Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Friday, October 21 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Seahawks No. 4 In ESPN's Ultimate Standings For NFL Teams
ESPN released its yearly ultimate standings on Friday — a ranking of teams across professional sports based on various categories such as title track, ownership, coaching, players, fan relations, affordability, stadium experience and bang for the buck. After polling fans across North America, ESPN combined each team's score in those categories into a weighted average.
The Seahawks finished No. 12 in the overall rankings (out of 122 teams), and No. 4 in the rankings for NFL franchises. Here's a blurb from ESPN's Sheil Kapadia on the Seahawks' NFL slot:
The Seahawks are no strangers to the top of these standings, and this year is no different: Top-10 finishes in title track, ownership, coaching, players and bang for the buck mark some of the categories most important to fans. All those pieces have been put together to impressive effect on the field: The Seahawks have gone to at least the divisional round in four straight seasons, have made the Super Bowl twice and brought home the Lombardi trophy once.
The Panthers finished first in the rankings among NFL clubs, with the Packers and Cardinals rounding out the top three. In the full rankings, the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL), San Antonio Spurs (NBA) and Panthers take those same spots.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks center Justin Britt, who is more than ready for Sunday's primetime matchup against the Cardinals.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle wrote about how Russell Wilson's parents prepared him for late-game situations.
Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor and tight end Jimmy Graham missed Thursday's practice.
Cornerback DeShawn Shead is passing his early season tests.
Kapadia goes one-on-one with Cliff Avril about building houses in Haiti, dinners with the defensive line group and how he calms down Michael Bennett.
Despite Marshawn Lynch's retirement and Wilson's injuries, the Cardinals are still prepping heavily for Seattle's rushing attack, writes Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.
Stephen Cohen of SeattlePI ranked the team's most irreplaceable players.
And lastly, communication will be key for the Seahawks' defense against the Cardinals, writes John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle.