- Apr 17, 2012
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Why can't both be true? As Sun said, "I always suspected something was off. I think team Russ did a very good job of crafting a persona and getting the organization to help prop up that persona.", which was about his Seahawks time.You can believe whatever you choose to. The guy is a well known popular subject now, and stories both true and concocted are everywhere. Come up with a take on him and you're sure to find something that will support your narrative.
But the story I related about Russell during his minor league stint here in my hometown was completely genuine and irrefutable simply because Team 3 didn't exist back then, and even if it did, they wouldn't have been able to get to some little old lady in eastern Washington and get some hick newspaper to run with it. It aligns perfectly with many of those stories from what I regard as credible sources, so I choose to believe it.
Both you and Sun have captured some of the essence of Russell Wilson, just different timing, different parts of his career. With the resources of an NFL millionaire, Russell has evolved his persona and presentation and has a "staff", unlike his NC State and minor league baseball days.
I absolutely 1000% buy the story from Pasco. Absolutely, "they wouldn't have been able to get to some little old lady in eastern Washington and get some hick newspaper to run with it." It's clear Russell did work his ass off to have the early success he did.
Like others, I wonder if now with Russell and his Team 3 entourage, if Jake Heaps is mostly writing the "scouting reports" while Russell FaceTimes with Ciara about what he should wear to the ESPYs or the Met Gala, while still other Team 3 members are tasked with rounding up "recovery water" and Wolverine blood.
It's like Russell, in his head, has talked himself into believing his own false reality. Last year, IIRC, in Pete's presser, he very gently mentioned that he wanted Russell to make better decisions in certain situations, and Russell, in his own way, used his presser to tell Pete to go F*** himself, and that, he, Russell, was beyond questioning and didn't need Pete's armchair analysis. I was shocked, Russell doubling down on defending his own poor decisions.