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    Starrman44 wrote:I was born in WA and raised in Palmer, AK. My brothers were Cowboy fans. One year my oldest brother accused us all of copying him, so my second oldest brother and I decided we would root for the eagles (that was in 1980). I was the youngest (younger than the oldest by 12 years), and had a natural alliance with my second oldest brother, so I jumped on the bandwagon with him. As fate would have it, the Eagles went to the Super Bowl that year (oldest brother was very dismayed).

    In 1980 I was 3 years old and I loved football. I found the Seahawks on the radio on (if memory serves) KABN radio in Alaska. The rest is history. My brothers kind of had the Seahawks as a regional favorite, and they were secondary to the Cowboys (everyone returned to normal after that 1980 season cause oldest brother decided it wasn't so bad if everyone rooted for the same team). My allegiance was wholeheartedly devoted to the Hawks by about age 4.

    Dad was a pastor and Sunday afternoons were spent listening with my ear to the radio while the family napped between services. Pete Gross and Steve Raible filled my head with their calls. We didn't have TV, so they created the scene for me. I wrote a letter to Steve Largent, had a couple of Largent jerseys. Spent most of my time throwing a football to myself so I could be Largent. I studied every picture of him so I could mimic his stance at the Line of scrimmage.

    I remember being at odds with my brother for a Thanksgiving game (Cowboys vs Seahawks), I came out victorious. So many great memories. Now my two oldest brothers are Seahawks fans first and foremost.

    I remember the Seahawks came up to Wasilla, AK for a charity basketball game. I met Manu Tuiasosopo and a bunch of other players. It was awesome. I remember Steve Largent came to Anchorage, AK to sign autographs, but I couldn't talk my parents into taking me to get one. One of my biggest childhood regrets.


    Starrman, thank you for the thoughtful AND thought-provoking post. I appreciate it. Why didn't your folks want to Anchorage, AK for the Largent autograph?!


    Oh, it wasn't that they didn't want to, we were just a really busy family. My Dad pastored full time and he was Chief of Road Maintenance for the Mat-Su borough (boroughs instead of counties). If they could have, they would have. They were all for going to the charity basketball game the Seahawks put on up there. We used to watch the re-start of the Iditarod in Big Lake, AK (by Wasilla) as well. So, they were all about getting us out to do stuff. It just didn't work out at that time. They probably thought there would be more opportunity as well.
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  • Starrman44 wrote:
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    Starrman44 wrote:I was born in WA and raised in Palmer, AK. My brothers were Cowboy fans. One year my oldest brother accused us all of copying him, so my second oldest brother and I decided we would root for the eagles (that was in 1980). I was the youngest (younger than the oldest by 12 years), and had a natural alliance with my second oldest brother, so I jumped on the bandwagon with him. As fate would have it, the Eagles went to the Super Bowl that year (oldest brother was very dismayed).

    In 1980 I was 3 years old and I loved football. I found the Seahawks on the radio on (if memory serves) KABN radio in Alaska. The rest is history. My brothers kind of had the Seahawks as a regional favorite, and they were secondary to the Cowboys (everyone returned to normal after that 1980 season cause oldest brother decided it wasn't so bad if everyone rooted for the same team). My allegiance was wholeheartedly devoted to the Hawks by about age 4.

    Dad was a pastor and Sunday afternoons were spent listening with my ear to the radio while the family napped between services. Pete Gross and Steve Raible filled my head with their calls. We didn't have TV, so they created the scene for me. I wrote a letter to Steve Largent, had a couple of Largent jerseys. Spent most of my time throwing a football to myself so I could be Largent. I studied every picture of him so I could mimic his stance at the Line of scrimmage.

    I remember being at odds with my brother for a Thanksgiving game (Cowboys vs Seahawks), I came out victorious. So many great memories. Now my two oldest brothers are Seahawks fans first and foremost.

