Seattle Shows Its (Seahawk) Colors

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My wife Florangela got the brilliant idea that I ought to photograph various ways that Seattle was showing its Seahawk colors in advance of Saturday’s division playoff game here against the New Orleans Saints. I had planned on staying warm and dry, but the idea grew on me. So I’m presenting the images a couple ways – via slideshow above and individually below (so they can be viewed a little larger).

This effort, and especially its spirit, is dedicated to the memory of Fred Cordova, a critical supporter and mentor of mine, and voice, journalist and historian for the people.

Enjoy and go Hawks!

(NOTE: Clicking on images below will launch a full and larger version in a separate browser window; please email gnbuzz@comcast.net for use).

FROM THE SEATTLE ART MUSEUM:

The hammer's about to come down at SAM.

The hammer’s about to come down at SAM.

FROM CAPITOL HILL:

Flag off the Pemco Building with the Needle in the background.

Flag off the Pemco Building with the Needle in the background.

FROM CAPITOL HILL:

Pemco's flag waves.

Pemco’s flag waves.

FROM FIRST HILL:

Scene from First Hill.

Scene from First Hill.

FROM WEST SEATTLE:

The 12s break through the fog (from Alki).

The 12s break through the fog (from Alki).

FROM PIONEER SQUARE:

Iconic F.X. McRory's.

Iconic F.X. McRory’s.

FROM DOWNTOWN SEATTLE:

The Renaissances gets 12th-y.

The Renaissances gets 12th-y.

FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT:

Smith Tower shows its Hawk pride.

Smith Tower shows its Hawk pride.

FROM SEAHAWK CENTRAL:

CenturyLink: Ready for Battle.

CenturyLink: Ready for Battle.

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  1. […] Seventeen years of daily newspaper sportswriting, reinforced by another 14 years in other sports media businesses, has rung the fan out of me. It took me 13 years, plus a few months of being a “non-practicing” sports journalist, to even attend a game involving professional athletes. The prospect always had conjured feelings of going to work. In the meantime, I didn’t even cheer at my daughter’s high-school basketball games. At the time, I rationalized that, by not spending my time yelling at referees or her coaches, I’d actually later have vivid memories of the pride I felt watching her play, and I suppose I do. After the 2012 summer with the Mariners, I allowed myself to start watching NFL games on Sundays. This season, I even took my father to a game at CenturyLink, for his 80th birthday. I snapped a selfie and even stood and jeered when the St. Louis Rams had the ball – but, honestly, only because I thought I’d be ostracized if I sat in silence. I even spent a night documenting the way Seattle was lit up for the Seahawks. […]

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