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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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Jul 12, 2017

John Clayton and Gee Scott go over today's Top 5: Mariners stars Cano and Cruz were the talk of the all-star game after a game winning home run from Cano, AL wins the all-star game and the game was spiced up with in-game interviews, Calvin Johnson says losing was a factor in his retirement decision, Derek Jeter adds Michael Jordan to group bidding to buy Marlins, NFL Notes: The supplemental draft was uneventful and Fred Taylor goes on a twitter rant about not being nominated for the HOF. Scott Allen of The Washington Post comes on to talk the all-star game and the decline of excitement in baseball with the Professor. Gee Scott goes Behind the Lines to talk the Seahawks pass rush and how they compare to the rest of the league.

Jul 11, 2017

John Clayton talks to Bucky Brooks of NFL.com about differences between players who are system players and those who aren't. On the 'Text Questions' segment among many questions asked Clayton is asked if he thinks the Seahawks can come away with a win in week 1 against the Packers in Green Bay. Then Clayton talks to Bob Stelton about whether or not he is excited about the upcoming all-star game.

Jul 11, 2017

John Clayton and Gee Scott go over today's Top 5: Aaron Judge wins Homerun derby in impressive fashion, the MLB All-Star game is tonight and Scott Servais hopes not much play-time for Cano and Cruz, Chiefs name Brett Veach as GM, Floyd Mayweather says he can't pay his taxes until after McGregor fight, Rafael Nadal is upset in marathon 5 set Wimbledon match. John takes callers to talk about how much people care about all-star games. Gee Scott goes Behind the Lines to talk Seahawks and player camps.

Jul 10, 2017

John Clayton talks to Nathan Bishop about whether the Mariners have lost their chance of getting into the Wild Card game. On the 'Text Questions' segment among various questions asked Clayton is asked if he considers Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles as being a playoff caliber quarterback. Then Clayton talks to Groz about the Mariners finally ending their losing streak and what it would take for them to get into the Wild Card game.

Jul 10, 2017

John Clayton and Gee Scott go over today's Top 5: Mariners split the home series with the A's going into the All-Star Break, Bullpen coach for the Mariners, Mike Hampton, resigns, James Harden becomes the latest NBA player to record deal, NBA Summer league news - Markelle Fultz sprains ankle, NFL Notes: Kirk Cousins contract negotiations nearing franchise deadline. The Professor delves into the ESPN NFL future power rankings. Gee Scott goes Behind the Lines to talk about Seahawks reunion and players getting married.

Jul 7, 2017

John Clayton and Gee Scott go over today's Top 5: M's drop 4th straight game to the A's, Dipoto says the team needs pitching but there isn't a market for it, Andy Benoit of MMQB says Bennett is the best defensive player on the Seahawks, More NBA trades - Avery Bradley to the Pistons, NFL notes: Mora won't attend Peyton statue unveiling. Dave Cameron of Fan Graph comes on to talk Mariners with the Professor. Gee Scott goes Behind the Lines to talk Seahawks.

Jul 6, 2017

John Clayton talks to Keith Law about his new book that helps people better understand what is going on with their favorite team. During the 'Text Question' segment among many questions asked Clayton is asked how he thinks safety Budda Baker will do this upcoming NFL season. Then Clayton talks to Groz about his opinion on trading Mariners right fielder/designated hitter Nelson Cruz.

Jul 6, 2017

John Clayton and Gee Scott go over today's Top 5: The Mariners drop their 7th straight home game and get swept by the Royals, The Mariners start their last series before their all-star break against the A's, Russell Wilson launches a QB camp with Jake Heaps, The Cavs reportedly offered a below market salary to Chauncey Billups, and Tom Brady and Bruce Arians release books. The Professor gets emotional with callers over how they feel about the Mariners. Gee Scott goes Behind the Lines to talk Seahawks.

Jul 5, 2017

John Clayton talks to Mike Sando about the huge contrast between the NBA and the NFL. On the 'Text Questions' segment among many questions asked Clayton is asked if quarterback Michael Vick will ever be considered to be in the HOF. Then Clayton talks to Groz about the Mariners needing to make trade ups for pitching in order to have a chance at being contenders again.

