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Richard Sherman

Patriots Trash Talk Begins ...

With a Llama!!

1/22/2015 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0122_richard_sherman_llama_NEFFSo, Richard Sherman and a llama walk into a bar ...

Actually, it was a studio ... and one of them launched into a expletive-laced rant against Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, in general -- kicking off Super Bowl smack talking season.

The whole thing is an ad for one of Sherman's sponsors -- but the Seattle Seahawks superstar might wanna take notes. The llama gets in a pretty good jab at Brady's favorite footwear.

Only thing missing? A shot at Brady's balls.

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'Hardcore Pawn' Star

Makes Offer On Seahawks Football

I'll Outbid EVERYONE!

1/22/2015 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0121-les-gold-tmz-01The star of "Hardcore Pawn" is gunning for the famous game-winning football from the Seahawks vs. Packers game ... and he tells TMZ Sports he'll CRUSH the $20K offer that's already on the table. 

Les Gold tells us ... the pigskin that Seattle WR Jermaine Kearse launched into the stands after catching the winning touchdown is an instant collectors item -- and he's dead set on getting it. 

The man who caught the ball, Scott Shelton, has already received a $20,000 offer from a sports memorabilia dealership -- but Gold says he's ready and willing to smash that number. 

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"Whatever the highest offer, I'll offer a thousand more," Les tells us, "Offer 25K, and I'll offer 26K. That ball will be in my shop."

So, why's he so set on getting the ball? Les says it's an iconic piece that could double in value over the next few years. 

"There's only one of these ... so call me. I have cash waiting."

Chris Evans & Chris Pratt

Superheroes Make Super Bowl Bet

1/21/2015 12:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


0121-chris-evans-chris-pratt-twitter-seahawks-MAIN-01Super Bowl XLIX isn't just the Seahawks vs. the Patriots ... it's Captain America vs Star-Lord ... because Chris Evans and Chris Pratt just laid down an EPIC bet on the big game in Arizona.

It all started Monday, the day after Evans' Patriots clinched a spot in the Super Bowl by deflating the Colts 45-7. He took to twitter to remind his fellow Marvel Super Hero that for the next two weeks they ain't buds.

"Well, well, well @prattprattpratt, looks like our teams are going into battle. For the next 2 weeks, you are not my friend, you are my enemy."

That's when Pratt -- a huge Seahawks fan -- laid down the gauntlet, proposing a bet whereby if the the Seahawks win, Evans has to fly to Seattle and visit a local children's hospital in full Captain America regalia, waving the 12th Man flag.

Well, Captain America never backs down from a fight ... and fired back, saying that if the Patriots win Star-Lord has to show up at his non-profit housing venture "Christopher's Haven," in a Tom Brady jersey.

C'mon ... this is pretty awesome. 

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Marlon Wayans

Clowns Russell Wilson

Here's The Real Reason He Cried!

1/20/2015 7:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"It's hard to see a grown man cry," so says Marlon Wayans ... who tells TMZ Sports he knows the REAL reason Russell Wilson turned on the waterworks after the NFC Championship game.

Marshawn Lynch

RB Honored With NEW Weed Strain

... Beastmode 2.0

1/20/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Marshawn Lynch is getting one of the highest honors one can receive in Seattle -- a SECOND strain of weed has been named after the NFL star ... and we're told it's as strong as Beastmode himself. 

We spoke with Nate "Diggity" Johnson -- owner of the Queen Anne Cannabis Club in Seattle -- who tells us that after the original "Beastmode" strain sold so well last year, growers wanted to up the ante with a more powerful strain in the hopes the Seahawks would get back to the Super Bowl. 

The bet paid off ... and "Diggity" says the new stuff (called Beastmode 2.0) has 5% more THC than last year's Beastmode weed -- which flew off the shelves. 

"It's a super pain reliever," Diggity says ... "And hits you just like Marshawn -- hard and fast."

Then after you smoke it ... FeastMode?

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Seahawks' Michael Bennett

Cops Cool with Police Bike Celebration

1/19/2015 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



Did you know ... the bike Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett rode around the stadium is technically considered police property?? 

Did you also know ... the cops were TOTALLY COOL with the fact Bennett commandeered the vehicle for a victory lap after beating the Packers Sunday?! 

"It's not something we look at as a criminal act," Seattle PD's Detective Michaud tells us. 

"A player taking a few laps in an enclosed field is not a terrible thing. We were all having an extremely good time."

"We like to have community engagement with the police. This is a form of that. We encourage it. It's something we'll continue to do."

Marshawn Lynch

NFL Puts Its Foot Down

... Over Gold Cleats

1/18/2015 12:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0116-SUB-marshawn-lynch-golden-shoes-tmz-sports-01Well that sucks.

The NFL essentially pulled the plug on Marshawn Lynch's plan to wear 24k gold cleats during today's NFC championship game ... threatening to EJECT the running back if he sported them on the field.

We broke the story ... Lynch had hooked up with famous cleat artist SolesBySir and ordered up a pair of the flashy cleats which are worth around $1,100.

