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  1. Referee's catharsis nearing completion?

    Mike Sando

    Out of nowhere during 2010 training camps, NFL referee Bill Leavy took responsibility for calls he'd blown during the Seattle Seahawks' defeat against Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XL more than four years earlier. Leavy's performance during that game h...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  2. Around the NFC West: Defending Leavy

    Mike Sando

    Mike Pereira of says NFL referee Bill Leavy did make an error in Super Bowl XL, only to err again when he suggested a fourth-quarter holding call against the Seahawks' Sean Locklear was incorrect. Pereira, the NFL's former director o...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  3. Ex-Seahawks weigh in on referee

    Mike Sando

    The story featuring referee Bill Leavy's admissions regarding Super Bowl XL has more than 2,700 comments and has been shared on Facebook more than 8,500 times. The subject has gained traction, in other words. I'll pass along some comments from ...

    Blog | August 07, 2010
  4. Sorting through referee Bill Leavy's apology

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks and their fans weren't the only ones agonizing over officiating in the team's Super Bowl XL defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers following the 2005 season. The referee, Bill Leavy, also felt horrible about it. Leavy, part of the ...

    Blog | August 06, 2010
  5. Holmgren, Ruskell and the race for 2010

    Mike Sando

    Tim Ruskell and Mike Holmgren were good for one another in the beginning. Ruskell, hired as the Seahawks' president in 2005, helped Holmgren build upon what he started in Seattle, pushing the team to Super Bowl XL. Neither one is good for the o...

    Blog | November 15, 2009
  6. Seahawks reunited with Super Bowl XL ref

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando SAN FRANCISCO -- The media flip card at Candlestick Park features a name familiar to Seahawks fans: Bill Leavy. The veteran referee is working a Seahawks game for the first time since Mike Holmgren complained bit...

    Blog | September 20, 2009
  7. Can Terrill play a lick? You be the judge

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Craig Terrill secured his place in Seahawks history by performing on stage with team owner Paul Allen following the team's appearance in Super Bowl XL. Terrill's musical exploits -- detailed here and here -...

    Blog | April 06, 2009
  8. To gain an edge, Hasselbeck goes to the tape

    Mike Sando

    In an effort to gain an edge, Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck spends up to 20 hours a week during the season studying video of opponents, Mike Sando writes.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2007