Seahawk frenzy fleeting

January 27th, 2015 by Ken

I’m going to jump right into the hype.  This Sunday the Seattle Seahawks will play the New England Patriots in the 49th Super Bowl.

The last thing that caused this much interest and excitement around here – was – – last year when the Seahawk went to the Super Bowl and won.   Before that it would have to be the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens.

This community – this state – is in a state of frenzy.  Seahawk colors are everywhere and every third person is wearing a Seahawk jersey of some kind, while the 12th man banner is flying from cars, trucks, store windows and freeway overpasses.

Super Bowl Sunday is a major event, far transcending just a football game.   Americans will spend some $2 billion in food alone –  – second only to Thanksgiving.

The Super Bowl is an occasion to celebrate and to get the family together over the warm glow of the television.  (Do TV’s still glow?)

But – – what makes this Super Bowl special to us, is the fact that the Seahawks are making their second straight appearance and are returning as world champs.   That’s a powerful statement.

I’ve notice that more and more woman are attracted to football and the Seahawk fans are the perfect example.   As one young woman told me recently – – there isn’t a woman alive who doesn’t like Russell Wilson.

For one bright shinning moment this state and community are united as Seahawk fans and supporters.

It’s going to be a great game but I don’t think it will be a blowout like last year.   However, I do expect them to repeat as world champions.

If they don’t – -too bad   But if they do, the feeling of excitement will last until – – – well until the Mariners make a deep run into post season play and the World Series.

That’s the problem with sporting events.   They don’t leave a lasting impression or impact.

Seahawk fame is fleeting.

Lets enjoy it while we can.

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