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January 30, 2014

Seattle's Sherman's finding calm amid storm

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Sherman is opinionated but not generally bombastic. Those who know him best say he’s not a narcissist. He wants the public to know he’s not an angry person. He knows kids need positive role models.

So, what would Sherman tell a youngster who behaved the way he did after the win over the 49ers?

“You would tell them that not everybody can do that and understand it’s in the passion of the moment, that not every player is like that,” Sherman said.

“If kids got involved in sports and played it at the highest level, then they would understand the competitiveness of sports and take their path either way, whether they want to be the aggressive guy who talks trash or be the humble, quiet Russell Wilsons of the world, the Earl Thomas of the world, those who play the game at an incredibly high level and don’t have much to say about it. Even Marshawn Lynch, who plays really hard and fierce and competitive and gets fined for not talking about it.

“If you really want to explain,” Sherman continued, “you explain there are so many different personalities in the game and you can pick any one of them to pattern your game after.”

And that is Tuesday in the life of Richard Sherman at the Super Bowl.

What does the rest of the week hold?

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Players bracing for cold Super Bowl So much for all of the hand-wringing about a snowed-in Super Bowl. If the National Weather Service's forecast is correct, the buzz about a blizzard at the first cold-weather, outdoor Super Bowl will turn out to be just talk. As of Wednesday, no snow, or even rain, was being predicted for Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. Players on both teams have experienced chilly conditions during games, of course, although they don't regularly brace for the sort of brrrr that's anticipated for this Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, even if there isn't any snow. The high temperature Sunday is expected to be 38 degrees, which would make it the coldest of the 48 Super Bowls so far.

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