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Seahawks Mailbag: Which Draft Picks Might Start As Rookies, Excitement About Germany & More

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It's been a busy week for the Seahawks, who last weekend selected nine players in the 2022 NFL Draft, and who on Wednesday learned that they are heading to Germany this season to face the Buccaneers in Munich in what will be the first regular-season NFL game played in Germany. With all of that going on, now's a great time to dig into the mailbag and answer some questions from you, the fans. As always, thanks to everyone who asked questions this week, and apologies if I couldn't get to yours this time around. Imelda McGuire from Panama City, Florida asks, "Which draft picks have the best chance to be Week 1 starters?" A: While a lot can and will change between now and the start of the season, looking at where the Seahawks selected players in the draft, as well as what the competition looks like on the roster, the most obvious choice would be first-round pick Charles Cross starting at left tackle. Not only was cross the No. 9 overall pick, meaning the Seahawks think very highly of his ability, he also is coming to a position where last year's starter, Duane Brown, remains unsigned as a free agent. Sticking with tackle, third-round pick Abraham Lucas also will get a real shot to compete for a starting job, though he'll face some stiff competition in Jake Curhan, who played well after taking over the starting job for an injured Brandon Shell late last season. Second-round pick Ken Walker III should have a decent role in the offense right away, though as long as Rashaad Penny and/or Chris Carson is healthy, it might be hard for Walker to start right away. Fellow second-round pick Boye Mafe and fifth-round pick Tyreke Smith may not be starters to kick off their rookie campaigns, but Pete Carroll said he wants to have a deep rotation of edge rushers, so both could earn early playing time even if players like Darrell Taylor and Uchenna Nwosu are ahead of them on the depth chart. For those who miss the broadcast in its entirety or specific portions of it, the NBC Sports streaming service allows the option of on-demand viewing for the fan. If you're a cord cutter, here are the ways you can stream Rugby World Cup 2013 live online.

Read This: OVG scores with local partnerships and strong corporate interest in new Seattle arena, potential NHL club

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Though Oak View Group is not from Seattle, the group continues to have success in forming local partnerships and drawing strong corporate interest that will prove vital to both the new Seattle Center arena and a potential NHL club.

Read This: OVG scores with local partnerships and strong corporate interest in new Seattle arena, potential NHL club

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Though Oak View Group is not from Seattle, the group continues to have success in forming local partnerships and drawing strong corporate interest that will prove vital to both the new Seattle Center arena and a potential NHL club. Looking to watch the NFR live stream 2022 online without cable? Check out our complete guide to access the Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo without cable.

How parents of UConn women’s basketball star Azzi Fudd viewed her freshman season: ‘Wow. She’s here’

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For Katie Fudd, it finally sunk in when she saw her daughter Azzi run out of the players’ tunnel ahead of the UConn women’s basketball team’s season-opening game against Arkansas in November.

A podcast about the Sonics' departure from Seattle

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This was created this past fall but I only discovered this a few days ago: The Ringer created a podcast called "Sonic Boom" about the Sonics' sale and departure. They do give eventually give a nod to "Sonicsgate" and have a good set of interviewees including Brian Robinson. But I don't listen to podcasts and this is nine episodes that on the whole merely revisit history that we either know from living through it or that were covered in "Sonicsgate". That calls for spending a lot of time for not much new information. They do uncover a new name and story: a guy named Ed Evans who put together a group to buy the Sonics, initially without a strong notion of moving them. But he was hanging out with people such as Bennett, McClendon, etc. and eventually invited them to join his group. And they pulled him in their direction, although he soon left the ownership group after the sale. Most of the podcast is behind a paywall but there are transcripts on The Ringer website that can be read for free: https://www.theringer.com/sonic-boom

Hansen buys more land

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Hansen also meets with community group

11 years without our Sonics

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Today marks the 11th anniversary that we lost our beloved Seattle SuperSonics. On July 2nd, 2008 the City of Seattle and Mayor Greg Nickels accepted a settlement agreement with Clayton Bennet and the OKC businessmen to break the Sonics’ lease with the city and relocate the franchise to Oklahoma City.

Interview with Kevin Calabro

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He now does TV (but not radio) broadcasts for the TrailBlazers, and does quite a good job of it. He's calmer and more understandable than when he got excited and started shouting gibberish while doing the Sonics. On one broadcast I heard him slip and say "Sonics" when he meant to say "Blazers"; on another website Blazer fans complain that he does that once a game. He has good observations about how much the broadcaster can convey just by using his tone of voice.

Err, no mention of a certain Hall of Fame honoree?

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And I don't mean Paul Westphal, though he is a worthy honoree.