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12 February 21st, 2014 Professional Athletes Who Love Soaps! Super Bowl Champ Seattle Seahawks Fullback Michael Robinson To Appear on Y&R!


Over the years, more and more professional athletes have revealed that they watch daytime soap operas! From baseball players, who watch it during the day if they are on the road before a night game, to pro football players, to professional wrestlers, many are just as addicted to ‘their stories’ as long time avid soap fans!

Add Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson of the newly crowned Super Bowl champions to the list of star athletes who love The Young and the Restless! So much so, he is even appearing on the number one soap in an upcoming episode on March 13th!   So who did it come about?  During a recent interview on “NFL Total Access,” Robinson revealed that his guilty pleasure is “watching the stories” on The Young and the Restless.  When producers at the show learned of his interest, they invited him to make an appearance.  Robinson jumped at the chance to visit Y&R and was thrilled when he found out that he had been written into an upcoming episode working with Daytime Emmy winner Eric Braeden, who stars as tycoon Victor Newman.

“It was an amazing experience! I’ve been a fan for years, and it was great to meet the personalities on the show,” Robinson says of his time on set.  “I’ve always thought Y&R was the best show on daytime television because their storylines are always entertaining and intriguing. They welcomed me with open arms, and I felt like a part of the Y&R family.”

So, look for the fullback of the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks, to make his acting debut on CBS’s The Young and the Restless Thursday, March 13 (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

What do you think of athletes coming forward admitting their love for the soaps?  Let us know!

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  1. Mary SF says:

    I have always found these one or two day guest spots lame. The celeb involved is usually not that good and the reason for them being in the show doesn’t flow well with the story at large. I get why soaps do it, but not a fan of them, but I am sure the celeb gets a kick out of it– so don’t begrudge them the experience.


    Barbara from Atlanta replied

    I totally agree. The guest spots don’t add a lot to the show and are forgettable. (Anyone else forget why Della Reese appeared on a couple of episodes a few years ago? I vaguely remember that Reese was somehow related to Devon but, beyond that, don’t remember and don’t care). The ONLY thing these types of cameo appearances do is justify news bits like this as a minor form of marketing for the show.


    Shelly replied

    I completely agree. Yeah it’s fine because the celeb or athlete is a friend of a friend of someone in the biz. But, this type of stunt casting is “jarring” to the daily viewer, I think that Y & R, which right now is struggling with uneven, somewhat dull storytelling, and poor acting shouldn’t be doing this.


  2. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Its about time these athletes ‘came out of the locker room’ and admit they love soaps…now if only more would do the same and not fear what other people think…its nothing to be ashamed of!…lol


    davlestev1 replied

    Men of Color will ALWAYS grow up with a mother who loves soaps. Those women love to marvel at the antics of off the wall caucasian’s always knowing the form is just what it is..A soap opera. Too bad the reigning male DIVA of daytime doesn’t realize it ain’t all about him..or there wouldn’t be so much upheaval over there on CB(mess)S


    davlestev1 replied

    I wonder if he schooled the poor guy on his few lines for the entire day…monopolizing all his time so he’d get great press feedback?? Poor guy. He loves the character Victor but I bet he didn’t know EB thinks he REALLY IS Victor.

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I always thought EB was playing himself on the show…i didnt realize he was supposed to be playing a character named Victor!!! lol

  3. kalamaty says:

    WAY COOL! :)


  4. Joan says:

    I love seeing the athletes and other people from areas outside of acting when they guest star on their favorite soaps. It is very interesting. Who says athletes have to stay in a box?


    4everDAYS replied

    It’s OK, but Y&R should focus on getting their act together! They can have as many guests as possible, but the stories still stink!!! I’m loving DAYS!


  5. wolfsmistress says:

    MAB used to get razzed for bringing in her friends and people such as this young man (athletes, singers, prime time/movie actors, fashion folks) “just because”.

    Because they were passing through town. (Who “passes through” Genoa City, WI when Chicago is 30 miles away?)

    Because they were “old friends.” (If someone famous were my “old friend,” I’d probably name drop once in a while so folks at least KNEW they were my “old friend” from wherever.)

    Because there’s a job for them (usually one day’s worth, or a news story they just HAVE to cover). (Well, for some fashion people, I can see that, especially if they’re working with Newman or Jabot, and reporters I can see because of the numerous billionaires in GC — how many, at least 4 or 5 for a small town and ALWAYS involved somehow in various murders and crimes, so okay, fashion and reporters — welcome!! — but others? Naaah!!)

    Because they’re friends of the Executive Producer who thinks this will bring in viewers (most viewers go “Who the heck is THAT?” when someone famous [to the rest of the universe] comes on the show, and everyday folk are completely in the dark. I had NO idea who David Tutera was when he came on. I had to look him up. Not everyone watches reality shows like his, or “The Batchelor,” which is where Jake, the pilot from B&B came from, or “Survivor,” “Big Brother,” or even “The Talk,” so quit bringing on “famous people,” unless you’re bringing in FAMOUS people, like Clooney, Duhamel, Fergie or someone who’s name is actually KNOWN by more than ONE generation!)

    BTW, this is for davlestev1 — my boys aren’t “men of color,” but they BOTH know exactly what’s going on on my stories, because they care about their mom and what she does in life. Both of them could tell you quite a bit about the shows I watch, too. They like movies & hope to be in the industry someday, but they also know mom’s stories are something that a lot of people, including guys, watch and are very important to them, including the fact that the characters are almost family. Also, the guy who got me started on the show wasn’t a man of color. He & his missle crew in the fields of the Great Plains all watched (as did a lot of military guys I met & knew over the years). I know about Y&R because, before we had even Betamax, I took notes for them, which is how I got hooked in the first place (because my mom didn’t watch soaps; she was too busy working).


  6. Tim says:

    Waste of air space! Especially the NFL, you know, the players who beat up women, drive drunk, kill innocent people and get away with it!


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