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John Clayton

John Clayton, "The Professor," covers the biggest stories in Seattle sports each weekday 10am to noon on 710 ESPN Seattle.
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Feb 22, 2018

The Olympics have taken a turn for the better for USA. Women's Hockey took the Gold over Canada in a memorable game on a memorable day. Then Mike Sando from ESPN.com joins the Professor to preview the NFL draft and where some of these quarterbacks could land. 

Feb 22, 2018

The Professor talks Seahawks and their defensive future with Dave Wyman. Later your text questions are answered and we talk with Bob Stelton about the USA Women's Hockey Gold Medal win over Canada. 

Feb 21, 2018

NFL Media Analyst, Bucky Brooks, joins The Professor to discuss the upcoming NFL Draft class, and some good potentials for the Seahawks to sign. Then your text questions are answered and Bob Stelton is in for Groz. 

Feb 21, 2018

Mariners First Baseman, Ryon Healy, spoke to the media yesterday about his hand surgery and his hope for a speedy and successful recovery process. And can Andrew Luck play for the Colts this upcoming season? John Clayton covers it on the Top 5 stories of the day. Then Shannon Drayer joins The Professor live from Spring Training to give some details on the current outlook on the Mariners Starting rotation and who will be fighting for the fifth spot. 

Feb 20, 2018

Sean Salisbury joins the Professor to go Four Downs of quarterback questions on Kirk Cousins, Teddy Bridgewater, Joe Flacco, and Blake Bortles. Then, in the Report Card John grades Fergie, Sandy Alderson, and a Russian Curler and we take your text questions. Plus the Groz stops by to discuss whether the MLB change of pace rules will have that much of an impact or not.

Feb 20, 2018

In the top 5, John discusses today beginning the period in which NFL teams can franchise tag players, UW men's basketball breaking their 3 game losing streak with a big win over Colorado, more injury issues for the Mariners, MLB changing the pace of play rules, and Doug Martin and Brian Cushing being released. Then, the Professor reacts to Brock Huard's comments about Sheldon Richardson and the franchise tag, and looks at some other big names that could receive the franchise designation.

Feb 16, 2018

Danny Kelly from the Ringer joins the show to discuss some of the strengths and weaknesses of the 2018 draft class. Then, in the Report Card the Professor hands out grades for Charles Barkley playing drunk, Bill Walton's broadcast of the Golden State Portland game, and an overzealous Arizona cheerleader. Plus, the Groz and John talk UW basketball and their tournament chances following last night's loss.

Feb 16, 2018

In the top 5, John discusses the UW men's basketball loss to Utah, Tim Lincecum throwing for scouts in Kent, Bill Barnwell's ideas on the Seahawks free agency moves, A.J. McCarron winning his grievance to become a free agent, and NFL teams receiving league wide data from in game player tracking. Then, Larry Stone from the Seattle Times joins the show to talk Mariners and John breaks down the intriguing quarterback market this off season in the NFL.

Feb 15, 2018

Meril Hodge joins the show to talk Le'Veon Bell's contract demands, where the Steelers stand in the AFC, and share what Bill Parcells told him is the biggest key to winning consistently. Then, the Professor gives grades to Colin Cowherd, Johnny Manziel and Baker Mayfield in the Report Card, we take your text questions and the Groz stops by.

Feb 15, 2018

In the top 5 John discusses Ryon Healey's hand surgery, UW taking on Utah tonight, Larry Fitzgerald making the decision to keep playing, Sebastian Janikowski being released by the Raiders, and the Jets naming Jeremy bates their offensive coordinator. Then, John explains why people need to lower their expectations for the Seahawks in free agency, and ESPN.com's Bill Barnwell joins the Professor to discuss the Seahawks off season priorities.

Feb 14, 2018

Dave Wyman and John discuss the outlook at safety for the Seahawks if Kam Chancellor is not medically cleared and explore what an Earl Thomas trade could look like. Then, the professor gives his Report Card for Charles Haley's criticism of the Cowboys, Von Miller's social media courtship with Kirk Cousins, and Steve Kerr allowing his player's to coach. Plus, we take your text questions and the Groz and John discuss whether Seattle can be a hockey town.

Feb 14, 2018

In the top 5, John discusses Kam Chancellor telling Ian Rapoport he intends on playing if he is medically cleared to do so, OVG filing the application for an expansion team, catcher's and pitchers reporting to spring training today, Shaun White winning his 3rd gold in the half pipe, and the Chiefs choosing not to re-sign Derrick Johnson. Then John talks hockey becoming a reality in Seattle and Shannon Drayer joins us to talk Mariners.

