Growing up playing and watching sports Sunday is going be a new day. Of course, sports today are different like so many other things than when I was growing up. It is more commercial now, and media hype, along with many more games.
Why Sunday will be a new day is that my beloved Seattle Seahawks are playing in the Super Bowl. It is only the second time the Seahawks are in the Super Bowl. The last time was 2006, and in that case it was new. The Seahawks lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in what most would say was a poor officiated game though the players believed they still should have won. What makes this year’s addition of the Seahawks special is that most people expected them to be in the Super Bowl, or it would have been quite disappointing.
I expect most people in the northwest will be watching the game; even those that normally don’t watch football. It is a big event in this part. The last time Seattle won a major professional championship was 1978 by the Seattle Supersonics. At that time the Supersonics had a young team so many thought they would play in a few more championships but they never did. The moral of the story you have to win when you can. You never know if the opportunity will ever come again.
What I really like about the Seahawks, and I believe most people in the northwest is that the team’s personality in whole is toward a chip on their shoulders. I believe the people of the northwest in a whole have the same personality. This is the reason the fans love the Seahawks so much. Of course, winning doesn’t hurt either. I believe most people in the northwest especially the natives feel disrespected by the rest of the country; the raining weather and being so far away from the rest of the country. Whether the Seahawks win or lose on Sunday they will have the respect. In our minds they are champions. Go Hawks!