Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, March 29 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Miesha "Cupcake" Tate Receives Custom 12 Jersey
Miesha Tate, the Tacoma native who took down Holly Holm to claim the UFC women's bantamweight title earlier this month, appeared on ESPN's *First Take* earlier this morning, when she was presented with a customized Seahawks 12 jersey with her nickname "Cupcake" printed on the back.
"Personally inscribed, that's awesome!," said Tate. "I'm going to cherish this. That's so cool."
Tate, a big Seahawks fan who once entered the ring touting a 12 Flag and who used her post-UFC 196 press conference to hint she'd like to raise the 12 Flag at CenturyLink Field this fall, explained the meaning behind her "Cupcake" handle to the First Take crew.
"Well, two reasons," said Tate. "One, I love cupcakes and I love to bake. Who doesn't love cupcakes, right? So I figured it's a very lovable nickname. And the other one is I feel like people use to misjudge me. They would judge a book by its character essentially and be like, 'Oh, she's too girly. There's no way she can be good at fighting.' And it used to really irk me, honestly. Then I decided, you know, it's kind of funny. It's kind of funny that I can be so feminine I guess in some ways and then turn it on in the cage, so I figured, yeah, I'm going to embrace the nickname 'Cupcake.' I love the irony of it."
Instagram Of The Day
For a second straight day, we're subbing our "Tweet of the Day" for an "Instagram of the Day" because it fits this Round-Up's MMA theme. The video above shows Marshawn Lynch playfully sparring with current UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.
"Warming up with @beastmode all about that action," Rockhold captions with his post.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, we review the web's latest mock drafts and highlight who experts are predicting the Seahawks to pick with the No. 26 overall selection in round one.
Wideout Ricardo Lockette helped the homeless last week by volunteering his time with Seattle's Union Gospel Mission. Lockette is challenging 12s to help, too.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com lists three factors he thinks play into the Seahawks' decision-making process along the offensive line.
Three weeks since the start of the new League year, Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times refreshes his Seahawks free-agent tracker.
And Russell Wilson's sister Anna, who has a basketball scholarship to Stanford and who represented the USA at the U17 World Championships, tells USA Today how her big brother has helped support her.
The Sea Gals Show Group is a 90-minute high energy performance full of costume changes and crowd participation.