Do these Seahawks have a player thats...

The Essential Online Seahawks Fan Forum Community. There simply is NO substitute. RATING: PG-13
Do these Seahawks have a player thats...
Wed May 29, 2013 5:58 am
  • On your all-time favorite Seattle sports figure list?

    Because I think theres two that have made their way onto my top 5..

    1. Gary Payton
    2. Russell Wilson
    3. Ken Griffey Jr.
    4. Richard Sherman
    5. Shawn Kemp

    Am I just too excited? or is there anyone else out there like me?
    Image
    3elieve
    User avatar
    Throwdown
    * NET Baller *
     
    Posts: 19282
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:02 am
    Location: Graham, WA


  • Here's how mine is right now:

    1. Steve Largent
    2. Edgar Martinez
    3. Ken Griffey Jr.
    4. Cortez Kennedy
    5. Matt Hasslebeck

    In a couple years I could see Russell Wilson all the way at #1. Although we have a lot of great athletes on our team, no one beside Wilson screams legend status to me.
    NorthwestSportsFan
    NET Rookie
     
    Posts: 193
    Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 8:35 am
    Location: Pasco, WA


  • Wilson and ET are personal faves. They show up for work, produce, and stay humble.
    Image

    Go Hawks.
    User avatar
    SouthSoundHawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2235
    Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:06 am


  • Top 5 is such a small number, curses!

    I share your enthusiasm and excitement but when limited to five players, in all arenas, I'd have a hard time knocking someone like an Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson, Jamie Moyer, Olerud or Detlef Schrempf (or dare I say Hasselbeck) off of my potential all-time top-five for newcomers Wilson/Sherman. Nevertheless, and long-live the 90's:

    Edgar
    Griffey
    Gary
    Matt
    Russell
    "The problem with the internet is, that one can never trust the authenticity of a source." - Abraham Lincoln
    User avatar
    Hawker
    NET Rookie
     
    Posts: 288
    Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:59 pm
    Location: Pewyallup


  • Sherman is the only one with the personality and productivity to make such a list.
    <A>
    <IMG></A>
    User avatar
    McGruff
    * NET Staff Alumni *
    * NET Staff Alumni *
     
    Posts: 1621
    Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:14 am
    Location: Elma, WA


  • My 5 favorites might be the starting 5 for the 1979 SuperSonics but more recently...

    Largent
    Cortez
    Junior
    Edgar
    Big Walt

    I guess most of those aren't much more recently..
    User avatar
    birdman5
    NET Rookie
     
    Posts: 110
    Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:31 am


  • Maybe age might play a roll in it, I'm a late 80's baby so I only seen guys like Tez, Griffey, Edgar, Payton, Kemp, the Holmgren Era Hawks, these Hawks and other teams from 92 or 93 on down the road, I was 5 when sports became my thing.
    Image
    3elieve
    User avatar
    Throwdown
    * NET Baller *
     
    Posts: 19282
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:02 am
    Location: Graham, WA


  • Throwdown wrote:Maybe age might play a roll in it, I'm a late 80's baby so I only seen guys like Tez, Griffey, Edgar, Payton, Kemp, the Holmgren Era Hawks, these Hawks and other teams from 92 or 93 on down the road, I was 5 when sports became my thing.


    I'm a child of the late 50's.

    For the lack of championships Seattle has, there are a LOT of beloved athletes that come to mind for me. I love the raising of the 12th man flag here in Seattle and the biggest reason is the opportunity it provides to show many of them the love we still hold for them.
    User avatar
    birdman5
    NET Rookie
     
    Posts: 110
    Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:31 am


  • You can't have a list without Steve Largent and Walter Jones on it, you just can't.
    " Living on Earth isn't cheap, but it does include a yearly free trip around the sun."
    User avatar
    v1rotv2
    *TOP 5 SUPPORTER*
    *TOP 5 SUPPORTER*
     
    Posts: 3395
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:32 am
    Location: The Open Road


  • No big unit.

    Everyone list is subpar.
    hawksincebirth wrote:So Russell has leverage but marshawn doesn't ? I thought its next man up. Hey we got t jack and bj Daniels right ??
    User avatar
    Cartire
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 3401
    Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:49 am


  • Man, this is tough. My top 5 favorite would probably be in order:

    1. Matt Hasselbeck
    2. Steve Largent
    3. Russell Wilson (i'd guess he'll be number 1 in a few years)
    4. Kenny Easley
    5. Brian Blades

    (I can't do just 5!)

