It is coming…..it is coming……it is almost here!!!! The NFL is starting up once again and I cannot be happier. So the Spew is engaging in a week-long celebration of all things football.
Football is the best sport of all. This was discussed a bit in the ‘Global’ post. And I quote:
‘Football is the perfect fusion of science and art: the hyper-analytical nature of strategy and the athletic beauty of the brutal ballet.’
But football is even more to me. Some of my earliest memories revolve around football.
One of my first sports memories (who am I kidding, I only remember sports things) was the 1982 NFL season; the strike. Teams only played 9 games, Mark Moseley won the MVP (a kicker of all things) and the dreaded Washington team won the Super Bowl. I remember John Riggins cutting through the Dolphins D-line like a hot knife through butter-like spread.
I remember in 1991 when me and my pals invented our own Fantasy Football scoring system, well before FF became en vogue.
I remember in 1992 when the U of A beat the #1 ranked Washington Huskies 16-3.
I remember 1997 where I saw the greatest Super Bowl of all time: Broncos vs Packers and seeing Elway finally win one.
I remember 2005 where Seattle got the shaft versus the Steelers.
I remember 2007 and 2011 where Eli double-punked Belichick and Co.
I remember 2013, my first year in Seattle and as a welcome gift gave me their first Super Bowl victory. I forget what happened in 2014….
But what I remember the most is the feel I get every year around this time: the leaves fall, the air is crisper, the vibe of the city changes, an overwhelming excitement swells in my belly.
Football is coming. And more memories will be created.