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

November 10, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Seahawks vs. Giants: National media hail Marshawn Lynch, impale Giants

Marshawn Lynch’s punishing day powered the Seahawks’ record-setting rushing performance, and the national media and major newspapers were properly impressed. They also couldn’t help but take their shots at the New York Giants, who have  lost four straight after an epic second-half collapse. New York media showed about as much mercy on the Giants as the…

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November 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Seahawks: National media (with one exception) picking Seattle to beat Giants

Despite all the Seahawks’ recent struggles, the national media and major newspapers are lining up on Seattle’s side this week. With one notable exception: Arizona’s Bob McMenamin picks the Giants to upset the Seahawks, 23-20. All four of the Seattle Times writers picked Seattle. Same with ESPN.com’s experts. And on and on. My count 40-1. But before Seahawks…

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November 8, 2014 at 7:00 AM

UW, WSU ruining tradition, Seahawks-Raiders debacle: Times readers sound off

Huskies Don’t forget new Husky traditions Max Waugh’s letter to the University of Washington Athletics Marketing Department (“Husky lore no more, says longtime fan,” Monday) was right on point. As a UW graduate and long-time Huskies season-ticket holder and Tyee contributor, I support the coaches and players, but the actions by the athletic department are wearing thin. I…

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November 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM

NFL power rankings: Media shuffle top spots, but Seahawks creep up

The Patriots and Cardinals are in a virtual dead heat at the top of the NFL power rankings from the national media and major newspapers. The shift took place after Tom Brady and New England slapped a 43-21 loss on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Where does that leave the Seahawks? Although Seattle…

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November 5, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Take 2: Seahawks fans should stop worrying and enjoy this crazy ride

BY BRIAN SULLIVAN Win or lose, Seahawks fans, enjoy this team. Transcend the nonsense. Ignore reports of discord. Russell Wilson may not be “black enough” for serial problem child, Percy Harvin, but he has exactly the right color, intelligence and character to lead his team to Super Bowl victory. Fans should resist unrealistic expectations, however. This team will…

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November 3, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Seahawks: National media weigh in on Beast Mode II, Russell Wilson’s struggles

For once, the national media agree on one thing: Marshawn Lynch is a beast. The Seahawks can thank his hard-nosed style, as well as an opportunistic defense, for beating the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, 30-24. So  that was a major theme for the national media and major newspapers covering the game. They also wrote about Seattle’s wave…

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