Friday, February 7, 2014
Four Seahawks spending Friday at ESPN
By Terry Blount
RENTON, Wash. -- A quartet of Seahawks are spending the day at ESPN headquarters Friday, appearing on various shows and several editions of SportsCenter.
Defensive ends Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, along with middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and receiver Jermaine Kearse, are in Bristol, Conn., for the ESPN Car Wash, as we call it, making the rounds all day on the campus.
But having four guys fresh off a Super Bowl victory is being called the Mega Car Wash.
"I don't know how rare this is, or if anything like this has even happened before at ESPN," said ESPN's Shaun Wyman, the lead booker for the NFL players. "This Seahawks team is full of guys on the verge of becoming stars.
"To have this opportunity to welcome four players to Bristol and feature them in-studio on our programs just days after their Super Bowl victory is an opportunity we couldn't pass up. Their agents, publicists and Seahawks PR are all great to work with and we couldn't do this without their support."
The four players flew back to the East Coast on Thursday following Wednesday's Super Bowl victory parade in downtown Seattle with more than 700,000 fans lining the streets.
Kearse, who turned 24 on Thursday, said he can't wait for the day to start. He caught four passes for 65 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown pass, in the 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos.
"I can't imagine a better birthday week," Kearse said. "I'm pumped for the opportunity and can't wait to spend the day on ESPN's campus with a few of my teammates."
The foursome will appear together on Friday's editions of SportsCenter at 6, 8 and 10 a.m. PT, along with 3 p.m. show.
Here's the list of other radio and TV programs that will feature the Seahawks (all times Pacific):
- Mike and Mike (3 a.m. on ESPN Radio, simulcast on ESPN2)
- First Take (7 a.m. on ESPN2)
- The Herd with Colin Cowherd (7 a.m. on ESPN Radio, simulcast on ESPNU)
- Numbers Never Lie (9 a.m. on ESPN2)
- SVP & Russillo (10 a.m. on ESPN Radio, simulcast on ESPNEWS)
- NFL Live (1 p.m. on ESPN).
- Highly Questionable (1 p.m. on ESPN2)