Seahawks http://kplu.org en Seahawks Pick Missouri Tackle Justin Britt http://kplu.org/post/seahawks-pick-missouri-tackle-justin-britt <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The Seattle Seahawks addressed their need to add depth to the offensive line by drafting Missouri tackle Justin Britt with the final pick in the second round of the NFL draft.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The offensive line appeared to be a need for the Seahawks heading into the draft with starting right tackle Breno Giacomini and guard Paul McQuistan leaving in free agency.</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 02:59:14 +0000 The Associated Press 16488 at http://kplu.org Seahawks Pick Missouri Tackle Justin Britt Some 700,000 Fans Pack Seattle Streets For Seahawks' Victory Parade http://kplu.org/post/some-700000-fans-pack-seattle-streets-seahawks-victory-parade <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>12<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Man showed up in full force for the Seattle Seahawks’ victory parade on Wednesday.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle police&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">estimated some 700,000 people braved the cold to line the streets and cheer for the Super Bowl champions.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal;">"I think it just gives us a sense of pride. It's given everyone something to rally around and be excited about. It's just brought joy to so many people here," said Lesli Burns, a fan.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:56:29 +0000 Paula Wissel & Gabriel Spitzer 13283 at http://kplu.org Some 700,000 Fans Pack Seattle Streets For Seahawks' Victory Parade Meet The Diehard Fans Who Spent The Night On The Seahawks' Parade Route http://kplu.org/post/meet-diehard-fans-who-spent-night-seahawks-parade-route <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">These two are no fair-weathered fans.</span></p><p>Diehard Seahawks fans Greg Kockritz and Sean Cochran spent the night in a tent on Fourth Avenue, determined to stake out front-row seats for the teams’ victory parade on Wednesday.</p><p>Never mind the cold. These two arrived at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, a two-person tent, a propane heater and an air mattress in tow.</p><p>“It don’t get no better than this,” said Kockritz. “Come on, this has been 39 years coming!”</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:00:50 +0000 Ed Ronco 13271 at http://kplu.org Meet The Diehard Fans Who Spent The Night On The Seahawks' Parade Route Seahawks Say They Figured Out Manning's Signals http://kplu.org/post/seahawks-say-they-figured-out-mannings-signals Here's a window into why the Seattle Seahawks' defense so thoroughly dominated the Denver Broncos' offense during Sunday's Super Bowl, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/02/270657316/seattle-dominates-denver-to-win-its-first-super-bowl-victory" target="_blank">which Seattle won 43-8</a>.<p>Yes, it certainly seems as if Seattle's players were just bigger and faster and played better.<p>But like all teams do, Seattle spent the better part of two weeks before the game studying the Denver offense. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:39:49 +0000 Mark Memmott 13224 at http://kplu.org Seahawks Say They Figured Out Manning's Signals Seahawks Fans Snap Up Merchandise After Historic Win http://kplu.org/post/seahawks-fans-snap-merchandise-after-historic-win <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The day after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl, the team store at CenturyLink Field was doing brisk business. Fans crowded into the space, buying everything from towels to shirt to hats sporting the Super Bowl </span>XLVIII<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> logo.</span></p><p>Arby Asatorrians, who'd already waited in line to buy a hat, was holding a souvenir football he planned to purchase.&nbsp;</p><p>“We were already downtown last night, celebrating after the game. I was wanting something to commemorate having a piece of the Super Bowl,” he said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 03:42:22 +0000 Paula Wissel 13197 at http://kplu.org Seahawks Fans Snap Up Merchandise After Historic Win All Hail Legion Of Boom: Best Defense In NFL Carries Seattle To Title http://kplu.org/post/all-hail-legion-boom-best-defense-nfl-carries-seattle-title <p>The Seattle Seahawks' mantra all season was to make each day a championship day.</p><p>They made Super Bowl Sunday the best day of all with one of the greatest performances in an NFL title game — sparked by a defense that ranks among the best ever.</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 03:48:41 +0000 The Associated Press 13148 at http://kplu.org All Hail Legion Of Boom: Best Defense In NFL Carries Seattle To Title Thiel: Seahawks' Road To The Super Bowl Began With Miserable 2009 Season http://kplu.org/post/thiel-seahawks-road-super-bowl-began-miserable-2009-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How did the Seahawks end up in Super Bowl? Thank the team’s abysmal 2009 season, says </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sports commentator Art </span>Thiel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Art says that miserable season led the Seahawks to fire both their general manager Tim Ruskell and first-year coach Jim Mora. The team, which had a short list of candidates for general manager, made Pete Carroll an offer he couldn’t refuse.