    I remember the Seahawks came up to Wasilla, AK for a charity basketball game. I met Manu Tuiasosopo and a bunch of other players. It was awesome. I remember Steve Largent came to Anchorage, AK to sign autographs, but I couldn't talk my parents into taking me to get one. One of my biggest childhood regrets.


    Starrman, thank you for the thoughtful AND thought-provoking post. I appreciate it. Why didn't your folks want to Anchorage, AK for the Largent autograph?!


    Oh, it wasn't that they didn't want to, we were just a really busy family. My Dad pastored full time and he was Chief of Road Maintenance for the Mat-Su borough (boroughs instead of counties). If they could have, they would have. They were all for going to the charity basketball game the Seahawks put on up there. We used to watch the re-start of the Iditarod in Big Lake, AK (by Wasilla) as well. So, they were all about getting us out to do stuff. It just didn't work out at that time. They probably thought there would be more opportunity as well.



    Starmann, I understand. It sounds like you led a pretty spartan, rural, "old-school" sort of childhood.
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  • My dad was a Hawks fan. When I was really young he took me on my first trip to Seattle and I fell in love with the city and the team. Luckily for me, the only Seattle sports team I didn't fall in love with was the Sonics. I can't imagine having one of my sports teams relocate. :(
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  • When I was about 4 years old (1988 or so) I started loving the Seahawks. I was born in Washington DC, and when I was little I thought Seattle Wa. And Wash. D.C. Were the same thing. I moved to South Carolina soon after and my love affair only grew. I am ashamed and proud at the same time to say I have an authentic Rick Mirer jersey from the year they put the 75th Anniversary Diamond patch on the jerseys. I've never even thought about pulling for another team. Not when the Panthers were established and when I moved to Minneapolis for law school (they seem to really hate the Hawks here) I will forever live and die with this time as long as I still have a breath left in me. Go Hawks!
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  • Grew up a Bears fan during the years Walter played. Cried like a baby when he died. After that I just got busy and didn't keep up as much.

    Moved to Cali about a year before Pete was hired at USC. My sis is a Trojan, so I started following the team and became a diehard. Followed Pete to the Hawks.
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  • sc85sis wrote:Grew up a Bears fan during the years Walter played. Cried like a baby when he died. After that I just got busy and didn't keep up as much.

    Moved to Cali about a year before Pete was hired at USC. My sis is a Trojan, so I started following the team and became a diehard. Followed Pete to the Hawks.


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  • I was born here in Seattle, but grew up in Central Oregon watching the only teams that we could see on tv back then, which were typically the 49ers, the redskins, and cowboy games. I remember skiing at Mt Bachelor as a teen and they had a chalkboard at the base of the ski lift that gave the up to date score of the Sunday game. We would race down to the bottom to see the Redskins were up by another 7 points.

    In about 1974 my brother and I were about the age where we could be caught tossing the football and wearing replica football helmets from JC Penny's with me wearing an Oilers Jersey and him wearing a Cowboys jersey. (We also played some spirited nerf basketball games with TShirts with Wilts number 13 scribbled in marks-a-lot on an old white Tshirt and him in Jerry West's number 44 but that is another story).

    I think my first Seahawks memory was just that I was amazed we actually had a team in the northwest. My uncle helped me get the final missing Gatorade cap with the Seahawks logo to complete my set and later my mom and I used to sit in the car in our driveway or when we were on some family trip and listen to the static filled Portland radio station from over the mountains to hear the game, since it wasn't on TV. Then we would walk back into the house and talk about how great the game was even though we listened to a lot of games we did not win.

