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Friday Round-Up: Washington Firefighter Takes Break From Fires to Get Married ... in Seahawks Gear

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks (photo via KING 5 News)



Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, Aug. 28 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks Fans Say "I Do"

Brandon Furrer, a Mason County volunteer and Department of Natural Resources firefighter, had planned to marry Heather Patenode this Saturday. But Furrer expected to be sent to the wildfires in Central Washington, so he and his fiancee moved their wedding day to Tuesday at Fire District 4 headquarters in Shelton, Wash.

"We've been working non-stop for three weeks," Furrer told KING 5 News earlier this week. "I just want to do it tonight. That way, we're married before I head out. ... I want to make sure that everything's all set and done before I leave."

The ceremony was held in front of a group of friends, family, other firefighters, and the pair's nine-month-old daughter, Sylvia. At the request of the bride and groom, the hall was decorated in Seahawks and Washington State Cougars colors, with Furrer dressed in a green Seahawks jersey and Patenode a crimson Cougar shirt as they exchanged rings.

"A little bit concerned, I don't really want him to go," said Patenode. "Finally, we just decided let's do it now before you go."

Seahawks fans can help make a difference to those impacted by the wildfires by going to any Albertsons or Safeway throughout the state and contributing at any check stand. Volunteers will also be collecting cash donations at the Seahawks' Sept. 3 game against the Oakland Raiders at Seattle's CenturyLink Field. All donations collected go directly to local relief agencies for long-term support.

Richard Sherman Featured In NFL on Xbox Ad

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is featured alongside New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews in a new promo for NFL on Xbox. 

Xbox One is evolving NFL game day by bringing your Fantasy Football, Next Gen Stats, and personalized highlights all to your TV. Track and manage multiple fantasy teams, get real-time alerts and notifications, and discover new ways to follow your favorite players with Next Gen Stats such as top speed, distance traveled, and more. Welcome to the Evolution of Game Day.

The full video is embedded for you above.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, who share a T.G.I.B.F. (Thank Goodness It's Blue Friday) photo of a few 12s jumping for joy.

Kickoff for Saturday's third preseason game against the Chargers is set for 5 p.m. PT at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium with national television coverage on CBS (channel 7 in Seattle).

More From Around The Web


Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle outlines how quarterback Russell Wilson has balanced a busy off-field schedule with his on-field efforts and catches up with veteran cornerback Will Blackmon, who's back with the Seahawks after a two-year stay in Jacksonville with the Jaguars.

Coach Pete Carroll revealed how long the starters will play and what the starting offensive line will look like on Saturday against the Chargers.

Linebacker Bruce Irvin and cornerback Richard Sherman highlight the list of Seahawks expected to play at San Diego.

Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times explains how linebacker K.J. Wright has worked to improve his pass coverage in the red zone.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times says cornerback Tharold Simon is eager to get back on the field this weekend after starting the year on the physically unable to perform list.

Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune lets fans know what they can expect out of defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin this season. Rubin was signed as a free-agent this offseason from the Cleveland Browns.

And seven Seahawks earn mention on's ranks of the Top 200 fantasy football players for 2015 - running back Marshawn Lynch (No. 5), tight end Jimmy Graham (No. 40), quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 50), wide receiver Doug Baldwin (No. 145), the Seattle defense (No. 165), wide receiver Tyler Lockett (No. 193), and running back Christine Michael (No. 200).

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