Editorial: A new era for Seahawks football
Now’s the time for Seahawks fans and athletes to rest and reflect on an electrifying season. The best is yet to come.
Seattle Times Editorial
Think about it: The Seahawks’ extraordinary comeback that fell just short of beating the Atlanta Falcons is a good tonic for our collective heartbreak.
Clearly, this is a team with a future.
As the Seahawks rose to the top of their game to play in Sunday’s divisional playoff, so did Seattle’s presence in the national consciousness.
Football is the top-watched sport in the United States, and advertisers pay billions to be part of NFL action. The Seahawks brought underdog status and down-to-the-last-minute determination.
These athletes showed everyone else what we’ve known all along: Washington is a special place where athletes have the potential to thrive and fans of all backgrounds unite enthusiastically under the blue-and-green banner of the 12th Man.
Coach Pete Carroll and his players certainly gave their fans — the die-hard and the fair-weather — a good show week in and week out. They’ll be back in August. No question they will be a team to watch.
“Best feeling in the world seeing all the #12thman at the airport! Wow I love this team and this amazing city,” rookie quarterback Russell Wilson tweeted after landing in Seattle on Sunday.
The franchise’s star player is leading a young roster into a new era.
They are hungry for more.
And so are we — the old, new and future fans of the Seattle Seahawks.