    6. Rufus Porter
    7. Joey Galloway
    8. John L. Williams
    9. Shaun Alexander
    10. Dave Kreig

    Not being from Seattle I don't really have any Sonics or Mariners anywhere near the top. But if I had to i'd list Gary Payton and Ken Griffey Jr as my favorites (but neither would probably be in my top 25 of Seattle athletes).
    Image
    User avatar
    JSeahawks
    * NET Moderator *
     
    Posts: 18699
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:35 pm
    Location: Milwaukie, Oregon


  • 1. Edgar
    2. Griffey
    3. Gary Payton
    4. Randy Johnson
    5. Russell Wilson
    6. Largent
    7. Jamie Moyer
    8. Lynch
    9. Matt Hasselbeck
    10. Richard Sherman
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2258
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


  • 1. Griffey
    2. Payton
    3. RW
    4. SA
    5. ARod
    6. Hass
    SUPERBOWL!!
    User avatar
    Hawkfan77
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1676
    Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:46 pm


  • My list would be all Seahawks and one horse(Seattle Slew-I think he counts). I cannot stand baseball and don't follow it at all.
    1)Largent
    2)Walt
    3)Tez
    4)Easley
    5)Wilson
    6)Blades
    7)Seattle Slew
    8)Warner
    9)Jacob Green
    10)Sherman/Lynch
    User avatar
    Seahwkgal
    * NET Hottie *
     
    Posts: 2616
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:27 pm


  • Hawkfan77 wrote:1. Griffey
    2. Payton
    3. RW
    4. SA
    5. ARod
    6. Hass


    Are you missing a :sarcasm_off: flag? :shock:
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2258
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


  • 1. Seahawks as a team. My favorites are always the current team each year.
    2. Griffey

    I don't follow Seattle sports except the Seahawks but always liked Griffey.
    User avatar
    dbmack
    NET Starter
     
    Posts: 479
    Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:10 pm


  • Hass
    Largent
    Lynch
    Mack
    Galloway
    Image Image Tanzania¹² Image "ALERT THE LEGION!!!"
    User avatar
    Zebulon Dak
    * The Producer *
    * The Producer *
     
    Posts: 14993
    Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:57 pm
    Location: King In The North


  • Top 5
    1. Sean Kemp - Reignman was amazing to watch in his heyday.
    2. Edgar Martinez- Most approachable sports celebrity I have ever met (except for Joe Amoto)
    3. Dave Kreig - Working mans hero.
    4. Gary Payton - The Glove feeding the rock to the Reignman....fugetaboutit!
    5. Steve Largent - LEGEND.

    Bottom 5

    Franco Harris, The Boz, Curry, A-rod, Behring!
    #NEXTMANUP
    User avatar
    Evil_Shenanigans
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2689
    Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:15 am


  • Payton
    Kennedy
    Hass
    Lynch
    Russel

    Kemp
    Jones
    Edgar
    User avatar
    CALIHAWK1
    *PLATINUM SUPPORTER*
    *PLATINUM SUPPORTER*
     
    Posts: 9342
    Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:00 pm
    Location: Is Everything


  • I don't really see how you can have a guy with 1 season under his belt in your top 5 Seattle Athletes.... At least Sherman has been All-Pro....

    Here is my list... I was born in the area in 1980 and have followed the Hawks, Sonics (RIP) and Mariners (RIP).... If I was going to do a list of all sports in Seattle I would also include some Huskies like Emtman, Kaufman and Tui, but I will stick to Pro's....

    1. Ken Griffey, Jr. - HOF and the absolute baseball Icon of the 90's....

    2. Gary Payton - dude had swag before anyone even said the word, #1 trash talker of all time, Sherman isn't even close.

    3. Steve Largent - I had his Blue Angel poster on my wall in College.... that was 2003....

    4. Edgar Martinez - Hit a grandslam in game 4 of 95 ALDS with me in the building.... probably most clutch seattle pro ever...

    5. Randy Johnson - He was the most intimidating force in baseball... just look at Kruk in the All-Star game...

    6. Nate McMillan - Not only was he a great Sonic on all those excellent teams of the 90's... he also was a very good Coach.


