If you have ever shopped around the Seahawks Pro Shop in person or online, the selection is vast and could make a rich man broke. But there are a few things that seem to be lacking in availability, jersey selection - specifically for Women and Alternate/Away jerseys. Sure you can get any jersey made, but they must be custom ordered for big bucks.
Some fine friends opened up an iPetition today as a means to encourage the merchandising arm of our favorite NFL team to close that gap - starting with Women's Doug Baldwin jerseys.
So while there are more pressing social issues that you should be investing your life into, wouldn't it also be nice to help the 12th Ladies get a fair shake at a Seahawks jersey?
Tune into the Doug Baldwin's 5th installment of Fresh Files Live on Wednesday - July 23rd - at 7PM.
If you haven't checked out Fresh Files Live before, Baldwin provides a very cool & unique opportunity for fans to ask questions (including via video chat) about him, football, life as a NFL player, and maybe even provide the answer to the burning question of the year "What do we Turn Down For?".
Check up on previous Fresh Files Live at Spreecast -
What, free Seahawks tickets? That's right, we're giving away two tickets to the first home peak of the 2014 Seattle Seahawks on 8/15/14 vs the San Diego Chargers. One (1) lucky winner will receive two (2) tickets for the game courtesy of Hawk Strong. All you have to do is fill out the registration below, and be sure to check out our updates on Twitter (@hawkstrongsea) and Facebook (Hawk Strong Tailgate). Once you've entered, let us know on social media!
Rules: By entering this contest through the clicking on the "Submit" button below, you agree to the following terms. The winner will receive two tickets for the Seattle Seahawks vs San Diego Chargers game on 8/15/14, and agrees to abide by all stadium rules (including in game conduct). Hawk Strong will provide the tickets through electronic delivery, or if time allows hard copies through US Mail. Once the tickets have been sent, Hawk Strong is not responsible for maintenance of the tickets, nor the actions of the winners and/or game attendees. The contest will close at 5PM on 7/21/14, at which time a drawing will take place and the winner notified within 24 hours. TICKETS MAY NOT BE RESOLD FOR ANY REASON.
As is the motto that has developed in Hawk Alley by our friends at Blue Line Express, #TailgatingWithAPurpose has a strong meaning to us at Hawk Strong. And while we have focused those efforts in past years to support the community through collecting donations at Seahawks tailgates, there are more months in the year to do our part.
We were fortunate to recently volunteer with another great group (Interior Technologies - www.interior-tech.com) at Vision House (www.nohomelesskids.org) in Shoreline to be a part of their vision to eliminate homelessness for women and children in Puget Sound. Founded by Susan and John Camerer, Vision House has served the physical, mental and emotional needs of women/children since 1990 at facilities in Renton and Shoreline.
Thanks to Alex, Anderson, Corynn, Jason, Jennifer, Mark and Shayla for taking the time to work on the VH grounds and cook up a great meal for the volunteers/residents.
We got together with some friends this Wednesday night at Hilliard's Beer in Ballard to continue the Seahawks Super Bowl Championship the night before the draft. There was one great twist to the night as Doug Baldwin was running a Live Fresh Files. Thanks to Sports Marketing Partners and Doug, Benj was the lucky guy to ask DB a live question which had the crowd at Hilliard's fired up.
Doug Baldwin released his latest version of The Fresh Files today with a fun look at his Super Bowl experience. And I don't think it is much of a stretch to say that the lead-in view and the segment with John Schneider may be a poke at the current contract discussions.
One of our favorite days on the calendar, the NFL schedule was released yesterday. We already knew who we were playing and where we were playing them of course, but now we know when. Our fall can now be planned. We found out that the NFL doesn't much care for our beloved Hawks dominance at home in prime-time games, as we were awarded 4 but only one of those will be in the cozy confines of Seahawks Stadium. Now, that doesn't bother your friends here at Hawk Strong because it means more tailgates down in Hawk Alley and keeps us all Seahawks fans from having to endure the torture and extortion-level parking prices associated with Monday or Thursday night games.
In previous years, I've entitled this piece Hope Springs Eternal but thought a change was needed this year. Hope turned into reality on February 2, 2014. Even though kickoff is 133 days away, it's always fun to talk football and get excited for the season. So, let's take a look at the 2014 Seahawks schedule through the lens of confidence as opposed to hope.
In the words of Jack Nicholson, I'm baaaaack. Back where it all began here at Hawkstrong.com. I've been working on this piece since the day after the Super Bowl, but for a number of reasons just couldn't get it sound right or have the time to put all my thoughts together. In any case, below is one man's personal relationship with our favorite football team and ultimately what it meant to have the Lombardi Trophy finally reside in Seattle. Hope you enjoy it. Fair warning though, it's a little long. In other words, don't blame me if you develop hemorrhoids from trying to read it all in one sitting.
With the NFL owners meeting this week, there is more news swirling regarding game days and locations, whether adding nights or expanding Thursday night football. We have our opinions, but really want yours.
Just in from Renton, here is the first glimpse to fans of what tickets will cost this year and notification of renewal kicking off next week. A few of us were wondering when this was coming out, as in past years we were already laying down cash for the tickets on 3/15/13.
While details are generally sparse, from memory this is a largest increase in many years. What is very interesting, and very curious to see how it works out, is the introduction of variable pricing based on "Value and Demand." I don't think demand is even in question, there is not going to be an open ticket in the house within second after single game seats go on sale.
However the value aspect is one that may drive some controversy. One question that comes to mind with this model, what impact will unknown ticket pricing have on renewals? I suspect little (and frankly I won't , but it does seem a bit awkward as a renewal plan to sign up without knowing the final costs until April.