    Later in the late 80s, we really got into listening to games (and watching when it was on our local tv channels). I moved back up here in the mid 80's and lived near the Kirkland training facility... I went in and had Chuck Knox sign his book for my mom, since she was such a fan. I think she was the biggest fan in the family. She went to a local charity event down in Oregon and got to meet Dan Fouts...when he asked if she was a Charger fan, she said, no sorry, actually I love Dave Krieg and the Seahawks, I thought that was awesome LOL. She even calls the local TV station now and gives them an earful when they don't have the hawks on and instead have the 49ers on. I watched a lot of Hawks when I moved back and I was lucky to go to a few kingdome games and even got to watch the Broncos game with that Largent hit on Harden...then race home and re-watch it on the VCR.

    Fast forward (no pun intended) and now my wife and my two boys are Seahawks fans. My wife used to say, why do you watch this when you get so upset when they lose. Next thing you know she's asking for a Hasselbeck autographed football for Christmas and then later even a jersey. When we played the superbowl against the stealers (and the refs lost it for us), my son went up stairs in tears and came back down with his Tshirt marked up to read "Pitsburg sucks". So I guess marking up Tshirts runs in the family. We have a great time watching the games, going to training camps and following all the drafts and players. It's a great organization to represent Seattle (and the Northwest)...and yes even South Alaska.

    So now, to watch Russell, Marshawn, Kam, Sherm, and all the new Hawks seems like just icing on the cake. It feels almost surreal to see them predicted for the NFC champs or even the Superb Owl. I'm feeling pretty good to be around to watch these guys doing so well.

    I'm Hawk fan simply because they are our team...and thankful for what we are witnessing now.

    great to hear all these stories... and of course Go Hawks!
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  • loafoftatupu wrote:No one knows dark times like us lifers.

    We watched a untalented expansion team become a contender, get SO close to the pinnacle, only to have a fat POS of an owner destroy that team so that we could suffer the early 90's. I remember being GRATEFUL that Mirer led the team to 6-10. It doesn't get any darker than 92. The season that would have been if Krieg was still QB.

    And we never quit watching.


    '92 was the year I became a fan at 10. Probably because of the hype surrounding Rick Mirer. I just remember watching a lot of Husky football as a kid and always hearing how the Seahawks needed a new QB or something to that effect.
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  • Forgive me if I am wrong, but I have a very specific memory from when I was around 5. Largent was the place kicker for a field goal. It ended up being a trick play where Largent bootlegged it out and ran for a td. Can anyone else recall that play? I've searched for it. Anyhow, that's when I became a 12, at the age of 5.
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  • bobincovington wrote:I was born here in Seattle, but grew up in Central Oregon watching the only teams that we could see on tv back then, which were typically the 49ers, the redskins, and cowboy games. I remember skiing at Mt Bachelor as a teen and they had a chalkboard at the base of the ski lift that gave the up to date score of the Sunday game. We would race down to the bottom to see the Redskins were up by another 7 points.

    In about 1974 my brother and I were about the age where we could be caught tossing the football and wearing replica football helmets from JC Penny's with me wearing an Oilers Jersey and him wearing a Cowboys jersey. (We also played some spirited nerf basketball games with TShirts with Wilts number 13 scribbled in marks-a-lot on an old white Tshirt and him in Jerry West's number 44 but that is another story).

    I think my first Seahawks memory was just that I was amazed we actually had a team in the northwest. My uncle helped me get the final missing Gatorade cap with the Seahawks logo to complete my set and later my mom and I used to sit in the car in our driveway or when we were on some family trip and listen to the static filled Portland radio station from over the mountains to hear the game, since it wasn't on TV. Then we would walk back into the house and talk about how great the game was even though we listened to a lot of games we did not win.

    Later in the late 80s, we really got into listening to games (and watching when it was on our local tv channels). I moved back up here in the mid 80's and lived near the Kirkland training facility... I went in and had Chuck Knox sign his book for my mom, since she was such a fan. I think she was the biggest fan in the family. She went to a local charity event down in Oregon and got to meet Dan Fouts...when he asked if she was a Charger fan, she said, no sorry, actually I love Dave Krieg and the Seahawks, I thought that was awesome LOL. She even calls the local TV station now and gives them an earful when they don't have the hawks on and instead have the 49ers on. I watched a lot of Hawks when I moved back and I was lucky to go to a few kingdome games and even got to watch the Broncos game with that Largent hit on Harden...then race home and re-watch it on the VCR.