Feb 13, 2018

Sean Salisbury and the Professor go 4 downs of quarterback questions and Lorenzo Neal gives his take on what the 49ers should do about Reuben Foster. Then, we take your text questions and the Groz gets ready to get the Mariners Dare to Dream Express running again.

Feb 13, 2018

In the top 5 John discusses the Mariners pitchers and catchers reporting to Peoria tomorrow, Shaun White and Chloe Kim turning in impressive half pipe performances last night, two more offensive coordinators being named while Darell Bevell is still available, the Cardinals giving GM Steve Keim an extension, and the 2018 Hall of Fame game is announced. Then, John gives his opinion on some free agent pitchers the Mariners could target and John Feinstein discusses his story on Mike Hopkins journey to become UW's coach.

Feb 12, 2018

John discusses the 49ers getting their starting quarterback all locked up only to have their first round draft pick, Reuben Foster get arrested for the second time in a month. Plus, with the NFL season now officially in the books, we take a look at the biggest off season stories, and take your text questions.

Feb 12, 2018

In the top John discusses Kam Chancellor's contract becoming guaranteed for 2018 following Friday's deadline, UW men's basketball suffering a tough double overtime loss to Oregon State, the Colts finally signing a new head coach, the Cubs landing Yu Darvish, and Johnny Manziel saying that he has been diagnosed as bipolar and is sober now. Then, we talk with Greg Bell of the News Tribune about Kam Chancellor's guaranteed money and how the Seahawks can work something out with Earl Thomas. Plus we discuss where the expectations should be for UW basketball and take your calls on whether you want Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas with the Seahawks or traded before next season.

Feb 9, 2018

ESPN.com's Brady Henderson joins the Professor to discuss Richard Sherman's comments on being his own agent in negotiating with the Seahawks, and the uncertain status of Graham, Chancellor, and Thomas. Then, we take your text questions and Gee Scott says good-bye to the show!

Feb 9, 2018

In the top 5, John and Gee discuss Richard Sherman's comments that he expects to be here next year, UW men's basketball's tough loss to Oregon, Jimmy Garoppolo getting paid, the Vikings hiring John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator, and Jason Kelce being the star of the Eagles parade. Then, we have a game show based on who John dislikes more; Josh McDaniels or the Cleveland Browns? Plus, It's Gee's last day with the show and a special guest calls to say good-bye.

Feb 8, 2018

Salary cap expert Joel Corry of CBSSports.com breaks down numbers behind the tough decisions the Seahawks have to make with guys like Kam Chancellor, Michael Bennett, Sheldon Richardson, and Earl Thomas this off season. Then, we take your text questions and Bob Stelton and John review the big moves made before the NBA trade deadline.

Feb 8, 2018

In the top 5, John and Gee discuss Russell Wilson being traded from the Rangers to the Yankees, how the Huskies recruiting class looks after signing day, UW men's basketball taking on Oregon tonight, Sheil Kapadia being a psychic, and the biggest NBA trade deadline deals. Then, ESPN.com Colts reporter Mike Wells joins the Professor to talk about Josh McDaniels and the Colts prospects for the head coaching position. Plus, Jimmy Garoppolo inks a 5 yr deal with the 49ers.

Feb 7, 2018

In the top 5, John and Gee discuss Josh McDaniels backing out of the Colts head coaching job, Jacob Eason officially transferring to UW, Drew Brees saying he went to Super Bowl 49 just to scout the Seahawks, Malcom Butler refuting claims that he violated a team rule leading up to the Super Bowl, and a look at the upcoming NBA trade deadline. Then, we keep the McDaniels discussion going with what the Colts options are and what this means for the Patriots. In Behind the Lines Gee Scott discusses the players that have uncertain futures with the Seahawks.

Feb 7, 2018

Dave Wyman and the Professor have a heated debate over Josh McDaniels decision to back out of the Colts head coaching job and remain in New England. Then, we take your text questions and Bob Stelton stops by to give his take on the Colts situation. 

Feb 6, 2018

Sean Salisbury and the Professor go Four Downs of quarterback questions, we take your text questions and the Groz and John discuss early NFL roster moves.

Feb 6, 2018

In the top 5, John and Gee discuss a deadline Friday that means guaranteed money for certain Seahawks if they remain on the roster, he Huskies flipping a 4 star defensive tackle who had previously committed to USC, UW men's basketball not being on the top 25 despite last week's big wins, Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia being officially taking head coaching jobs, and Mike Tice making some interesting comments on his retirement. Then, we take your calls on what you saw in the Super Bowl teams that you most want to see in the Seahawks next year.

Feb 5, 2018

Ryan S. Clark of the News Tribune joins the Professor to talk about UW men's basketball's big win over Arizona and examine the rest of their schedule. Then, we take your text questions and the Groz and John discuss how impressive what Doug Pederson did with the Eagles this season was.

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