Cyber surfing: Tuesday

Good morning, here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks today, May 24:

A lot of people were surprised when the Seahawks selected James Carpenter in the first round of the NFL Draft last month, including the offensive tackle from Alabama. Steve Wyche of caught up with Carpenter on Monday and filed this report. Carpenter his working at Competitive Edge Sports in Atlanta during the work stoppage.

Dave Boling of the News Tribune weighs in on Paul Allen’s new memoir, “Idea Man, and how it reveals the fan inside the owner of the Seahawks and NBA’s Trail Blazers. Offers Boling: “For our purposes, Paul Allen is the most influential person in Pacific Northwest sports. And aside from the revelations about his professional, business and personal relationships, the book provides at least a couple of chapters of insight behind the scenes of sports development in the region.”

Former Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander was inducted into the University of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend, and did this interview with a local TV station. After he rushed for 3,565 yards and scored 50 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide – both school records – there’s just one question: What took them so long?

The NFL owners are holding their annual spring meeting in Indianapolis, but it is hardly business as usual – as you can read in this report from the Associated Press. It wasn’t all about the work stoppage, but close. As Jeff Pash, the NFL’s lead negotiator, said, “The only way we’re going to solve this is by saying, ‘OK, let’s put this behind us. Let’s put the litigation on hold and let’s solve our own problems.’ ”

Clark Judge of is in Indy, and in this report he also touches on what everyone really wants to do: Will there be a season this year, and when will it start? Says Judge, “People want to know if and when we’ll have pro football in 2011 and, if so, what it will be like. My guess is the owners want to know too, though they seem optimistic – maybe even confident – that something will happen.”

Here at, we continue our profiles of the players elected to the 35th Anniversary team with this look at center Robbie Tobeck – as well as the other eight members of the 35th Anniversary team that weren’t on the 25th Anniversary team that was selected by the Seattle P-I in 2000.

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