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February 7, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Take 2: Grieve Seahawks loss in Super Bowl so we can move on

BY MARK TYE TURNER I’m standing in front of my seat at Super Bowl XLIX, only 150 feet away from where Jermaine Kearse made the craziest catch in Hawk history two plays earlier. Now the Seahawks are looking at second-and-goal at the 1-yard line. A mere 36 inches away from football immortality. I’m clenching my 12th Man…

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February 7, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Super Bowl angst, frustration and support: Seattle Times readers sound off

Super Bowl Betrayal of 12s and themselves Pete Carroll and Darrell Bevell betrayed the Seahawks owner, coaching staffs, players, the millions of 12s and themselves. They will be hard pressed to regain the public trust and stature they once had. — Frank Stewart, Everett Mourn loss and move on Watching the brutal ending of the Super Bowl could only bring back memories of…

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February 6, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Super Bowl emotion spills over: Readers sound off after Seahawks’ stunning defeat

The Seahawks’ stunning defeat to the New England Patriots last Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX released an incredible amount of emotion across the region. The Seattle Times Sports inbox and mailbox were flooded with fans’ reaction. A lot of it was angry, but there was also support for coach Pete Carroll’s (or Darrell Bevell’s) controversial…

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February 5, 2015 at 7:40 AM

My search for a time-traveling DeLorean and what I’d say to Pete Carroll

Seahawks Pete Carroll during media day last week before Super Bowl XLIX.Dean Rutz / Seattle Times staff BY JOE GERLITZ I’ve been a season-ticket holder in the Hawks Nest with a few pals of mine (Pete, T-Bone, K-Flan) since 2002. We’ve experienced some unbelievable moments over the years. Joe Gerlitz That loss to the Pats to the Super Bowl…

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February 4, 2015 at 7:55 AM

Jim Caviezel’s challenge to 12s: Now is the time when Seahawks need us most

Jim Caviezel, middle, cheers at a Seahawks game with friends Nathon Lewis, left, and friend Tom Flick, former NFL and Washington quarterback.(Photo courtesy of Nathon Lewis) BY JIM CAVIEZEL Fans are fleeting.  They blow with the wind.  Fans can be loyal, but they can also be fickle, fair-weather and phony. Fans exist for many different reasons, but usually…

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February 2, 2015 at 10:08 PM

A post-Super Bowl love letter from New England to Seattle

BY PAUL C. MCLEAN It’s snowing this morning in Robert Kraft and Tom Brady’s neighborhood in Brookline, Mass. They’re probably still in Arizona. Monday’s not a great travel day back to New England. It’s a snow day at Brookline High, so my daughter’s home. I’ve already been out shoveling the steps and snow-blowing the driveway. That…

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February 2, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Seahawks vs. Patriots: National media roast Pete Carroll, toast Tom Brady

Russell Wilson, left, and coach Pete Carroll talk in the second half of Super Bowl XLIX.Bettina Hansen / Seattle Times staff The national media and major newspapers are going, well, Beast Mode on Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Why, for Pete’s sake, didn’t they just have Russell Wilson hand the ball to Marshawn…

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February 1, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Super Bowl: Final thoughts from the national media, game-day edition

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson walks onto the field before Sunday’s Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.Dean Rutz / Seattle Times staff Super Bowl Sunday is finally here. Before you start dipping, munching and drinking, here’s a final roundup of what the national media are saying about the big game. I’ve picked out a few of the best analyses,…

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