Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, March 30 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson joined Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers at spring training this past Saturday.
It was Wilson's second visit to the team's Arizona-based operation after the Rangers selected the Seattle signal caller in the Class AAA portion of the 2013 Rule 5 Draft. Like he did at last year's camp, Wilson suited up for a one-day workout with the Texas ball club, fielding ground balls at second base before playing spectator during the Rangers' exhibition against the San Diego Padres.
“It’s an honor just to be here,” Wilson said via Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. “Growing up as a little kid, I dreamed of playing two sports and I always played both. Just to be here and have this opportunity, I’m grateful. It’s truly humbling to be able to play with these big leaguers, guys like Prince Fielder, Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus. ”
Wilson, a baseball player during his time at North Carolina State who also played two seasons of minor league ball as a member of the Colorado Rockies' organization before he went to Seattle with the No. 75 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, didn't take part in batting practice last year. But he managed to hit a home run in his stint at the plate this past weekend.
“I haven’t swung a bat in about two years,” said Wilson. “I lasered one out in left-center field. That was good. I stayed back and was able to drive it to left-center. It feels good hitting a home run. There’s something special about throwing a touchdown, because it’s so hard to get touchdowns, but getting a home run is a good feeling too."
In his time with the media in Arizona, Wilson also talked about the Seahawks' outcome of Super Bowl XLIX, the team's trade for tight end Jimmy Graham, contract extension for running back Marshawn Lynch, and more. Divish's article has the details.
Brian & Lou "The Waking Crew" had the chance to chat with Rock n Roll Legend Tommy James Friday morning at 8:50 any they gave away tickets to Winners who will see Tommy at Snoqualmie Casino Sunday evening.
Over 100 million records sold worldwide....over 300 artists have covered tommy's songs including PRINCE, REM, SPRINGSTEEN, CARLOS SANTANA, BILLY IDOL, JOAN JETT, DOLLY PARTON, TOM JONES, CHER , AND EVEN THE BOSTON POPS
HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 'ME THE MOB AND THE MUSIC' is now in development for a film with producer Barbara DeFina whose credits include CASINO, GOOD FELLAS, CAPE FEAR, COLOR OF MONEY, HUGO ..... ...it was in ROLLING STONE'S TOP 25 BEST MUSIC MEMOIRS EVER WRITTEN....came in at #12
Tommy has his own show on YOU TUBE - called INSIDE TRACKS WITH TOMMY JAMES. (click here)
HE WILL BE RETURNING TO THE STUDIO NEXT MONTH TO START RECORDING AN 'ACCOUSTIC' ALBUM WITH SOME SURPRISE GUEST ARTISTS.....HE WILL BE DOING SOME NEW INNOVATIVE THINGS IN THE STUDIO....ALBUM TITLE AT THIS TIME IS 'ACCOUSTITRONICS'
Ron Hunter is the coach for the Georgia State basketball team, and he tore his Achilles tendon last Sunday celebrating their conference championship win. So he had to sit in a rolling chair for their game against Baylor yesterday. And when his son R.J. won the game with a three-pointer, he started celebrating again . . . and fell OUT of his chair. Luckily he didn't hurt himself this time.
Want to impress people when you're out drinking for St. Patrick's Day? How about showing them you're the MacGyver of DRUNKS?
There's a YouTube video floating around that shows how to get the cap off a beer bottle using nothing but a sheet of paper. It's an old trick, but if you've never heard about it, here's what you do . . .
1. Fold the paper in half from top to bottom. Then fold it in half long-wise three times, until it's long and thick.
2. Now fold THAT in the middle, to turn it into a "V" shape.
3. Hold the bottle steady, put the "V" part under the cap, and pop it off.
You might want to practice once before you try to impress the ladies . . . you'll be way cooler if you do it on your first try.
Check out the video. Happy St. Patty's Day -- and remember, drink responsibly and DON'T DRINK & DRIVE! Plan ahead.
In a stunning trade, the New Orleans Saints have agreed to ship star tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round draft pick to the Seattle Seahawks for a first-round pick and center Max Unger, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports.
Leonard Nimoy, the actor, author and director best known for his portrayal of the ultra-logical character Spock in the TV series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed to the New York Times that her husband died Friday morning at their Los Angeles home of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy said last year that he had been diagnosed with lung disease and was "doing OK."
Nimoy's poignant last tweet, sent on Feb. 22, reads, "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."
"I loved him like a brother," co-star William Shatner said Friday. "We will all miss his humour, his talent, and his capacity to love."
Co-star George Takei shared his condolences on Facebook Friday afternoon.
"Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend. We return you now to the stars, Leonard ... I shall miss you in so many, many ways," he wrote.
"Leonard Nimoy truly did live long and prosper. To celebrate his life and work, let us share in some of his best moments as the character we all took into our hearts, Mr. Spock."
Jimmy Riffle of "The Gator Boys" will be at the CWHBA Home & Garden Show this weekend in the Sundome. He stopped by Cherry FM to chat with Brian & Lou this morning. Listen to win tickets tomorrow morning at 7:20.