Friday, September 23, 2011
Welcome Jami Davenport & The Seahawks to the Football Blog Stop Tour
STEPH: Who's your favorite football team? How long have you been a fan?
JAMI: The Seattle Seahawks. I’ve been a fan since their birth in 1976.
STEPH: Who's your favorite player "playing" right now? Why?
JAMI: That’s a tough one, as most the veterans on the team are gone. I guess I’d have to say Marcus Trufant because he’s a hometown boy. If you’re talking football player among all the teams, I’ve come to like Aaron Rodgers, especially since he’s my fantasy football quarterback, and it’s looking pretty good so far.
STEPH: Who's your favorite all time player?
JAMI: That would be Jim Zorn. I remember the Seahawk’s first years when didn’t stand a chance, yet Zorn and Largent always seemed to pull a rabbit out of their hats and win games they had no business winning. I loved it back in those days because it was exciting to watch them, and you never knew what was coming next.
STEPH: Who's the Seahawks "evil" nemsis?
JAMI: When we were in the AFC West, it was Oakland Raiders. We had season tickets back in those days, and we loved to hate those Raiders. Now, I’d have to say the St. Louis Rams, but it’s not the same.
STEPH: Ever been to a football game? What's it like?
JAMI: Yes, we had season tickets for years when the Hawks still played in the King Dome. If you’ve never been at a home Seahawk game, you have no idea why the 12th man is called the loudest fans in the league. Believe me, we deserve that honor. I’ve left games with my ears ringing and my head pounding. I swear I don’t hear very well because of those games. I’ve screamed myself hoarse at just about every game.
STEPH: Do you own a jersey?
JAMI: Two, which I bought last year, and neither player is on the team this year (Hasselbeck and Tatupu). L
STEPH: What's your favorite food to eat during the game?
JAMI: A hot dog, what else?
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