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Morning Links: Carroll takes control

Good morning. Tomorrow, we will find out if the Seahawks are Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history.

For today's paper, I wrote about Pete Carroll's journey as a professional coach. From his time with the Jets, to his stint with New England, to now. For the story, I talked with Greg Robinson -- who has been friends with Carroll for almost 40 years -- Ronnie Lott, and Robert Kraft, among others. You can read that story here.

> Walter Thurmond is focused on Sunday's game, not his future or past.

> John McGrath says these Seahawks have an attitude their 2005 predecessors lacked.

> Dave Boling on Doug Baldwin.

> The Seattle-Tacoma rivalry has a few things in common with the New York-New Jersey rivalry.

> Yesterday's Super Bowl scene brought out Jennifer Garner and Dennis Leary.

> Photos from yesterday's Super Bowl hoopla.

> For several Seahawks fans, the New York City Seahawks bar Carlow East feels like home.

Links:

> Persons of interest: Kam Chancellor and Julius Thomas.

> ESPN says Percy Harvin is the X-factor.

> Roger Goodell won't commit to more cold weather Super Bowls. It looks like this one in New Jersey may not end up being the coldest in league history. It was 39 degrees at kickoff of Super Bowl XI in Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.

> A column that says calling Richard Sherman a "thug" is laughable.

> USA Today with five keys for the Seahawks to beating the Broncos.

> Here's another Marshawn Lynch interview.

> USA Today on why Percy Harvin will be the game's MVP.

> SI with a look at the "Harvin Effect."

> Sherman writes a "love letter" to Pete Carroll.

> MMQB's Greg Bedard on the game's hidden matchup.

> Playbook on NFL.com says Russell Wilson's mobility is a game-changer.

> The nominees for Defensive Player of the Year, which will be announced tonight.

> We'll also find out tonight if Walter Jones makes it into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

> The Denver Post says John Fox personifies the Broncos' super run.

> Peyton Manning is expected to win his fifth MVP tonight.

> Some superstitions going around Denver.

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