Maybe you heard about it.
There’s been a few of lifelong dreams checked off of the ol’ bucket list over the last few days. I got to see my team doused in confetti after winning the Super Bowl. I ordered my subscription of Sports Illustrated, which comes with a free book on the season, a football, and a DVD (should be here in 6-12 weeks). I went down to 4th and Lenora for the Championship Parade this morning. All that’s left will be the endless drunken arguments with the friends of mine who aren’t Seahawks fans about how this Seahawks team is one of the top five teams of all time (the gift that keeps on giving, really).
I’ve heard of numbers ranging from 700,000 all the way to a million lining the streets of Seattle from Denny Way all the way to CenturyLink Field. Which leads one to wonder: why don’t they just hold these things on a weekend and REALLY try to blow some largest crowd records out of the water?
I’m not gonna lie to you, I didn’t stay for the whole thing. Some co-workers and myself left the office around 10:30am, because we were told the damn thing would start at 11am. I knew that wasn’t going to be happening when I went on Twitter and read about how they were still on I-90. The parade didn’t really get going until something like 12:30. I saw the first couple of buses, some army vehicles, and a couple of random Duck cars. I ended up leaving because I didn’t want to spend the rest of the day making up my hours at work. I also didn’t stay because I was standing directly behind two of the tallest assholes on the planet who spent the whole time cheering with both arms raised so I couldn’t get any good photos anyway.
And, before I start posting what I have, I’ll say this: I know it’s fun to bring your kids to a parade, but this thing isn’t JUST for them. It’s for all of us. All of us who have suffered for decades. If you want your kid to have a view of the parade, get there early so you can put them in the front row, or find some higher ground where they can stand. Because leaving them on your shoulders throughout the whole fucking thing is just being a cunt.
Anyway, most of the photos below are mine. The two that aren’t were taken by a co-worker (both feature Russell Wilson). Click on them for large views.
Seriously, I have about three times as many photos that I didn’t post, and this kid is in like MOST of them. Go Hawks!