(Me at Training Camp last summer- I've since ditched the 'stache)
Username: Johnny Peel (DKSB)
Member of Field Gulls Since: September 12, 2009
How I Discovered Field Gulls: I don't exactly remember how I discovered Field Gulls, but I've been a reader/lurker since the early days. I used to be heavily involved over at Seahawks.net, but during the 2007 season I got banned for some reason I don't even remember- That inspired me to start my own Seahawks blog (Dave Krieg's Strike Beard) in the forlorn aftermath of our playoff loss at Green Bay in January 2008. Not long after that John Morgan discovered me, and asked me to contribute over here from time to time. I can't thank John enough for that opportunity, and the massive jump in traffic my own blog got when I started writing here.
My Involvement at Field Gulls: I have my own blog to tend to, so I'll be at best an occasional contributor here. I'm also not even going to pretend that I'm an expert on the draft or even on X's and O's, so what you'll see from me will mostly be historical stuff, lists, and personal narratives of my experience as a fan.
Personal Stuff: I grew up in the Tri-Cities in the 80s/early 90s, and got my B.A. and M.A. at Western before moving to the midwest for a PhD program in 1999. I'm a teacher by trade, but also a writer, and only doing both things part-time right now (side note: know about any full-time, well-paying jobs in the Northwest? I'm listening, yo). I've been a Seahawks fan since I was 8, when I was hooked for life by the magical 1983 season. Starting in '83, I've now watched (either in person or on live TV) 459 consecutive Seahawks regular season/playoff games (not counting the '87 scab games). The Hawks' overall record in that span? 229-230.
I've been a season ticket holder since 1997, when I was lured into the fold by Paul Allen dropping end-zone seats to $10 a pop. I've kept them despite moving away in '99, and I've been lucky enough to be at Qwest for the 2005 NFC Championship, the "Romo game," and the 2007 Wild Card win over DC, among other games. My all-time favorite Seahawk is Dave Krieg, and my favorite current Seahawk is Matt Hasselbeck.
And yes, I'm a Red Sox fan too. I thought I explained that pretty well here on Field Gulls a while back, but man- Some folks REALLLLLY dislike it when you root for any teams from outside the Pacific Northwest, and they DETEST my Red Sox. I have nothing against the Mariners- Unless they are playing Boston, of course.
There's more, but I'm rambling at this point- I'll try to be more active here at FG, and hopefully help make this long, strange offseason a bit more tolerable for y'all.