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February 1, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Seahawks vs. Patriots: Final media Super Bowl picks show Seattle as slight underdog

Yes, it’s still close. National media and major newspaper predictions are tight on Super Bowl Sunday. The Patriots are favored by one point by oddsmakers, and the margin is almost as close everywhere you look. Seventy-six media predictions I found Sunday morning pick the Patriots and 65 favor the Seahawks. I did notice one trend: The later…

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January 31, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Take 2: Listening in on that conversation between Pete and Marshawn

BY JAY GILMOUR Reports that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talked to Marshawn Lynch about how he celebrates after a touchdown makes me wonder how that conversation must have gone down. Here’s my guess, using their special language that only they really understand, along with a translation. Pete: “You OK?” (Well, here we are facing another Super Bowl challenge,…

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January 31, 2015 at 8:11 AM

Roger Goodell’s an idiot, Marshawn Lynch’s cool: Seattle Times readers sound off

Marshawn Lynch Goodell opens his big mouth So NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Marshawn Lynch’s job is to talk to the media? No, Marshawn’s job is to play football. Goodell alone has created this nonsense and has made the NFL an embarrassment. He would do well to heed the advice of a wise man who once said: “Better to…

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January 30, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Super Bowl: National media predictions give slight edge to Seahawks

Linebacker Bobby Wagner, top, helps stop New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden in the first half at CenturyLink Field on Oct. 14, 2012.John Lok / Seattle Times staff It’s going to be close, really close. So close that the national media and major newspapers can’t even agree who will win. But almost everyone is predicting a…

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January 30, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Seahawks vs. Patriots: A brief history in time

Linebacker Bobby Wagner, top, helps stop Patriots running back Brandon Bolden at CenturyLink Field on Oct. 14, 2012.John Lok / Seattle Times staff BY MARK TYE TURNER Usually when teams face off in the Super Bowl, they don’t have a lot of history against each other because they are in different conferences. In the case of the…

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January 30, 2015 at 1:22 AM

Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix like being in Seattle

Seahawks fans are everywhere here in downtown Phoenix. At least that’s what I’ve heard. I’m not really sure. I’ve been holed up in my hotel room most of the week. As sports editor of The Seattle Times, I’m in charge of our Super Bowl coverage this week. That means I get to coordinate our staff of 17…

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January 29, 2015 at 4:48 PM

Take 2: How the Seahawks bring out my school’s spirit

BY ANTHONY EDWARDS Developing a school spirit day that everyone likes is almost impossible. Having an environment with kindergarteners to eighth-graders makes typical school events that try to draw interest from all ages challenging. Last year, though, it felt as though everyone at my school had a sense of community. Why? It’s because of the Seahawks. Annual school-wide spirit…

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January 28, 2015 at 10:48 AM

Seahawks vs. Patriots: National media goes Beast Mode on Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch faces the media Wednesday in Chandler, Ariz.Christian Petersen/Getty Images Let the Super Bowl hype begin. The national media and major newspapers have arrived and they’re churning out stories. The Seahawks are getting plenty of stories written about them, but not all of it’s glowing. Marshawn Lynch took a couple of hits, for instance. Keep reading to…

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