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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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019 - Hour 1

The day has finally come! Edgar Martinez will officially be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame! John Clayton reacts to Martinez's induction and other Mariners stories in the Top Five. Then it's time to talk about the importance of intensity with the Seahawks in Wednesdays with Wyman!

January 23, 2019 - Hour 2

ESPN Baseball Analyst, Tim Kurkjian, joins the Professor to discuss Edgar Martinez and other Baseball Hall of Fame inductees! Then your text questions are answered and the Groz makes his weekly visit to praise Edgar Martinez! 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019 - Hour 1

The Mariners remain buys in the trade market by acquiring a new infield prospect, and Edgar Martinez seems to be on his way into the Hall of Fame today. All that and more in today's version of the Top 5. Then, The Professor is joined by Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone to talk about Edgar's journey to the Hall of Fame. 

January 22, 2019 - Hour 2

Sean Salisbury joins the show for another version of Four Downs! Today, Sean and The Professor tackle questions on Drew Brees, NFL officiating, and the potential change of overtime rules in the NFL. Then in the Report Card, Bill Belichick has some jokes for Adam Gase and the Jets, and Andy Reid's jokes don't land as well. 

Monday, January 21, 2019

January 21, 2018 - Hour 1

In the top 5, John discusses both NFL championship games going into overtime for the first time ever, the controversy over a missed pass interference call in the Saints Rams game, UW men's basketball beating Cal and landing a 5 star recruit, and rumors that Patrick Mahomes could get the first $200 million dollar QB deal. Then, we go Under Further Review of the NFC championship game, take your calls on the officiating yesterday and talk Chiefs Patriots in Behind the Lines.

January 21, 2018 - Hour 2

Cindy Boren of the Washington Post joins the Professor to break down yesterday's games and look ahead to the Super Bowl match-up and we grade Nickell, Robey-Coleman, Baker Mayfield, Jason McCourty and Russell Wilson in the Report Card. Then, we take your text questions and the Groz stops by to talk a little NFL and UW hoops.

Friday, January 18, 2019

January 18, 2018 - Hour 1

Top Five Stories of the Day: Seahawks sign Paxton Lynch to a futures contract, UW hoops beats Stanford 80-64, and the championship games kickoff this Sunday as the Rams, Saints, Chiefs, and Patriots vye for a Super Bowl Birth. Under Further Review: John takes a listen to some of Brock and Salk's comments from this morning. Brian Baldinger joins the show before the Professor goes Behind The Lines.

January 18, 2018 - Hour 2

The Professor takes your calls and questions, before being joined by Stacy Rost for the Report Card. Then, John takes your text questions before the Groz comes in the studio for their final thoughts.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019 - Hour 1

The sentencing for Mychal Kendricks has been delayed until April, and the UW Men's Basketball team continues their journey for a PAZ-12 title tonight against Stanford. All that and more in today's Top 5. Then, The Professor is joined by Geoff Schwartz of the Action Network to discuss Championship Weekend in the NFL. 

January 17, 2019 - Hour 2

Former UW great and current Rams sideline reporter D'Marco Farr joins the show to preview the matchup between the Rams and Saints. What does he think the Rams need to do in order to pull off a tough road win against the Saints? Then in The Report Card, Stacy Rost makes her return to give her grades on Kyrie Irving's recent comments to the media, and how Marcus Peters is handling this week leading up to the Saints. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 - Hour 1

Frank Clark tweeted that he played a good chunk of the season with two torn UCLs. That story, and Cam Newton considering not playing next season because of a shoulder injury headlines today's Top 5. Then in Under Further Review, The Professor tackles the future contract situation with Frank Clark, and what the Seahawks may do this offseason with him. 

January 16, 2019 - Hour 2

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times joins the show to discuss the Frank Clark contract situation for the Seahawks, and how they might handle the Russell Wilson situation. Then in The Report Card, Jim Harbaugh makes a surprising offer to a young quarterback, and Bruce Arians has some Antonio Brown comments to make. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019 - Hour 1

In the top 5, John discusses Kyler Murray declaring for the NFL draft, the Seahawks adding DT Jamie Meder on a futures deal, former Mariners and Yankees coach Mel Stottlemyre Sr. passing away, more coaching hires in the NFL, and an artic blast expected for Sunday's Chiefs Patriots game. Then, we go Under Further Review of whether the Seahawks could have won in the divisional round had they advanced and take your calls.

January 15, 2019 - Hour 2

Sean Salisbury joins the Professor for 4 Downs of questions about the NFC and AFC championship games, Adam Gase's future with the Jets and what a team in need of a QB in 2019 should do. Then, we grade Cody Parkey and Matt Nagy in the Report Card and take your text questions. Plus, the Groz stops by to talk NFL playofffs and Kyler Murray.

Monday, January 14, 2019

January 14, 2019 - Hour 1

The Divisional Round in the NFL Playoffs wasn't as exciting as anticipated, but Champiionship Sunday is set in the AFC and NFC! John Clayton breaks down each game and shares his experience at the Rams vs. Cowboys game in the Top Five. Then former NFL wide receiver, Eddie Royal, joins the program to discuss his ties to some of the playoff teams and players! 

January 14, 2019 - Hour 2

UW Men's Basketball is on a roll to start PAC-12 play! They are 3-0 in conference play and 12-4 all around. Lauren Kirschman, covers the Huskies for the News Tribune, joins the show to recap why the Huskies have had a sucessful start to their season. Then your text questions are answered and the Groz stops by to sum up the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs! 

Friday, January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 - Hour 2

A show favorite, Lorenzo Neal, joins the program to discuss the AFC playoffs! And Stacy Rost returns to join the Professor in The Report Card and gives a decent grade to a star of Breaking Bad and their tribute to the Eagles. And the Groz stops by to get everyone ready for the weekend!

January 11, 2019 - Hour 1

The Seahawks have made some coaching changes and Russell Wilson has announced that he will be attending Spring Trainging with the Yankees. John Clayton covers those stories and the Husky victory over Utah in the Top Five. Then Kevin Seifert joins the programs to discuss some NFL officiating and the playoffs this weekend!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019 - Hour 2

The Mariners have signed former 2nd overall pick, Dustin Ackley, to a minor league deal. Nathan Bishop joins the Professor to give some perspective on why the Mariners would make this deal. Then your text questions are answered and the Groz stops by! 

January 10, 2019 - Hour 1

In the Top Five, John Clayton breaks down some of the biggest stories of the deal which includes Russell Wilson heading to the Pro Bowl and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announcing that Seattle will host a draft and All Start Game within the next seven years. Then Geoff Schwartz from the Action Network joins the program to discuss the NFL Playoffs and recent coaching hires around the league.