Like I mentioned in a previous post, we were the glad hosts of friends Russell and Alexa last weekend. They came out as a celebration of Russell's birthday because the Seahawks, his team, were playing the Cardinals.
On Sunday we went to the game, Michael and I in neutral tones and Russell in his Seahawks jersey.
Question: What do you do when you've run out of koozies, have a pair of football gloves and have a tall boy to drink? YOU MAKE DUE is what you do:We had some great seats near one of the endzones.
I guess I always thought that Arizona fans were pretty tame. Shoot, half our winter population is snowbirds and most of us are too tired from the heat to get into too much trouble. Well, I learned that even Cards fans will fight when our team is losing and enough overpriced beer has been consumed.
In case you didn't guess, we witnessed a fight a couple rows in front of us. It wasn't quite a gameday brawl, more of an older Cardfan getting infuriated at a loud Seahawks fan when the Hawkfan decided it'd be a good idea to stand up and shout, "This is OUR HOUSE!" The older guy politely made his way along the row and proceeded to yell at the Hawkfan until he'd riled himself up enough to throw a punch. Sadly, he must have been pretty inebriated himself because what he had in team loyalty he lacked in coordination, aim and muscle power. I'm afraid that dodging his punch was neatly achieved on the Hawkfan's part by merely standing still.
Anyway, we had a great time despite Russell getting heckled a little for wearing the Seahawks jersey. As always, we had a great time with these guys and were sad to see them go!