The Seattle Seahawks are World Champions

Album Cover: The Doors

"Before you slip into unconsciousness, I'd like to have another kiss. Another flashing chance at bliss."
The Doors / The Crystal Ship

Posted on February 02, 2014 10:28 PM in Sports
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I've been watching the Seattle Seahawks play since I can remember. My grandpa was a huge Seahawks fan and I remember watching games with him in the mid-80s when I was only five or six years old. When we weren't watching the games, he was throwing passes to me in his front yard and I was doing my best to emulate my favorite player, wide receiver Steve Largent. Though I didn't quite grasp the concept of the Super Bowl back then -- any ordinary game was exciting to watch at that age -- I grew up learning to appreciate how that game is the pinnacle that all teams and players strive to reach.

Unfortunately, my grandpa didn't live long enough to see the Seattle Seahawks play in a Super Bowl. When they finally reached the big game in the 2005-2006 season, I was firmly entrenched as a member of The 12th Man and had even turned my wife into a die-hard Seahawks fan. To say the least, that game didn't go as planned, but the six-year-old version of me still felt a strong connection to the great players like Matt Hasselbeck, Walter Jones, Shaun Alexander and the coach who brought a winning attitude back to the program, Mike Holmgren.

That being said, the irony isn't lost on me that I now have a five-year-old daughter (not to mention my soon-to-be three-year-old son) and am only now getting to experience what has up until today been elusive -- a Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl win. Just as my kids are learning -- through the repeated cheers of my wife and I -- the names of players like Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, "Beast Mode" and the newest coach to bring a winning attitude to the franchise, "coach Pete," I am finally realizing the joy of my lifelong favorite team getting recognized by everyone everywhere as the best team in the world. What a feeling! Sure, the six-year-old version of me would have been proud of the 2013-2014 Seattle Seahawks no matter the outcome of tonight's game, but the thirty-four-year-old version of me is reflecting on decades full of losing seasons, seasons that seemed cursed and that close-but-no-cigar season eight years ago and realizing that this is what I and the city of Seattle have been waiting for for what feels like forever.

We did it, grandpa. We're world champions.

Comments

tmejtyay on July 18, 2015 at 4:56 PM:
max on December 04, 2016 at 11:46 AM:

Amazing post

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write essay on December 07, 2016 at 3:54 AM:

Much kind of games are played but the children. Some people have interest for the game and it seems that such interest leads ahead with the passage of time. This attraction leads for the usage and playing such game for longer period of time.

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bjxijxpy on May 15, 2017 at 5:22 AM:
rodent control on February 16, 2018 at 7:06 AM:

Go Seattle Seahawks! I'm so proud of this team!

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