    Fast forward (no pun intended) and now my wife and my two boys are Seahawks fans. My wife used to say, why do you watch this when you get so upset when they lose. Next thing you know she's asking for a Hasselbeck autographed football for Christmas and then later even a jersey. When we played the superbowl against the stealers (and the refs lost it for us), my son went up stairs in tears and came back down with his Tshirt marked up to read "Pitsburg sucks". So I guess marking up Tshirts runs in the family. We have a great time watching the games, going to training camps and following all the drafts and players. It's a great organization to represent Seattle (and the Northwest)...and yes even South Alaska.

    So now, to watch Russell, Marshawn, Kam, Sherm, and all the new Hawks seems like just icing on the cake. It feels almost surreal to see them predicted for the NFC champs or even the Superb Owl. I'm feeling pretty good to be around to watch these guys doing so well.

    I'm Hawk fan simply because they are our team...and thankful for what we are witnessing now.

    great to hear all these stories... and of course Go Hawks!



    that was actually a touching story about your mom, bobinconvington.
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  • I have lived in Odessa, TX most of my life. Born here. One of my mom's ex's used to always watch football and I remember in 90-91 not sure exactly when, but I saw Chris Warren run for the first time and I just remember thinking that if a person could flow like water, that was what it would look like....I was mesmerized by how awesome of a runner he was. Then my kid instincts took over and I was like...whoa cool...they have all that blue in their uniform, that's my favorite color and that's a cool logo on the helmet and I like that name...Seahawks....and years later here I am.
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  • I became a hawks fan because I grew up in Washington. I loved sports all my life so it was just automatic that i loved my hometown team. My mom believe it or not was the biggest hawks fan in our family. Her and my grandma!! were the first ones I attended a game with back in the King Dome. I was probably 8 or 10 at the time but that's where it all started.

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  • I have been in Seattle one time in my life, that being an hour layover at seatac between flights. I believe that qualifies me as a Seattle native..!
    Actually I'm from So Calif and a very long time USC fan, so I became a Hawk fan when Pete left us for Seattle. I was a many year Rams season ticket holder, but after being abandoned by Georgia, I was lost and floating in an empty sea, looking for a new love. Seattle provided me with the opportunity to enjoy football again, watching Pete take a bunch of rag tags and slowly turn them into winners... It has been fun watching the haters and naysayers slowly becoming Pete Carroll fans, after years of hating him for what he did to Cougars and Huskies.
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  • I am from Mexico, and down here we have a bunch of Cowboys, Steelers, Raiders and Dolphins fans since those were the only teams that TV networks covered in the 70's and 80's; I was a cowboy fan for a small period of time, but from 1981 to 1985 my dad got season tickets for the chargers, and at that time I got hooked on football. My two brothers became chargers fans and I became a diehard Seahawk fan. If you have trouble explaining to others why you are a Seahawks fan, imagine what is like to be one in Mexico where nobody could understand why you follow a team with our history.

    I moved from the border in 1986, and it became really difficult to follow the team for about 10 years, but I hang tough, finally when I was able to have Sunday Ticket, and now with the internet i have the pleasure of following my team REALLY close, this site is my home, even though i don't really post, i have been a big time lurker since its inception Seahawks98.

