Let the game begin! So fun to have the home team in the big game.
That said, I have little hope. Not because the Seahawks lack ability to win; no, I just don’t want to be disappointed again. And again. And again.
I grew up in Minnesota where the Minnesota Vikings reign as the home team. My dad had tickets on the 50-yard line and we would bundle up in ridiculous, but warm clothing, arm ourselves with thermoses of hot cocoa and watch those guys run the field at Met Stadium, a stadium with wind, snow, sleet - no roof. But the Vikings made it to the Super Bowl four times – and lost four times. They tie with Buffalo for that distinction.
Today, I will watch for the guys who have won football games and made a difference in the lives of others. Russell Wilson, sweet man, who visits children each week at the hospital. And Derrick Coleman, who inspires those with hearing loss: as the first legally deaf player in the NFL, he tells people "don’t let a disability stand in the way of your dreams.” And he reaches out to children who share his hearing challenges.
Big dreams. Good men. Kind hearts. A winning team.
(S-R archive photo)