|The Lombardi Trophy!|
I know this isn’t really travel related, and I know I’m a little late to the party, but it’s my blog and I get to do what I want. I also needed some time to really let this settle in. One of my favorite teams in the entire world, the Seattle Seahawks won their first ever Super Bowl on Sunday! It’s the first major championship the city of Seattle has won in my life time (not to discredit the two WNBA championships the Seattle Storm have won because I think women’s sports should be far more prevalent than they are, but the fact remains it’s still not considered a major championship. Boo). My point is, I’ve never really had a chance to experience something like this before. And boy, what an experience it is!
|My dad and brother at the game!|
Growing up, I was always a big Mariners fan, playing softball myself. Ken Griffey Jr was my hero. I remember when they made the playoffs for the first time in 1995 and what a big deal it was! My classes would stop to watch the games, knowing it wasn’t worth trying to teach us. It was incredible! But sadly, they didn’t make it far, and they’ve only had 1 great season since then. I knew about the Seahawks, too, and my dad claims he took me to games, but I have no recollection of this. It wasn’t until high school that I really started paying attention to football and my love increased over the years. In 2005/06, the Seahawks went to their first ever Super Bowl. Everyone knows what happened. It was so disappointing.
But here we are, 8 years later, and the trophy is finally ours! After we won, people went out to the streets to celebrate, throwing Skittles in honor of Marshawn Lynch and generally having a wonderful time. There was a parade today through the streets of downtown. 700,000+ people turned up to see the players, coaches and more bring the Lombardi trophy to its new home. I’ve never seen anything bring a city, state and region together as much as this has. Everyone was in a good mood, happy to be there, living a moment we’ll forget.