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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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Dec 13, 2016

Top Five Stories of the Day: Pete Carroll says the ball didn't go the Seahawks way on Sunday - is this a fluke or a concern? Kevin Demoff talks about the firing of Jeff Fisher. Adam Schefter reports Matt Stafford will play with a torn ligament in his finger, and the Giants beat the Cowboys for the second time this season as they move to 9-4, and the Cowboys fall to 11-2. Dave Boling, from the Tacoma News Tribune, joins the show as he and John discuss the state of the Seahawks following the troublesome loss in Green Bay. Next, John goes Behind the Lines with Gee Scott.

Dec 13, 2016

Sean Salisbury joins the show to discuss Jeff Fisher's firing and more, as the guys go "Four Downs!" Next, "The Professor" answers your questions. Bob Stelton of "Bob, Groz and Tom" joins John to close the hour. Bob and John take a look forward to Thursday night's matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.

Dec 12, 2016

Gee talks to Seahawks insider Brady Henderson who gives his take on why the Seahawks lost so badly to Green Bay. He agrees with Gee that was Russell's worst game as a Seahawk, but he was definitely not the only problem. We have some fun next by listening to an SNL sketch about how 'seriously' Alabama take their academics. Does UW have a chance against them? Seahawks center Justin Britt says he's already over this loss to Green Bay and ready for the Rams at home. He talks about how working as a center in the offseason just clicked for him and that's why he's been such a difference maker. BREAKING NEWS! Jeff Fisher was just fired by the Rams. Gee welcomes in the Groz to talk about the Rams firing of Jeff Fisher. Is this actually bad news for the Seahawks?

Dec 12, 2016

Gee Scott in for John Clayton. We kick things off with the Top 5 stories of the day. Russell Wilson throws 5 interceptions, Kam Chancellor praises Aaron Rodgers, Pete Carroll says Steven Terrell was prepared, the Sounders Stefan Frei makes a huge save and the Sounders win the MLS Cup Championship, and Adam Jones calls Terrell Pryor garbage. We turn it over to the listeners and ask what would you give the Seahawks for Christmas. Lots of good answers.

Dec 9, 2016

"The Professor" starts the show discussing the Seahawks going into finishing mode as they hit the three-quarter poll of the season, the impact newly-signed fullback Marcel Reece will have this weekend, Christine Michael's impact for the Packers, Aaron Rodgers talking about the field conditions this weekend and Roger Goodell and the NFL looking to expand their overseas schedule. Packers beat reporter Jason Wilde joins the show to give the point of view from the opponents side of the field. Then it's "Behind the Lines" with Gee Scott.

Dec 9, 2016

ESPN NFL analyst Trey Wingo joins the show to discuss the NFL ratings slowly rising back up, the Oakland Raiders loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last night, the AFC and NFC playoff pictures and the other big news going on in the NFL. "The Professor" answers your NFL questions with the weekend on the horizon, and Gee Scott comes back to dish some more on the Seahawks and Seattle sports.

Dec 8, 2016

Dave Boling from The News Tribune stops by to discuss what's going on with the Seahawks heading into their matchup with the Green Bay Packers this weekend. Find out the answers to Seattle sports fans biggest questions when"The Professor" answers your texts. Mike Salk from "Brock and Salk" stops in to discuss the Mariners offseason so far.

Dec 8, 2016

'The Professor' starts the show discussing whether or not there really is a competition between Bradley Sowell and Garry Gilliam at right tackle. The Seahawks will get a rare chance to face their own leading rusher for this season, as they prepare for Christine Michael being a part of the Green Bay Packers backfield. After getting blown-out by Gonzaga in Spokane last night, can the Huskies basketball team figure things out in time to make a run for the NCAA tournament? Mariners insider Shannon Drayer joins the show to discuss what's been going on so far during the winter meetings. Gee Scott stops in to go "Behind the Lines" and discuss everything going on with the Seahawks.

Dec 7, 2016

Former Seahawks linebacker and co-host of "Danny, Dave and Moore" Dave Wyman joins the show to give a look at where the Seahawks stand as they prepare for a tough road-test in Green Bay this weekend. "The Professor answers your questions on the air, and "The Groz" joins the show to close the hour.

Dec 7, 2016

The show kicks off with the news that Earl Thomas is going on the injured reserved, discussion on the value of Justin Britt and Thomas Rawls, other playoff teams with key injuries and Chris Petersen's discussion with 'Brock and Salk' from earlier. ESPN.com's Sheil Kapadia joins 'The Professor' to discuss all news going on around the Seahawks and the NFL. Next, Gee Scott stops in to go 'Behind the Lines!'

Dec 6, 2016

Sean Salisbury joins the show to discuss Cam Newton's benching, Jeff Fisher's contract, Bryce Petty becoming the starter in New York and Colin Kaepernick's future as the guys go 'Four Downs!' John answers your questions, and 'The Groz' stops by the show to close out the final hour.

Dec 6, 2016

"The John Clayton Show" kicks off with a look back at the Seahawks' 40-7 blowout over the Carolina Panthers, Earl Thomas's injury, the Huskies matchup with No. 1 Alabama, the Cougars Holiday Bowl game against Minnesota and Kevin Harlan's call of drunk guys running on the field during Monday Night Football. Next, 'The Professor' answers your questions about the impact of Earl Thomas's injury. Then, Gee Scott joins the show for 'Behind the Lines!'

Dec 5, 2016

Hall of Fame QB and Seahawks broadcaster Warren Moon joins Gee to talk about the secret to the Seahawks offensive resurgence over Carolina. He also gives his take on his alma mater (University of Washington) and what he hopes to see from the Dawgs in the playoff. Pete Carroll was on with "Brock and Salk" this morning and we listen to the best of what he had to say about the huge Hawks win over Carolina. We now welcome in Dave Grosby who gives Gee a little ribbing on being a 'Seahawks Honk' and says while he was impressed with Thomas Rawls, he's a bit concerned about the hits he takes running the ball.

