Why I chose my team … Seattle Seahawks

Why I chose my team … Seattle Seahawks

huddleA lot of people have been asking me this via Twitter, along with comments such as “Glory supporter!” and “Seahawks fan since 2012?!?!”, so here I am with my story as to why I came to choose Seattle Seahawks as my NFL team.

I’d been going out with my boyfriend a couple of months, he’s quite in to his NFL, watched it growing up and then got back in to it years later. He’s a 49ers fan but loves watching the game in general. He was watching Sky Sports when I was over and it was Seattle playing, I can’t for the life of me remember who the opposition was, but I remembered it being mid-season or at least not too far away from the play-off’s (the one where Falcon’s knocked us out, if my memory serves me).

I didn’t get to watch many of the games after that, but I made sure I watched the highlights each week on channel 4 to see what was going on and it’s from there that my love for the sport grew and I decided to make Seattle my team – for a number of reasons, ones you’ll probably think are ridiculous but here goes – a) they were the first team I watched. b) I really like the colour Navy Blue. c) Richard Sherman, being Richard Sherman, stood out to me.

I then started to follow some of the players on Twitter. I came to admire Russell Wilson’s positivity, and Richard Sherman’s cockiness. I decided, having committed to a team to buy a jersey, so I went ahead to purchased one (my now favourite thing to wear on Sunday!).

What’s crazy is if I’d have waited a season before committing to my team, I probably would have ended up becoming a Lion’s fan, I’ve watched them a lot and they’re a great team with some incredible players!

I have no regrets over choosing Seattle as team but it is tiresome getting silly comments about being a glory supporter. At the same time, so what if I had of been, surely more people getting in to the sport is a good thing?

… So there you have it. This is my story! Feel free to comment below and share yours!

Liz Bhandari

Liz has covered the NFL for five seasons, and currently serves as Managing Editor for Ninety-Nine Yards and for her own website, NFLGirlUK.com. Since launching the website in 2014, she has made regular appearances on the TalkSport2 ‘All American Sports Show’ with Nat Coombs and in 2016 was ranked No.37 (of 400+) in the “Super Bowl: Top 50 UK Influencers” by marketing software producers Analytica for “igniting conversations” between fans.

3 thoughts on “Why I chose my team … Seattle Seahawks

  1. Fantastic read with great enthusiasm for this great sport. As Bart Scott once said while being a Jet. “Can’t wait” for next year’s Wembley games. Oh yeah I’m a Jets fan, don’t laugh.

  2. After a while, you honestly stop caring about the naysayers. No team is #1 for too long. Just need to see it as “this cycle is good. I’ll enjoy this critics until it ends”.

    The 49ers, Cowboys and Broncos will testify :

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