Feb 052014
 
Seahawks Super Bowl Celebration at CenturyLink

Seahawks Super Bowl Celebration at CenturyLink

I pulled my kids out of school a little early today to attend the very first Seahawks Super Bowl victory parade in downtown Seattle. As I drove, I sensed that there would be a huge crowd today when, many miles away from our destination,  we started seeing fans walking downtown. Needless to say, traffic was a nightmare as it took three times as long as usual to drive downtown.

With an estimated crowd of 700,000 people, this is the largest gathering I have ever seen in Seattle. As we walked toward CenturyLink stadium, it was quite amazing to see the wide mix of people coming out to see the team parade from downtown to the stadium. The 12th Man was represented by people from a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Certainly a lot more families with younger kids came out than you usually see at a Seahawks game.

The fans were loud and boisterous as usual at the CenturyLink victory celebration at the end of the parade. Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson and others told an elated 12th Man that 2014 would be the first of other Super Bowls to come. With such a young and deep roster, the talk of a football dynasty in the Northwest is totally within reason.

With the Super Bowl over and a long seven months until the first regular season game, people in Washington State will need to fill up their free time with other interests. Luckily there’s plenty to enjoy during the spring and summer here in the Pacific Northwest. After several months of sitting in front of the TV on Sundays, I’m looking forward to getting outside again.

 

 

 

 

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Orange Crushed! Seahawks Dominate Broncos

 Posted by on February 3, 2014 at 8:40 am  Sports  No Responses »
Feb 032014
 
The 12th Man - Super Bowl Champs!

The 12th Man – Super Bowl Champs!

What a dominating performance by the Seahawks last night in crushing the big Orange (aka the best offense in NFL history)! In contrast to the earlier Seahawks playoff games this season, there was never a doubt about the outcome of the game after the first few minutes. Even though I was somewhat confident of a Seahawks victory, I was quite anxious prior to kickoff because most of the “experts” had predicted a Broncos victory. In fact, many respected pundits predicted that Peyton Manning would carve up the Seahawks in a run away victory.

But those pundits underestimated the Seattle defense and the 12th man. Once again, the 12th Man made a huge difference in the outcome of a game. Indeed, the first Broncos snap that resulted in a safety was caused when the traveling 12th Man made so much noise that the offensive line did not hear Peyton Manning’s count.

Yesterday’s dominating victory was the final exclamation mark on the best season I have experienced as a Seahawks fan. With such a young roster, Seattle fans are thinking this season is the first of several trips to the Super Bowl. Perhaps it’s the start of a “Seattle Reign?” But first things first. I’m looking forward to attending the first Super Bowl parade in Seattle history this Wednesday. 

 

 

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