You don’t have to be a Seattle Seahawks fan to be a fan of these Seattle Seahawks fans.
A little back story, from Mike Harris’ Youtube page:
In 1976 my mom became a Seattle Seahawks fan. She was in love with Jim Zorn, in awe of Steve Largent, and in the Kingdome whenever she could. After a 9-7 finish in the 1983 season, the Seahawks made their way to the AFC Championship by beating Miami in the Divisional round of their first playoff run (after knocking off Denver in the Wild Card round). That night, mom wanted to go to Boeing Field to welcome back the Hawks, like I know a lot of people will be planning to do after this Sunday, but my dad wouldn’t let her go. She was pregnant with me, due in three months. She missed that opportunity, and the Hawks went on to lose to the hated Raiders that year.
The Seahawks made it to the Super Bowl in 2005, but Harris said they couldn’t afford to go to the game. This year, though, ticket prices have fallen due to weather concerns and he decided this was the year to head to the big game.
I texted my dad at 9:55am Pacific time and he texted back four minutes later. We decided to pull the trigger and not tell her until the tickets came.
Harris said his best friend, whom he’s known since kindergarten, also got involved.
Mom was there for the send-off of the Seahawks in person, with no clue of what was coming. She came to my house to see me and my dogs, and the FedEx guy arrived and I signed for the package. I opened it, and handed it over to her.
What came next can be seen in this great video below:
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