Sunday Irene didn't want to go, so I did. Isaac and Jill and I braved the 35 degree snow/rain and took the light rail to the stadium. We were well layered up for the weather.
We made it through the crowds and into our seats in time for the opening ceremonies.
I had to learn all the rules for live viewing. You stand and make noise when the Seahawks are playing defense, and sit down and watch quietly ( with a few groans, unfortunately) when they are playing offense. You watch the guy on the field with orange sleeves to know when we are on commercial break, and when he waves his arms, play can resume.
When there is no action on the field, you can study your surroundings, and the view. (And play with your phone.)
Unfortunately our boys did not play well against the St Louis Rams, and we lost the game. As people began a mass exodus well before the game was over, we hung around to watch the Seahawks score one last touchdown, blow the onside kick, and with 18 seconds to go, we turned our backs and worked our way through the throngs out and into the city.
It wasn't the best game to watch for Seahawks fans, but it was an interesting opportunity. It's definitely easier to watch the game at home on our big screen TV, but there is an attraction to experiencing the atmosphere of a live game with nearly 70,000 other fanatics.
A few more reasons to cheer would have been nice.