Super Bowl http://www.kplu.org en Some 700,000 Fans Pack Seattle Streets For Seahawks' Victory Parade http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.kplu.org Meet The Diehard Fans Who Spent The Night On The Seahawks' Parade Route Some Seahawks Fans Plan To Party Like It's 1979 http://www.kplu.org/post/some-seahawks-fans-plan-party-its-1979 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some fans who will be watching the Seahawks victory parade today are remembering another time when the city turned out to celebrate a major sports victory.</span></p><p>It was June of 1979 and the Seattle SuperSonics had just won the NBA championship. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 13254 at http://www.kplu.org Some Seahawks Fans Plan To Party Like It's 1979 Seahawks Say They Figured Out Manning's Signals http://www.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://www.kplu.org Seahawks Say They Figured Out Manning's Signals Seahawks Fans Snap Up Merchandise After Historic Win http://www.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://www.kplu.org Seahawks Fans Snap Up Merchandise After Historic Win All Hail Legion Of Boom: Best Defense In NFL Carries Seattle To Title http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.kplu.org Thiel: Seahawks' Road To The Super Bowl Began With Miserable 2009 Season Mass: Mostly Dry Weekend Here, And 'Seahawks Will Feel Perfectly Comfortable' http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-mostly-dry-weekend-here-and-seahawks-will-feel-perfectly-comfortable <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“You can do anything you want over this weekend,” said </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass. “No storms, no nothing. And in fact, there will be some sun.”</span></p><p>Things will dry out late Friday, and temperatures will reach the mid-40s in the lowlands, said Mass. Saturday will add partial sunshine.</p><p>Come Super Bowl Sunday, there will be “no weather around here to be worry about,” said Mass. Things will be fairly dry for most of the day.</p><p>“Then things get more interesting,” he said.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:59:20 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13094 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: Mostly Dry Weekend Here, And 'Seahawks Will Feel Perfectly Comfortable' Super Bow: Seattle, Denver Philharmonics Face Off With Iconic Songs http://www.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://www.kplu.org Super Bow: Seattle, Denver Philharmonics Face Off With Iconic Songs Seahawks' Lynch Finally Makes Peace With Media, Answers Questions http://www.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://www.kplu.org Seahawks' Lynch Finally Makes Peace With Media, Answers Questions Thousands Pay $28.50 To Watch Super Bowl Players Answer Questions At Media Day http://www.kplu.org/post/thousands-pay-2850-watch-super-bowl-players-answer-questions-media-day <p>"It’s a new phenomenon,” says KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel, “charging people to watch people be interviewed.”</p><p>But thousands of people were willing to pay $28.50 to pack into Prudential Center on Tuesday to watch thousands of reporters interview the Super Bowl players.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:48:55 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 13004 at http://www.kplu.org Thousands Pay $28.50 To Watch Super Bowl Players Answer Questions At Media Day Seahawks' Lynch Tries To Open Up To Media, Gets Fed Up, Leaves http://www.kplu.org/post/seahawks-lynch-tries-open-media-gets-fed-leaves <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marshawn Lynch, who has risked NFL fines for not talking to the media, made a brief appearance before cameras at Super Bowl 48 on Tuesday, taking questions for six minutes out of the Seahawks’ hour-long press availability.</span></p><p>Lynch was a little more generous Wednesday morning at the team hotel — that is, until he decided enough was enough, says KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:17:49 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 13003 at http://www.kplu.org Seahawks' Lynch Tries To Open Up To Media, Gets Fed Up, Leaves Seattle, Denver Art Museums Bet Artworks In Super Bowl Wager http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-denver-art-museums-bet-artworks-super-bowl-wager <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Sunday, the directors at two art museums will be paying close attention to the outcome of the game.</span></p><p>The Seattle Art Museum has bet the Denver Art Museum a temporary loan of a major work of art. The winner gets to display the loser's art, which will be on loan for three months.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:09:42 +0000 Florangela Davila 12885 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle, Denver Art Museums Bet Artworks In Super Bowl Wager Seahawks' Sherman Speaks Out, Tries To Move On http://www.kplu.org/post/seahawks-sherman-speaks-out-tries-move <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is doing damage control. He sparked quite a controversy with </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkTq__jd4I4" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">his emotional outburst live on FOX-TV</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sunday, mere minutes after he made the play that gave the Seahawks the win over the 49ers and sent them to the Super Bowl.</span></p><p>It's being called the rant heard around the world. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it was also refreshing. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 12824 at http://www.kplu.org Seahawks' Sherman Speaks Out, Tries To Move On Baltimore Ravens edge 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII http://www.kplu.org/post/baltimore-ravens-edge-49ers-win-super-bowl-xlvii <p>A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation's biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday, interrupting an otherwise electric, back-and-forth game that ended with Joe&nbsp;Flacco&nbsp;and the Baltimore Ravens as NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco&nbsp;49ers.</p><p>Flacco, voted the MVP, threw three first-half touchdown passes to cap an 11-TD, zero-interception postseason. Jacoby Jones returned the second-half kickoff 108 yards, a Super Bowl record, to give Baltimore a 28-6 lead.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 04:01:00 +0000 The Associated Press 7720 at http://www.kplu.org Baltimore Ravens edge 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII