No Hope for the Seahawks

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"It's hard to argue when you won't stop making sense."
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Posted on November 17, 2008 1:28 AM in Sports
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I was thinking ahead this past summer when I bought two tickets to a division match-up between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks. I wanted tickets sometime around my wife's birthday, since we have a tendency to take each other to games due to our fall birthdays. However, I must have forgotten one minor detail.

Despite the long walk up the stairs to our seats at the very top of the 300 level, we enjoyed attending our first and last home game of the 2008 season. The first half was more painful than the second, but the latter gave us hope that we might actually pull out a win and keep some element of hope alive for the remainder of the season. However, it just wasn't meant to be.

One cool thing that did happen, though, was that as we were getting on the elevator after the game, I noticed a very familiar face walking past my wife and me. After a few glances and then hearing the woman's slightly high-pitched voice, I realized that she was none other than Hope Solo, Washington native, former Washington Husky and, most importantly, 2008 Olympic gold medalist and goalkeeper on the U.S. Women's National Team.

Because I didn't want another Marcus Tubbs experience, I refrained from saying anything to her, but I already regret the decision. It would have been pretty cool to get my picture taken with one of the key members of one of my favorite teams.


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