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Thursday Round-Up: Russell Wilson named Seattle Sports Star of the Year
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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, Jan. 23 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Quarterback Russell Wilson was named Seattle Male Sports Star of the Year at the 79th Annual MTR Western Sports Star of the Year awards put on by the Seattle Sports Commission. Wilson beat out Tacoma native and Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, Washington Huskies running back Bishop Sankey, Seattle Sounders FC defender DeAndre Yedlin, and the Washington Huskies men's soccer team for the honor.
Mike Sando and Bill Williamson of ESPN.com rank every Seahawks and Broncos Super Bowl participant from No. 1 - No. 106, and eight Seahawks make up their Top 10, including Richard Sherman (No. 2), Earl Thomas (No. 3), Marshawn Lynch (No. 4), Percy Harvin (No. 6), Michael Bennett (No. 7), Russell Wilson (No. 8), Brandon Mebane (No. 9) and Kam Chancellor (No. 10). Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning checks in at No. 1 and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas comes in at No. 5.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com says even after everything they've accomplished this season, the Seahawks still feel like they have something to prove.
Bill Williamson of ESPN.com notes the Seahawks have outscored the 49ers 65-33 in the second halves of their past four games in Seattle.
John Clayton of ESPN.com has his latest mailbag, saying a statement could be made by the Seahawks' old-school football formula in this year's Super Bowl.
Doug Farrar of SI.com has a closer look at the Broncos' wide receiving corps, noting in Denver quarterback Peyton Manning's 16 seasons he has never had a group as interesting, diverse, or productive as the one he has now.
Chris Burke of SI.com says the theory that defense wins championships will be put to test in the Super Bowl with the Seahawks facing the League's No. 1 offense in the Denver Broncos.
Jim Corbett of USA Today highlights the play of Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas, who wants to be the difference on defense when the Seahawks face off against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Keith Sargeant of USA Today says Super Bowl XLVIII could be moved to a day earlier than Sunday, Feb. 2 or to Monday, Feb. 3 if a major snowstorm is forecasted for East Rutherford, New Jersey that weekend.
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com has his report from Wednesday's practice, noting Percy Harvin (concussion) was a full participant while Doug Baldwin (hip), Marshawn Lynch (knee), and Brandon Mebane (ankle) sat out.
Joshua Mayers of the Seattle Times has comments from offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell after Wednesday's practice, who says wide receiver Percy Harvin looked fine in his return from the concussion he suffered in the divisional round against the New Orleans Saints.
Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times profiles the play of defensive tackle Clinton McDonald.
Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune writes about general manager John Schneider, who Pete Carroll delivered the game ball to after Sunday's NFC Championship win over the San Francisco 49ers.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald says we need to let cornerback Richard Sherman Ctrl Click to follow link" href="http://www.seahawks.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140123/SPORTS/140129608">http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140123/SPORTS/140129608" target="_blank">be himself.
Tim Haeck of MyNorthwest.com says reserve running back Robert Turbin is thrilled for a chance to play the Super Bowl in just his second season.
Bill Gates recently made Ctrl Click to follow link" href="http://www.seahawks.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"http://www.geekwire.com/2014/hide-macbook-bill-gates-talks-tech-global-health-jimmy-fallon/">http://www.geekwire.com/2014/hide-macbook-bill-gates-talks-tech-global-h..." target="_blank">an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to talk about the 2014 Gates Annual Letter. The segment includes a "viral video" promoting the letter with Gates dressed in several different outfits, one of which is a Seahawks jersey and cap.
Here at Seahawks.com, we share deaf fullback Derrick Coleman's personal response to a hard-of-hearing Seahawks fan who reached out to him via Twitter.
And Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth visits quarterback Russell Wilson's relationship with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning that started during Wilson's sophomore year of high school, puts the focus on Marquand Manuel's favorite playoff memory, and highlights the return of wide receiver Percy Harvin in Hawkville.