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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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Jan 31, 2017

Sean Salisbury (Four Downs) joins the show to share news from around the NFL. Rudy Ruttiger talks to John about his experience at Notre Dame. Ted Johnson dives into his experience playing for the Patriots. 

Jan 31, 2017

Top Five Stories of the Day: Raiders might not move after all, Texans hire former star receiver as assistant, Dan Quinn appreciates Pete Carroll, Devonta Freeman wants top RB money and Kyle Shanahan loses Super Bowl gameplan. Kelvin Beachum (Jaguars) joins the show to talk about last season, and his relationship with former Seahawk, Russell Okung 

Jan 30, 2017

The Professor sits down with Christian Fauria, former Seahawks Tight End, to talk about the Patriots in the Super Bowl and his thoughts on all the NFL news. John and Jessamyn take your text-in questions about a potential next broadcast to front office move in the NFL, Kenny Easley's chances at the Hall of Fame this year and much more. As always, the Groz puts the show to a gracious end with the Professor.

Jan 30, 2017

John and Jessamyn bring you a special edition of the John Clayton Show from Houston as they get ready for Super Week. The two go over the top five stories of the day: John Lynch's unexpected hiring as the 49ers' General Manager, the Seahawks' performances at the Pro Bowl including the touchdown reception of Doug Baldwin, who had the NFC's only touchdown of the day, the Colts hiring Chris Ballard as their General Manager, Carson Palmer's status for next season and Rex Ryan joining ESPN as an analyst for the Super Bowl. The talks about the Super Bowl week continue as new hires and anticipation for the big game are flowing through Houston.

Jan 27, 2017

A magnificent trio of guests join the show as Bobby Wagner, Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated and The Groz all join The Professor to talk about the Pro Bowl, Ohio State football and Seattle sports news, respectively.

Jan 27, 2017

John Clayton kicks off the show with the top five stories of the day: Scott Servais naming Felix Opening Day starter, John Schneider on the Richard Sherman injury case, Kyle Shanahan talking about the Patriots' defense, taking a look back on the start of a dynasty and Enes Kanter's unlikely injury. The Professor talks Mariners baseball and the outlook for our text-in callers as Spring Training is coming up. Gee Scott returns to go Behind The Lines.

Jan 26, 2017

James Paxton joins the show to talk NFL, Mariners and staying healthy this year. John answers questions around the NFL. The Groz previews the upcoming Mainers season. 

Jan 26, 2017

Top Five Stories of the Day: Richard Sherman comments on potential punishments from the NFL, Mike Tomlin defends LeVeon Bell, NFL finds decline in concussions, Bob Glauber says the NFL is peaking in popularity and Serena Williams looks forward to facing her sister. Scott Servais joins the show to preview the Mariners upcoming season. Behind the Lines with Gee Scott: how Justin Britt drastically improved. 

Jan 25, 2017

Dave Wyman makes his weekly appearance on the show as he and The Professor discuss Pro Bowl and the Seahawks. John takes your text questions about the Super Bowl, the Seahawks offseason and the staff shuffle across the NFL. Another member of 710 AM, the lovable Groz, ends the show with John and talks baseball.

Jan 25, 2017

The Professor, John Clayton, goes over the top five stories of the day: Edgar's thoughts on his number being retired, Dabo Swinney's comments about DeShaun Watson's draft stock, Mohammed Sanu talks about Julio Jones and Matt Ryan, Bobby Wagner talks about the Pro Bowl and Musburger's call on Edgar's double. Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com joins the show and talks about the Pro Bowl. Gee Scott and John go Behind the Lines to talk about a certain Seahawks offensive lineman.

Jan 24, 2017

Four Downs with Sean Salisbury: potential Ben Roethlisberger retirement, Aaron Rodgers' lack of rings and Colt's GM candidates. John takes listener questions. The Groz joins the show to talk about the Pro Bowl. 

Jan 24, 2017

Top Five Stories of the Day: seven Seahawks make the Pro Bowl, more NFL coaching changes, potential early retirement for an elite quarterback and where Kirk Cousins will end up. John addresses the notion that Pete Carroll must change his coaching philosophy for the Seahawks to win. Behind the Lines with Gee Scott: how Doug Baldwin feels about making the Pro Bowl. 

Jan 23, 2017

Jordan Babineaux joins the show and talks about the NFC Championship game and his thoughts on his brother going to his first Super Bowl. The Professor comes back and takes your text-in questions and The Groz graces us with his appearance on the show.

