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Hawks’ Branch late for mini-camp but has a note


There are a couple of other items floating out there I wanted to draw your attention to, so here they are …

• I have been remiss lately with Seahawks’ links, possibly because it seems more like baseball weather than football. Or because I was lazy. You pick.

Anyhow, the big news at this mini-camp – have you noticed how these poor, underpaid NFL players have to work all year-round now? – this week was the arrival of receiver Deion Branch, MIA thus far after his wedding. Just about everyone on the West Side wrote a story (here they are from the Times, P-I and News Tribune. The Herald story was about Chris Gray.) and just about everyone worked the word honeymoon into the headline. Cute.

• From the preps, here is the final Sideline Smitty column until the fall.

• There is one other story worth linking too, if only because it affects this column. A Louisville Courier-Journal sports writer was ejected (second story in this notebook) from an NCAA Super Regional game this weekend because he was blogging live from the event.

We have done live blogging in the past (WSU football, Shock games, prep events) but we only do it if it confirms to the agreement on the event pass. We don’t blog live from GU games, for example, because the institutions feels it is in its interest to ban the practice, thus protecting their over-the-air TV and radio rights. By accepting the pass to enter the building, we agree to that (maybe not with it, but to it). It is an interesting discussion that will be going on for some time.

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