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Saturday Round-Up: Music a big part of Seahawks success

Posted Jan 25, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Saturday, Jan. 25 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Mike Silver of NFL.com looks at the prominent role music plays in several aspects of Seahawks day-to-day operations at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Silver writes, "Whether it's reggae in the draft room, classic rock on the practice field or Lynch's Oakland-heavy rap playlist in the locker room, there's an omnipresent groove at the Seahawks' training facility, one of the many reasons so many players have come to regard their workplace as refreshing, progressive and enjoyable."

Speaking of music, founding member of the rock band Guns N' Roses Duff McKagan details his lifelong devotion to the Seahawks and recaps his unforgettable experience at last Sunday's NFC Championship game.

Free safety Earl Thomas has a new blog post detailing this past Sunday's NFC Championship, praising the play of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, pouring credit on Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Doug Baldwin, and Jermaine Kearse, offering a first impression of the AFC Champion Broncos, and thanking the 12th Man for an unbelievable year at CenturyLink Field.

Skip Bayless of ESPN.com looks at the challenge Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will face with the Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" secondary.

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com points out the common ground shared by Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Broncos ball carrier Knowshon Moreno.

Greg Garber of ESPN.com looks at how the Seahawks feed off coach Pete Carroll's energy.

Terry Blount of ESPN.com reports wide receiver Percy Harvin is 100 percent heading into next week's Super Bowl preparation.

Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com talks with Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey on how they plan to defend Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin.

Chris Burke of SI.com ranks eight cities that should get to host a Super Bowl, and Seattle comes in at No. 2 on his list.

Nate Scott of USA Today has a list of six players you might not know now, but who may be household names following Super Bowl XLVIII.

Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today catches up with Broncos wide receiver Andre Caldwell, who offers some insight on how to defend his old college teammate - Seahawks wideout Percy Harvin.

Paul Newberry of the Associated Press tells us why Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman are both worth celebrating during Super Bowl week.

Anne M. Peterson of the Associated Press catches up with Seahawks owner Paul Allen, gathering his thoughts on his club's Super-Bowl run.

Tim Booth of the Associated Press dissects general manager John Schneider's thoughts as the Seahawks prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune catches up with two of quarterback Russell Wilson's college teammates who now play for the Broncos, who aren't surprised at the second-year signal caller's success.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune says general manager John Schneider fully intends to keep upturning every stone for talent, even though the Seahawks are in the Super Bowl.

KING 5 News has the story of a fan letter written to cornerback Richard Sherman that is getting a lot of attention.

PEMCO Insurance is rallying to fly a 12th Man banner at the site of Super Bowl XLVIII, but before doing so they want your help collecting 12,000 signatures on it from Seahawks fans.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLVIII, and they're going to auction off the drums they use to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation.

A New Jersey art studio crafted Seahawks and Broncos logos out of snow, and they did a pretty nice job.

Here at Seahawks.com, we announced a Super Bowl send-off set to take place this Sunday near SeaTac Airport.

I highlight a Seahawks anthem premiere from Eastlake Community Church that is definitely worth a listen.

And Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth puts the focus on Seahawks Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent's playoff memories, tells the story of the Super Bowl roster assembled by general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll, and recaps a Friday in Hawkville that saw Schneider address a room full of reporters after practice.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto