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February 10, 2015 at 6:03 PM

What our kids can learn from the Seahawks’ Super Bowl loss

Seahawks quarterback Richard Sherman extends his hand to congratulate Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Ariz. (Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times) By ANNIE RENEAU I know, I know, I know. It’s only a stupid football game. But it’s fun to get wrapped up in the excitement of the Super Bowl, and…

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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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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 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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