best of the sport, as in catching passes and not fumbling in inclement conditions. And while we’re evaluating football, why have a championship game’s…

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January 23, 2015 at 9:10 AM

Don’t hate me: Confessions of an ignorant, rookie Seahawks fan

BY DIANA J NOBLE I am an ignorant, inexperienced, unschooled football rookie. That’s an embarrassing moniker, given I live in blue-and-green, fan-obsessed, Seahawks-land. But, heavens, am I trying to get spooled up on this hard-hitting, brain-jangling, bone-breaking, complicated, thrilling game. Growing up, my life was consumed by gymnastics, so I missed out on team sports, both playing and…

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January 22, 2015 at 8:34 AM

Seahawks vs. Patriots: National media pump up Russell Wilson, deflate Tom Brady, make early predictions

Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., is 10 days away, but the national media and major newspapers are already gearing up. Stories are being churned out daily. Some are looking ahead to the big game, including some early predictions. A few are still reprising the Seahawks’ unforgettable comeback against the Green Bay Packers. And, of course,…

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January 21, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Seattle Sports Star of the Year awards — live updates

The Seahawks — who else? — were named the Sports Story of the Year after their Super Bowl rout of the Denver Broncos last year. There was still a buzz at Benaroya Hall three days after the Seahawks earned a return trip to the Super Bowl with Sunday’s comeback victory over the Packers in the NFC…

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January 21, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Name game: What should we call the Hawks’ great escape in the NFC Championship?

In the aftermath of Sunday’s remarkable rally by the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game, local and national media, Seahawks players and fans everywhere have been tossing around names to capture the meaning and magnitude of the improbable events that transpired in the dying moments at CenturyLink Field. A few that come to mind include: “The…

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January 20, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Miracle at CenturyLink: A bag, a blessing and my 12th Man flag

BY CLINTON PAWLICK I brought the Pope with me to Sunday’s NFC Championship Game stuffed in a bag. A clear plastic tote of proper dimension and composition to meet the NFL’s “All Clear” policy. I’m glad he was with us because, in the end, we needed a miracle. Let me explain. First, the Pontiff. Last December, my…

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January 19, 2015 at 7:10 AM

Seahawks vs. Packers: National media on Seattle’s crazy comeback, Super Bowl matchup

Call it Hawk ‘n awe. Actually, that was one of the headlines we considered for The Seattle Times. And it works for the insanity that happened Sunday at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks’ stunning comeback to beat the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in overtime on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game not only had Seahawks fans leaping out…

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