Monday Round-Up: Russell Wilson takes ALS #IceBucketChallenge on top of Space Needle

Posted Aug 18, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

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Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, August 18 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Russell Wilson Takes ALS #IceBucketChallenge To New Heights

In case you missed it, Russell Wilson was called out to take the #IceBucketChallenge in a very unique way by NHL player Paul Bissonnette last week. The Seahawks quarterback took the challenge that helps raise funds and awareness for ALS to new heights over the weekend, having a bucket of ice water dumped on him while on top of the Space Needle in downtown Seattle.

Wilson passed his challenge on to Seahawks owner Paul Allen, Seattle rapper Macklemore, Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, former Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr., and Disney's Mickey Mouse.

Macklemore quickly answered the call, taking on the task on stage in Germany in front of 30,000 fans.

ESPN Ranks Brandon Mebane NFL's 94th-Best Defensive Player is ranking the League's Top 100 offensive and defensive players and today the site unveiled players ranked No. 100  - 91 on both sides of the ball. Eighty-five experts were polled in the process, asked to rank each player on a scale of 1-to-10, with 10 being the best regardless of position in the NFL.

Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, who went unranked in last year's list, comes in at No. 94 this season.

On Mebane, ESPN Stats & Information writes: "The Seahawks allowed 3.4 yards per rush with Mebane on the field last season, compared to 4.8 yards per rush without him. He is one of two defensive tackles to start 16 games in each of the last three seasons."

Mama Sherman and the Legion of Super Fans

In a new commercial for Campbell's Chunky Soup, cornerback Richard Sherman's mother Beverly is featured along with a "Legion of Super Fans" on a mission to get Sherman his Beer-n-Cheese with Beef & Bacon soup. It's an interesting advertisement, to say the least.

It's Madden Season

Sherman is also featured in a new commerical for Madden NFL 15, the popular video game set to be released Aug. 26 that features the All-Pro Seahawks cornerback on the game's cover, and his Legion of Boom teammates on the game's start-up screen.

The commercial also features comedian Kevin Hart and actor Dave Franco in a hilarious bit that's definitely worth a watch.

Tweet of the Day 

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from @Forbes and it provides an impressive visual representation of the recent #IceBucketChallenge craze that has helped raise awareness for ALS. According to their infographic, the videos of challenge participants dumping buckets of ice water on their heads has led to an increase in donations of nearly $10 million year-over-year.

More From Around The Web

Jason La Canfora of takes a look at how the Seahawks can repeat as Super Bowl champions, calling contributions from cornerback Richard Sherman, wide receiver Percy Harvin, and running back Christine Michael key.

Danny O'Neil of shares three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out following Friday's 41-14 win over the Chargers.

Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM wonders if this year's Seahawks team can be even better than last year's team that won the Super Bowl.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has his latest projection of the Seahawks' 53-man final roster, poses five questions surrounding this year's final roster cut, and details five things we learned from Friday's exhibition against the Chargers.

Terry Blount of has his observations from Friday's Seahawks game, noting what a difference a week made for running back Robert Turbin. Blount also has his fourth projection of the team's final 53-man roster.

Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune says quarterback Terrelle Pryor and linebacker O'Brien Schofield helped their roster status with their Friday night performances against San Diego.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald has his observations from the Seahawks' second preseason game.

And Seahawks high performance sports psychologist Michael Gervais talks about the psychology of pressure as it relates to the Seahawks and the NFL.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto