Friday, January 20, 2006

Blue Friday



GO AHEAD AND READ THIS ENTRY FIRST. IT IS THE ONLY ONE I'VE WRITTEN TODAY:

I'm sure you'll all be happy to hear that I'm over this whole "positive" attitude thing. After all, I gave it almost 24-hours. But what the hey. I do appreciate all of the random comments and the fact that no one tried to dissuade me of the impression that I am an asshole and that no one likes me.

But enough about me. It is Blue Friday here in Seattle and everyone who is anyone is a Seahawks fan (including the Monkey Playing Cymbals) as the hometown team prepares to take on the Carolina Panthers on the way to the Superbowl.

I have been a Seahawks season ticket holder for several years. Unfortunately, this season, their dream season, is not one of them. But I will be at the game in spirit. Actually, I will be on my nice, comfy easy chair in front of my big screen TV watching it as god intended, in high definition.
Oh sure, I won't be paying $40 to park a mile from the stadium and work my way through countless drunken tailgaiters to get to the gate for the body cavity search to get into the park. And no, I won't be paying $8.50 for a light beer that I would have to wait in line for 15 minutes at the men's room to get rid of. And no one will be puking on my shoes when the Seahawks score their first touchdown, but all of those great moments of actually being at the game will be in my heart.

I will also have the memories of preseason as I toured the stadium as a Seahawk sponsor. I was one of the few to actually get a tour of the locker room and I'm proud to say I was able to pose for this photo next to star runningback Shaun Alexander's locker and a pair of his shorts (and no, I didn't touch them...the lockerroom manager made sure of that).


Yes, I was near greatness that day. And now, as the Seahawks march to the Superbowl, I am behind them "one hunerd and fify-two percent".

Stick it to the Panthers, boys! Go Seahawks!

7 comments:

teri said...

Whatever you do make sure you enjoy it.

cherish said...

Too Funny!!!

I am afraid I can not say Go Seahawks I am sorry! But I hope you enjoy the weekend!!!!

The Michael said...

I've always been a Seahawks fan by virtue of Seattle being the only city I would even consider living in aside from Anchorage if I HAD to live in a city.

But being a football fan who spends half his paycheck on one ticket to watch tiny ants move around on a postage stamp from 5000 feet up in the nosebleed section, aside from all the other joys you pointed out? I DON'T THINK SO. If I have to watch these overpaid jocks with faux college degrees try and kill each other, I can do it in the comfort of my living room on my low-def analog TV.

And Tim? Hate to spring this on ya, buddy, but you are NOT an asshole, at least according to any definitions I apply to the species.

Tim ID said...

Teri, true with everything in life.

Cherish, Every hawk has his day! The Redskins have been plucking feathers from them for years. Now it's karma time. I'll let you know how the game turns out. :)

And the Michael,thank you my friend, for not thinking I am an asshole. That could very well be the nicest thing anyone has said to me in a long time!

Lights in the wake said...

I will be rooting for the Seahawks for the superbowl. Since they beat my Redskins (subtle, how you worked that in there) I want them to win. At least that way I can say "Sure they beat us, they were the best team in the league, what are you gonna do?"

shandi said...

Love the photos Tim.

Tim ID said...

Thanks Lights, It would be fun to hear someone actually say that about the Seattle Seahawks.

And thanks, Shandi. That is the first time I actually put a photo of my own face on another photo of my own body. It's kind of a paradox.