Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll participated as a guest speaker for an event Friday evening at the Tacoma Dome highlighted by one of the last appearances in the United States by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The program was part of the “Be the Spark” movement started by The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, along with the University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University and others to inspire citizens to take action and make the community a more positive place to live.
“Let’s get inspired – allow ourselves to be moved,” Carroll said to a crowd of 650 people at a $250-a-head, sold out dinner that also included Bill Gates Sr. and Tutu as speakers.
Digital Access for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com hits the bullet points on league commissioner Roger Goodell’s conversation with Seattle Seahawk ticket holders on Friday. The link also includes the entire 35 minute audio conversation.
Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network says a Matt Leinart-Pete Carroll reunion won’t solve Seattle’s quarterback issues.
ESPN’s Mike Sando discusses whether or not the Seahawks should go after Tennessee quarterback Vince Young.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch talks to Darrin Horton of the NFL Network about the upcoming season in this video link.
Clark Judge of CBS Sports talks to two sports law experts about the league’s labor battle in court. And there conclusion is the players have a strong case, but the league could win an appeal.