I’ve seen the Seattle Seahawks play four times since 2011. I know the roster pretty well. Three of the four times I saw them were in the preseason, but I have fond memories of seeing these guys play. Here is what I remember in chronological order.
In the 2011 preseason opener, the Seahawks came to San Diego to play the Chargers. I was lucky enough to see the first career game of Richard Sherman along with K.J. Wright, Byron Maxwell, Doug Baldwin, James Carpenter and Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith. Sherman who is already a two time first team All-Pro returned a punt that game because he was a fifth round draft pick. Nothing to eventful happened in that game, but because those players, some of them great, made there debut, I will never forget it.
I went to the 2012 Rose Bowl and saw Russell Wilson’s final college football game. He played pretty good and his Wisconsin Badgers put up 38 poins in a heart breaking loss to Oregon. At the time I definitely did not think he would win a Super Bowl.
The next time I saw the Seahawks was for the 2012 Denver Broncos preseason home opener. That was Peyton Manning’s first game in Denver. I’ve never seen happier fans. Wow. I’ll never forget when Manning ran out of the tunnel for the first time as a Bronco. The electricity in the stadium is something I have never experienced. That game was Russell Wilson’s though. He threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns and took the starting job from Matt Flynn. Peyton Manning threw two interceptions including one to K.J. Wright.
In July of 2013, I got to interview athletes at the party for ESPN The Magazines The Body Issue with TheBeastBrief.com. I got to interview Richard Sherman. I didn’t know he would be there. When I saw him I couldn’t believe it. He is a player I idolize. That was one of the top moments of my whole life. I got a picture with him and in the background is Ricardo Lockette who got a catch in the Super Bowl.
My final time seeing the Seahawks was in there preseason opener at San Diego this year. Jermaine Kearse who scored a touchdown in the Super Bowl scored one in this game. Byron Maxwell had an interception while Malcolm Smith recorded a sack in the Seahawks 31-10 win.