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Monday Round-Up: Super Bowl 'Real Rob Report'; Russell Wilson Tops NFL's Player Sales list
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, April 28 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
The Real Rob Report - Behind The Scenes at Super Bowl XLVIII
Former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson shares his latest installment of The Real Rob Report, offering a behind the scenes look at the Seahawks' time at Super Bowl XLVIII. The episode includes an exclusive view of Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day and depicts life inside the locker room from the week prior to gameday at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.
The final few minutes of the video above are about as "Real" as we've seen the "Real Mike Rob" in this space, when the veteran fullback turns the camera around at himself to let his emotions out just hours before the big game.
Leader Of The Pack
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson finished the NFL fiscal year ranked No. 1 on the Top 50 Player Sales list based on total merchandise sold from March 1, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2014, jumping 18 spots from the previous year to claim the lead over Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who ranked second this past year.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ranks at No. 7 - the only non-quarterback in the Top 10, rising 22 spots from No. 29 last year. And Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman finished the fiscal year at No. 12 after not even cracking the Top 50 to start the year.
Michael Bennett, Jermaine Kearse Toss Ceremonial First Pitches
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and wide receiver Jermaine Kearse participated in a pair of ceremonial first pitches on Friday evening - Bennett on "Beard Hat Night" with the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field and Kearse with the University of Washington at Husky Ballpark. Kearse was joined by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who set up behind home plate to receive the pitch from Kearse.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, I recap EA Sports' Friday visit to Seahawks headquarters, when 'Madden' secured headshots of several of your Super Bowl champions for upcoming installments of the franchise.
Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth wishes former Seahawks head coach Chuck Knox a happy 82nd birthday.poses five questions surrounding the Seahawks as the club returned to team headquarters last week for the offseason workout program.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times comments on the release of the Seahawks' 2014 schedule.
Michael Grey of 710Sports.com shares five thoughts on the week that was in Seattle sports, including observations on the Seahawks' recent signing of quarterback Terrelle Pryor and the release of the 2014 NFL schedule.
Greg Cosell writes about the effectiveness of NFL running backs for Yahoo! Sports, saying their demise is vastly exaggerated, pointing to running back Marshawn Lynch's efforts as the foundation of the Seahawks offense the past two seasons.
And Peter King of TheMMQB.com has his "Monday Morning Quarterback" column telling us about a $5 million donation from New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson to the foundation of former Saints special-teamer and Washington State University alum Steve Gleason, who is now wheelchair bound with ALS.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto