With Super Bowl ticket prices coming down these past few weeks, true fans are finding it easier and easier to finance a trip to the Meadowlands this Sunday for the big game. For one man, Mike Harris, it meant that he could give the gift of a lifetime to his mother, a huge Seahawks fan. Harris posted a video of his mother opening a Fedex package with the stubs - as you can imagine, it gets pretty emotional.
Harris posted some backstory to the YouTube page - here's a snippet:
After a 9-7 finish in the 1983 season, the Seahawks made their way to the NFC Championship by beating Miami in the Divisional round of their first playoff run (after knocking off Denver in the Wild Card round). That night, mom wanted to go to Boeing Field to welcome back the Hawks, like I know a lot of people will be planning to do after this Sunday, but my dad wouldn't let her go. She was pregnant with me, due in three months. She missed that opportunity, and the Hawks went on to lose to the hated Raiders that year....
Thanks to a random headline I saw out of the corner of my eye after giving up hope, myself, essentially my mom's second son since I was five years old who she rarely gets to see anymore, and most importantly mom herself are heading to see the Seahawks play in the Super Bowl. Mom was there for the send-off of the Seahawks in person, with no clue of what was coming. She came to my house to see me and my dogs, and the FedEx guy arrived and I signed for the package. I opened it, and handed it over to her. Thirty years after she skipped their welcome home for my sake, I was able to return the favor in the biggest way I could ever think of.
Props to Harris for making it happen - you never know when your team is going to get back to the Super Bowl. For some fans, it's never happened.