Seahawks Insider

The team has no access today

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm with 7 Comments »
August 28, 2008 2:31 pm

Because this is a day before a game, the Seahawks had only a walkthrough today with no media access.

It’s been a weird week for access as it is because of the Monday night game followed by the Friday game, with basically Tuesday and Thursday off. That meant that everybody was scrambling yesterday to get in as many interviews as they could because we will not be speaking to players and coaches until after they play the Raiders.

Yesterday also was the first day we have open access in the new locker room at VMAC. Up until this point, we told the PR staff who we’d like to interview and they chase them down for you. Now, everybody heads to the locker room after practice and it is a free-for-all in terms of access. It’s much nicer in this locker room though because it is so spacious that you don’t feel like you are falling over another player to speak with somebody.

The locker room is still a work in progress though because it still contains the nameplates of players who already have been cut or, in one particular case, retired (Chris Gray). The rookies are in some lockers in the middle of the locker room; it remains to be seen if they will be given big-boy lockers once final cuts are made.

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  1. JoeHawk51 says:

    I wonder what the setting will be for the NFL channel “TEAM CAM” interviews. In the past, the hallway that had so many walking by, it just looked bad. Maybe a stool on the boat dock by the lake maybe?

    Frank, do they have a room for press to make calls or use computers?

  2. Blogs are a part of modern 21st century life. I sure hope they have room for press computers. WiFi should be a given.

  3. They probably have finer intravenous dosing facilities than the UW hospital, too.

  4. hambone08 says:

    ESPN ranked the NFL’s best fans…Can’t believe where the 12th Man ranked. I would’ve guessed Top 5 at least….

  5. You should have been at the Super Bowl a few years ago and you would have seen why the 12th Man didn’t rank that high.

  6. It’s crazy that Indy and New Orleans ranked higher than the Hawks (just to name a few). Indy’s Super Bowl celebration a year and a half ago was a joke. And that was in Indy! At least if the Hawks could have defeated the Pittsburgh Refs you can guarantee that the celebration in Seattle would have been crazy with A LOT of people in attendance.

    I have no idea why the Patriot fans are ranked so high. They have a great team. That doesn’t automatically mean you have great fans. They are Red Sox fans first and the Patriots are more of an afterthought. They would rather win 1 World Series title over 2 Super Bowl championships.

  7. hambone08 says:

    Seattle to Detroit is a lot different than Pittsburgh to Detroit, that was like a home game for the Stealers. I’d guess 80-90% were Pitt fans. I figured with the stadium setting, noise, raising of the 12th Man flag we would’ve had a better showing that 20th.

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