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Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

January 17, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Meet the Microsoft employee behind the Seahawks Blitz mascot mask

[This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times Jan. 17, 2014.]

Ryan Asdourian usually doesn’t dress like Seahawks mascot “Blitz” when he’s at work at Microsoft. That’s a look he saves for game days. Asdourian created a stir this week when he showed up at the office in costume for a photo shoot. He says it has an effect on him, too: “You transform.” (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Ryan Asdourian usually doesn’t dress like Seahawks mascot “Blitz” when he’s at work at Microsoft. That’s a look he saves for game days. Asdourian created a stir this week when he showed up at the office in costume for a photo shoot. He says it has an effect on him, too: “You transform.” (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

R yan Asdourian can walk down the  halls of his office building on Micro­ soft’s Redmond campus and nary a head will turn.

Put him in his Sunday outfit, though, and heads pop out of offices, smartphone cameras appear and one person after another stops to greet him — especially in these days of Seahawks playoff fever.

Such is the double life of Asdourian, 32, a Microsoft employee who is also the man inside the costume of “Blitz,” the Seattle Seahawks mascot.

[Continue reading the story here.]

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