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Saturday, January 21, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Hawks Fun Notes: Wistrom's tribute comes up short

Seattle Times staff reporter

Seahawks defensive end Grant Wistrom was seen walking around team headquarters in some very short practice shorts, reminiscent of the NBA of the 1980s. He had changed to more dressy attire for Friday's afternoon news conferences, and opened his session by taking a shot at former teammate Trent Dilfer, who is working for the NFL Network this week.

Asked about the shorts, he spotted the 33-year-old Dilfer in the audience.

"A tribute to Trent when he first came to the league," Wistrom said, "real high shorts."

Add Dilfer

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck asked Dilfer for a truce before he spoke to reporters Friday, presumably from the back-and-forth verbal jabs the two friends take at each other.

But Hasselbeck broke the peace quickly. Asked about any rituals he has before games, Hasselbeck said the only thing he did differently last week was pick up a hitchhiker named Trent Dilfer.

Shout out to the Northwest

Asked what he would say to the fans around the Northwest who can't be at Qwest Field on Sunday, Hasselbeck said he feels the Seahawks are not just Seattle's team but the region's team.

"Shoot, I think it was Jimmy Johnson ["NFL on Fox" analyst] who said ... we play in south Alaska," Hasselbeck said. "We have the Alaska fan base and we don't technically play there. We have got Oregon. ... We're the Seattle Seahawks, but we're all the Pacific Northwest. If Hawaii doesn't have anybody that they root for, we would love to have Hawaii, too."

Cookin' with the Sea Gals

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The Sea Gals are doing what they can to make your playoff party healthier.

Recipes for the Sea Gals Healthy Game Day Snacks, 12 healthy food options, are available at www.seagalsnacks.net and celebrate the Seahawks' 12th Man.

"It's easy to get carried away at your typical playoff party, but it's just as easy to eat healthy," said Sherri Thompson, Sea Gals director and choreographer. "Do your guests a favor this year and serve snacks that are good for them."

A few tips from the Sea Gals:

• Use reduced-fat cheese or fat-free sour cream.

• Eat pretzels instead of chips.

• Offer plenty of veggies and fruit.

• Take a walk around the block at halftime.

• Create dips using non-fat plain yogurt as a base.

• Put out a low-fat party mix of whole-grain cereals and nuts.

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