Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today – Monday, February 1 – about your Seattle Seahawks.
Pro Bowl: Madden 21 Edition Champions
Despite taking on a virtual format from the usual field of play, the 2021 Pro Bowl: Madden 21 Edition was never short of entertaining moments – and it certainly didn't stop some of Seattle's best from going all out. With the NFC up at the half, it was up to Jamal Adams and Marshawn Lynch to seal the victory in the Madden 21 battle.
Hosted by Charissa Thompson and Michael Strahan, this year's Pro Bowl was live-streamed on NFL social media as players, celebrities, and Legends put their Madden skills to the test. Joining Adams and Lynch on the NFC squad was Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray and NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace.
Each quarter presented a different NFC vs. AFC matchup as teammates handed off the sticks. In the first quarter, it was Murray taking on Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson, followed by Bubba Wallace and former Pro Bowl receiver Keyshawn Johnson in the 2nd.
With the NFC offense driving just before the half, the Seahawks Pro Bowl highlights took off as Wallace found DK Metcalf (he's still got it in Madden) for the touchdown on 4th down, sending Jamal and Marshawn into a frenzy.
When it was his time to shine in the 3rd quarter, Jamal wasted no time checking into the game as he took on Tennessee running back Derrick Henry.
After that, it was off to the races. Jamal wasn't afraid to run the same play four times in a row on his way to a quick touchdown drive.
"I thought I held my own. I don't like turning the ball over obviously or giving up a touchdown, but I came back, I countered back, and I did what I needed to do," Jamal said after assessing his performance with Michael Strahan. "Now it's time for my boy Shawn to hold it down!"
With a 20-point lead in the 4th quarter, it was Marshawn Lynch's turn going head-to-head with rapper Snoop Dogg. With some excellent clock management and defense, Marshawn kept Snoop Dogg out of the end zone and closed out the NFC victory, even breaking his chair celebrating along the way. "I'm a closer!" Marshawn said.
Celebrating Black History Month
Today marks the first day of Black History Month! All month long, we'll be celebrating, honoring and reflecting on the achievements of African Americans as we continue to fight for racial justice in our country. Each week of February, we'll focus on different ways to educate, bring awareness, support and participate as a social justice advocate. Visit Seahawks.com/socialjustice to learn more.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from DK Metcalf who will be sharing a tweet each day educating his followers on the life of Emmett Till during Black History Month.
Till was a 14-year-old boy brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman in 1955. Metcalf also honored Till by choosing to wear his name on the back of his helmet in 2020.
More From Around The Web
Lindsey Wisniewski of NBC Sports Northwest writes how Russell Wilson and Cam Newton continue to pave the way for Black quarterbacks.
From Seahawks.com, John Boyle shares how Seahawks Pro Bowlers Award Grants to Seven High School & Youth Football Programs.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune covers what the Seahawks will look to improve with the hiring of Shane Waldron as offensive coordinator.