Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Thursday, January 3 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Vote Seahawks For 'Touchdown Celebration Of The Year'
The NFL's relaxed rules on end-zone celebrations in 2018 led to a lot more entertaining scenes following scores this past season, and the Seattle Seahawks receiver unit was a group that took full advantage, orchestrating a series of touchdown ceremonies that reenacted clips from movies, replayed moments from sports history, and much, much more.
One of the Seahawks' celebrations from this past season is featured in a 'Touchdown Celebration of the Year' elimination bracket at NFL.com, which pits two teams' touchdown celebrations from 2018 against one another and gives fans a chance to vote for which one they like best. Each of the league's 32 teams are represented, with the winners from each round moving on until fans decide a winner in the bracket's final round.
In round one, the Seahawks' party in the end-zone from the team's Week 9 game against the Los Angeles Chargers is up against the Los Angeles Rams' rendition of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Seattle's celebration features Doug Baldwin, David Moore, Tyler Lockett, and Jaron Brown executing a well-choreographed routine with Brown, who scored on the play that triggered the celebration following a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Russell Wilson, emerging from the group and splitting the pack of receivers for a solo dance shuffle.
The week following that game against the Chargers, Baldwin was asked to rank his favorite celebrations of the season up to that point, and Baldwin went with the choreographed dance routine at number one, dubbing it 'the four heartbeats,' a reference to the 1991 musical drama film The Five Heartbeats.
“You’ve heard of The Five Heartbeats, right? No? OK," Baldwin said when asked what "the four heartbeats" celebration was in reference to. "Really, I don’t even know. We’re on the sidelines talking through what we would do together and what would be good ideas and then we just throw it together so it’s really just us having fun as a unit.”
Asked why Wilson couldn't join in as the fifth 'heartbeat,' Baldwin laughed and simply stated, "No."
The full 'four heartbeats' play and celebration is embedded above for your viewing pleasure, and you can vote for it in the NFL's touchdown celebration bracket right here.
Social Post Of The Day
Sticking with the touchdown celebration theme, today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Blitz the Seahawk, the team's mascot who's encouraging 12s to share their own unique touchdown celebrations on social media using the hashtag #CelebrateLikeTheSeahawks.
Get Your Home Gameday Ready
From January 2-6 at the Seahawks Pro Shop, get 25 percent off full-priced home-gating items. Show off your Seahawks pride and prepare for the playoffs with everything you need to host the best playoff party, from glassware, to décor and more. Click here for store hours and locations.
Win A Trip To A Seahawks Postseason Game
Washington's Lottery wants to send fans to cheer on the Seahawks at a postseason game, and by playing $5 lotto by January 6, you could win a prize package that includes roundtrip airfare, hotel stay, game tickets, and more. Check out all the details right here.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks running back Chris Carson has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for December.
Seahawks.com's John Boyle checks in with Baldwin, Wilson, Bobby Wagner, and K.J. Wright on the feeling around the locker room as the club makes its return to the playoffs following a one-season absence.
Baldwin, Carson, and Mike Davis all returned to practice on Wednesday after sitting out Tuesday.
Carson is included in the Top 10 of NFL.com's running back rankings to close the 2018 regular season.
At 710Sports.com, Jake Heaps breaks down Lockett's 'perfect' season and Seahawks sideline reporter John Clayton touches base with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
The Seahawks and Cowboys will meet for the second time in the postseason this Saturday in Dallas. Take a look back at photos from past games played between the two teams.