Seahawks' Russell Wilson on game-winning TD drive: Felt 'like Sue Bird in the clutch'
Russell Wilson was a four-time champion on Sunday night.
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback arrived at CenturyLink Field wearing Sue Bird's jersey five days after the legendary point guard won their fourth WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm. And after his game-winning touchdown ride, Wilson honored her again in ways not often seen.
Wilson celebrates the title Bird, Storm
Wilson rolled back until Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings wearing a Bird # 10 jersey - the most popular WNBA jersey of the season - with her name and number on the front and center.
The Storm defeated the Las Vegas Aces in a WNBA final that saw Seattle breaking records in every game. Bird set the final record with 16 assists in the first game in the series and the team set a assists record in game 2.
It was title # 4 for the Storm franchise (2004, 2010, 2018, 2020) and for most of times it links them to the Minnesota Lynx and the late Houston Comets. There could be more titles for Seattle at the beginning of the decade.
Bird, number 1 in the 2002 draft, became the first player in the league to win titles in three different decades. Only two NBA players have done the same (Tim Duncan, John Salley).
The Seahawks (5-0) are trying to join them with a championship of the 2020 season, and Bird narrated a clip for Sunday Night Football.
Russell Wilson: I feel like Sue Bird
Russell Wilson has other championships on his mind for Seattle. (AP Photo / Wilfredo Lee)
Wilson, the current front runner at MVP, led the Seahawks on a 94-yard drive in less than two minutes to beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-26. Every yard won was in the hands of Wilson, including a rush of 17 yards and 77 yards on the way.
When asked about the drive after the game, Super Bowl XLVIII winner called Bird.
"I feel like Sue Bird in the clutch," he said, wearing his Bird jersey again.
Professional athletes often refer to star performances from other athletes, but the name Drop is usually a male athlete regardless of the sport. It is still rare for a male athlete to compare himself to a female counterpart, no matter how successful that person was.
Bird, who turns 40 on Friday, and Wilson, 31, are two of Seattle's biggest sports stars along with two-time world champion Megan Rapinoe. Rapinoe, Bird's longtime friend, plays for Seattle's OL Reign in the NWSL.
The three hosted the ESPYs during the June COVID-19 shutdown and urged the sports world to keep pushing for change after the death of George Floyd.
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