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The two big things today:

  1. Dawg football is back and
  2. Jermaine Kearse is hanging up the cleats:
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It’s never really easy writing posts like this. I’m not a big announcement type of guy lol Trying to find all the right words to say to sum up my experiences over the past decade isn’t an easy feat so I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet. Lol After 8years playing in the NFL, I’m leaving the game feeling extremely grateful and content with what I was able to accomplish out there on the field not only for myself, but my family as well. Going through some extreme highs and some extreme lows has taught me a lot about myself and by the grace of God he was able to pull me through the rough times and in the end all those experiences were all worth it. I want to thank my wife @marisakearse for being the incredible woman that she is. Thank you for keeping me sane during the tough times and thank you for pushing me to be a better man. I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to my family for your endless support and I love you guys so much! Thank you to all my teammates! You guys made this whole experience what it was. I had so much fun out there with you guys. I love y’all. Seattle, as a hometown kid it was a complete honor to represent you guys out there on the field. Thank you so much for your endless support throughout my football career. It was an honor to put on that Hawks uniform and I’m so grateful I was able to help bring our first Super Bowl home! Something We will never forget. I’m Looking forward to what God has planned for me in this next chapter of this thing called life but I can assure you it involves a lot of time with my family time and a lot of Golf haha see you on a course near you. THANK YOU and I love you all God Bless✌

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There’s obviously a bunch of quick pieces getting posted as we speak about his announcement; here’s the Seattle PI’s.

And Jermaine’s most impressive achievement of all: Crushing Andrew’s dreams

But while one era ends today, another one begins because it. Is. Fall camp SZN!

Although per evidence, they were doing run-throughs yesterday too:

Good lord I want that mask so bad:

(If you, like many of us, are confused as to the efficacy of neck gaiters and the seemingly contradictory things that’ve been reported of them, MIT Medical has a good digestible rundown on them. If you have three minutes to spare, I highly recommend it. Otherwise tl;dr: The standard 1-ply polyester design isn’t preferable — and an actual mask is clearly more effective — but a gaiter’s still better than nothing and, due to aerosol physics, is very unlikely to make things worse.)

I miss him:

The Woodwards might not be the first family of UW, but they’re up there:

Which brings the question up: Who is UW’s first family? Tuiasosopos? Huards?

Anyways, do good things, don’t do bad things, and bow down to Washington.