The stuff DREAMS are made of...
To Danny Kelly: Field Gulls
I'm 62, the same age as Pete Carroll... In 2005 I left a full-time law practice in Seattle to invest time in kids from broken homes (or with NO home). This summer my grandson and I ran into Richard Sherman and the Legion of Boom. They were water-skiing and having fun over at Lake Chelan. Those few moments with the Seahawk secondary was the highlight of our summer!
That day in July 2013 Richard Sherman clearly 'predicted' that the Hawks would WIN the SuperBowl. His enthusiasm was not only dazzling, but well-grounded in preparation. When I was introduced to Cam Chancellor, I first assumed he was a defensive end (he's HUGE). Earl Thomas' brand of confidence was quieter, but penetrating. I filed the memory away for January 2014. He laughed when I told him I had been a Seahawk (Chief Sealth High School, Class of 69)!!
Greater than their boastful prediction of a Superbowl win was their interest in my 14 year old grandson and in kids in general. All three (Sherman, Thomas, Chancellor) gravitated quickly to discussing the 'real' issues of life... and how football can be a medium to help inner city kids. That's what impressed me most: yes.... they are winners: at football, but in life. Richard Sherman talked a lot more about his dreams to help kids than of himself.
Pete Carroll's team is fulfilling more than just FOOTBALL dreams; his philosophy boils down to:
(1) Discover who you are; and (2) be the best YOU!
This is the stuff DREAMS are made of!!
(Attached is a full narrative of Sherman's July 2013 'prediction' of a Hawks victory)