March 14, 2014
I'm Californian born and raised and I've only been to Seattle once in my life. I grew up in a family of Oakland fans and I just got sick of hearing about nothing but Raiders and 49ers all the time, so I decided to consolidate all my football fan-ness into one place (I was already a UW fan).
My favorite past player is Dave Kreig. I've never seen an NFL QB dig as deep as that guy did week in and week out to win. He consistently played above his level of talent and athleticism - the man was a warrior. Cortez Kennedy is a close runner-up. My favorite present player... hmm, that's a tough one. Probably Kam Chancellor - he won me over the moment he sent Vernon Davis to visit the Sandman in 2012! And the guy is just a terror in the flat.
I've been a 'Hawks fan since 1987 - even stuck it out through the dark days of Ken Behring, Tom Flores and Brian Bosworth. I'd love to watch games next season with some 12s for a change instead of in a bar full of whiny, butt-hurt 49er fans!