Seahawks Pride: The real thing or hometown hoax?


12thManThumbEverywhere you go, it’s guaranteed you’re going to see something about the “12th Man” or see at least 15 people sporting their Seahawks gear. My question is, where has this so called “spirit” been for the past few years? I can’t remember the Seahawks ever being this big, whether they were playing well or poorly. Nowadays, I’m more than convinced that at least half of the Seahawks fans are nothing more than bandwagon fans.

Not in any way, shape, or form, am I trying to be sexist, but I know girls who have Seahawks beanies and jerseys and wear them every chance they get, but if you ask them anything about football, or who is on the team, I know for a fact that they wouldn’t know the answer. Whether they’re trying to impress boys, other girls, or real football fans, I’m not sure… But if you know nothing about football or the team you’re sporting, why are you going to act like you do?

On game days, social media is atrocious. The only thing that you’re going to find on Twitter, Facebook and the rest of the works is everything about football, football, football. I think my favorite example was one that I saw on Twitter. A guy that I follow that I went to high school with tweeted something about the game and not even ten minutes later, a girl we went to high school with literally tweeted the same thing but with different emojis. Seriously? Seriously. It wasn’t even the generic, “Go Hawks!” either. If you don’t have anything genuine or real to say about the game, then don’t pretend that you do! No one is going to judge you for not being interested.

Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but if you’re so into football and so into the Seahawks, you’re going to want to watch the game, right? You’re going to want to watch how they win, how they lose, what they did right, what they did wrong, and whatever else football fans pay attention to. In order to do that, you have to physically be AT the game or watching it. So tell me why when I work games days at the mall, half of my customers are sporting Seahawks gear during the middle of the game but aren’t actually at home watching it? Seriously? Some (bandwagon) fan you are.Simply put, people, if you aren’t a Seahawks fan, or a football fan, own up to it! You don’t have be a bandwagon fan like half of Washington. Being a Seahawks fan doesn’t make you a good person and it doesn’t make you a bad person. If you truly are a real fan, then good for you. True hometown pride never hurt anybody. But if that jersey you’re sporting is just to impress other people… You need to reevaluate what you’re doing. Save the $100 and take your significant other out for a nice dinner