BY SPNW Staff 06:00AM 04/06/2012

Talk sports, meet footballers at SPORT Friday

As Seahawks coach Pete Carroll might ask: What’s your deal?

Mariners opener? The disarming, disruptive trip to Japan? How about the SoDo arena project and its chances? Maybe you’re a Huskies basketball fan sorry to see Terrence Ross go but happy Tony Wroten left? Or maybe it’s time to talk Huskies spring football or the NFL draft later this month.

Whatever your sporting pleasure, join Sportspress Northwest columnist and co-founder Art Thiel at SPORT Restaurant & Bar from 4-6 p.m. Friday to chat up the news of the week and get autographs from Seattle-area NFL veterans and aspirants as well as Ericka Smith, star of the Seattle Mist of the Lingerie Football League.

Former Seahawks and Huskies cornerback and co-captain Roy Lewis will be on hand, as well as a former Huskies teammate, Stanley Daniels, a Cleveland Browns guard. Defensive lineman Renard Williams of former national champion Eastern Washington, considered one of the NFL draft’s top small-college prospects, is joining the crew.

A free agent, Lewis has been in the NFL for four seasons, the last three with the Seahawks, mostly on special teams. He was the 2010 recipient of the team’s Steve Largent Award as the player who best represented the spirit, dedication and integrity of the Hall of Fame wide receiver.

Daniels, a four-year letterman at UW (2002-06) who graduated with a degree in political science, has been with four NFL teams.

Williams, a 6-2, 305-pound former All-State selection from South Kitsap High in Port Orchard,  was a first-team All-America selection his junior year at Eastern when he helped the Eagles win the Division I-AA national title.

Smith, a cornerback, was second-team All-Fantasy, the Lingerie League’s all-star team.

SPORT Restaurant and Bar is in Fisher Plaza at  140 Fourth Ave. N. Suite 130 in Seattle.  For more information call (206) 404-7767 or go to www.sportrestaurant.com.


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