But according to Jay Glazer, the league didn't approve -- and told Lynch that he wouldn't be allowed to play since the cleats didn't conform to the NFL's uniform code.

Ultimately, Lynch backed down (he essentially had no choice) and threw on league-approved pair of shoes instead.

#NoFunLeague

Marshawn Lynch

All Gold $1,000 Dollar Cleats

... To Stomp The Packers

1/16/2015 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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The Packers D could have gold tracks across their asses Sunday, cause Marshawn Lynch is rockin' some SICK $1,000 all gold cleats for the NFC title game ... and TMZ Sports has the pics.

The cleats were hand made by shoe-customizing guru Solesbysir and feature 24K gold flake paint with a RIDICULOUS gold chrome plate at the bottom ... final value $1,100 bucks.

0116-SUB-marshawn-lynch-golden-shoes-tmz-sports-01We're told Beast Mode had originally planned to rock the kicks on Super Sunday (confidence), but when he saw the finished product, he had to have them for the big game this Sunday.

Marshawn had no comment on the story ... 'cause ... well, you know.

NFL's Golden Tate

I Didn't Bang Russell Wilson's Wife

1/16/2015 11:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0116-golden-tate-russell-wilson-getty-01Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate says he DID NOT have sexual relations with Russell Wilson's wife ... despite rumors to the contrary ... and he claims the Seahawks QB knows it. 

Of course, Wilson and his wife Ashton split up back in April -- and there were rumblings that it all had to do with an alleged affair involving one of Russell's Seattle Seahawks teammates. 

Golden -- who played with Seattle at the time --signed with Detroit a short time later ... fueling the rumors.  

But now Tate is denying everything in a statement posted on TheCauldron -- writing:

"I did not have an affair with Russell Wilson’s wife, nor did I have anything to do with his divorce."

"That is laughable for anyone who knows us. His ex-wife, Ashton, is still best friends with my girlfriend."

"Russell and I were good friends when I was in Seattle, on and off the field — he knows the rumors about me were unfounded, damaging to my reputation, and an attack on my character."

In fact, Golden's GF posted a pic with Ashton just 4 months ago (pic below). 

As for Russell, the details surrounding the split were kept super quiet. Neither he nor Ashton have talked about why they broke up.  
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NBA's Draymond Green

PELTS SEAHAWKS FANS WITH FOOD

... At NFL Playoff Game

1/11/2015 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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6:26 AM PT -- Turns out the women that were hanging with Draymond were Steph Curry's wife and mother.  

You can see Steph's mom, Sonya, shooting a thumbs down sign at the fans during the exchange. 

No word on where Steph was when it all went down. 
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NBA player Draymond Green THREW FOOD at a bunch of Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field yesterday during an altercation involving his group of Panthers fans ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.

Green's group was seated in a private box -- and sources tell us there was a LOT of smacktalking between his group and the Seahawks fans sitting below him.

But toward the end of the game, when Seattle started piling it on ... things got especially heated -- and that's when the Golden State Warriors bigman grabbed some food and fired it at the Hawks fans.

Someone else in the group also tossed some food down below.

We're told no one got kicked out of the game -- it was already so close to the final whistle that everyone just dispersed. But the Seattle fans definitely had some words for Green as they left.

We reached out to Green and his reps for comment -- so far, no word back.

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Jordin Sparks

Flips the Bird

to Seahawks Fan

12/23/2014 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It was the battle of the birds ... Cardinals vs. Seahawks ... and Jordin Sparks let hers fly right in the direction of a Seattle fan this weekend -- and TMZ Sports has the pic. 

Sparks -- a die-hard AZ Cards fan -- was singing the National Anthem at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale this weekend ... when a fan in a Seahawks beanie got her attention.  

We're guessing there was some smack talk between the two sides ... and it culminated in a pretty solid one-finger salute from the former "American Idol" champ. 

In the end, the Seahawks fan got the last laugh ... Richard Sherman and company shellacked the Cards 35 to 6.

Richard Sherman

Taunts NFL for Fining Marshawn $100K ...

You're Hypocrites

11/25/2014 2:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

112514_richard_sherman_launch_v2Richard Sherman slammed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over the massive fine he dropped on Marshawn Lynch for not talking to the media ... by accusing the league of being two-faced.

Seattle Seahawks Sherman and Doug Baldwin (hiding behind a cardboard cutout of himself) held a pretty shocking news conference today where they openly mocked the league policy forcing players to talk to reporters. The duo talked excessively, but only about things the league does NOT want them discussing.

They shouted out personal sponsors -- including Beats by Dre -- which the league banned players from wearing on gameday because of a deal with Bose. Then Sherman went nuclear, calling out the league for saying it's dedicated to "player safety" ... while making them play 2 games within 5 days.

A blatant shot at Thursday night games.

You gotta see this -- pretty sure Sherman's gonna be a few thousand bucks lighter in the pockets once the commish sees it.

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