Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Jan. 28 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Russell Wilson Launches New Website
Russell Wilson announced the launch of a new personal website yesterday, RussellWilson3.com, one that the Seahawks quarterback hopes will offer fans a closer look at the person he is behind closed doors.
"For the past five, six months, I've wanted it to be perfect," Wilson said of his new website during Wednesday's media availability at the team hotel in Phoenix. "I looked at the Top 10 marketing websites in the world and I wanted to try and formulate my website in that way, the look of it all.
"I thought it was a good time to release it and kind of took some time to build it up."
With so many eyes on the Seahawks and New England Patriots as the two ready for Super Bowl XLIX, Wilson was right on the timing. The site experienced a few technical difficulties as a result of high-traffic on the first day, but looks to be back up and running now.
At nearly the same time, Wilson released a new article for The Players' Tribune in which he addressed some of the bigger questions surrounding Super Bowl week.
"I thought it was the perfect time for it," Wilson said of his website launch and coinciding article on The Players' Tribune. "I love writing. I went to school for a reason, I graduated in three years. So it's a lot bigger than just playing football for me. Obviously, I want to play 20 years and I want to be successful playing the game of football and hopefully win multiple Super Bowls, but for me, what can I do after the game is over? How can I affect people? How can I change the world? How can I be a positive influence for people?
"That's why I write. That's why I write for Players' Tribune. That' why I released my website just because I want people to have an inside look at my life and just understand me better. A lot of people think that I'm so closed off. I'm really not. I'm just really even-keel. I focus on what I need to focus on - that's God comes first, family and friends come second, and football comes third and that's just kind of how my life is structured."
Marshawn Lynch Talks With E! Online
Following his "I'm just here so I won't get fined" session at Super Bowl Media Day, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch sat down for an interview with E! News to talk about his approach to Sunday's game against New England, what he likes to listen to before taking the field, and his beloved Mama Lynch.
Lynch told E! this year's setting feels unfamiliar despite the team winning Super Bowl XLVIII a season ago.
"It actually does [feel different]," Lynch told E!. "With coming back for the second year, it's almost like it was supposed to be like this. Going into it for the second time around, I just been noticing the little things that I took for granted last year of how special it was to have my whole family there...to actually have them here and spend time with them through all these festivities that are going on."
Tweet of the Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from @SportsCenter, which shares a video of Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner on the phone with a young Seahawks fan facing a life-threatening illness, who Wagner proceeds to surprise with a pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLIX.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Clare Farnsworth details what Lynch's teammates think of the team's "Beast Mode" back and recaps a Tuesday in Hawkville that saw the Seahawks survive and thrive Super Bowl Media Day at Phoenix's U.S. Airways Center.
Thousands poured into downtown Phoenix Tuesday, for Super Bowl 49 Media Day featuring interviews with the Seattle Seahawks.
I share 15 things we learned from Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett at Super Bowl Media Day and pass along 10 ridiculous questions we overheard from reporters on site.
Here's a recap of what went down on Seahawks players' social media accounts on the Tuesday before Super Bowl XLIX.
Wide receiver Doug Baldwin says he's bringing his sun block and shades to Revis Island - the nickname for Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Don Banks at SI.com says cornerback Richard Sherman owned Super Bowl Media Day with his thought-provoking remarks.
Terry Blount at ESPN.com says the Seahawks accept Lynch's eccentric ways.
Chris Wesseling at NFL.com says passes along word from coach Pete Carroll who says there's "no place" for talk of a Seahawks dynasty.
Conor Orr at NFL.com explains what strong safety Kam Chancellor means to the Seahawks defense.
Larry Stone at the Seattle Times compares and contrasts Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Patriots coach Bill Belichick's approach to Super Bowl Media Day.
Steve Rudman at SportsPressNW.com says top defenses usually find a way to prevail in the Super Bowl.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com says Pete Carroll's culture helped steer the Seahawks back to the Super Bowl.
And Bellevue-based Symetra shows its support for the Seahawks in this photo gallery of fans from the Seattle Times.
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