    This year i'm planning on going to Seattle for the first time with my wife and my two kids which of course are Seahawks fans.
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  • October 22, 1978. My stepdad, who I hated, was a raider fan. I was playing a game on Atari and without warning, that asshat walked up and shut my game off so he could watch the raiders. It just so happens that the Seahawks were the opposing team. Just to tick him off I started rooting for the Seahawks. The Seahawks won 27-7 and I have been a Seahawk fan since. Neither my love for the Seahawks or my hatred of the man that USED TO BE my stepdad has waned since.
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  • Born and raised in Seattle. Went to HS with Jack 'no water 4 u' Patera's daughter. Jim Zorn was nice enough to come up to my Dad while he was walking my Doberman and unfortunately my dog tried to take a bite out of Zorn's hand. :( Good sport, though.
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  • When I was living with my parents as a teen in MA we would always pick the games from the Boston Globe's Sunday paper by their spreads; me, my sister, my Dad, and my Mom would all play. Well in 1998 season opening week the Seahawks were at Philadelphia to play the Eagles. If memory serves me correct the Eagles were favored to win the game, whether they were or they weren't my whole family picked the Eagles and I picked the Seahawks. Needless to say by the time the Monday night game was over that week of the 98 season, I had won by one point, difference maker being the 38-0 clobbering the Seahawks gave the Eagles. From then on they were my go to team for picking games and while doing this became a fan wanting them to win every week. Eventually it ramped up to where they became an equal favorite of my other team, the Patriots. Nowadays it seems I'm more into the Seahawks than the Pats now that I live in NC but still a fan of both teams for sure.
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  • Donn2390 wrote:I have been in Seattle one time in my life, that being an hour layover at seatac between flights. I believe that qualifies me as a Seattle native..!
    Actually I'm from So Calif and a very long time USC fan, so I became a Hawk fan when Pete left us for Seattle. I was a many year Rams season ticket holder, but after being abandoned by Georgia, I was lost and floating in an empty sea, looking for a new love. Seattle provided me with the opportunity to enjoy football again, watching Pete take a bunch of rag tags and slowly turn them into winners... It has been fun watching the haters and naysayers slowly becoming Pete Carroll fans, after years of hating him for what he did to Cougars and Huskies.
    Looking forward to a great season. GO HAWKS..!!

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  • My grandpa was a rabid fan; born and raised in Seattle area. Been a fan ever since.
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  • Born and raised in Toronto but became a Seahawks fan as a 10 year old after they won me a football pool at my mom's work :)
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  • I moved to Seattle 6 years ago from Honolulu and at the time was not much of a football fan. All my heroes growing up were surfers. A friend of mine gave me some advice before we moved here. He told me that if I didn't start getting behind football I wasn't going to have any friends. I think the second year I was here my buddy Joe took me to my first game and I have been hooked ever since.
    I have to tell you, going to my first NFL game was a real eye opener. Walking through the Pioneer Square area towards the stadium and all the people with their jerseys on were headed in the same direction and coming out of bars and yelling encouragement. We all gradually converged into one mass of people with a common goal. In the distance I could hear Blue Thunder ( I didn't know who it was at the time). We came around a corner and there was the stadium and it was a clouds-parting-choir-of-angels moment. I started to get it right then. I don't remember who we played or if we won or lost but damnit was fun.
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  • Moved around a bit. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio....lived in Richmond, Virginia for some time. Spent 3 years at NC State, one at Wisconsin. Ended up moving out here last year for work last year. Been a fan ever since.

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  • I was born and raised here in Seattle and my Dad used to take me to Seahawks game in the Kingdome when I was growing up. My best friend next door was in the same boat as I was so we went to a lot of games as kids. We are now multi year STHs!
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  • I was always a huge Alabama fan growing up.. never really cared for the NFL including the hometown Falcons (I actually have always hated them). However, my favorite Alabama player of all-time was Shaun Alexander and naturally I followed his career to Seattle and over the first couple of years I found myself falling in love with the team itself and now I consider myself just as much a Seahawk fan as I am an Alabama fan.

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  • T-Sizzle wrote:Moved around a bit. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio....lived in Richmond, Virginia for some time. Spent 3 years at NC State, one at Wisconsin. Ended up moving out here last year for work last year. Been a fan ever since.

