Our publishing company’s office is in Seattle, and coincidentally, despite growing up in the Northern Calfornia, my Seattle Seahawks’ fanhood dates back to the days of Dave Krieg, John L. Williams and – ugh – Brian Bosworth.
I watched the NFC Championship game with friends and people I barely know at a West Seattle pub, but it seemed like I hugged and high-fived every single person at the bar that day. I’ve rarely been part of such a wonderfully spontaneous chaotic reaction to the final minutes of regulation and the Seahawks’ winning touchdown to complete an insane comeback against Green Bay.
But imagine what Deadliest Catch Capt. Sig Hansen – a Seattle native and one – and his crew of “12’s” felt when they were far away from Glendale, Ariz. and crabbing in the Bering Sea. As this week’s episode of Deadliest Catch showed, the crew of Hansen’s crabbing vessel, the Northwestern, had the same what-the-hell-were-they-thinking-moment when Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw an interception at the goal line in the final minutes when everyone rooting for Seattle was assuming running back Marshawn Lynch would pound his way into the end zone and finish off back-to-back NFL titles.
Here’s how the Northwestern crew had to find out the result, courtesy of our friends at the Discovery Channel: