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Russell Wilson, you've just won the Super Bowl. Where are you going? On Thursday, the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback gave his answer via Twitter: Surprise, Ariz., to appear at spring training with the Texas Rangers, who paid $12,000 to acquire him in the Rule 5 draft.

Wilson played in the Colorado Rockies' organization in 2010 and 2011 before being taken in the NFL draft. Two years into his career, he became a championship QB. As a Class A second baseman, Wilson hit .229 with 5 homers, 19 stolen bases and 118 strikeouts. This time on the diamond, Wilson likely won't be around very long; ESPN.com's Richard Durrett reports that he could participate in drills or just talk with Rangers players.

If he did stick, though, what would we see from Wilson?


QB to 2B?

Could Russell Wilson come close to matching his football success in baseball?

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Wilson, Winston thinking baseball

America's reigning champion quarterbacks are in demand, and not just for media appearances and autographs. Turns out both Russell Wilson and Jameis Winston are pretty good baseball players, and have real options to hit the diamond in their football offseasons. Wilson was selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Texas Rangers, and has the opportunity to report to spring training (his agent says he is uncertain). Winston, meanwhile, made headlines Tuesday by being named a third-team preseason All-American as a Florida State utility man. Should either play/be playing? Who would be better? Will we ever see a two-sport athlete a la Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders?

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Richard Sherman isn't universally loved, especially after his now-infamous postgame tirade against Michael Crabtree and the San Francisco 49ers. But that doesn't mean he's without his fans; quite the opposite, in fact, as the Seattle Seahawks cornerback ranked 10th on the NFL's list of most-bought jerseys. Two of Sherman's teammates, Russell Wilson (second) and Marshawn Lynch (sixth) also made the list. No. 1? Their opponent's quarterback in Super Bowl XLVIII, Peyton Manning.

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Which team wins the Super Bowl?

The Denver Broncos cruised. The Seattle Seahawks stepped up. Now the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences will meet with everything on the line on Feb. 2 for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Which team will carry the day: the powerful offense or the staunch defense? Which team do you want to win? Cast your votes below!

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Saints, Niners prevail in NFC

The wild-card round of the 2013-14 NFL playoffs nearly belonged to all the road teams. In the AFC, the Chargers beat the host Bengals, while a furious rally was all that saved the home-standing Colts versus the Chiefs. In the NFC, there were no exceptions. Thanks to last-second field goals in both games, the Saints on Saturday tipped the Eagles, and the 49ers on Sunday braved bitter-cold conditions to take out the Packers. Does either NFC team have another road win in it?

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