Blue Friday Takes Hold in Seattle Even Here in Fremont!
Today was Blue Friday all over Seahawks Nation including right here in Fremont in the heart of Seattle. While many of my neighbors are progressive and creative types that are not as crazed about the Hawks as our 12th Man cousins outside of the city limits, many of us including myself represented today by wearing our Seahawks gear. I have posted a sign in my back window that says : “Fremont the Left Wing Of the 12th Man” in order to help build community spirit around the team that is representing us this weekend back in Atlanta.
In today’s modern world of free agents, mass media hype and players who have taken on the roles of Rock Stars it is so wonderful to see and feel our community responding to the Seahawks crew of undersized giants and cast-aways in such a positive way. There was a time when sports teams actually felt connected to the city they played for and knew they were representing us as well as themselves when they took the field. And strangely enough this years squad with Pete Carroll at the helm seems to feed off of us as much as we do them in a healthy symbiotic way. No matter what happens the rest of the way Russell Wilson and his cohorts have awakened a sense of pride in our region in the middle of this long cold winter.
For the record I have begun budgeting for a trip to New Orleans if we make it that far ,and I’m going out on a limb and making flight and hotel reservations Sunday afternoon if (when) we win. Last time I went to the Super Bowl it cost me close to four grand total for the trip and I figure it’s going to take five thousand this year for the whole deal. Anyone else going? Let me know and we can create a little team to figure out tickets, hotels etc….I know I’m getting ahead of myself but I have allowed myself to start dreaming again thanks to Marshawn Lynch (who missed a couple practices this week due to a foot injury) and crew…
One more thing, Id love to see anyone elses photos from Blue Friday so send an attachment with your photos and I’ll post them here for the world to see your hometown pride. Go Hawks!