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:54:06 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 13102 at http://kplu.org Thiel: Seahawks' Road To The Super Bowl Began With Miserable 2009 Season Just What The Heck Is a Seahawk Anyway? http://kplu.org/post/just-what-heck-seahawk-anyway <p>The first Seattle Seahawk to storm the field during home games isn’t the head coach or the quarterback — it isn’t even human. It’s Taima, a captive-bred Augur Hawk that has accompanied the team before every home game since 2007.</p><p>She is a beautiful representative of a species from the aridlands of East Africa, hardly a hawk of the sea.</p><p>So, what&nbsp;<em>is</em>&nbsp;a “Seahawk”?</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:10:41 +0000 Adam Sedgley 13097 at http://kplu.org Just What The Heck Is a Seahawk Anyway? Super Bow: Seattle, Denver Philharmonics Face Off With Iconic Songs http://kplu.org/post/super-bow-seattle-denver-philharmonics-face-iconic-songs <p>They’re calling it the “Battle of the Batons” or the “Super Bow," complete with maestros in NFL hats.</p><p>In a video&nbsp;mashup, the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra faced off in a battle of iconic songs representing the two cities.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:15:37 +0000 Florangela Davila 13061 at http://kplu.org Super Bow: Seattle, Denver Philharmonics Face Off With Iconic Songs Seahawks' Lynch Finally Makes Peace With Media, Answers Questions http://kplu.org/post/seahawks-lynch-finally-makes-peace-media-answers-questions <p>Marshawn Lynch, who faced NFL fines for not talking to reporters, appears to have made his peace with the media, says KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel.</p><p>The Seahawk took reporters’ questions for 15 minutes on Thursday morning, just a day after the Football Writers Association of America lodged a complaint with the NFL regarding access to Lynch.</p><p>“He appeared in front of the media with his aide de camp and horse whisperer, Michael Robinson,” said Art. “Michael has been a great asset and a great friend to Lynch, and the two of them together kind of entertained everyone.”</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:05:25 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 13038 at http://kplu.org Seahawks' Lynch Finally Makes Peace With Media, Answers Questions Seahawks Fans Wait In Rain To Sign New York-Bound 12th Man Flag http://kplu.org/post/seahawks-fans-wait-rain-sign-new-york-bound-12th-man-flag <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rain didn’t dampen the spirit of Seahawks fans who turned out in force for a rally and flag signing at the Seattle Center on Wednesday.</span></p><p>After Mayor Ed Murray and former Seahawks players spoke from an open air stage, a 12th man flag that had flown on top of the Seattle Space Needle was taken down and put in a tent. Fans lined up to sign it. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:06:05 +0000 Paula Wissel 13031 at http://kplu.org Seahawks Fans Wait In Rain To Sign New York-Bound 12th Man Flag From Big Lo To The Mile High Monsters: How The Super Bowl Foes' Superfans Match Up http://kplu.org/post/big-lo-mile-high-monsters-how-super-bowl-foes-superfans-match <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It isn’t just the Seahawks and the Broncos who are facing off in the Super Bowl on Sunday.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The big game ups the ante for the teams' superfans — those over-the-top, devoted individuals who are fixtures off the field.</span></p><p>So how do the two teams' super fans match up?&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We teamed up with </span><a href="http://www.cpr.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Colorado Public Radio</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to get up close and personal with four of these off-the-charts characters.</span></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Florangela Davila & Ange-Aimée Woods 12946 at http://kplu.org From Big Lo To The Mile High Monsters: How The Super Bowl Foes' Superfans Match Up Are You A True-Blue Seahawks Fan? Take This Quick Psychology Test To Find Out http://kplu.org/post/are-you-true-blue-seahawks-fan-take-quick-psychology-test-find-out <p>A University of Washington professor has come up with a 10-minute test to measure the fervor of your Seattle Seahawks fandom.</p><p>Psychologist Anthony Greenwald's test is designed to measure the strength of one’s support for a team over another.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:17:33 +0000 Martha Kang 12870 at http://kplu.org Are You A True-Blue Seahawks Fan? Take This Quick Psychology Test To Find Out Seahawks To Face Off Against Manning's Broncos At Super Bowl http://kplu.org/post/seahawks-face-against-mannings-broncos-super-bowl <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will face the best defense they've met all season when they play Richard Sherman's Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>It will be a matchup between the NFL's No. 1 offense, led by Manning, against the NFL's No. 1 "D," led by Sherman, when the AFC's Broncos (15-3) take on the NFC's Seahawks (15-3) on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:32:20 +0000 The Associated Press 12699 at http://kplu.org Seahawks To Face Off Against Manning's Broncos At Super Bowl Seahawks Beat 49ers 23-17 For NFC Title, Shot At Super Bowl http://kplu.org/post/seahawks-beat-49ers-23-17-nfc-title-shot-super-bowl <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Seattle will meet Denver for the NFL title in two weeks in the New Jersey Meadowlands. It's the first trip to the big game for the Seahawks (15-3) since they lost to Pittsburgh after the 2005 season.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:21:41 +0000 The Associated Press 12698 at http://kplu.org Seahawks Beat 49ers 23-17 For NFC Title, Shot At Super Bowl