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MNF links, trivia & did you know Nathan Adrian is a Raiders’ fan?

September 23rd, 2012 by cstark

Would the Seahawks have been among the NFL’s elite teams if they had not let Ted Thompson slip way to the Green Bay Packers. Mike Vandermause, a columnist with the Green Bay Press Gazette, tells the story of how the Packets were able to steal Thompson from the Seahawks.

Here’s Jon Gruden’s interview with Seahawks rookie QB Russell Wilson. Gruden’s been on Wilson’s bandwagon since evaluating him after his senior year at Wisconsin.

MNF trivia: Tonight’s game will be the 731st game televised by the Monday Night Football franchise.

MNF trivia II:  ESPN’s current contract with the NFL runs through 2021 and is valued between $14.2 and $15.2 billion.

MNF trivia III: The Seahawks are 17-8 all-time in Monday Night games.

If the Seahawks asked Bremerton Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian to raise the 12th Man Flag he’d probably do it, but would he wear his Raiders’ jersey? Yeah, Nathan’s become a Raider fan since moving to the Bay Area.

Wonder if Bremerton and North Kitsap have ever played a truly meaningful football game, one that had championship implications riding on it? The winner of Friday’s game will definitely take a big step toward winning the Class 2A Olympic League championship. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Friday in Poulsbo. Did you know Bremerton’s the biggest 2A school in the state (1,079 students in the top three grades)? North is ninth (1,003) biggest, according to the WIAA numbers. PA is No. 2 and Olympic No. 10 in 2A enrollment. Class 4A South Kitsap (2,447) remains the biggest school in the state.

Sounders-Mariners don’t break the Rule of 65,000 on Saturday. Rule of 65,000? Read Art Thiel’s story at sportspressnw.com.

Drew Vettleson’s taking part in Tampa Bay’s fall instructional league in Port Charlotte, Fla. Coming of an MVP season for the Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Silverdale outfielder was honored during an awards ceremony at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., prior to a recent Rays game. The 42nd overall pick in the 2010 draft remains one of the Rays’ top prospects. He’s one of 54 minor leaguers taking part in the instructional league, which runs through Oct. 7.

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2 Responses to “MNF links, trivia & did you know Nathan Adrian is a Raiders’ fan?”

  1. Bryan Says:

    Check with Bremerton Coach Nate Gillam in regards to a meaningful NK/Bremerton football game. I believe his senior year’s game had major playoff implications.

  2. good ol' george Says:

    Adrian should be a 49ers fan.

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