I've thought about this question A LOT recently. And as recently as last week. See, from before our preseason started I had this idea that we would win the Super Bowl this year. And week after week as the season developed and the playoffs occurred I grew increasingly confident and began to witness changes in the way I experienced our team. In the way Vegas perceived our team. In the way co-workers friends and strangers all over via my travels related to me as an extension of our team. And, I guess, the way our fans experienced the media's experience of our team. (Sidenote: I have ALWAYS been more aggravated by the way our fans catalog and castigate perceived slights from the media than I get over anything the media says about us.). But that's just my trip.and on. And on.
And so through all of this envisioning another Super Bowl appearance and a first Super Bowl victory, I began to naturally ask myself what that would do to my team's history and my team's future and my team's fan base and a sense of superiority and a sense of entitlement or raised expectations etc..
What would it be like to see posers, wannabes, bandwagonners and 13 year old gangbangers in Minneapolis suddenly sporting Seahawks gear?
So I have considered your question in these ways and many others.
And I think I would breathe a huge self-satisfied breathe of relief. I think I would relax internally and approach the following year's games with pride, but with reserve. I think it would mellow me. I just need one for validation of my commitment. I don't think I would miss a game the following year, but I think I would spend a lot of time reflecting on what this Seahawks lifetime has been about. And why it was all worth it. I might join a monastery for a year. Or hike the Pacific Crest Trail. I would definitely buy a motorcycle and find a way to create a new ridiculous and ridiculed pursuit in my life and I would definitely imagine a way to pay tribute to us all. And there is a good chance that I would cream my jeans.
This is a great thread/question. It is like asking the next lottery winner what they would do if they won (when we all know by now that the reality is they often fall apart and are miserable after the fact).
It's an important thread/question. Because its quite likely to happen. And soon. Unless we just missed our shot. Which is also a possibility.
"Some people here have been groomed to accept mediocrity and lame ducks, I'm on board with the vibrato!" -SouthSoundHawk
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