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Friday Round-Up: Sherman's Chunky Soup shoot; Wilson one-on-one; Beast Quake voted biggest play
Five Seahawks players, including defensive end Cliff Avril, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, tight end Jimmy Graham, cornerback Richard Sherman, and quarterback Russell Wilson will take part in the NFL's 'My Cause, My Cleats' campaign in Week 13, showing support for various causes, foundations, and charities by wearing customized cleats this weekend. View
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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, July 11 - about your Seattle Seahawks: Read
Richard Sherman - 'Mama's Boy'
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman - the 2014-15 'Mama's Boy,' his mother Beverly, and a "Legion of Superfans" recently shot a commercial for Campbell's Chunky Soup. The ads will air beginning in August. Read
One-On-One With Russell Wilson
In part two of an exclusive one-on-one interview with Q13 FOX Sports Director Aaron Levine, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talks about meeting President Barack Obama, starring in a commercial with First Lady Michelle Obama, his younger sister Anna's success with USA Basketball, and his "best friend" on the Seahawks team. Read
"Beast Quake" Is Seahawks Biggest Play
Voters at ESPN.com selected running back Marshawn Lynch's 67-yard "Beast Quake" touchdown run in the 2010 wild-card round against the New Orleans Saints as the most-memorable play in franchise history. Lynch's antics beat out cornerback Richard Sherman's "Immaculate Deflection" from this past season's NFC Championship game and Steve Largent's "Revenge Hit" on the Denver Broncos' Mike Harden in 1988. Read
Earl Thomas Can Play The Piano, Drums, And Saxophone
TDDaily.com caught up with Seahawks All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas at Nike's The Opening this week for a brief Q&A session. When asked to unveil something about himself that people might be surprised to learn, Thomas said he grew up playing the piano, drums, and saxophone.
"I was in band from 6th grade up until 11th grade in high school," Thomas said. "My dad actually wanted me to keep doing it because he wanted me to be well rounded. I didn’t want to, though, because by then I was already focused on ball; I was already committed to Texas. But I did it until 11th grade. Freshman year [of high school], during halftime of our games, I’d play in the band. But that was only for my freshman year."
Thomas went on to give his thoughts about the Seahawks' upcoming season.
"I’m feeling really great about the season right now," he said. "OTAs, mandatory minicamp, for me, the game has just slowed down so much for me—what I’m excited about is just getting out there and feeling it and getting into the rhythm of being around my teammates and the team everyday. That’s what I enjoy most." Read
Jesse Williams Is 2014 National NAIDOC Sportsperson Of The Year
Australia-native Jesse Williams was named the 2014 National NAIDOC Sportsperson of the Year last night. The NAIDOC awards recognize contributions that Indigenous Australians make to improve the lives of Indigenous people, promote Indigenous issues, or the excellence they’ve shown in their chosen field. Williams, the Seahawks second-year defensive tackle who spent his rookie season on injured reserve with a knee injury, has performed well this offseason. Read
Single Game Tickets On Sale July 21
Yesterday, the Seahawks announced that single-game tickets will go on sale on Monday, July 21, at 10 a.m. PT. At that same time, 1,000 upper level single-game tickets per home game will be available exclusively at the CenturyLink Field NW Box Office. Read
Tweet of the Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who sent a congratulatory message to NBA star LeBron James on his decision to return home and play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth talks with former Seahawks quarterback Warren Moon about former Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones' upcoming induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
I recap the Seattle sister-city relationship with Gdynia, Poland - one that includes a unique Seahawks connection.
Scott Kacsmar of FootballOutsiders.com provides kind words and analysis of Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin: "When Russell Wilson scrambles, Baldwin's the guy he likes to target, and he can make some incredible catches on the sideline with the body control to complete the play. He high-points the ball, like the touchdown in coverage against Minnesota. He tracks the ball very well. Baldwin's rate of over-the-shoulder catches (12.0 percent) is the highest among the 19 seasons studied. He made a one-handed touchdown (thrown by Tarvaris Jackson) against Jacksonville. This is a legit No. 1 receiver in the making."
ESPN NFL Insider KC Joyner joined 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Danny" on Wednesday to discuss how the Seahawks' secondary measures up with the New England Patriots revamped lineup featuring Darrelle Revis and former Seahawk Brandon Browner.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com says the Seahawks' biggest key to success is to keep doing what they're doing.
Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune talks with former Seahawks owner John Nordstrom, who in addition to current Seahawks full-time employees will receive a Super Bowl XLVIII championship ring later this month: “I said, ‘Oh my gosh, you’ve got to be kidding,’ ” Nordstrom told Dybas. “ ‘You’ve got to be kidding.’ I just couldn’t believe it. I’m really kind of blown away.”
And defensive end Greg Scruggs has a new "Beauty & The Champ" podcast available for download.