    It is hard to leave off guys like Cortez Kennedy, Walter Jones, Kenny Easley (short career), Matt Hasselback, Felix Hernandez, Shawn Kemp, Xavier McDaniel, Detlef (charity work along with being a Husky comes into play)..... I would almost include Shaun Alexander on the list, but he tended to whine a bit for my liking despite his outstanding production for that 5-6 year stretch (1400+ and 14 Tds per year!)

    It doesn't surprise me to not see Ichiro on many lists.... dude was a non-factor in the community outside of being in RF at Safeco and in a commercial every year.... I saw him once at a Sonics game the first season he was here....
    BioDawg03
    NET Bench Warmer
     
    Posts: 36
    Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:42 pm


  • 1. Bobby Ayala
    2. Marcus Tubbs
    3. Steve Scheffler
    4. Spike Owen
    5. Vince Baker
    Image

    "There is no delay of game. We did not let the team know we were scratching our balls"
    User avatar
    IBleedBlueAndGreen
    * NET Injury Guru *
     
    Posts: 1635
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:56 am
    Location: Poulsbo, WA


  • Sports figure list interviews etc

    Matt Hasselbeck

    Jay Buenner

    Gary Payton

    George Carl

    Ken Griffey

    Sports players list who i liked watching

    Sonics

    Gary Payton
    Dennis Johnson
    Shaun Kemp
    Gus Williams
    Xavier McDanials
    Spencer Heywood
    Slick Watts
    Nate McMillan
    Fred Brown
    George Carl

    Mariners

    Ken Griffey
    Randy Johnson
    A - Rod
    Edgar Martinez
    Joey Cora
    Tito Martinez
    Lou Pinella
    Brett Boone
    Jay Buenner
    Mike Cameron

    Seahawks

    This list is endless since you have every era with stars and teams, I can say all of then since every era brought something different and special. 70's, 80's, 90's the 2000 era up till now. We as fans have seen the Rollor Coaster of emotions and the highs and lows, I have a hand full of favorite players over all that time, we know who is deemed best ever based on many votes of such things and we all have done our favorites in posts going back to when Todd had hair and was a chick magnet :) I can break down each decade or very close probably a half dozen players I really liked so this list would still be really long.
    Image

    To Be P/C or Not P/C That is the Question..........Seahawks kick Ass !!!!
    Check your PM's, Thank you for everything Radish RIP My Friend. :les:
    Member of the 38 club.
    User avatar
    chris98251
    .NET Hijacker
     
    Posts: 11541
    Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:52 pm
    Location: Renton Wa.


  • Not ranked in any order and more than 5, since I am hard-headed like that.

    (Mariners) Ken Griffey/Edgar Martinez/Alvin Davis/Harold Reynolds/Randy Johnson/Felix Hernandez/Spike Owens ... j/k ...

    (Seahawks) Steve Largent/Kenny Easley/Jacob Green/Cortez Kennedy/Walter Jones/Shaun Alexander/Matt Hasselbeck

    (Sonics) Gary Payton/Shawn Kemp/XMan/Freddie Brown/Jack Sikma/Tommy Gun Chambers/Dale Ellis/Wilkens
    Image
    Leon Washington 2010-2012 Red Bryant 2008-2013 Chris Clemons 2010-2013 Golden Tate 2010-2013
    Brandon Browner 2011-2013 Breno Giacomini 2011-2013 - Gone but not forgotten.
    R.I.P Les "PithyRadish" Norton 9/13/2014
    User avatar
    drdiags
    * The Doc *
    * The Doc *
     
    Posts: 9410
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:33 am
    Location: Covington, Washington


  • 1. Russell Wilson
    2. Matt Hasselbeck
    3. Richard Sherman
    4. Ichiro
    5. Gary Payton
    6. Shawn Kemp
    7. Larry Bernandez
    8. Adrian Beltre
    9. Julian Peterson
    10. Josh Brown

    Honorable mention: Michael Robinson

    If we counted non-players, I'd definitely have strong consideration for Tom Cable, Pete Carroll, John Schneider, Mike Holmgren, and especially Lou Pinella.
    User avatar
    kearly
    * Mr Random Thought *
     
