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Category: Programming Note


Jon Ryan goes very un-punter-like American Ninja Warrior Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC

The Seahawks have a bad-ass punter. How bad-ass? A national-television audience is about to find out.

Yes, Jon Ryan wants you to know he is no normal punter. Some evidence: his fake-field goal touchdown pass to Garry Gilliam started the Seahawks’ comeback from 16-0 down in January’s NFC championship Seattle ultimately rallied to win in overtime to advance to Super Bowl 49.

Now this: Monday, Ryan goes national with his offseason, full-body workouts on Monday, Memorial Day, when he appears on NBC’s America Ninja Warrior competition program (8 p.m. Pacific Time, channel 5 in the Seattle-Tacoma area).

How many punters are ninjas?

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Be the Seahawks GM; it’s the TNT Great Draft Caper 2015 contest — deadline extended to 4pm Friday

You’ve asked for it — demanded it, really — so here it is: Time for the TNT’s Great Draft Caper 2015.

Submit between now and we’ll say 4 p.m. Pacific time Friday your prediction for how Seattle’s 2015 draft will go. Player picks, any trades, put ‘em down. The winner gets a prize to be determined, but it will be great. Say, something between an all-expenses-paid trip to Maui and a Seahawks bottle opener.

Here as your guide is the Seahawks’ order of picks their league-high 11 picks:

Seahawks have 11 picks:

2nd round (63rd overall)

3rd round (95th overall)


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Open mic week on the blog: Send us your best thoughts on Seahawks, NFL

It’s the first-ever (as far as I know, anyway) Open Mic Week here on Seahawks Insider.

While I am off the mainland this week, we are inviting you — yes, YOU — to be guest bloggers.

Seahawks present, past and future. The draft. This “golden age” of Seattle football. The state of the NFL. Anything that’s on your mind that you want to put through keystrokes into a story.

Email your submissions to Darrin Beene, The News Tribune sports editor, at We intend to post the best ones here on the blog.

One of our trusty regulars, BobbyK,

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Russell Wilson’s return for a workout at Rangers’ spring training March 28 “a big deal” to Texas

The most famous Rule 5 draftee in baseball is due back for another cameo with the Texas Rangers the last week of this month.

The Rangers have announced Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will workout with Texas for the second consecutive year at its spring-training camp in Surprise, Arizona, on March 28. The plan is the same as last year: the two-time Super Bowl quarterback, a minor-league second baseman at the low Class-A level during his college years at North Carolina State,  is scheduled to go through infield drills with the Rangers in the morning, speak to their minor-league players and

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Richard Sherman, Pete Carroll featured in USA Network documentary debuting tonight

Richard Sherman talks often of the lessons he learned from growing up in Compton, California, just south of Los Angeles, and the impact those experiences have had in shaping his adult life — which this week included him becoming a father for the first time.

Tonight, you can watch Sherman revisit some of those experiences of Compton while helping a kid who has lost both parents to AIDS in the fourth annual “NFL Characters Unite” documentary that debuts tonight at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on USA Network.

The film, produced by Charlie Ebersol and Mike Lanigan’s The Company, is part

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Seahawks’ Super Bowl game day is finally here in foggy Phoenix

Happy Super Bowl morning from foggy Phoenix, so foggy I can’t see across the street here downtown. I can actually hear fog horns — no kidding — outside my hotel. A Seattle kind of morning.

With Seahawks fans everywhere in this city. University of Phoenix Stadium might become CenturyLink Field South today.

The Seahawks’ buses are massing at the Arizona Grand Resort hotel a few miles south of where I am. I’ll be heading to the stadium just before noon today, well ahead of the 4:30 p.m. local time kickoff.


That above is our News Tribune

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TNT’s weekly day-after Seahawks chat following wild NFC title game, look ahead to Super Bowl XLIX

Live Blog TNT weekly day-after Seahawks chat following wild NFC title game


Winds supposed to calm some; SEA pass rush key to NFC title game; the pick

The Seahawks and Packers woke for NFC title game day to high winds around the Seattle area; some areas got gusts up to 40 and 50 mph. But a high-wind warning for Seattle and suburbs ended at 8 a.m., and those winds are supposed to calm somewhat to 16 miles per hour from kickoff at 12:05 p.m. through much of the game.

Even the local Puget Sound Energy folks are in Seahawks game mode while advising about interruptions of service overnight:

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