Welcome to Seattle, Wash., the land of Starbucks, Nirvana, and the Space Needle. I’ve even heard that people are occasionally sleepless here, although I didn’t have that problem last night.
The best part of flying into town early is that there’s actually time to see the city where the Redskins will play, which is nice break for the players and yours truly. This morning, I took a step away from my laptop and walked around the downtown waterfront area of town.
The best part of my travels, is that I was never very far from Redskins fans. I stopped by the world-famous Pike Place Fish Co., where they throw the fish back and forth across the counter. Here’s some footage:
But the best part of the fish market, is that lifelong Redskins fan “Ray Ray” Nix works there, selling fish and startling strangers by moving one of the fish and growling. He said that he’s been a Redskins fan his whole life, despite never setting foot in DC, mesmerized as a child by the likes of Gibbs, Riggins and Monk. He also works part time at CenturyLink Field, and predicts a low-scoring seven-point victory for the Burgundy and Gold tomorrow:
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Wilson on Seattle:
Although his off-season signing with Washington brought him home, Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson returns to his ‘home away from home’ in Seattle this weekend.
Wilson, a second round draft pick to the Seahawks in 2007, sat down with “The John Thompson Show” on ESPN 980 to discuss his time in Seattle. The first thing he discussed was the absurd volume of the fabled 12th man at Qwest Field/CenturyLink Field:
“It definitely gets you going,” Wilson said. “As a defensive player, that’s when we got the bulk of [the noise]. It was almost just as tough as a defensive player to be able to communicate as it was for the offense. But there’s nothing like making a big play as a defensive player there, because you’re gonna hear a stadium roar.”
The same can be said for special occasions on offense. Last year in the playoffs, when the Seahawks (7-9) hosted the Saints (11-5) at Qwest Field, the Seahawks managed one of the greatest upsets in NFL playoffs history. The memorable play from that game was a 67-yard touchdown run by Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch: Read more »
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