Dec 5, 2016

Gee Scott in for John Clayton. It's the top five stories of the day! Tyler Lockett scores a 75-yard rushing TD. Are we still 'firing Darrell Bevell'? Thomas Rawls scores on a 45-yard touchdown run. How much did Justin Britt change things? Earl Thomas broke a bone in his leg and says he might be contemplating retirement. Do you really think Earl is done with football? Cam Newton says the reason he didn't start was because of dress code. UW coach Chris Petersen says the Huskies belong in the playoffs. Despite a lopsided win, callers weigh in on what they are still concerned about. Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse talks about the Seahawks big win and gets to brag a little about his Huskies in the playoff.

Dec 2, 2016

John Clayton hits all things Seahawks and Thursday Night Football in the Top 5. Seahawks Earl Thomas III, DeShawn Shead, and Justin Britt will be a game time decision for Sunday night's game vs. Carolina. And Mike Morgan is excited to be back on the field. In Thursday Night Football, the Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-15, and Vikings quaterback Sam Bradford is upset with a no-call on him getting hit in the helmet during a play on Thursday's game. Also Ian Fitzsimmons joins the Professor discussing the PAC 12 Championship between UW and Colorado. And Clayton goes behind the lines with Gee Scott. 

Dec 2, 2016

Carolina Panthers play-by-play announcer Mick Mixon joins the show to discuss what's went wrong for last year's Super Bowl runner-ups, Cam Newton's regression this year, the keys to Sunday's game for the Panthers and more. 'The Professor' answers your football questions. And, Gee Scott comes in for round two of "Behind the Lines" to close the hour.

Dec 1, 2016

Top Five Stories of the Day: Richard Sherman says that karma will come back to get Cam Newton for his antics with Seahawks fans last year. Adam Schefter reports that Mike Zimmer will not coach tonight against the Cowboys as he is having eye surgery. MLB and the Players Association agree to a five year collective bargaining agreement. Michael Bennett says that low blocks should be eliminated from the game. John takes your calls on the upcoming Pac 12 championship between Colorado and UW. Next, John goes Behind The Lines with Gee Scott.

Dec 1, 2016

Sean Salisbury joins 'The Professor' for "Four Downs!" to discuss quality primetime games, good quarterback matchups drawing better ratings and more. Next, John answers all over your football questions, and 'The Groz' joins the show to discuss Richard Sherman's comments from yesterday and more to close the hour.

Nov 30, 2016

Dave Wyman joins the show through the Venue Kings Hotline to talk Seahawks football. Dave and John recap the game against the Buccaneers and what kind of improvements we might see heading into the game against a tough Panthers team. Next, Professor Clayton heads to the text line to answer the listeners questions about current NFL news. Dave Grosby joins John on the show today to talk about Seahawks and the Huskies chances at making the college football playoff.

Nov 30, 2016

Top Five Stories: Doug Baldwin talks about how dangerous the Seahawks can be when they have all their weapons on the field. Chris Fowler tells Brock and Salk the one thing that could knock the Huskies out. Mark Helfrich gets fired by Oregon. Justin Tucker suggests a team should get a point for kicking it through the uprights on a kickoff. Colorado fined for rushing the field? Keith Law joins the show to talk MLB baseball and what moves the Mariners are making this offseason. Behind the Lines with Gee Scott!

Nov 29, 2016

Top Five Stories of the Day: Michael Bennett is scheduled to practice this week and hopefully make his return against Carolina on Sunday Night Football. Are the Packers showing signs of life? Or was last night's MNF game more of a sign of the Eagles continued struggles? Jim Harbaugh expressed his disappointment with the officiating in Michigan's 30-27 loss to Ohio State, and the University of Michigan was fined $10k for his comments. John is joined by Doug Baldwin to talk about some of the Seahawks offensive struggles, and where they can go moving forward. Gee Scott joins the show for Behind the Lines.

Nov 29, 2016

A look back at Doug Baldwin's interview starts the hour. Next, the shows goes around the NFL, talking about the hottest topics in the league. 'The Professor' answers your burning questions. And, 'The Groz' joins the show to close the hour.

Nov 28, 2016

John starts off the second hour of the show by continuing the Seahawks conversation. The Hawks are dealing with more injuries now after playing a physical game against the Buccaneers. Earl Thomas is returning this week which will help guide the defensive unit going forward and help improve the mistakes made. Next, Professor Clayton answers the listeners text questions about the NFL. Dave Grosby comes by the studio to close out the Seahawks conversation and give his opinion on what happened yesterday.

Nov 28, 2016

Top Five Stories: Russell Wilson's performance was lacking yesterday against Tampa Bay. Offensive line struggled yesterday to protect Russell Wilson. The defense struggled early, but were able to turn it around after being scored on twice. Luke Falk and the Cougars struggled against the Huskies talented defense. Hue Jackson is frustrated with the Bengals and the losing streak has caused a lot of emotion. Professor Clayton opens up the phone lines today to talk about everyone's concerns with the Seahawks. Behind the Lines with Gee Scott!

Nov 23, 2016

Starting off the second hour of the show with Wednesdays with Wyman. Dave Wyman joins John on the show today to get an early look at the Tampa Bay game this weekend. John and Dave go over the recent injuries to the team and the changes that have been happening in regards to the development of the players within the franchise. Next, Professor Clayton answers the listeners text questions about the NFL. Closing out the show today with Dave Grosby coming by the studio to talk about a historic Apple Cup. 

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