Happy football Sunday y’all!
Happy football Sunday y’all!
All this week, I couldn’t wait for Thursday because that meant the first game of the season for our Seattle Seahawks! It was a great win and a great start to what is about to be an amazing season! Seattle looked gorgeous today and I’m really looking forward to being back there in less than a week. Today’s first game also meant a rivalry between me and a coworker. I’m very lucky that Seattle came out on top because being in 49’er territory, I probably would have never heard the end of it!
Want to hear something else that was brutal? We gathered for the game today at 5:30 and the sound in our cafe wasn’t working so we watched the entire first half of the game in silence. Then at halftime, we all rushed home to our respective homes and a television with sound.
Because of this technical difficulty, it meant I had to miss not only Pharrell’s performance at the pre-show, but Ariana Grande’s performance of the national anthem! Where can I get a bedazzled jersey like that? Amazing.
The New York Yankee fans aren’t happy that Robinson Cano left them for the Seattle Mariners (even though we are!) but that hate turns into love when Robinson Cano is standing right in front of them. During this segment on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Robinson Cano takes to the streets of his old stomping grounds in which Yankee fans think they are booing at a cardboard picture of his head until they are surprised to find Cano himself stepping out from behind. Immediately, those boos are turned into handshakes. This is cute. Go Mariners!
So whoever thought it was a good idea to pair Shoshanna with the Sochi Olympics was a creative genius. Personally, I haven’t watched a single event this year and I suppose we could blame that on work, Modern Family, and a few other things, but I feel like this Tumblr page tells me everything I need to know about the games. I’m kidding, it doesn’t. It just makes it slightly more entertaining to see our girl killin’ it as an athlete.
Okay okay, I know I said I was done with this, but I can’t help it. Every time I watch something about the Seahawks or read something about my team, I get the biggest grin on my face. It’s amazing how this video showcases just how many people doubted our team and our players, but yet we came out on top anyways.
We did it. 2015 – Round 2.
I wish I could have written this right after we won the Super Bowl this weekend, but I was too busy celebrating. This win means so much to the city of Seattle and more than anything I wish I was home to be with the city and storming Capitol Hill like I know everyone else did. Every non-Seahawks fan called the game boring, but like…that’s because you weren’t dominating! I’m not sure what I would have preferred – a game that forces me to have a heart attack every minute or to rest easy knowing that you’re just going to win the whole damn thing.
I can’t even tell you for how long it has been that Seattle sports hasn’t been taken seriously – The Mariners, The Supersonics getting taken away. We needed this. Everyone said that we would never make it – that we weren’t the team to watch out for – that making it to the Super Bowl in 2005 was just a fluke, well what do you have to say about us now? We earned it.
I am overcome with this joy of having the best football team, the most driven and hungry players, crazy fans, and being from the city that backs all of this up completely.
Mandi and I couldn’t contain our excitement, clearly. After the win, we rounded up our crew and took on San Francisco with our Skittles and our Gushers (we love you Lynch and Sherman) and distributed our snacks to the best Seahawks fans in the city. We pretty much fed San Francisco.
Super Bowl 2015 – we’ll see you there!
Some of the the best articles came out yesterday after the win so here’s a roundup below:
The days to the upcoming Super Bowl are winding down and the Seahawks players are becoming fast favorites! I don’t mind. I’m willing to share our team with other states that didn’t make it to the Super Bowl if people want to root for them. I’m not sure when everyone discovered that Marshawn Lynch’s favorite candy was Skittles, but it was announced TODAY that Lynch has struck a deal with them! As soon as I saw it, I had to have it. In fact, the desired feeling was so immediate that I ordered Tommy to try and find it on Google Shopping Express only to shortly discover that they were so limited edition that they won’t even be in stores!
Starting Wednesday, the limited edition pack of blue and green Seahawks skittles will be auctioned off here before the Super Bowl with proceeds going directly to Lynch’s charity – the Fam 1st Family Foundation.
I’m really tired of listening to Bay Area radio stations talk trash about Richard Sherman and how nasty they think Seattle is. We shouldn’t be blamed for the actions of a small group of people who chose to behave poorly.
Regardless, nothing can stop us from being Sherman fans and Seahawks fans in general. I am wishing more than anything that I could be back home for the Super Bowl!
