Jun 17, 2014; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks to pass during minicamp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Life Is Good For Seattle Seahawks Fans Right Now


For Seattle Seahawks fans, life is good.

Super Bowl win? Check. Young, franchise quarterback? Check. Talented defense that is still young and hungry? Check. Popular, energetic coach? Check. Powerful fan base and definitive homefield advantage? Check, check and double-check.

Is it too selfish to suggest that Seattle deserves this? Maybe so, but I’m saying it without a lot of guilt.

If we are going to get into a sense of fairness, I suppose it is compassionate to suggest that every city should be able to enjoy and celebrate a team every so often. Now, it is Seattle’s turn.

Will the Seahawks be dominant forever? Obviously not. However, they are at the top of the NFL right now, and it is fun to enjoy the ride. Savor this time, fans. This is a special period to be a fan, and the faithful followers should do their best to enjoy the moments.

When the Seahawks won the Super Bowl, I told people that I wasn’t going to get greedy. I wanted at least one championship from my three favorite sports teams during my lifetime. The Seahawks and the Seattle SuperSonics have done their jobs. Now the Mariners just need to get rolling.

Who knows? The mighty M’s might get hot and surprise some people this year.

Does this mean that Seahawks fans should sit back and just watch the Super Bowl DVD over and over again while ignoring the current squad? Certainly not.

This team is built for continued success. There is no reason why this franchise can’t win another Super Bowl or two in the next few years. I won’t get greedy, but I won’t turn down another championship if it comes to fruition.

The parade is over. Seattle survived free agency, locked up some young stars and added some intriguing talent in the later rounds of the draft yet again. 2014 has the potential to be another exciting season. It is time to get back to work.

As we inch towards training camp, keep the big picture in mind. This is a great time to be a Seahawks fan, particularly if you have been with the team from the beginning. I still have my Jim Zorn poster from my youth, and this last season was a sweet reward for years of loyalty.

Enjoy the season, fans. These periods of dominance don’t happen every day.

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  • JohnPaul Sein

    Damn skippy!! It’s been such a long wait for us 12s . I can’t wait to finally see a game up close. Haven’t been since the king dome days..

  • Paddy

    Come back to BR Todd. The Seahawks won’t be good forever, but they’re setup to be good for a long time with a little more luck in health and drafting. And the Mariners are already exceeding my expectations. I never would have thought they’d be 8 games above 500 at this point. Hopefully they keep it going.

    • Todd Pheifer

      Hey, Paddy. Nice to hear from you. I’m pretty happy here at Emerald City Swagger, but I appreciate the thought. It is true that the ‘Hawks will have a hard time sustaining success, but this is certainly a fun time to be a fan. As for the Mariners, they certainly have a lot of pieces to build a winner. Right now they just need to keep hitting with confidence.

  • Edwin Fitzsimmons

    Any man that can mention Jim Zorn in an article is a BIG fan of mine. Love the left hander, and really love this current team! Let’s do it again.

    • Todd Pheifer

      Zorn was the man back in the day, and even though the Seahawks weren’t very good, he was fun to watch.

  • Michael Wandler

    Jim Zorn?? You don’t look that old, my friend! I was born in 1975 and I only have vague memories, probably from highlights, of those Zorn to Largent connections. My earliest memories are dominated by Dave Krieg. Unfortunately, they often feature him fumbling a snap. Still, Largent and Warner provided a childhood of happiness, especially under “Ground” Chuck. It’s nice to know other people have been there from the start, or at least from when they were old enough to learn what fandom means. If the Hawks never win another game, I will still be watching, but I won’t lie: it is SO much more fun to win. Rock on, brother. GO HAWKS!!

    • Todd Pheifer

      I’m not THAT old, I suppose. Ah yes, Dave Krieg. I always like Krieg because he was a gamer, but he certainly could put the ball on the turf with the best of them. Curt Warner was a stud…so much fun to watch. You wonder what his career would have been like if he could have benefited from modern surgery.

  • Doug Chivers

    ok, you want to know a true fan? I went to a game at the stadium in seattle center in 1968 between the Jets with Namath and the Steelers with Bradshaw. What we found out later was the reason for that game, was to see if Seattle would support a pro team, which obviously it would! That stadium is small, but it was PACKED!! And we all know the rest of that story!! Great Times to be a kid!!………………………GO HAWKS!!