Friday, March 18, 2011

Flashback Friday: Brian vs. the Boz

When Brian Bosworth hit Seattle in full Boz force, I was a boy-crazed middle-schooler and because I was also a Seahawk fan, the Boz's poster went up on my wall right next to Largent's Blue Angel poster and all my Duran Duran, New Kids on the Block, and Sean Astin paraphernalia.
 >  I bought into the hype.

I vividly remember the time we saw Boz in his convertible in Bellevue.  I was with a friend - don't even remember who - and we did the typical tweenage swoon and I couldn't even speak to try to get his attention.
 > Thanks to him, I will forever call Elway, "Mr Ed".

But not too many years after that, I would blame that 'swoon' on being young and impressionable.  This was a guy who hurt his shoulder so badly he couldn't play for us, yet he could do his own stunts in his movie?!
 > I drew all over my Boz poster and convinced my mom to let me burn it.

If compared to his own hype, then yes, the Boz was a bust.  But reading personal accounts in Seahawks books like "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" and watching recaps like this vid have made me appreciate Brian Bosworth more.
 > I've finally come full circle...or at least 280 degrees {no Boz posters for me, thanks}.

I mean, who doesn't love what he did to Bronco fans? OK, maybe Bronco fans.  But that just makes me love it more ;)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Support Team Blitz: Pub Crawl to Fight MS SATURDAY

If you're a #12 in Seattle or surrounding, you'll want to come out this Saturday, March 19 to support Team Blitz.  Team Blitz was created by Ryan Asdourian {aka your favorite mascot, Blitz} after he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  Click that link to find out more, and "like" Team Blitz so you can follow and support the Team - maybe even partake in the Walk MS on April 3.

Read Ryan's Story

This weekend marks the 2nd Annual Team Blitz Pub Crawl.  For just $30 you'll get 4 drink tickets and a Team Blitz T-shirt.  The pub crawl begins 3:00pm at Twist in Belltown.  Event info and tickets are available at this page on Facebook.  The 12th Man will be out en force! Invite all your friends!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

One Month to Register for Seahawks 12k

The Seahawks 12k run is in its second year, and will take place in Renton on Sunday April 10, 2011. Also scheduled is a 5k run/walk and a kids' fun run.  The course for the 12k includes a run around VMAC, but those who can't hack the 12k will be left to run the "Virginia Mason 5k" which heads south to the Cedar River.

You know which route you want to run, #12. Get training now!
The Seahawks 12K Run will start and finish at The Landing, run along the Southeast shore of Lake Washington and offer participants a unique opportunity to run around the Seahawks training facility, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Register now be a part of this unique event and spend the day with Blitz, the Sea Gals, Blue Thunder and more!
Registration is now open and prices vary from $10 for the kids' run to 25-40 for the 5k and 12 k depending on when you register.  {HINT: register by TOMORROW for lowest price!} Funds raised will benefit the Renton/Skyway Boys & Girls Club.  And yes, I'll see you there.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Mardi Gras. We Beat the Saints.

Mr 12 the Hard Way made a wonderful N'awlins-inspired dinner, complete with Bananas Foster for dessert.  Mini-12 the Hard Way made sure we all had beads to wear.

And still, the only thing I can think of this Mardi Gras is Who Dat who beat dem Saints 2 months ago to the day...My Seahawks {and yours}.

Love ya, Hawks babies.

{Video Credit: YouTube via davmcdon}