Being a sports fan can lead to some intense emotions. Being a Seattle sports fan can lead to outright depression. The Seahawks have had more bad years than good and that makes being a Seahawks fan mean a little more than being a Patriots fan or a Packers fan. We have suffered through some pretty terrible seasons yet we continue to proudly wear the Blue and Green. This lack of winning can also make us a little hostile at time. Different people root for their team in different ways and everyone has their own favorite player. We as Seahawks fans have disagreed many a time. We have disagreed on Shaun Alexander, Matt Hasselbeck, Deion Branch, and Kelly Jennings...Ok, we all can agree on Kelly Jennings. But no matter what our thoughts were of a player, we all, as fans, have the same goal in mind: to see the Seahawks lift that Lombardi Trophy.
Thus it saddens me whenever I see my fellow fans fight with each other over something silly. Field Gulls is my go-to place for everything Seahawks and it has been for a couple of years now. John Morgan's amazing and insightful writing reeled me in and soon after, I was addicted. What made it even better was that when I finished his articles, I knew there would be great discussion in the comments that followed. And when he left, Danny, Benne, Thomas, and all of the other members continued to make this the best Seahawks blog on the internet.
We all come to Field Gulls because we could not handle seeing one more ESPN comment without our brains turning to liquid. We liked certain people at the Seattle Times or P.I. blogs but a good portion of the posters are either trolls or they write like they have never taken an English class in their lives. We come to Field Gulls because we want quality and therefore we hold ourselves to a higher standard. It's alright to disagree with another fan's position, that is how we learn and grow as football fans. If I say Julius Jones is an average running back and you have a valid argument using statistics or scouting to prove me wrong, I would love to hear it. But making it personal will only end badly. Let's remember to keep it civil and respectful during this tough season as we are all here for the same reason. Because we frickin love Seahawks football.