Matt Hasselbeck finds visiting accommodations kind of cramped
"There's very close to some locker-room man-law violations when you're in there," Matt Hasselbeck said.
He was talking about the shower facilities visitor's locker room at CenturyLink Field, which he found to be not quite so spacious as the home-team set-up.
Those were among the things Hasselbeck discussed in an interview with Mitch Levy on Sports Radio KJR (950 AM, 102.9 FM) on Monday morning.
Hasselbeck will always remain among my favorite athletes to interview. He was observant, funny and had a knack for delivering a good story, and he didn't hide the fact that his return to play in Seattle for the first time since the Seahawks chose not to re-sign him was difficult.
He said as much, describing the game as great and terrible at the same time during his interview.
"The game didn't go like I wanted," he said.
Neither did his exit. Talking to Hasselbeck before the game, and hearing him afterward, he neither wanted to leave Seattle last year nor did he truly expect to. But that underlying reality didn't keep him from taking a particularly Hasselbeck-ian perspective on what he noticed upon his return to the stadium where he played for nine seasons:
"I always wondered how they ended up doing the visiting locker room. And now I know. There's six showers for like 140 people. People were like, 'Hey, I didn't see you after the game.' It's like, 'Well, there were six showers.'
"Actually, five showers and then a handicapped shower that spits on you - barely. So now I know that. And there's three toilets, for again, like 140 guys. Now the head coach does get his own shower and his own toilet, sink and mirror and all that. But that was probably my biggest curiosity - ironically - and now I know."
-- Matt Hasselbeck to Sports Radio KJR