Thursday Round-Up: Which games will Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner & Russell Wilson watch this week?

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

Good afternoon, 12s, and happy New Year.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, Jan. 1 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner, Russell Wilson Meet With The Media

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, linebacker Bobby Wagner, and quarterback Russell Wilson met with the media ahead of the team's second and final "Bonus Day" practice this week.

The trio answered questions on how the team is handling the extra time off as they ready for their divisional-round matchup on Jan. 10 at CenturyLink Field and gave a few interesting responses when asked which of the games they'll be paying close attention to this week, when the Carolina Panthers host the Arizona Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys host the Detroit Lions in the NFC's wild-card round.

"I'm going to watch the college games," Sherman said of today's Rose Bowl between the Oregon Ducks and Florida State Seminoles and today's Sugar Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State Buckeyes. "I'm interested to see how these college playoffs turn out. I'm interested to see how it goes and hopefully no refs get involved and alter any of these games because you hate for football games to be determined that way, but I think it's going to be fun to watch these. It's the inaugural year, so it'll be fun."

"I just like watching ball, so I'm probably going to watch all of them," said Wagner. "Personally, I don't really care who wins. I just know the winner has to come to Seattle, so I know I'm not going nowhere. I'll just wait to see who comes here."

"I just enjoy it and watch the games," added Wilson. "It's hard for me to sit there and watch the games as a fan. I kind of play that quarterback position in my head. But that'll be good to watch. It'll be familiar teams that I'll have to watch - Arizona and also the Panthers and I think Detroit plays on Sunday, so that'll be a good game to watch and see who wins that one."

As the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the Seahawks will play the lowest-seeded winner to come out of wild-card weekend, meaning the No. 4-seeded Panthers, No. 5-seeded Cardinals, or No. 6-seeded Lions could be on the schedule next week.

Seahawks Fan Goes Beast Mode On Bark

Artist Thomas Earing, a chainsaw carver based out of Ballard, has chiseled the busts of five Seahawks players out of large trees. A KOMO News video featuring Earing's work is embedded for you above.

"(The players) are superheroes -- the modern day gladiator," Earing said. "Might as well appreciate them. It's not just the team. It's the city itself that's supporting the team. If you've got the backing of millions of people in the Puget Sound, amazing things happen."

Tweet of the Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from team photographer Rod Mar, who shares a shot from last night's fireworks show at Seattle's Space Needle.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, Clare Farnsworth highlights the versatile play of Will Tukuafu, who since signing with the club in late October has worked as the team's starting fullback and filled in along the defensive line. Farnsworth also catches up with Wagner, who yesterday was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month.

On this New Year's Eve, we take a look back at the Seahawks extraordinary 2014 with photos of the best moments.

I detail how the Seahawks are approaching the postseason as the No. 1 seed.

Dave Boling says so many Seahawks excelled this season that it was tough to name a team MVP, ultimately settling on running back Marshawn Lynch. Boling also writes about what surprised the Seahawks in 2014.

Terry Blount at ESPN.com shares a Nielsen Scarborough 2014 fall survey that shows Seahawks fans are tied for fifth among NFL markets in the percentage of people who attended, watched, or listened to a game.

Art Thiel at SportsPressNW.com lists things he didn't expect to see from Seattle sports in 2014.

And John Boyle of the Everett Herald says the Seahawks' Super Bowl defense has come with unique challenges.

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