Logo by Kevin Gamache, Hammerhead
Anyone who has ever loved an aging relative suffering from Alzheimer's understands how odd it feels to be looking at someone you know so well, but in the presence of someone completely unfamiliar. They look the same. Their voice is the same. Even the mannerisms are still there. But they are not themselves. You become accustomed to treating this person you love as a stranger. And then one day, you walk in the door and notice a glint has returned to their eye. They remember who they are. They remember who you are. It is a precious moment that you both realize is fleeting. It is a time to smile and savor. This Seahawks season has approximated this experience for both fans and players. For one glorious fall afternoon in Seattle, they remembered who they are.