Report: Russell Wilson Fires Orthopedist

In a move that did not shock many, Russell Wilson has decided to fire Michelle Peters, his personal orthopedist.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports that Michelle Peters, Wilson’s orthopedist throughout his career in the NFL, has been shown the door.

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After being repeatedly knocked on his ass by NFL defensive lineman during his rookie year, Wilson hired Peters to ensure his butt made it through the rest of his career. Peters utilized a team of chiropractors and masseuse to realign Wilson’s tailbone and skin tissue following games where he was knocked flat on his butt.

From 2012 to 2015, Wilson was thrown violently onto his buttocks 280 times. This was the highest butt collision rate in a four year span since the NFL Merger. Peters has had to do twelve complete reconstructions of Wilson’s butt, each of these followed games against the Los Angeles Rams.

It is speculated that money is the reason behind this recent release. When the Seahawks traded Max Unger for Jimmy Graham in 2015, Wilson was forced to make Peters the highest paid orthopedist in all of professional sports to prevent her from leaving for other pastures. After the Seahawks recent firing of OL coach Tom Cable, Peters became expendable.

Wilson released a statement this moment, addressing the firing.

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Peters has not been shaken by the firing. She has visits with the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts already set for next week.

Sources close to her say that she is keeping an eye on what Tom Cable does next. If an NFL team is stupid enough to hire him to be their offensive line coach, she will give their quarterback a phone call. She has said that wherever Tom Cable is, there is a quarterback in need of her services.

 

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The Birds from Pacific North West

My house was not a sports house growing up. Basketball would be put on but never paid attention to. When the New Jersey Nets were good, I followed them. Then rumors of Jay Z taking them to Brooklyn started popping up. My fandom broke before they moved. I stopped watching basketball. Now I watch football.

I saw only Superbowls growing up. I didn’t have a team to root for in most of them. I didn’t understand a lot of the strange rules they enforced. Many of them I still don’t get.

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One of my college roommates ended up being a huge fan of the San Francisco 49ers . So all of us end up watching the 49ers take on the Giants in the NFC Championship game. That was a great game. Unfortunately for my buddy, the 49ers lost after some mistakes by Kyle Williams. That was when I first thought football was fun.

We’re all going nuts over this ball hitting this guy’s knee. People are cursing at him on social media. My buddy was not happy but he kept his chin up. There was always next year.

The next year the 49ers made it to Superbowl 47. That game made me realize I wanted to be a football fan.
I wished that I had a vested interest in this game like my friend did. I wanted to be rooting for a team I followed in the Superbowl. I wanted to the be the one cursing out the television on bad calls and poor play-call choices. I wanted to be looking forward to next year.

The first thing I had to do as a football was pick a team. I lived in New Jersey so I had three local choices; the New York Giants, the New York Jets or the Philadelphia Eagles. In reality it was two choices. I didn’t know much about football then, but I knew the Jets were a joke.

The other two teams felt forced on me. I saw their gear everywhere. I felt like all these places are trying to tell who to root for. I didn’t like that. . So I eliminated all local teams from my selection. This still left me with twenty nine teams to pick from. That was a lot to shift through.

I wanted a team that hadn’t won a Superbowl yet. What could be better than a long arduous journey to the first Superbowl win in franchise history? After years of pain and toil, my team would get to the Superbowl and triumph. No Superbowl Win can be as big as the first one. I wanted to be there for that..

That left fourteen teams.
The Eagles, Panthers, Seahawks, Cardinals, Falcons, Lions, Jaguars, Titans, Browns, Vikings, and Bills. I scratched the Eagles off the list. How could I pick one out of these thirteen teams?

I needed a new angle. I thought about the 49ers. They had to have a rival sports team. My buddy would be annoyed if his team lost to their rivals. That’s bad enough. But what if I was the one who rooted for the team that knocked them out the entire game? That could be a good time for me.

I took a quick trip to Wikipedia and found out the Seattle Seahawks were rivals to the 49ers. I assumed they were the biggest rivals since they appeared first. They were on my list too. The stars had aligned. I was to become a Seattle Seahawks fan solely to spite my own friend.

And it couldn’t be a better fit. I love defense. I loved playing defense in every sport I played during gym class. Defense is an art that is not respected enough in any sport. The point of any sports game is to see who can get the most points. It’s my opinion that it takes more skill and finesse to be a great defender than to be great at offense. The rules favor the offense.

I did not expect the team to be the best team in the league. It’s still funny to me that I had it in my mind of following the Seahawks on this long journey to their first Superbowl win. And then they win it that same year I become a fan. They’re going to be contenders for years to come.

I was so ready for bad times to come when the Seahawks were 3-3 this past year. I was hyped for rebuilding and restructuring. Then they pull another run to the Superbowl out of their asses. That game against Packers had to be biggest ass pull in the Seahawks’ history. They came up a yard short in the big game and it bothered me the entire
day.

I love being a football fan. I’m listening to Seahawks Podcasts and reading up on history during my spare time. I was watching highlights of Superbowl 40 and getting mad at the ref’s calls. I was reading up on the Kingdome. Some of it seats are in Century Link Field. That’s awesome. It’s a good time to be a 12.

By far my favorite thing about sports fandom is sports integrity. Like some guy was yelling at me on a Facebook post for being a Seahawks fan living in New Jersey. He said I’m not allowed to do that. I’m just a bandwagoner. I have three teams to root for in my area. He told me I had to explain myself. I only had two words for him.

Go hawks.

WHY

Today’s blog post about the morality of prostitution and other sex work has been cancelled because of the worst playcall in Superbowl history.

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Yeah.

Now back to the last minute of the Super Bowl…

Seahawks is driving after the defense let in more points. Everything goes their way. Kearse makes a one-in-a-million catch. Marshawn Lynch is given the ball and stopped at around the 1 yard line. 2nd and goal at the 1.

Everyone in the entire world is waiting for Seattle to feed the beast. For his 25th and game-winning carry of one yard. It’s all about how you finish.

But Seattle didn’t finish.

The No. 1 ranked rushing offense for the 2014-2015 season threw it all away on a pass. Seattle was ranked 27th in passing offense. Russell Wilson was coming off a four interception game. They had a time out. Marshawn Lynch existed. How could this be?

There is no rationale that will make the pain stop for Seahawks fans. Carroll will never be able to explain away this play. Nothing short of Carroll admitting he was paid off will satisfy anyone.

If the Seahawks had been blown out in this game, it wouldn’t hurt so bad. I could say that they didn’t prepare well enough or the injuries took them out of it. If Marshawn Lynch had been stuffed three times, that would have been okay. They stopped the best RB in the league three times. The Patriots defense held when they needed them the most. They deserve the Lombardi. If Marshawn had fumbled the ball, I could chalk it up to bad luck. If they had scored and Tom Brady beat the Legion of Boom in 20 seconds, I’d just admit Brady was the greatest of all time and deserved it.

Seattle had the power of choice. Bevell, Carroll, and Russell chose wrong. They paid the price for not sticking with what brought them to the game.

What is next for Seattle? What does the future bring? Can the team bounce back from this shocking loss?

Will Marshawn Lynch be playing for the Seahawks next year? Will Superbowl 50 be ring number two? Or will Seattle fans have their hearts broken again? Has the window closed for the Seattle Seahawks and their hopes for a dynasty?

None of those questions can be answered now. But there is one thing I know for sure. It’s a fact that helps me feel better about this whole ordeal. It helped me sleep last night after the game.

The San Francisco 49ers won’t be playing in the Super Bowl next year.