I am a Chuck Knox generation Seahawks fan. I was 13 years old when I was fortunate enough to attend my first Seahawks game. My best friend’s dad had season tickets and he took us to a game on November 22, 1987. We lived in the Wenatchee valley and it was an event to be traveling to Seattle; especially on a Sunday. The Hawks played the San Diego Chargers for a AFC West matchup that day.
Prior to the start of the game, we went down to the wall where the players exited their locker rooms. We hung over the side trolling for autographs. A man grabbed my program and signed it. Turned out it was the Chargers wide receiver coach and future Hall of Famer Charlie Joiner. Somehow, I managed to keep the program from that day.
The offense consisted of Dave Krieg as Quarterback. Curt Warner and John L. Williams were in the backfield. Steve Largent and Daryl Turner were the wide outs.
The defense was made of Jacob Green (Red Bryant’s father-in-law), Joe Nash, Jeff Bryant, Kenny Easley, Eugene Robinson, and the rookie “million dollar man” Brian Bosworth.
The Chargers were entering the game with a record of 8-1. I vividly recall a home made banner hanging off the upper deck of the King Dome that read “Wake up Cinderella, it’s midnight and the ball is over.”
The clock struck midnight that Sunday.
It was a route. The Hawks won 34-3. Curt Warner and Dave Krieg scored rushing touchdowns. Steve Largent and John L. Williams each scored touchdowns thrown by Krieg. The KingDome was in full throat. I was hooked!
I live three hours away from Seahawks Stadium near Vancouver, Washington. I became a season ticket holder in 2009 and introduced my wife to her first NFL game. Since then, she has become a 12th Woman and we look forward to the voyage to Seattle every Sunday in the fall.
I created this website as an outlet to flaunt my love and passion for the Seattle Seahawks. I hope you enjoy it.