03 November 2014

On Fridays, We Wear Blue

I'm not a huge sports fan.  I like baseball and could really enjoy hockey if I dedicated my attention.
Hahaha, like that's possible. I used to watch football but lost the taste for it.

Seattle sports teams are notoriously horrible.  Every once in a while, a divisional championship is possible or even won.  But like a bad sports movie, the teams seem to fold like a bad lawn chair. The exception is the WNBA team, The Storm, but sadly no one watches them play.  Soccer is slowly gaining popularity but the Sounders get lost between baseball and football.

Then came the Seahawks.  All of a sudden, there is a sense of excitement in the air.  Suddenly, everyone is a fan.  When they are playing, the neighborhoods are quiet.  Everyone is watching or listening to the game.  Even Kevin, who is not even a little bit a sports fan, will watch the game.  Even our Canadian friends are huge fans, they consider the Seahawks their team.

Every Friday, "We Wear Blue" is a thing.  If you go into a store, everyone has jerseys or t-shirts.  Cars are decorated.  It's kind of cool.

It's fun to be part of the 12th Man.

1 comment:

Swistle said...

I love stuff like that: feeling like part of something big, and seeing other people and knowing they're part of it too!