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NFL’s league calendar for 2015-early ’16 shows draft site TBD; Seahawks single-game sales info

The NFL today put out its list of key dates for the 2015 season stretching into the start of the 2016 league year. The draft will be April 28-30, but the league still hasn’t determined the site. This past spring it was in Chicago after decades of it being in New York.

Something tells me the draft will be in Los Angeles next spring, as a news-peg springboard for what by then will be the likelihood the Chargers, Raiders or Rams could be playing in L.A. beginning with the ’16 season.




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Seahawks take 4,000 tickets back from brokers; public single-game sales July 13 and 20

My story at the top of today’s News Tribune is big news for anyone who’s thought he or she was shut out from getting affordable Seahawks tickets for a regular-season game at virtually sold-out CenturyLink Field.

Put another way: You have more of a chance to buy a ticket to a real Seahawks game this coming season than you do to sold-out training camp that begins July 31:


After years of fruitless waits, fans on the Seahawks’ long wait list for season tickets now have their chance to get into what is virtually a sold-out stadium.

I’ve learned

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Seahawks’ 2015 schedule seems favorable: Bags packed to start, Week 9 bye, 3 in a row at home in November

The Seahawks opening the 2015 season with two roads games has a positive flip side: only the second three-game homestand in a regular season since 2004.

The two-time defending NFC champions will open on the road at division rival St. Louis on Sept. 13 and with a rematch of January’s conference championship on Sept. 20 at Green Bay in a Sunday-night showcase game on NBC.

The Seahawks’ home opener is Sept. 27 against the Chicago Bears at CenturyLink Field.

On Oct. 4, the fourth Sunday of the regular season, the NFL was pinched into having

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From the combine: Tacoma’s, CBS Sports’ NFL prospect guru Rob Rang: “2015 draft is a good one”

I’m like the Seahawks, just 21 days removed from another run through the Super Bowl. So I’ve had about as much time and interest as my wife in the NFL combine and upcoming draft. You can imagine how much that is (isn’t).

That’s why I was glad to be sitting near Rob Rang for much of my week in Indianapolis.

Rang, a history teacher at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, immerses himself in this. The senior national draft analyst for CBS Sports and The Sports Exchange has been regarded for years as one

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The power of Russell Wilson’s mind may be Seahawks’ biggest advantage in tomorrow’s Super Bowl

To every other Seahawk, going to University of Phoenix Stadium today for the first time this week was simply to take a team picture for Super Bowl 49.

But Russell Wilson was likely scouting out a key detail that might become Seattle’s biggest weapon tomorrow against the New England Patriots.

In every stadium he’s ever played in, Wilson finds a place. That place could be a flag staff, a railing, a top of a section. It might be a tunnel in a seating bowl. Sunday, it might be the

windows beyond one end zone of Arizona’s home field.

The quarterback

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You mad bro? Not with all these story lines in this Seahawks-Patriots Super Bowl

Good thing there’s still two weeks until the Super Bowl.

This Seahawks-Patriots pairing needs that long to fit in almost as many story lines as Richard Sherman has insightful/clever/inflammatory/entertaining quotes.

Wait, you don’t agree?

What, “You mad bro?”

That’s what Sherman directed at New England quarterback Tom Brady on Oct. 14, 2012, after Seattle rallied from being down 23-10 with 8 minutes left. Two touchdown passes from a rookie third-round draft choice named Russell Wilson beat Brady and the AFC-champion Patriots, 24-23, in a Northwest downpour.

That’s the last time these teams met heading into Super Bowl 49 on Feb.

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Fan’s-eye view from end zone where Jermaine Kearse caught the pass to send Seattle to the Super Bowl

Reader Paul G. sent this video to me a friend shot from the lower bowl, east side of CenturyLink Field, what appears to be in or around section 214 — on the end zone where Jermaine Kearse made his winning touchdown catch. As Paul points out and you can hear, his buddy’s neighbors around his seat could sense the play to send Seattle to another Super Bowl was about to happen, with some “Yes! Yes!” calls as Kearse runs his post route on Green Bay’s Tramon Williams.

A cool, first-hand reaction shot to one of the biggest plays in the

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One Seahawks’ advantage against Peyton Manning’s Broncos is the same one they had in Super Bowl: noise

The Seahawks are back on the practice field today at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton after yesterday’s hiatus. We talk to Denver coach John Fox and a Broncos players, presumably Peyton Manning, just after noon on a conference call. Then Pete Carroll holds his weekly Wednesday press conference, the locker room is open for interviews and Richard Sherman is scheduled to speak before practice early this afternoon.

There is one factor the Seahawks will have going for them this week that they didn’t in San Diego.

Crowd noise for them, not against.

Like San Diego, Denver uses audibles and

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