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Morning Links: Harvin Watch: Day 2

Good morning.

Well, he made it through one day. Percy Harvin was at practice Thursday. I wrote about that for today's paper and it's ground we covered yesterday here.

The biggest question for Harvin will continue to be how he feels the day after practicing. We'll see if he is out there again today. They play music throughout practice. Perhaps they could cue up Harvin's theme song.

> Practice today again starts at 1:30 p.m. It should be over around 3:15. We expect to hear from Pete Carroll afterward.

> In a shift, we were told toward the end of Thursday's practice that coordinators were not available to talk to the media. We're unsure if they will be available today.

> The Seahawks won't practice over the weekend.

Our John McGrath has a question: "Is this the year God sides with Seattle sports teams?" From McGrath:

So how does any of this involve God? According to a 2013 survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, 27 percent of U.S. adults believe “God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event.” Furthermore, a majority of U.S. adults — 53 percent — believe that athletes who have faith in God are rewarded with good health and success.

I don’t think God cares which teams win, or that athletes with faith in God are more apt to avoid injuries and participate in victory parades than those who don’t keep the faith. But that’s just a hunch, and I’m willing to consider an intriguing possibility:

What if 27 percent of Americans are correct?

Links:

> ESPN wonders which foe may be the best option for the Seahawks.

> Fans lined up for Seahawks license plates yesterday.

> A late link add here: Richard Sherman on the five smartest quarterbacks in the NFL.

> NFL Films, Russell Wilson and Phish (when asked, Wilson said he didn't have much to do with or know much about all this, beyond the chant):

> Seahawks.com says the Seahawks will be waiting and watching this weekend.

> The Everett Herald writes that Earl Thomas deserves to be the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

> Peter King's Wild Card winners.

> Also, full playoff and Super Bowl picks from the MMQB crew.

> CBS and NBC will live stream the NFL playoffs for free. But, not Fox, though it will livestream the Super Bowl for free.

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