…is a Seattle Seahawks victory in the Super Bowl. Alright, that isn’t entirely true. There are a few more things on my list.
That said, a Super Bowl win would be a wonderful holiday gift for the Pacific Northwest. Granted, the best that the team can do by Christmas Day is guarantee home field advantage throughout the playoffs. But, that would be a big step.
I don’t think of myself as a greedy person. One Super Bowl win will do. Russell Wilson is still early in his career, and perhaps he will be a truly legendary quarterback with multiple rings by the time he is finished. However, when you are from Seattle the championships are few and far between.
You come to realize that opportunities do not happen every season.
As a loyal fan of all things Emerald City, I have simple desires. I would like to see a championship from the basketball, baseball and football teams during my lifetime. The basketball title is already in the bank, as I was able to enjoy the 1978-79 Seattle SuperSonics win it all during my youth.
The Seahawks have what is almost certainly the best team of their franchise history. You could put the prior Super Bowl team against this squad, or some of the great teams of the mid-80s. However, this team probably has the best shot at winning the Lombardi Trophy.
Fans may take solace in the fact that this team still has a lot of young talent. The ‘Hawks may have a multi-year window in which to contend. Unfortunately, the NFL can be a brutal league. Injuries, contract issues and momentum swings can quickly turn an elite squad into a team that misses the playoffs. Sometimes this happens in just one season.
Some Christmas gifts are farfetched dreams that can only be attained through some unique circumstances. This year, a Super Bowl victory isn’t such a crazy thing to wish for if you root for the Seahawks.
Now if only the Seattle Mariners were closer to actual contention…