Seattle Seahawks players got quite a surprise when head coach Pete Carroll held a virtual team meeting Thursday.
Expecting to meet new teammate Greg Olsen, it was actor/comedian Will Ferrell who appeared on the screen instead.
Sporting a No. 12 Seahawks jersey, Ferrell cracked jokes — such as drawing up a special play called “90-go-flywheel Kanye Starburst” and lifting up his shirt to “show off the body of a 36-year-old” — and proclaimed how excited he was to be a member of the team.
The real Greg Olsen, of course, signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks on Feb. 18 after spending the previous nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers.
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Ferrell, who attended USC, is an acquaintance of Carroll, the former Trojans football coach.
This virtual meeting bomb wouldn’t be the first time Ferrell — who is also part-owner of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles FC — impersonated an athlete. In movies, he played a basketball player in “Semi-Pro,” a figure skater in “Blades of Glory” and a NASCAR driver in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.”
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