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DeShawn Shead's girlfriend Jessica Martinez is soon to be his wife, after he proposed to her after the Seahawks victory over the Broncos yesterday. One has to wonder if DeShawn Shead still would have proposed to Jessica Martinez if the Seahawks had lost - and it almost happened, thanks to a valiant attempt by Peyton Manning.
Lots of other Seahawks players, including resident loudmouth Richard Sherman, were also out on the field at the 50 yard line, helping to capture the moment. The huge downside here, more for society as a whole than DeShawn Shead and girlfriend Jessica Martinez, was the fact that everyone took photos of the moment holding their phones vertically. When can we stop with this madness? TAKE PHOTOS HORIZONTALLY PEOPLE.
Jessica Martinez was born in Sammamish, Washington and now resides in Seattle. She hopes to someday become a lawyer. She is also half black and half mexican and proud of this.
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Here's a nice little story. Christine Michael's prom date was Taylor Kirkland, an eighteen year-old girl with autism and scoliosis who has difficulty speaking. Michael was contacted through a college friend who knew Taylor's mom, and he is quoted as saying "yes without even thinking about it" when asked if he'd escort Taylor to her senior prom.
Taylor was actually named homecoming queen because of her determination and stick-to-itiveness. Her mother showed Taylor a picture of her date, and Taylor was very impressed. Score! Before prom night, Taylor was asked if she was going to kiss him, and Taylor said immediately "yes." I wonder if Taylor was at all confused that the hunk of man that would be accompanying her as her prom date was named Christine? I myself do not understand why parents would ever name their son that. Were they anticipating that he'd have to be tough in order to make it into the NFL, so they gave him a name that would attract bullies far and wide? I would probably take a shot at a guy named Christine if I were a 5th grader, so I'm guessing it caused problems for the running back. According to Michael's mother, she chose the name before he was born and before she knew it would be a boy. So why the hell didn't she change it afterward? Come on, Mom!
Taylor's prom date Christine registered a 43-inch vertical for his pre-draft measurables. That's pretty intense, but I guess it helps when you've got to jump over people when you're rushing. He's only actually played in 4 games and has never started, but here's to hoping that his workload picks up. I think one senior prom is enough for any professional athlete. Maybe this year he'll be a more integral part of the Seahawks offense, though I really doubt he'll take over for Marshawn Lynch, who has grabbed over 4000 yards in three seasons.
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John Schneider's wife Traci Schneider has to be a proud woman tonight.
The wife of the Seattle Seahawks General Manager has plenty to beam about. Whether it's focused mainly on their two sons, or the incredible roster John Schneider has put together, or even the ass-kicking Super Bowl victory they put on the Broncos,... Traci Schneider has plenty to smile about. John Schneider has helped to write the blueprint and architect the 2014 Super Bowl champions, and while there is plenty to marvel at, we here at PlayerWives are most amazed by the following:
- Marshawn Lynch for a 4th and a conditional pick
- Percy Harvin for one first rounder
- Hiring Pete Carroll after abysmal stints with the Jets and Patriots earlier in his coaching career
- Drafting Russell Wilson in the third round
- (our favorite) 21 of the 53 active roster players WERE UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS.
No matter what stress and stuggles John Schneider encounters at work every day, he's seemed to overcome adversity and challenge as it arises. Similar to his efforts in the office, Scheider has done the same at home. John and Traci Schneider's older son, Ben,has been diagnosed with autism. The family has established "Ben's Fund," which helps to raise funds and awareness for families suffering from the diagnosis.