Jan 23, 2017

When The Professor is away, Gee saves the day. Gee Scott takes over for John Clayton as he goes over the top five stories of the day. Julio Jones highlights his terrific day with a 73 yard touchdown reception, the Patriots get cheeky with a flea flicker, KJ Wright talks about making the Pro Bowl, Chantel Osahor on her record-breaking game and Dayton Moore, Kansas City Royals VP of Baseball Operations, reflects on Yordano Ventura's death. Gee takes on your calls about the Super Bowl; who do you want to win or who do you want to see just lose? Jimmy Staten of the Atlanta Falcons joins Gee as they go Behind the Lines.

Jan 20, 2017

Don Banks, contributor for NFL.com, joins John Clayton as the two talk playoff football and the 49ers' troubles with finding a General Manager and staff for potential candidate Kyle Shanahan. Jess and John take your text questions and The Groz takes the stage as he and The Professor finish off the show.

Jan 20, 2017

John Clayton kicks off the morning with the top five stories of the day: Adam Schefter says the Seahawks could lose a second round pick in the NFL Draft, Kyle Shanahan keeps downplaying his potential deal for the 49ers' head coaching position, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com talks about the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, Herm Edwards talks about the Steelers' need to pressure Tom Brady and Mike McCarthy's thoughts on the Falcons' strengths. The Professor takes your calls on the NFL Playoffs. Who do you want to advance in the NFC and who are you reluctantly rooting for amongst the AFC teams? The man, the myth, the legend Gee Scott joins the show to go Behind the Lines.

Jan 19, 2017

Brian Baldinger (NFL Network) joins the shows to talk NFL playoffs and the Raiders potential move to Las Vegas. John takes viewer questions involving free agency and the NFL Draft. The Groz discusses the Seahawk's looming penalty for not reporting Richard Sherman's MCL injury. 

Jan 19, 2017

Top Five Stories of the Day: MLB Hall of Fame vote and the exclusion of Edgar Martinez, Kam Chancellor's contract situation, Seahawk's secondary changes, Andrew Luck's surgery and more Super Bowl referee drama. Jim Caple (ESPN.com) joins the show. Behind the Lines with Gee Scott!: serious impending punishment for Seahawk's non-report on Richard Sherman's MCL injury.

Jan 18, 2017

Mark Schlereth, ESPN NFL Analyst, joins John as they review the playoff picture in the NFL. The Professor answers your text-in questions including the details of a futures contract, Julius Peppers' odds at the Hall of Fame and who is where on the Seahawks' wide receiver depth chart? The lovely Dave Grosby rounds out the show with John.

Jan 18, 2017

John Clayton breaks down the top five stories of the day, talking about Pete Carroll reflecting on Tom Cable staying in Seattle, Jake Browning's surgery on his shoulder and his future, talking about Edgar and his Hall of Fame aspirations, Michael Wilbon's comments about the Seahawks and the fallout from Antonio Brown's live broadcast fiasco. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times joins The Professor and talks baseball and the Hall of Fame. Gee Scott makes his daily appearance as we go "Behind the Lines."

Jan 17, 2017

Four Downs with Sean Salisbury: Aaron Rodger's chances of taking the Packers to the Super Bowl, who the 49er's are looking at for head coach and a review of the Seahawk's season. John takes viewers questions. The Groz joins the show to talk about the Seahawk's offseason plans. 

Jan 17, 2017

Top five stories of the day: Pete Carroll's thoughts on the Seahawk's secondary and offensive line, injury updates around the NFL, Tony Romo's future in Dallas and Antonio Brown's post game live stream. John takes listener calls to grade the Seahawk's season. Behind the Lines with Gee Scott: the struggles of the Seahawk's defense, and where money should be put during the offseason. 

Jan 16, 2017

Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com joins John to talk about the offseason and the unrestricted free agents coming up for the Seahawks. The Professor answers your texts about the end of the season for the Seahawks and The Groz highlights the show as he and John round out the hour.

Jan 16, 2017

John Clayton breaks down the top five stories of the day: Pete Carroll talks about the Seahawks loss in Atlanta, Pete's vote of confidence on Tom Cable as a head coach, the unrestricted free agents coming up for Seattle, thoughts on the catch in the Packers vs Dallas game and Travis Kelce's stinging comments on the 2 point conversion non-call. Warren Moon joins the show and recaps the Seahawks season. Gee Scott and the Professor go Behind the Lines and discuss the recent comments Pete Carroll made on Brock and Salk.

Jan 13, 2017

The Professor is joined by the voice of the Seattle Seahawks, Steve Raible. John takes your urgent text questions before the weekend of sports and as always, the impeccable Dave Grosby joins the Professor.

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