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.
I TOOK THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE IN FRONT OF 30,000 GERMAN FANS!!! https://t.co/mKCe1bdfZO— Macklemore (@macklemore) August 17, 2014
Brandon Mebane NFL's 94th-Best Defensive Player
ESPN.com 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
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 CBSSports.com takes a look at how the Seahawks can repeat as Super Bowl champions, calling contributions from cornerback Richard Sherman, wide receiver
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com 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.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com has his observations from Friday's Seahawks game, noting what a difference a week made for running back
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune says quarterback
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