SOCHI, Russia — Blame Canada. The creators of “South Park” had it exactly right.
PEORIA, Ariz. – Dustin Ackley really likes where his swing is right now. But he likes where his head is even more.
SEATTLE — Every NFL Sunday, Matt Mikolas prepares for action. If he’s attending the Seahawks’ game, which he often does, that entails putting on a full Hawks uniform, spray-painting his hair blue and green, and inscribing the number “12” on his face.
There’s nothing quite like watching the Super Bowl in paradise, surrounded by swaying palm trees and crashing surf.
SEATTLE — Super Bowl XLVIII is one game Seahawks fans will never be able to relive enough. So, a week later, here are 10 random notes, thoughts and observations about the greatest moment in the team’s 38-year history.
SEATTLE — The Seahawks have a motivational theme for every practice day, from Tell The Truth Monday to Competition Wednesday and Turnover Thursday, capped by No-Repeat Friday.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Marshawn Lynch dropped the phone and wept. His agent, Doug Hendrickson, delivered the news on Oct. 5, 2010. Silence ensued. After the cellphone fell from Lynch’s hands, Lynch let the moment conquer him. He was happy. He was thankful. He was headed to Seattle.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Pete Carroll is at the Super Bowl, at last, wearing a hay-colored sports coat and a gold-patterned tie. He steps in front of the microphone with a grin and without an opening statement.
SEATTLE — Released, finally, from the sweet, agonizing tension that turned all of Seattle into an ulcer-inducing, emotionally wrung wreck, the Seahawks players did what players always do in those circumstances.
The bookies in Vegas reported a rare split picking the early favorite for the Super Bowl. At least there’s no question about who’s going to steal the show.