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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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May 14, 2018

In the top 5, John discusses the passing of legendary Seahawks coach Chuck Knox, Robinson Cano fracturing his hand, the M's dropping their first road series, the Celtics dominating the Cavs in game one, and Tiger looking promising in the Player's Championship. Then, we listen in on Dave Wyman remembering Chuck Knox. Plus, Shannon Drayer gives us the latest on Robinson Cano and Brett Smiley of sportshandle.com breaks down the Supreme Court decision to let states legalize gambling.

May 14, 2018

In the Report Card, the Professor grades LeBron's incredible memory when describing what went wrong in game one and Colin Cowherd calling Lamar Jackson Tebow 2.0 and we take your text questions. Then, Gary Wright, who spent 21 years as Seahawks Vice President shares his favorite memories of Chuck Knox and the Groz and John talk about the impact of the Supreme Court decision on sports betting today.

May 11, 2018

Gee Scott returns to join John Clayton and celebrate his birthday! The Professor teaches Gee how to pull out the grade book in The Report Card and they give a grade to the Raptors who just fired head coach Dwane Casey. Then your text questions are answered and The Groz preps us for the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Finals. 

May 11, 2018

Happy birthday to The Professor! The Mariners take the series on the road over the Blue Jays and now head to Detroit. And if anyone was wondering, Pete Carroll and John Schneider both gave depositions in Kaepernicks case. The Professor goes over those stories in detail in the Top Five. For his birthday, John Clayton has one of his favorites, Pat Kirwan join the show via the Venue Kings Hotline. 

May 10, 2018

Live from Toronto, Gary Hill Jr. joins The Professor to discuss what the Mariners need to do to take the series against the Blue Jays. Then your text questions are answered, and The Groz stops by! 

May 10, 2018

Mariners lost the second game of the series in Toronto 5-2. And WR Brandon Marshall is expected to visit the Seahawks. The Professor explains in detail in the Top Five. Then Bob Condotta joins John Clayton to talk about his projected 53-man roster. 

May 9, 2018

The voice of the Mariners, Rick Rizzs, joins John Clayton to help us relive Paxton's no-hitter. Then in The Report Card, Ichiro apparently doesn't know who Tom Brady is...And Mariners First Baseman, Ryon Healy, joins The Professor! 

May 9, 2018

James Paxton had an outstanding performance last night in Toronto as he earned his first career no-hitter. The Professor covers that in the Top Five, and Shannon Drayer joins from Toronto to update us on the clubhouse vibes. And we always got to fit a little football in somewhere; Dave Wyman joins John Clayton to talk about the tightends on this Seahawks roster. 

May 8, 2018

Seahawks special teams coach Brian Schneider joins the Professor to talk about new punter Michael Dickson, using Rashaad Penny in the return game and how the new kickoff rules will change their approach. Then, the professor hands out grade for an NHL player licking his opponent and a woman making $1.2 million off of an $18 derby bet in the Report Card. Plus, we take your text questions and the Groz and John talk Mariners.

May 8, 2018

In the top 5, John discusses the M's weekend series against the Angels, who stood at rookie mini-camp and Boston and Cleveland going for sweeps in their playoff series. Then, John speaks about the importance being placed on 3 down running backs in the NFL, and Larry Stone of the Seattle Times breaks down the Mariners series with the Angels and his thoughts on Shohei Ohtani.

May 8, 2018

It's Tuesday! John Clayton goes Four Downs with Sean Salisbury with a surprising notion about the future of the Jets. Then your text questions are answered. And the NBA Playoffs are heating up. The Groz stops by to discuss the dominance of LeBron James. 

May 8, 2018

The Mariners head to Canada to start a three game series vs. Toronto and The Big Maple takes the mound to start game one. Then the Seahawks sign five tryout players from their Rookie Mini Camp. The Professor covers those stories in detail on the Top Five. Then with the Seahawks moving forward, what's more important for this team in the 2018 season? The offense? Or the defense? 

May 4, 2018

Nathan Bishop from Baseball Prospectus joins The Professor to discuss the new role of Ichiro. Then in The Report Card, John Clayton grades a Canadian politician who has some issues with American hockey broadcast commentators. And The Groz is live from the the VMAC talking about the big weekend series for the Mariners as the Angels come to town. 

May 4, 2018

The Mariners bounce back and take the series over the A's. And Matt Ryan agreed to a five-year deal worth $105 million, will this affect Russell Wilson when his contract is up? John Clayton explains the details of these stories and more in the Top Five. Then The Professor goes Under Further Review, listing to what John Schneider and Pete Carroll on 710.And Kevin Seifert from ESPN.com joins the show via the Venue Kings Hotline to discuss the NFL Summit meetings. 

May 3, 2018

Breaking news! Ichiro Suzuki is transitioning to the Mariners Front Office for the remainder of the 2018 season. There is still an opportunity for him to continue his career as a player in 2019. Then Brady Henderson from ESPN.com joins The Professor to preview the Seahawks Rookie Mini Camp that begins at the VMAC tomorrow. And then The Groz stops by to discuss Ichiro's move and Paxton's career outing. 

May 3, 2018

The Mariners lose a heartbreaker against the A's with an outstanding performance by James Paxton. And the Seahawks rookies arrive in town today for their camp that starts tomorrow. The Professor covers those stories and more in the Top Five. And Edwin Diaz gave up the winning run in last night's game vs. A's. John Clayton takes your calls on if Diaz should or should not only be used in save situations. 

May 2, 2018

Seahawks Draft Pick Tre Flowers joins John Clayton to discuss his excitement of rookie camp and his upcoming transition from safety to corner. Then your text questions are answered, and The Groz stops by to discuss Steph Curry's return. 

May 2, 2018

The Mariners have won six out of seven despite some roster moves. And the NFL had a summit meeting where the main focus was trying to explain the new helmet rule. John Clayton goes over those stories and more in the Top Five. Then the Queen B, Shannon Drayer joins The Professor to talk about the recent roster moves and the win streak the Mariners are riding. 

May 1, 2018

Rasheem Green was the third round draft pick for the Seahawks, his Defensive Coordinator at USC, Clancy Pendergast, joins The Professor to tell us about the type of person and player Green is. Then your text questions are answered, and John Clayton can't wrap up the show without The Groz! 

May 1, 2018

The NFL Network reported that the Seahawks asked the Cowboys about a second round draft pick for Earl Thomas, but the Dallas wouldn't part with their pick. John Clayton explains the story in the Top Five. And the Mariners begin a six game homestand vs. division rivals, can they continue to win at home as well as they are on the road? Then Dan Hammerschmidt, Safeties Coach at Oklahoma State, joins The Professor to talk about Seahawks draft pick Tre Flowers. 

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