Jul 5, 2017

John Clayton and Gee Scott go over today's Top 5: Mariners win series over the Angels only to come home and lose 2 straight to the Royals, Nelson Cruz is the only Mariner voted onto the All-Star Team, NBA deals over the weekend: Paul George to the Thunder and Gordon Hayward to the Celtics, Golden State Warriors sign big deals with Steph and Durant to keep the team together, NFL network bumps college announcement from one recruit for a higher profile recruit. Shannon Drayer comes on the show to talk Mariners with the Professor. Gee Scott goes Behind the Lines to talk most explosive players in the NFL by NFL.com.

Jun 30, 2017

Former Seahawks strong safety Jeron Johnson joins Gee Scott in talking about the NFL's top ball hawks, wide receiver corps, and QBs outside of the Seahawks. During the 'Text Questions' segment among many questions asked Jeron is asked what was the hardest hit he has given/taken since being in the NFL. Then in honor of the 4th of July coming up Gee and Jeron talk about the Dos and Don'ts of the holiday and everything around it.

Jun 30, 2017

Gee Scott runs the show today with John Clayton on vacation, he is joined by former Seahawks Jeron Johnson. They go over today's Top 5: Mariners are looking to bounce back from their current 4-game losing streak, Gabe Jackson agree to a five-year, $56 million deal with the Raiders, Julio Jones' high school coach reports that he kept Julio from Pete Carroll during the recruiting process, John Calipari says he didn't inquire about the Knick GM position, he's staying at Kentucky, Brett Favre says it would be a dream to coach at Green Bay. Gee and Jeron take callers asking any questions they want to ask. The guys go Behind the Lines to talk the Seahawks Super Bowl team.

Jun 29, 2017

John Clayton talks to Mariners reporter Greg Johns about Mariners pitcher Edwin Diaz as to whether they should stay with him or make adjustments accordingly being that Diaz was a big factor in the Mariners last two losses. Gee Scott and Clayton take text questions and among many of them they were asked how far would UW football make it next season. Then Clayton talks to Bob Stelton and asks what he thinks the Mariners should do with Edwin Diaz.

Jun 29, 2017

John Clayton and Gee Scott go over today's Top 5: Edwin Diaz blows lead in the 9th in yesterday's game against the Phillies, Drew Smyly is having Tommy John surgery and his season is over, Chris Paul has been traded to the Houston Rockets for a myriad of players, the Cubs Miguel Montero is designated for assignment after calling out Jake Arrieta, NFL notes: Jim Irsay hacked? Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle comes on to talk the recent Rockets Clippers trade. Gee Scott goes Behind the Lines to talk Russell Wilson.

Jun 28, 2017

John Clayton is in studio! John and Gee go over today's top 5: the M's fall 8-2 to the Phillies, Drew Smyly suffers a setback in recovery, Phil Jackson and the Knicks agree to mutually part ways, Conor Orr of NFL.com ranks the Seahawks as the 4th most underrated WR corps, and Zach Orr has gotten a 2nd opinion on his spine condition. Also, NFL analyst Brian Billick joins the show and we go Behind the Lines with Gee Scott.

Jun 28, 2017

Max Povse of the Mariners joins John to talk about getting the call up from the Mariners and adjusting to becoming a reliever after being a starting pitcher most of his baseball career. Then, John and Gee discuss how they see the battle for the NFC West playing out. The show ends early for Mariners baseball.

Jun 27, 2017

John Clayton talks to American sportswriter and analyst Phile Steele about the Washington Huskies possibly having a different outcome in the playoffs if linebacker Azeem Victor and Defensive linemen Jojo Mathis had not gotten injured. In the 'Text Hour' among many questions asked, Clayton is asked whether UW quarterback Jake Browning would go first round in the NFL draft. Then Clayton talks to Bob Stelton about UW having a good chance of going 12-0 in the 2017 season, BUT that USC would win the south and beat UW in the Pac-12 championship.

