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

September 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Seahawks vs. Packers: Who national media are picking

No one is picking a blowout, but most of the early predictions on the outcome of the Seahawks-Packers game Thursday are going with Seattle to win a close game. In fact, my quick count showed 11 of 13 picking the Seahawks. The only writer picking the Packers was from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, which covers Green…

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September 3, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Take 2: Local writer’s poem on the Super Bowl, and more

BY RONALD JORGENSEN XLVIII is a 13-line prose note that grew poetic. It was written before Super Bowl XLVIII: What is the Super Bowl? No matter how super, it’s still just bowl … and we want more, the whole sphere from half to full, our globe that holds us one, Broncos and Hawks, and all the teeming travelers on spaceship…

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August 28, 2014 at 7:39 AM

NHL expansion in Seattle, Vegas? Why reports don’t hold water

BY GEOFF BAKER / SEATTLE TIMES STAFF REPORTER INSIDE SPORTS BUSINESS Training camp can’t start soon enough for the NHL as it deals with the usual midsummer rumor-mongering. Unlike past summers, Seattle now plays a key role in filling empty column space between puck drops. First, there was the non-sourced July report out of New York — immediately…

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August 27, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Madden NFL 15: Richard Sherman, Seahawks fans should love it

BY MELANIE WATSON Three years later, Madden NFL 15 cover athlete Richard Sherman still sounds bitter about his 52 overall rating in Madden NFL 12. He’ll be very pleased with this year’s game, though. The Seahawks’ outspoken star carries a 99 overall rating, which now makes him the best cornerback in the game, video and perhaps otherwise….

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