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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Saturday Night Five: Favorite Seattle Seahawks

When I retire, I'd love to settle down in the Seattle, Washington area.  I love the weather, the people, the food, the scenery, and of course the Seahawks.

So tonight, I decided to sit down and attempt to list out my favorite Seattle Seahawks of all-time.

The list of candidates wasn't too difficult to create... but ranking them was very, very challenging.  There were multiple factors that came into play:  players I've collected, memorabilia I've purchased, and of course the different generations of Hawks.

And as of right now... on the eve of Super Bowl XLIX... here's what my Top Five Seattle Seahawks list looks like:

#1 Steve Largent
1976 to 1989

Largent is a no-brainer.  There's nobody who comes close to being my favorite Seahawk of all-time.

#2 Curt Warner

1983 to 1989

Warner is the perfect example of how I embrace nostalgia.  When it comes to sports and sports cards, both of these things were shaped by my childhood and the fond memories I will always hold onto.  Curt Warner was my favorite running back on my favorite team and for this, he'll always rank high on my all-time favorite Hawks' list.

#3 Russell Wilson
2012 to Present

I love everything this guy brings to the Seattle Seahawks.  He's hungry.  He's passionate.  He's a leader on and off the field.  He's involved with the community.  And he's everything you'd want in a franchise quarterback.

#4 Cortez Kennedy
1990 to 2000

The 90's were a rough decade for the Seattle Seahawks and their fans.  They only had two winning seasons, made one lone playoff appearance, and had an overall record of 70-90.  Thankfully they had a few standout players to entertain the fans on a weekly basis.  Kennedy was one of those players.

#5 Kam Chancellor & Earl Thomas
2010 to Present

Okay... so I'm kind of cheating by throwing two players into the #5 slot.  I just couldn't choose who I liked more.  Earl is a fearless leader like Captain America, while Kam lays people out like the Hulk.

Truth be told... depending on the mood I'm in... the #5 spot could have been filled by any of these honorable mentions:

Shaun Alexander
2000 to 2007

Kenny Easley
1981 to 1987

Joey Galloway 
1995 to 1999

Marshawn Lynch
2010 to Present

Mack Strong
1994 to 2007

John L. Williams
1986 to 1993

Dave Krieg
1980 to 1991

Michael Sinclair
1992 to 2001

I hope all of you have a safe and entertaining Super Bowl weekend.  I'm looking forward to hanging out with friends, devouring delicious food, and hopefully watching an awesome game tomorrow.  What about you?

What are you looking forward to the most about Super Bowl Sunday?  The food?  The company?  The game?  The commercials?  The halftime show?

Happy Saturday and sayonara!  Go Hawks!


  1. I'll be pulling for the Seahawks as well, and I agree the Seattle area is great. I was lucky enough to have visited there a couple times and I'd love to go again.
    I always associated the Seahawks with Cortez Kennedy - they were still an AFC team while I was growing up, so as a Vikings fan I rarely got to see them play- I completely missed the whole Brian Bosworth era, but I retroactively connect "The Boz" with Seattle now as well.

  2. can't say i'm too excited about the Seahawks, but i would love to see Lynch run all over the field like a mad man...i'm just looking forward to a close enjoyable game, no matter who wins.

  3. I'd like to see the Hawks win, but I'm more interested in the commercials than the game... even though it seems like it's been a few years since there was any "must see" commercials.

    This is off-topic, but I thought of you when I heard that San Jose was going to get one of the 5 AHL teams moving west. I was wondering if that's anything that you might be excited (or at least interested) in.

  4. I'm rooting for the Seahawks. Bruce Irvin is a WVU guy!

  5. I've got a lot of homework, so I might not even watch the game.

  6. Three former NC State guys on the Seahawks. Go Hawks!