Jun 27, 2017

John Clayton and Gee Scott go over today's Top 5: After a day off the Mariners look to bounce back from the Astros series, taking on the Phillies tonight, The Seahawks release training camp dates and the Chiefs have requested to interview Seahawks co-director of player personnel, Russell Westbrook wins this year's MVP at NBA Awards, Tom Brady is the number 1 players on NFL's top 100 list, and Nick Fairley is ruled out for 2017 season due to a heart issue. Dave Wyman comes on the show to talk Seahawks not being rated as highly as they should be with the Professor. Gee Scott goes Behind the Lines and finds out that Seahawks players have been working out instead of being on vacation.

Jun 26, 2017

John Clayton talks to sports journalist Shannon Drayer about the Mariners seeming out of it after a weird call that was made at home plate in their last game. They also talk about Felix Hernandez bouncing back and how he was able to finish 6 innings. Does Hernandez look like his old self at all? Then in the 'Text Hour' among various questions asked Gee Scott asks Clayton who would be his number one receiver: Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham, or Julio Jones? Clayton finishes up talking to Bob Stelton about the reasons why the Marines may have had so many injuries this year.

Jun 26, 2017

John Clayton and Gee Scott go over today's Top 5: The Seattle Mariners win big in King Felix's return Friday but drop the next 2 games to the Astros, M's continue struggling with injuries with Smyly to return mid-July and Gamel straining his groin, Jordan Spieth wins the Traveler's Championship with a bunker chip-in for a playoff victory, the Cav's apparently were involved in a three-way trade leading up to the NBA draft, NFL news: Cam Newton throws for the first time since his injury and the QB battle heats up in Denver. John and Gee discuss contracts and NFL QB's after Derek Carr signs biggest NFL contract. Gee Scott goes Behind the Lines and talks Seahawks running back of the future C.J. Prosise.

Jun 23, 2017

John Clayton talks to ESPN sportswriter Bill Barnwell about his opinion on tanking. Is tanking really the best method for sports like football and basketball? Clayton then talks to Groz about the Mariners needing to win 16 homes games out of 19 to win the series.

Jun 23, 2017

John Clayton is on by himself today and goes over today's Top 5: The Mariners complete a 4-game sweep of the Tigers after a 7-inning debut start from Andrew Moore, Felix Hernandez makes his first start since returning from the DL tonight against the Houston Astros, The NBA Draft took place last night and after a lot of talk there weren't many surprises and Markelle Fultz went number 1, Derek Carr becomes highest paid player in the NFL with a 5 year $125 million contract, Kansas City Chiefs retain coach Andy Reid but fire GM John Dorsey. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com comes on the show to talk to the Professor about how hitters have caught up to the pitching in the league. Behind the Lines is with John Boyle of Seahawks.com today and he talks with John about the Derek Carr contracts and NFL contracts in general.

Jun 22, 2017

Gee Scott talks to former Seahawk Brandon Mebane, who tells his story about how he was being racially discriminated against when trying to move into a particular area where it seemed as if the area was not pro-black. Gee then speaks on some interesting topics with Groz including if Groz believes in the Mariners and why.

Jun 22, 2017

Gee Scott fills in for John Clayton today and he goes over the Top 5: Jarrod Dyson breaks up Justin Verlander's perfect game in route to Mariners win, Mariners call up Andrew Moore to start Thursday nights game to replace Gallardo, Phil Jackson has a poor interview and the NBA draft is tonight, Derek Carr signs $25 million deal for 5-years with the Raiders to become highest paid NFL player, Green Bay Packers fan sues Chicago Bears after they kicked him off the sideline for wearing packers gear. Gee takes calls on whether fans are more excited to see Andrew Moore's debut tonight or Felix's return on Friday. On Behind the Lines Mina Kimes joins Gee to talk New York Knicks story, Seahawks and NBA draft.

Jun 21, 2017

John Clayton brings Mariners expert Nathan Bishop on the show to talk possible wildcard run, draft picks for the M's, and what to expect when the team is fully healthy. Today, John's podcast was previewed and on text questions the Professor is asked: "Which team in the NFL will have the most dominant defense this year?" The Groz comes on to talk Mariners, specifically players returning from the DL and the upcoming Astros series.

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