Good Morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's out there for today – Tuesday, July 21 – about your Seattle Seahawks.
Russell Wilson Joins Joel McHale For A Virtual Pool Party On "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Actor and comedian Joel McHale, a life-long Seahawks fan who grew up on Mercer Island, filled in as the host of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Monday, and the former 12 Flag raiser was excited to be able to welcome Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in as a guest.
McHale, who for some reason was hosting the show in a pool while wearing a suit, conducted a virtual interview with Wilson, who was also in a pool, though shirtless.
McHale thanked Wilson for helping bring a Super Bowl title to Seattle, noting, "It was greater than the birth of my children, and my children are watching."
In addition to joking about Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes taking over the title of the NFL's highest paid player from Wilson—"It's a good thing," Wilson said—the two also talked about Wilson and Ciara expecting a baby soon.
"I'm trying to get as much relaxing time before the baby comes, because I know I'm going to be doing baby duty here soon while playing football," Wilson said. "It's going to be an interesting balance."
Asked about his wife, Wilson marveled at all the things his multi-talented wife has going on during her pregnancy.
"She's doing well man," Wilson said. "She's excited, and she's got a lot of amazing things going on. It's crazy how hard she works while being pregnant. We're not too far away, and every day, she's working, working, working, getting things ready. It's pretty amazing."
Wilson also said he isn't sure yet whether he will be allowed to be present for the birth of his son due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and also told an amusing story from their daughter Sienna's birth: "That's what we don't know. I hope so. Obviously Covid has been such a crazy thing… I think she needs me in the hospital room. Last time she grabbed my hand, she almost broke my hand. She was squeezing my right hand, and I said, 'Babe, other hand.' Hopefully she'll know this time."
On the NFL returning during a pandemic, Wilson said, "It's really important we do it the right way at the highest level… C's pregnant, we're going to have a new baby in the world at some point, and there's so many others too that have families and loved ones. At the end of the day, we want to play, we want to play and as Seahawks we want to go to the Super Bowl and win it all, so at the end of the day that's our focus, but we want to do it in a safe way."
As for potentially playing games in front of no fans or limited crowds, Wilson said, "It's going to be kind of a crazy time. You know what's going to be interesting is being under center calling plays when they can hear everything and there's no real effect. There's going to have to be some interesting learning there. It becomes just like practice in a way. But at the end of the day, we want to play, we want to score touchdowns and make plays."
Social Post Of The Day
Today's social post comes from former Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who announced his retirement on Instagram after an 11-year career that included three Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl title as a member of the Seahawks.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, we continue our look at some of the most interesting storylines heading into camp by exploring how Carlos Hyde might fit into an already talented group of running backs.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times continues his training camp countdown roster rankings with players No. 75-61.
Check out photos of Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett from throughout his five seasons with the Seahawks. Bennett announced his retirement from the NFL on July 21, 2020.