The Latest on WILLL-SONN! — Updated 11/29/13

Chris Weaver, NFL Films Presents, Seattle Seahawks

In the last 48 hours we’ve received many inquiries about our NFL Films shoot at the Seahawks game Monday night, where we’ll have a crew dedictated to gathering elements for our forthcoming feature “WILLL-SONN!”.  Here’s the latest on what we’re aiming to capture for the story of the song in which Phish and the Seahawks collide:

Throughout the 2013 season, the Seahawks in-game jumbotron and music presentation has included the opening guitar riff from Phish’s song “Wilson”, along with video board graphics that spell out the song title in giant, flashing parts: “WIL” then “SON”.  When the riff is played — in honor of Seattle starting quarterback Russell Wilson — the Century Link Field crowd has taken to responding with the same “Wiiiiiil-soooooon” chant that takes place at Phish shows.

The Seahawks have two scheduled Wilson “riffs” during each game:

1) When Russell Wilson goes from the sideline to the huddle for the Seahawks first offensive series of the game.

2) When Russell goes to the huddle for the first offensive series of the 3rd quarter.

In addition, the video board producers will sometimes play spontaneous Wilson riffs before other Seahawks offensive series’ throughout the game.  So whenever Russell is heading to the huddle, keep your ears open for Trey’s “duh-duh, duh-duh” and keep your eye on the jumbo-tron so you can crank out your best “Wiiiiil-sooooon!” chant … Our camera may just be pointed at you as it rolls to gather as many Wilson chants as possible.

Who’s pumped for Monday night?

A custom WILSON pumpkin on the stage at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall during the 11/2/13 Phish show.

A custom WILSON pumpkin on the stage at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall during the 11/2/13 Phish show.

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