Seahawks Season In Reflection: The Highs, the Lows, And the 12th Man that Never Left

After a year filled with everything from utter disappointment to unbridled elation, the turbulent season of the Seattle Seahawks has finally come to an end.  Accompanied by 284 roster transactions and an unprecedented playoff appearance and subsequent win, the season carried enough emotion to shorten the lifespan of any true-blooded Hawks fan, and had far too many ups and downs to adequately explain in words. However, as a lifelong supporter of the Hawks, I write today urging Hawks’ fans alike to focus on the bigger picture. Take a moment to remove the sour taste Sunday’s loss left in your mouth, pat yourselves on the back, take a deep breath, and recognize the window of opportunity that awaits our beloved Hawks.

It’s undeniable that after the nauseating 2008 and 2009 seasons we all shared common goals and aspirations for our boys in blue: a return to normalcy or, at the very least, mediocrity. While it’s debatable whether these desires actually came to fruition, two things are certain. First, this team made football in Seattle relevant once again and in turn, re-created a culture of winning and brought about a restoration of expected success in the Emerald City. And second, while these intangible necessities may not come with any glamour or glitz, they are essential to the franchise, and most importantly, could not have been attained without the unwavering fan base of the Seahawks – the steadfast support of the 12th man. Continue reading

Sport Stop Top: Why I Love The 2010-11 Seahawks

Making lists is great fun. It allows people to make bold, certifiably insane statements that people don’t pick on you for because that statement was made through a list, and lists are awesome. For example, if I told you I was in love with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, you would all be sending me hateful comments and emails, so I won’t. But if I made a list of the most desirable women and presented it as so…

  1. Elisabeth Hasselbeck
  2. Brooklyn Decker
  3. Rihanna
  4. Erin Andrews
  5. The girl from #701 in my freshman dorm

…I would probably get away with it, because everyone appreciates a good list.

So every once in a while, I’ll make up some lists to post to the site, to give readers a change of pace from the usual articles. And what better way to kick off the new Sport Stop Top by making a list on why we love this years edition of the Seahawks.

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