Found June 08, 2013 on
Obviously Russell Wilson has a live arm out on the gridiron, but according to Safeco Field’s (possibly faulty) radar gun, the Seahawks quarterback throws fire from the mound, as well.
Wilson threw out the first pitch at the Mariners game on Friday night. After the strike went across the plate, Safeco Field’s scoreboard flashed that the pitch went 98 mph.
Now, no offense to Wilson, but I have my doubts. It’s certainly an impressive first pitch (possibly the best ever), but that doesn’t look like Randy Johnson-type heat (though it does look faster than the average pitch thrown by Jamie Moyer during his time in Seattle). In doing a quick search on Twitter, it looks like the announcers on Root Sports, the station that broadcasts Mariners games, said the pitch traveled 75 mph, which is still very impressive.
It’s worth mentioning that Wilson spent some time in the Colorado Rockies’ minor league system as a second baseman. He made it up to Single-A Asheville, where he batted .228 with a ....
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Tweet Thanks to a rookie season where he completed 64% of his passes for 3,118 yards and 26 touchdowns Russell Wilson has quickly become one of the more popular names around the Seattle, Washington area. The third round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft helped the Seahawks secure a playoff birth with an 11-5 [...]
According to Los That Sports Blog, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw out the first pitch at Friday night’s Mariners game. What’s really crazy is that it was clocked at 98 MPH. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise since he’s a former baseball player.
Need NFL Tickets?
The post Russell Wilson throws a 98 MPH first pitch at a Mariners game (Video) appeared...
Russell Wilson And Wife Fan Friendly
Russell Wilson Wears Seahawks Green On A Boat
Richard Sherman is great but reminds me too much of Antoine Dodson While I am not taking anything away from Seattle Seahawks shutdown corner Richard Sherman’s play, his mouth has really set him up for a huge season. It is make or break for him this year, because of all the trash he has talked. I think he is a very good player and I defend him quite a bit, but lately it is...
According to The Seattle Times, Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond has been very impressive so far this spring now that he’s healthy again. Another breakout player of the OTAs has been cornerback Walter Thurmond, healthy for the first time in roughly two years. “Walter is physically capable of showing off, really,” Carroll said. “He is a tremendous athlete. He has been...
Golden Tate started to make a name for himself in the latter half of the 2012 season. Tate led all Seahawks receivers in yards and touchdowns in the second half of the season.
Tate was selected in the second round of the 2010 draft, he only has one year remaining of his rookie contract. The 2013 season is obviously a pretty big one for the 4th year receiver.
Tate has expressed...
According to the Seattle Times, the Seahawks gave rookie running back Christine Michael some first-team snaps during last week’s workouts.
Christine Michael got a lot of work with the ones and had another solid day, showing off his pass-catching skills throughout. He also shows a good ability to quickly turn and get upfield after making the catch.
With Marshawn Lynch only getting...
According to the National Football Post, the Seattle Seahawks aren’t interested in appearing on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
“We understand the interest in this show, but would not want to bring a ton of attention to ourselves,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider told the National Football Post on Thursday.
The Seahawks are a well run franchise. I’m not surprised they...
A whopping six violations for PED use in 3 years for one team is just one too many, but try telling that to Seahawks GM John Schneider.
Sure, one suspension was reversed on appeal (or a technicality we should say), but it certainly doesn't diminish what has apparently ran rampant in Seattle.
Schneider takes exception to those fans and media members who are calling it a big...
Today's installment of Choose Your Quarterback pits Russell Wilson vs. Jay Cutler, the Nos. 14 and 17 assets in my rankings of the 32 presumed starting quarterbacks.
Here's a week-by-week fantasy breakdown of Cutler vs. Wilson, just in case you're torn on which quarterback offers better value from Rounds 3 through 6:
Week 1 Cutler (vs. Cincinnati) over Wilson (@ Carolina...
Terrell Owens has accepted that his time with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals and (briefly) the Seattle Seahawks will have to be enough to write the story of his legacy
With each passing year, the market for the aging performer has closed tighter than a set of vice grips.
Owens, 39, is ready to throw his hat in the...
Before the start of last Friday's Seattle Mariners/New York Yankees game, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was give the honor of throwing the first pitch.
Wilson (who played minor league baseball in the Colorado Rockies organization) tossed a strike right down the middle of the plate.
If you were to judge from the scoreboard radar gun, it said that the pitch was delivered...
The NFL Network recently began releasing its annual list of the top 100 players in the NFL, which is always a source of great debate among fans, players and analysts. While the entire list has not yet been revealed, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White have already begun hurling insults at [...]