“I ran over to Crabtree to shake his hand but he ignored me. I patted him, stuck out my hand and said, “Good game, good game.” That’s when he shoved my face, and that’s when I went off.”
There’s a whole lot of debate about Richard Sherman’s post-game interview the day after the big Seahawks vs 49’ers game and frankly, I don’t find it to be a big deal. Sure, the rant was a little cray and intense, but that’s how Seahawks fans ARE. The whole city is kind of crazy and I love it. We’re going to the Super Bowl so of course everyone is a little bit excited and in the heat of the moment Richard Sherman just wasn’t holding anything back. I don’t think he necessarily said anything wrong though because everything he said was true…Crabtree was talking smack about Sherman earlier this week.
And in case you missed it… what everyone’s talking about on your Facebook newsfeed:
It’s uncomfortable to see how non-Seahawks fans reacted to this and how quickly this got ugly with racial comments. Cool it. Bros, u just mad you didn’t get it.
No, but in all seriousness, it’s a game. It’s a rivarly and I don’t think it’s something that people should take too seriously. Richard Sherman is not a villain. He is not uneducated. He graduated with a Communications degree at Stanford and he’s worked his ass off to get to where he is today. The city of Seattle is proud of him and the rest of the team and I don’t think they need to change up what they’re doing. Sherman knows that the post-game interview he gave may have come off wrong and because of that he’s written a post to address it. You can read it in full here – and it’s worth the read to at least hear the other side of the story.
It feels GOOD to be a Seattlelite today and more than anything I wish I were back in Seattle roaming my streets and celebrating with the rest of the city. It was a good game. And I suffered through a bunch of anxiety just watching it. The rivalry spirit is strong and pretty much everywhere you go here in the Bay, but that’s to be expected. I am, after all, in the enemy’s territory. I did say today, however, that I didn’t feel like we deserved to be in the Super Bowl unless we could beat the 49’ers. They’re one of the best teams in the NFC and it was important to earn that win.
I wish I could be back to see the Seattle spirit. I’m so proud to be from this amazing city and I can’t wait to proudly rep my Russell Wilson jersey…when it gets to me!
I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I will be spending most of my Sunday watching television today. I started this morning early by tuning into the 49’ers vs. Panther’s game. It’s important for me to know who will be playing the Seahawks next week, you know. Shortly after the game, the red carpet for the Golden Globes will start followed by the award show itself and then the premiere of Girls! We’ve got some variety today. Sometimes I think that this is what Sundays were made for.
Readers, what will you be watching today?
Also, I’ve got a little fun Golden Globes drinking game for you right here provided by Refinery29. Enjoy!
Leave it to the CFDA to create another amazing collaboration between 48 fashion designers and re-designing some stale NFL football helmets.
“This is the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in the New York region and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate by joining Bloomingdale’s and the NFL in merging fashion and sports with the creation of these unique helmets,” said Steven Kolb, CFDA CEO, in a statement.
Starting January 15th, each newly designed helmet will be up for grabs in an auction at Bloomingdales.com. For every helmet sold, 100% of the proceeds will benefit towards the NFL Foundation. The bidding for each helmet will start at $248 which kind of makes sense since this is the 45th Super Bowl. Here are some of my favorites:
It’s a weird experience to be coming home for the first time. The city that you once had infinite time in is now limited and there’s a little bit of anxiety surrounding it because you want to do everything you can in that time fame, but you always want some time to yourself. There is really no happy medium. I now know what it’s like though to be on the side of it when my friends from out of town would visit and couldn’t see me every time they were here. I don’t think I have ever taken Seattle for granted, but this visit as well as my visit from Thanksgiving has made me appreciate so many of the little things that I once loved about my hometown.
Driving on I-5 into the city with traffic or no traffic is still one of the most peaceful and calming rides that I would choose to take any day especially when it comes to driving North on 280 to San Francisco. The Space Needle is still the prettiest overrated tourist spot in the city but the surrounding skyline is the absolute best. Capitol Hill is just as cool as I left it. The sushi in Seattle trumps the sushi in San Francisco any day.
It may not be “home” anymore, but it is still very much a part of my life and Yow Yow!
My first night wouldn’t have been complete without a meal from the Nordstrom Cafe with Ashley. Confused by what our meal should be, we opted for a child’s pasta and Creme Brulee. How adult of us. ^^