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The Seahawks in the Super Bowl? Don’t schedule the parade just yet.

The Sporting News predicts the Hawks will beat Denver in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2, while Sports Illustrated has them losing to the Patriots, but …

“Then again,” noted Len Berman of, “if baseball is any indication, everyone picked the Washington Nationals this season and you see how that worked out.”

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NFL headlines

• At “Area man bids tearful farewell to family as NFL season begins.”

• At “Quoth the Raven … ‘seven scores.’ ”

• At “Jets calling season-ticket holders to apologize.”

Who hid the projector?

Scouting reports were a non-issue when Hendrix College of Conway, Ark., fielded its first football team in 53 years in its season opener against Westminster (Mo.) College on Saturday.

As Warriors coach Buck Buchanan told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: “They didn’t want our 1960 film.”

Water log

Among the top 10 thoughts going through Diana Nyad’s mind during her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, from CBS’s David Letterman:

• “Left, right, left, right, left, right.”

• “Did I wait 30 minutes after eating?”

• “Still better than a Carnival cruise.”

Hurts so good

Point taken, from “Just imagine how unstoppable a player with Peyton Manning’s bum neck and Adrian Peterson’s torn-up knee would be.”

Talko time

• Comedy writer Argus Hamilton, on why Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea again: “Kim Jung Un needs help loading warheads and getting the cookies down from the top shelf.”

• RJ Currie of, on Alex Rodriguez set to collect a $6 million bonus when he matches Willie Mays’ 660 career homers: “Heel of fortune.”

• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, after one critic called Alabama’s football locker room “too extravagant”: “It was the Sultan of Brunei.”

Caught green-handed

Police nabbed two men trying to steal — get this — some ivy from Wrigley Field’s outfield wall.

The two were charged with misdemeanor trespassing and — pending conviction — a caught-stealing.

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