We'll lighten the mood a bit to start what will be a busy day. Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and Darrell Bevell meet with the media today.
The Seahawks are not obligated to put out an injury report today, so there will not be an official update on Percy Harvin's status. He's expected to practice.
Just to kind of get you situated with what is coming up: I go to New York on Saturday. Sunday night, the team arrives. We'll have updates from the Sunday night press conference at the team hotel.
Tuesday, Jan. 28, is Media Day.
Meanwhile, here's how Bovada in Las Vegas sees the odds on who will win Super Bowl MVP:
Peyton Manning (DEN) QB
Russell Wilson (SEA) QB
Marshawn Lynch (SEA) RB
Demaryius Thomas (DEN) WR
Percy Harvin (SEA) WR
Wes Welker (DEN) WR
Knowshon Moreno (DEN) RB
Richard Sherman (SEA)
Eric Decker (DEN) WR
Golden Tate (SEA) WR
Julius Thomas (DEN) TE
Doug Baldwin (SEA) WR
Earl Thomas (SEA)
Champ Bailey (DEN)
Montee Ball (DEN) RB
Danny Trevathan (DEN)
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (DEN)
Kam Chancellor (SEA)
Matt Prater (DEN)
Steven Hauschka (SEA)
Duke Ihenacho (DEN)
Michael Bennett (SEA)
Zach Miller (SEA) TE
Field (Any Other Player)
I'd be curious to know the record for fewest regular-season snaps an MVP of the Super Bowl has played.
> Our John McGrath writes that the Seahawks are being painted as the bad guys, and that should be embraced.
> I encourage everyone to watch this Marshawn Lynch interview he did with NFL Japan a few weeks back and think about how he interacts with local media.
> I wrote about the shuffling at offensive line in the playoffs, and how it proves Pete Carroll is more than willing to take the unorthodox approach.
> Our Don Ruiz is with the Broncos and writes that Denver is going to focus on preparation as much as possible this week before the circus starts in New York.
> The shriek heard 'round the world (or Puget Sound) from Warren Moon on Richard Sherman's deflection that led to Malcolm Smith's interception. The "Immaculate Deflection" as it's been labeled.> Opera star Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. As you can imagine, she doesn't mess around. Perhaps she can take some advice from Moon about how to hit the high note.
> The Everett Herald writes the Seahawks are built on players with the "grit" Pete Carroll is looking for.
> Bookies and the league are wary of the influence of weather on the Super Bowl (which again makes you wonder why it is in New York).
> Seahawks.com focuses on covering the fade pass.
> A look at the massive disparity in salary and cap hit between Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning.
> Howard Bryant at ESPN wonders if commissioner Roger Goodell is looking to add games and revenue at the expense of player safety.
> Some trash-talk has hit billboards in Denver.
> Don Banks at Sports Illustrated crunches some numbers associated to Manning and Wilson.
> A review of the NFC championship game from Pro Football Focus.