    Posts: 11395
    Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:44 am


  • The Outfield wrote:
    Hawkfan77 wrote:1. Griffey
    2. Payton
    3. RW
    4. SA
    5. ARod
    6. Hass


    Are you missing a :sarcasm_off: flag? :shock:


    Mirer
    McGwire
    Halama
    Jennings
    McKnight
    "I cannot believe this............ I am stunned right now. This is now a rebuilding year for us. Our offense is crap now"

    Blitzer88 regarding trading Percy to the Jets
    User avatar
    HawKnPeppa
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2783
    Joined: Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:01 pm


  • Interesting that nobody has mentioned Felix...
    Follow me on Twitter: @realchrisbrown5
    Backpack Rich
    User avatar
    ChrisB Bacon
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 646
    Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:42 pm


  • Edgar martinez
    Ken Griffey
    Randy Johnson
    Russell Wilson
    Richard Sherman

    And I'd add Lou, if we're talking sports figures. Then Sweet Lou would be up there too.
    Richard Sherman doesn't just wanna get in your head, he wants to build a vacation home there.

    R. Sherman: "I don't want to be an island. I want to be a tourist attraction. You come, I take your money & you go."
    User avatar
    SalishHawkFan
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 4868
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:39 pm


  • I really do love Felix. It's too bad he's played on such garbage teams.

    My list:

    Griffey
    McMillan
    Edgar
    Kemp
    Hass (soon to be replaced by #3)
    I enjoy ruining threads by making them about personal attacks and then commenting about how personal attacks make the other person's argument invalid.

    :les:
    User avatar
    SonicHawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 8375
    Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:56 pm


  • Griffey
    Largent
    Downtown Fred Brown
    Steve Emtman
    Ken Easley
    "it'd be a newborn deer" - pehawk
    User avatar
    Hawk Strap
    * Handsome *
     
    Posts: 3142
    Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:37 pm
    Location: Tri Cities, WA


  • Listed by height:

    Jack Sikma
    Dennis Johnson
    Matt Hasslebeck
    Steve Largent
    Sue Bird
    Russell Wilson
    I'm In!


    What attracted you to the Seahawks?
    “It’s a combination of what I believe the coaches are doing here, the atmosphere and what I think we’re going to do here in the future. I think we’re going to win and win a lot and be a championship team.” – Zac Miller, August 4, 2011
    User avatar
    Seafan
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 3537
    Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:30 pm
    Location: Helotes, TX


  • You dare to leave off the X-man...
    Schadie001
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 543
    Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:32 pm


  • No love for Rich Amaral?
    President of the Perfect Parents Society - est. 2013
    User avatar
    JesterHawk
    * Smackmeister *
     
    Posts: 7191
    Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:56 pm


  • This is absolutely ridiculous. We love Wilson, but anybody that has watched sports in this town for more than a few years and has him above Hasselbeck, Holmgren, James, Payton, Kemp or Griffey after one pretty good year needs to have their Seattle fandom card revoked. Absolute absurdity.
    "So between my friends and I we have been at every home game to date this year, and we have all been plotting the offensive plays called. " ------Anthony!
    User avatar
    Tical21
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1546
    Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:37 pm


  • Tical21 wrote:This is absolutely ridiculous. We love Wilson, but anybody that has watched sports in this town for more than a few years and has him above Hasselbeck, Holmgren, James, Payton, Kemp or Griffey after one pretty good year needs to have their Seattle fandom card revoked. Absolute absurdity.



    I agree a little bit I suppose but there is something about Wilson that is special. Granted if he didn't have the season he did it may not be as impactful but he pulled some of us in by talking the talk and then he went out there and backed it up. From the story about how he pulled the hawks out of a hat before the draft, to signing off every interview with "go hawks" you're not just talking about some random player, you're talking about a guy that is almost too good to be true. Even though he does in interview full of cliches you can't blame him because you can't get to upset about the cliches he throws out that are 100% true and he 100% believes in.

    Maybe it's because here in seattle we've been in the sports-dumps for so long and Wilson was the perfect remedy for it, but if there's a guy who could come in and instantly win people over, it's Wilson.
    Image
    User avatar
    Hawknballs
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2877
    Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:51 am




It is currently Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:00 am

Please REGISTER to become a member

Return to [ THE OFFICIAL NET NATION FAN FORUM ]




Information