Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Seahawkalypse!

Good evening, it is Wednesday.

Wow, what a day!  Today was the parade to celebrate the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Win.  Nope, I was not silly enough to go, but I did enjoy watching it on TV and seeing pictures from friends on Facebook and Twitter.  Reports are that somewhere between 700,000 and 1,000,000 people attended the parade.  More than the whole population of Seattle!  Plenty of kids were missing school for this event.  And the ones who did make it to school, got to watch some of it on TV!  I even had a little fun on Facebook posting:  About a fifth of the students at my school are out with the "bird-flu". Not a single student out with "bronc-itis". Go Seahawks!  Yes, Seattle is having fun with winning the Super Bowl!
It is my week to feed the staff room.  These were the donuts I brought in on Monday.
Today at school.  Plenty of empty seats.  Here the kids on one class are getting to watch the parade on the smartboard.
Some of the staff hung out in the Library for our lunch breaks just to watch the craziness.  Not a bad way to spend the day.
A FB friend posted this picture.  Said he was in this exact place from 7:00am until like 3:00pm. Unbelievable!
A picture from Twitter.  Scary!
Another picture from Twitter.  Unbelievable.  Yes, that is "Beast Mode" Marshawn Lynch throwing Skittles to the parade goers.

How about just a little perspective.  While I really enjoy the Seahawks, and I've really enjoyed the hype this season, can you imagine for just a second what could be accomplished if this many people could get this excited about real world problems...hmm...

See you tomorrow.

2 comments:

Bernice said...

Wow, what a celebration. The donuts look delicious - congrats again to the Seattle SeaHawks!!!

Ellen said...

Holy moly, that's crazy! We always enjoyed watching the parades for the Heat on TV, but we weren't even tempted to go downtown and be part of the crush. This looks like twice as many people - amazing!