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 ;)

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