In 2008 the University of Washington Huskies were 0-12, the Seattle Mariners were setting all the wrong records by losing over 100 games for the fourth time in team history, the Seattle Supersonics skipped town in one of the worst break-ups in NBA history and the Seattle Seahawks faltered to a 4-12 record and fired first year head coach Jim Mora Jr. in what looked like the beginning of a very long and ugly rebuilding process. It was hard to see any positives in sight for this poor old town and its sports fans. A lot of fans’ willpower was tested that year in the heart of the Pacific Northwest and we finally found out it was all for something.
When the Seahawks completely stomped the Denver Broncos last weekend in the Super Bowl, it not only put Seattle back on the map but gave the whole region something to finally cheer about again. We have a winner! Sorry, not just a team that wins but a World Champion! The one and only other team to win a professional title was the 1979 Sonics, that’s it! That means multiple generations, including my own, could only dream of the feeling of being the greatest and listen to the stories of that ’79 teams success. Never in our wildest dreams did we think we too would live it.no comments