NFL Films producing Phish, Seahawks, 'Wilson' show

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

We've kind of cornered the Phish-NFL beat here at CBSSports.com. (It's a tough job but someone's got to do it.) So we're especially pumped that on the heels of Phish lead singer Trey Anastasio asking for Seahawks fans to chant "Wil-son" at football games and then wearing a Russell Wilson shirt during a recent Phish show, the NFL is embracing the trend.

Well, NFL Films to be precise. But that might be even better: they rarely make a misstep when it comes to producing television and from what NFL Films producer Chris Weaver wrote on Phantasy Tour (a Phish message board) it sounds like this could be pretty interesting:

I'm currently co-producing and directing a piece for the series NFL Films Presents about Phish and the Seahawks, as it relates to Trey's requests in Seattle and at the Gorge for Seahawks fans to do the Wiiiiil-sooooon chant when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson takes the field at home games.

While Phish was wrapping up the Fall tour in Atlantic City, the band and Red Light Management provided us with outstanding access: I interviewed Trey and Fish, we did some backstage filming, and we shot virtually the entire 11/2/13 concert.

Our next set of shoots is in Seattle this weekend, and at the Seahawks game this Monday Night. If you, or if you know of a group of Phish fans who will be at the game on Monday, please let me know below.

Weaver wrote that the piece is tracking to air on "January on ESPN and NFL Network."

He also threw out some getting-nice looking photos on his Twitter feed from the shots that NFL Films was doing.

Clearly, the NFL can still have fun.

 
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