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Friday Round-Up: Shaquill And Shaquem Griffin Featured In ESPN's 'Ready For Football' Ad Campaign

The new ad shows the twins singing along to a Celine Dion ballad with other NFL stars and fans as they celebrate the start of the 2020 NFL season.

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Good morning, 12s. It's the last Friday before the start of the season! Here's a look at what's out there today — September 4 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

Griffin Twins Featured In ESPN's "Ready For Football" Ad Campaign

This offseason has felt particularly long for football fans. No in-person training camps to go see, no preseason games, and a serious dearth of college games to watch; not to mention a global pandemic massively affecting our lives. Luckily, NFL football returns in less than a week with the Houston Texans taking on the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Sept. 10

ESPN is celebrating the occasion today with the launch of its 'Ready for Football' ad campaign that showcases fans' excitement and readiness for the start of the season. It features NFL players and fans, celebrities, and ESPN talent dancing and singing along to Celine Dion's 1996 rendition of "It's All Coming Back To Me Now." Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin are even spotted in the ad, sharply dressed and belting out (or at least lip-syncing) the beginning to the song's hook.

This isn't the first time the Griffin twins have been chosen to feature in a national ad campaign. Just last month, they, alongside head coach Pete Carroll and a number of other players and coaches, helped lead the 'NFL Votes' initiative, speaking in a video that highlighted how only 60% of eligible voters participated in the 2016 election. Marshawn Lynch's marketability is well documented as well — he was featured reading a "'Twas The Night Before Kickoff" bedtime story with some other big NFL names in a Frito-Lay commercial that launched yesterday. Russell Wilson has also been known to garner national attention for the Seahawks, as he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated late last month.

Check out the ESPN 'Ready for Football' ad:

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