Who Wears What and Why

I don’t know about you, but I think very hard about the jersey I wear during each Seahawk game, especially if I am at the stadium.  For the preseason opener this year, I chose my Trufant jersey.  I really want him to bounce back this year as he should be in the prime of his career.  I thought about going with Tatupu, however, there are always a million people wearing 51, and I was looking for something a little different this week.  I got my Trufant jersey in 2004, and wore it sporadically through the playoff run in 2005.  That jersey never lost until the Super Bowl.  I had not worn it since.  It felt good to bust it out again as it is a new era.

While at the game I talked to a number of fans wearing various jerseys.  Most of the fans I talked to had multiple jerseys and had made a conscious decision of which one to wear at the game.  Here are a few of the responses:

Tatupu #51

Kyle from Vancouver Canada

“I wear a Tatupu jersey because he is the coolest Samoan in the league.  I think he’s a leader, he’s our defensive captain.  C’mon the guy’s got to lead us all the way.”

Dan Graver from Royal City Washington

“I switched from Dilfer because, well I love the guy immensely, but I felt I had to get into new school and get with somebody big.  I would not wear a Hasselbeck Jersey for anything.  But I like Tatupu, I like the energy he brings.”

Hasselbeck #8


This was an old school, away, Puma jersey.  Josh had worn #8 to 24 games in a row.  When asked to describe Matt this year, Josh simply stated, “Healthy and productive.”

Ryan from Bellevue

“I have a green Curry jersey, but this one is white and it’s warm outside and I didn’t think anybody would be wearing the lime green ones.

Alexander #37

Matt from Mercer Island

“It’s the start of a new.  Traditionally speaking, I would like to take our prime and start off like that.  In the hay day that’s why we went to the Super Bowl.  I’d like to start out like that.”

Kerney #97

Tyler from Enumclaw

“I was disappointed that he retired.  He’s a Manimal.  He’s a Manimal, and that’s all it comes down to.  He destroys everybody.”

Okung #76

Johnny from Bellevue

“I purchased (the jersey) yesterday.  I went to the training camp and was impressed by him, so I am hoping he doesn’t let me down.  I don’t want to buy another jersey.”

Zorn #10

Mike from Bremerton

“Truth be told, I am a Packers fan.”  At that point I took the jersey from Mike and strangled him with it.  Just kidding Mike.

Largent #80

Jack from Shoreline

“Largent is a Hall of Famer man.  I wore Galloway when he was here, and now I wear Largent.  Those are the only two I have ever worn here.  The last time I wore Galloway was in the Kingdome at the AFC west wildcard game in 1999.

Peterson #98

Dan from Shoreline

“I probably got about seven jerseys.  Three of them are Trufant.  I got a white one, a blacked out one, and a Pro Bowl one from ebay.  I used to have two Alexander jerseys, but I gave them both to Goodwill because I was sick of him.”

Brown #94

Chelston from Mill Creek

“I got D-Jack, 12th man, Alexander, but I like the old school look.  I love Chad Brown when he was playing.  I played his position in High School.”

Houshmandzadeh #84

Chad from Lynnwood

“I have a Hasselbeck, but he’s (Housh) always been my star since I’ve been playing Fantasy Football.  Engram was great, but I still believe Housh is going to live up to his potential.”

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