It's an exciting night for Russell Wilson, who'll be playing his first minor league game in front of a sellout crowd. Some notes from the Tri-City Herald:
"I want to reach the major leagues," Russell said. "I want to be an NFL player, too."
As I stood there with Wilson, taking notes and listening to him talk about his future livelihood. He impressed me as a very serious man, one who would not take such thoughts lightly.
There's something about the way Wilson emphasized that last quote — the conviction in his voice, the directness of his statement.