Breda Report: These Are The Days

The collective heart of the Seattle Seahawks fan base beats wild with delight as the days of destiny for this battle-tested franchise are finally upon us in exuberant fashion.

these are days you'll remember

never before and never since, I promise
will the whole world be warm as this
and as you feel it, you'll know it's true
that you are blessed and lucky
it's true, that you are touched by something
that will grow and bloom in you

these are days you'll remember

There are moments in your life that can never be forgotten. The birth of your child. Realizing a childhood dream. Marrying your muse. These magic memories bring solace to our souls and allow us to journey down the road of our lives with driven purpose, peace and clarity.

Fans of the Seattle Seahawks are currently caught up and embraced by one of these magic times. The ride is so electric even the casual observer can’t help but be picked up along the way. However it is the true diehard fan, those of us who have remained loyal to this team through all the brutally disappointing seasons, who get to lavish upon the sweetest of rewards.

All of that unfettered and undying commitment is finally paying off.

These, my friends, are the days we have been longing for.

These are the days you’ll remember and take with you forever.

There was a commercial that used to air on ESPN years ago. The particular dialogue escapes me now but the gist of it proclaimed the importance of loyalty and devotion to your team no matter what, win or lose. The scope of the message rings true for all of us Seahawks fans…

“So when your time finally does arrive, you can say you were there for the team all along.”

Through the darkness. Through all the quarterback and coaching changes. Through the 2-14 season. Through the former owner who wanted to move your team to Los Angeles. Through the implosion of that concrete place we once called home.
Through each hopeful season that came crashing down in horrific disappointment…

…You stayed by this team.

And now you are finally being rewarded for your courage and loyalty. It is a testament to the human spirit for enduring through hardship and still standing by them through it all. After all, we always knew these days would arrive. These moments were meant to be for you and I. From faith springs forth the greatest of rewards.

these days you might feel a shaft of light
make its way across your face
and when you do
you'll know how it was meant to be
see the signs and know their meaning

you'll know how it was meant to be
hear the signs and
know they're speaking to you
to you

The city of Seattle has awakened from our football slumber. We’ve taken back our rightful heritage as a football town again. The 12th Man is a force as extraordinary as a lightning storm over the ocean sky. The roars of seventy-thousand impassioned soldiers on game day so loud we wake the Angels from the heavens.

It is nothing short of magic, these days.

And we’ve earned every moment of them. Every moment.

So when the day begins with that flag rising this Sunday and ends in fireworks exploding in the skies over Qwest Field as thousands of battle-tested, brave and tenacious souls like you cheer into the night, remember…

These are the days you’ll remember.

Forever.

“These Are Days” Natalie Merchant/ Christian Burial Music © 1992



Todd Breda is the Owner and Creative Director of Seahawks.Net. If you would like to e-mail Todd, send them to: toddbreda@comcast.net.


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