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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

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 Lynch inside the 1-yard line? Because that didn’t happen, everyone is teeing off on them. Tom Brady, on the other hand, is…

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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 7:00 AM

Seahawks vs. Patriots: A brief history in time

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 Seahawks, however, that is not true. The Hawks resided in the AFC for a quarter of a century before switching to 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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