If you attended a game at CenturyLink Field a season ago, you likely experienced some on-field entertainment during the game's commercial breaks.
That's the time when rapper Rick Ross' voice would boom over the stadium's loudspeakers. A looping chorus of "These haters can't hold me back!" from Ross' hit track Hold Me Back would send the Seahawks defense into dance, with players bouncing up and down to the beat, waving their arms and hands to rile the team's 12th Man fans into a frenzy.
"Hold Me Back, Rick Ross," Avril assured from his locker at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center this week.
With Seattle set to host their first home game of 2014 on Friday night against the San Diego Chargers, we asked six more Seahawks on top of Avril to give us one or two songs that get them going on gameday.
Like last week's pregame playlist from the team's preseason opener against the Denver Broncos, this week's list contains another heavy dose of hip-hop, with a small share of classic and hardcore rock sprinkled in.
Below, check out the team's "Pregame Playlist" for their exhibition matchup with the Chargers.
(Warning: Tracks may contain explicit lyrics)
Seahawks vs San Diego Chargers: Pregame Playlist
1. Cliff Avril: Hold Me Back - Rick Ross
4. Jeron Johnson/Phillip Adams: Lifestyle - Rich Gang, Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan
8. Clint Gresham: How He Loves Us - Kim Walker
10. Derrick Coleman: Like Whaaat - Problem, feat. Bad Lucc
And as promised each week, we'll also feature a “Bonus Track” from a member of the Seahawks Digital Media team.
This week's premium comes from a face you all know and (hopefully) love - Seahawks.com Digital Media Host Tony Ventrella, who went with arguably one of the greatest pump-up songs of all time - Survivor's Eye of the Tiger, a track written at the request of Rocky III actor Sylvester Stallone.
11. BONUS: Digital Media Host Tony Ventrella: Eye of the Tiger - Survivor