2008 Seattle Seahawks Scrimmage Game
The Seahawks start the season 1-0!! Today at Qwest Field, under a blue sky and perfect football conditions, the Seahawk offense battled the Seahawk defense...and you guessed it...the Seahawks won!! :)
Heather and I found out about this scrimmage game a while ago, looked into the cost of it, and decided it would be something super fun to take Evan and Hollyn's cousin, Alexis, to. We got permission to have Alexis join the Andersons for a few days, so we drove up to Seattle on Friday night and stayed with a friend of Heather's in Kirkland. They were super hospitable and we enjoyed our time with them very much!
Next morning we were up early and off to Qwest field in time for the gates to open at 9:00am. As we arrived there was a decent sized line and I feared for the worst, but as we entered the stadium we found that a number of sections still had seats in the lower rows! We grabbed some great ones in the 4th row up, just off the 50 yard line. Seats I will never again see if I have to pay for them, as they would typically cost a fortune!
We were also joined by the Baylisses...whom some of you will remember as one of the other co-founders of Edge Gear Clothing. Jack and I were also roommates during that time, and it was great to get to see my old friend and his family.
We spent a ton of money on food, souvenirs, and more food...but it was well worth it. We got to spoil cousin Alexis, we got to spend time with old friends, and we got to cheer for our beloved Seahawks who appear ready for another Super Bowl run despite the shake-up at the running back position this offseason.
Here are some pics of the event.
Qwest Field. Plenty of GOOD seats available for us!
4th row on the 50-yard line. I would never be able to afford these seats for a real game!
Now that's a fan club.
Evan got a fan mask and thought it was funny when we'd slip a garlic fry in the mouth hole!
Deion Branch doing some rehab work. I yelled to him "Be ready by week one or you're on the bench and I'm coming in, baby!" He doesn't look to happy about that, huh? (ok, that was a joke!)
I think our cousin was having a great time!
Seahawk cheerleader in the making.
I don't share my garlic fries with anyone! OK, maybe I do!
The kids down in front cheering on the Hawks.
Yes, Evan...they really are that big and fast!
They are just too dang cute.
Happy times with my baby!
Player stretch time. Heather wanted a pic of the players' butts, so...here you go!
Coach Holmgren overheard chatting with this assistant coach about a wirey looking fan presumed to have blazing speed and quick hands! I was so ready to jump in if called upon!
There's the man. #8 - Matt Hasselbeck! (walking with backup QB Seneca Wallace) After the scrimmage Matt was the first one to round the field and give greet the fans. Evan and I BOTH got high 5's from him!!
My buddy Jack snapping pics too.
#22 is our new RB, Julius Jones. Lots of other big names walking just yards away from us.
THE Seahawk...getting a pet from the kids.
Lofa Tatupu - the heart of the defense!
This was our first time in Qwest Field. Awesome. Great football weather day!
Cutest football fan EVER!
Our friends' twin boys were adorable in their Seahawk gear with fauxhawks.
One of the twins pokes Evan in the rear with his new foam cheer finger.
New best friends...Hunter and Alexis.
After a while a few people in the front row left, so Evan and I got as close to the action as a fan could get.
Blue eyes and blue skies.
Really BLUE eyes!
Evan's never really liked football so here's hoping the scrimmage makes it more tangible for him.
The kids watch a train going by after the game.
Good thing Evan had the mask on backwards or he might'a got a surprise nose pick.
The Blue Thunder band was rockin' all through the game.
We ran into the Seahawk again as we left, so the kids got a better chance to pet it.
Newest member of the "12th Man"
BFF and new 12th Man members
This cool wall plaque is made up of all the helmets of high schools in Washington State.
The game is over and we're headed home. What a fun time!