On the flip side, I just read this at the Seahawks group on facebook. It shows that not all people are obviously bad.
**Friendly Fire For A Lazy Saturday**
A Heartwarming Story about the 12th Man..(In case you read all about it in the Times!)
After reading the story about the San Fran Lady who was "mistreated" by Seahawks fans at the 9er game, I thought about how great of an experience I had when I took 3 of my 4 kids (left the 2 year old home, for obvious reason), my wife and I, and 14 other members of our Church (including the Pastor, a huge Vikings fan raised in Iowa) to the Vikings game.
We arrived early, and enjoyed the Fan zone, Blue Thunder, and all of the great events offered before the game. My oldest son, 13, got hurt, so my wife took him to a 1st aid station, where he was well taken care of.
My 12 year old daughter and 6 year old son and I decided to walk around outside the stadium and check out Blue Thunder's outside show.
As we were walking towards the gate, a woman tapped me on the shoulder and asked "Sir, is this your little boy?", I thought I was holding his hand, but it was my daughter's (Bad Dad, I was paying too much attention to the great things around me), and I thought that they had found my son wandering around.
That was not the case, as he was right next to me. I told her that it was, and she then introduced me to her husband, and her son, who was about 9. She explained that they only made it over for 1 game a year, and that her son had just bought a Brand new Seahawks coat.
She reached into her bag, and asked if I minded if they gave his old one (only worn 3 times) to my son, and to see if it fit. Of course it fit, with at least another year of growth to enjoy for next year. They gave us a hug, and walked off. That same coat was 120 dollars at the Pro Shop, and I could not have afforded that.
My son will never forget that day.
His first Seahawks Game of his life.
We went to Training Camp last summer and got a bunch of autographs, including his Richard Sherman jersey, that Richard pulled him over the barrier to sign.
And here were some awesome Hawks fans to go above and beyond to make it a great experience.
Maybe I should send that to the Seattle Times.