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  • I have been a life long fan. The Seahawks and I were born the same year and our bond has only solidified through the years. In 1987 a friend, my bother and I stood on the picket line at Seahawk Headquarters in support of our players. In 1990 I got my first job at a car wash (recently closed) on Central Way in Kirkland, WA. At the car wash it was my job to hand wash and wax 7-9 players cars before home games for a 2-3 year span. These early and impressionable memories have made a life long fan. Like all of you tomorrow can not come soon enough.
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  • was an army brat. family was stationed at ft lewis back in 81-83. i was only 8 when we moved there but the place (the area, the state) left a mark on me. still miss it as if i'd lived there for 20 years. Remember so much of it vividly. Lived in tacoma for a few months when we first got there... an apartment complex on 96th street called woodmark apartments (was called fountain courts back then). Went to Christensen Elementary school for a bit and then transferred to Tillicum Elem when we moved to military housing on Ft Lewis. Anyway... it was then that it happened that one of my dad's good friends was a cousin of Kenny Easley. He had tickets to a game and offered to take me (my dad couldn't go because of work). Part of the deal was that we'd get to go to dinner with Kenny after the game.

    October 18, 1981. The experience was awesome and one that i'll never forget... even though we lost to the Giants that day, 32-0. I was mesmerized; the crowd chanting 'Go... Sea-Hawks', the sounds of the game, zorn, largent, warner, nash, greene... all of the old stalwarts on the field. I fell in love with the team that day and have been about as hardcore a fan as one can be since then. As for meeting Kenny, we waited at the player's exit for about an hour after the end of the game but Kenny didnt show. Turned out later that he was pretty dinged up (probably as much emotionally as he was physically after losing the way they did) and stayed in the locker room long after for treatment. I was soooo disappointed. But even though i never did get a chance to meet him, he became my favorite seahawk (and still is, along with C Warner). Cant imagine EVER rooting for another team.

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  • I've talked about this before, but my family and I moved to Washington in 1977. I became pretty much a die hard Seattle fan by about 1980, as my dad and I would always watch Hawks football together on Sundays. We still talk Hawks whenever we get together. The Seahawks had this amazing receiver with fly paper hands who was an absolute black hole for footballs -- they always seemed to be getting sucked towards him. Maybe you've heard of him, Steve Largent. :P I very quickly became enamored with Largent, Zorn, Jacob Green, and later on Easley, Curt Warner, etc.
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  • Born and raised within 5 miles of the stadium.
    My Grandpa bought me a Seahawks 'lettermans' jacket '76, and a cool kids tshirt I wore like everyday in 1977-78-ish through kindergarten and elementary school.

    Essentially, it was destiny from Day1. :D

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  • Hi all

    UK fan of the Seahawks since mid 80s - NFL started to be televised about then over here and most of my buddies were supporting teams who were on TV the most (Cowboys, Dolphins, Raiders etc); I wanted to support a different team and decided on Seattle! Been an up and down 30 years or so but overall it was a great pick. Going to make it to a game one day....

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  • Aros wrote:I was looking through the JCPenney Christmas catalog in 1975 and noticed the Seahawks helmet, logo and colors and was instantly no longer a Vikings fan. (Had the Ahmad Rashad jersey to prove it. Just liked the purple and white Nike-looking logo...I was 6, give me a break!) When I found out they were MY hometown team I knew it was a match made in heaven. Destiny!

    I thank them for my annual heart palpitations ever since.


    Hey, Ahmad Rashad went to Mt. Tahoma high School.
    You were getting closer. You just didn't know it.

    edit: Well, Bobby Moore went to Mt. Tahoma.
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  • Lanakila wrote:I moved to Seattle 6 years ago from Honolulu and at the time was not much of a football fan. All my heroes growing up were surfers. A friend of mine gave me some advice before we moved here. He told me that if I didn't start getting behind football I wasn't going to have any friends. I think the second year I was here my buddy Joe took me to my first game and I have been hooked ever since.
    I have to tell you, going to my first NFL game was a real eye opener. Walking through the Pioneer Square area towards the stadium and all the people with their jerseys on were headed in the same direction and coming out of bars and yelling encouragement. We all gradually converged into one mass of people with a common goal. In the distance I could hear Blue Thunder ( I didn't know who it was at the time). We came around a corner and there was the stadium and it was a clouds-parting-choir-of-angels moment. I started to get it right then. I don't remember who we played or if we won or lost but damnit was fun.



