So then the final interception. ELATION, of COURSE. But not in the same way of 2005's games. Not even the same as the January 22, 2006 NFC Championship - the one where we pretty much knew by the 4th quarter and I still ended up crying with joy when the confetti flew and Hass HOISTED that George Hallas trophy. No tears last night, because it was just plain RIGHT. DESERVED. NATURAL. 'OBVI'.
Because this particular group of 53 deserved a Super Bowl from the moment they came together in what was hashtagged a 'Championship Offseason'. Because this is the power of 1-0, I'm In, The Separation is in the Preparation, and #GoHawks. (And that's how you build a fanbase like the 12th man: from the beginning and with shared values, through and through). And above all, Because 12s KNOW what this team is and why we're the underdogs and that THIS is our moment. THIS is our Year.
So welcome to the brave new world, 12s. It might not be the Hardway we're used to, but it wouldn't be as sweet without all we've seen before.