For the past seven years, I’ve hosted a Super Bowl shindig at my north Puyallup apartment.
There have been quite a few memorable contests during that time, but nothing topped watching the Seattle Seahawks drub the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Even though my gathering was smaller than usual this year, you wouldn’t have known it, considering the volume level of our quartet when the Seahawks made big play after big play. I probably burned close to 200 calories due to the large number of high fives, tackles and chest bumps throughout the game.
I know that scene played out in similar fashion in homes of Seahawks fans across the world.
The Seattle region has been hungry for one of the three major professional sports (NBA, MLB, NFL) to bring home a world championship. The last team to do it was the 1979 Seattle SuperSonics.
The 36-year drought is over, and the mission has been accomplished.
The past week and a half has been special for Seahawks fans. It seems like everywhere I turn, I run into somebody rocking their Seahawks gear proudly.
The Super Bowl title is something the Pacific Northwest will savor for years to come. I watched the Seahawks hoist the Lombardi Trophy during the on-field celebration with one of my best friends, Tyree Bell, whom I have known since our days at North Mason High School.
“This is the fourth best day of my life,” he stated emphatically.
He went on to say the only three events that could trump the Seahawks’ Super Bowl title was the birth of his daughter, the day he met the woman he would eventually marry and his wedding day.
I slapped hands with him and told him that was awesome.
It was the perfect ending to a perfect day, and it’s something I’ll never forget.
Shaun Scott can be reached at 253-552-7002 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.