    That's a great story :)
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  • From Toronto, Canada. Was a huge Griffey jr. Fan as a kid and got into football around the same time. Decided to follow and cheer for them ever since. I love the hawks and I'm dying to travel to Seattle to watch a game with the 12th man. Was at the game in Toronto last year against the bills. I was surrounded by Bills fans and stood up for my team and cheered till I lost my voice. This is my first post and I'm happy to join the forum.
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  • Born in LA and left the same year both those sorry franchises did too. Started following Hawks as being in Spoke the is the local team. Been hooked since.
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  • Never became a Hawk fan, was born one. Will die one.
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  • Always played as them on Madden, and I loved their Defense. Then when I found I was similar in height to Russell, I decided it was a match made in heaven :P
    Out of Northern Ireland - Go Hawks!
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  • JSeahawks wrote:Born and raised in Portland. The "local" teams that we usually got to choose from on TV were the Raiders, 49ers or Seahawks. So obviously it was an easy choice. Steve Largent, Kenny Easley, Curt Warner and guys like that just made the choice easier.


    Me too (it is where I was when they took the field that first time) We always had the Niners/Raiders and that was when the Niners truly sucked while the Raiders were winning. The Steeler games always made it too in the morning.

    I chose the Hawks immediately when I saw those unis. Against the family history and wishes. I take pride in that choice I made. Not a lot of us had that option. They were born into it or became Seahawk fans. I was all in from the beginning.
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  • I think this was asked once before. I became a Hawk fan in 1977, thereby missing by one stinking year being able to brag that I've "been here from the start." And, truth be told, I started watching football that year because that was the year CBS decided to no longer broadcast hockey!

    'Course, now I'm "all in."
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  • Great reading everyone's responses. I grew up in Dallas, and like all the other local lemmings became a Cowboys fan. While attending Texas A&M (Whoop)! I happened to see a Seahawks game where they had some trick plays (could be the one you remember OLYhawks). Well! Certainly never saw the Cowpokes do anything like that! I would then seek them out, but alas not much coverage for the Hawks down South. So without any significant coverage or internet I turned to the old Street & Smiths guide to get familiar with the team. I remember reading it out by the pool during the preseason.

    With my interested piqued, I started to tire of the Cowboys - and mostly their fans. Even had Season tickets one year which was the last nail. Cowboy fans aren't really interested in seeing the game as much as they are interested in being seen. I was at that TGiving game Starrman44, and walked down to behind the Hawks bench yelling "Daaaaaave Krieeeeeg...." I just wanted some fan acknowledgment - the trainer took pity and was fixin' to get him then durn it the offense was headed to the field. I did make it to a game in MN and was out there for warm up - and yelled "Gig 'em" to Jacob Green and got a thumbs up across the field!

    I've been to several road games (and have seen them win every time!) but NEVER to Seattle. Finally making my pilgrimage to Mecca next week for the JAX game. My interest waned during the 90's + but with the Sunday Ticket and availability of info on the net I'm back to being the typical obsessed fan. I never meet any other Hawks fans, and with a big 'ole Hawks sticker on the back of my SUV I used to get strange looks - not so much any more!
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  • My folks bought season tickets in 1976 for the inaugural season, and I proceeded to attend every home game the Kingdome ever saw. Sec. 117, Row 7, seats 1,2 and 3. 38 years now and counting and will never ever, be anything but, a lifelong Seahawk Fan!
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