3 results for month: 01/2006

For Jim Zorn, Seattle Was Love at First Sight

Everything he owned fit comfortably in a yellow Volkswagen, with just enough space left over for a few dreams. Jim Zorn hitched the VW to a friend's truck and started for Seattle with odds longer than his drive. He knew nothing about his chances and even less about the city. So he did the only thing that made sense - he stopped at an outdoor store near the interstate and purchased hiking boots and a down vest. Zorn remembers the exact date - March 11, 1976 - like he remembers the birthdays of his four children. The day a virtual unknown from Cal Poly Pomona embarked on a journey that wouldn't culminate for nearly 30 years, that won't ...

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Three Original Seahawks Employees

January 26, 2006 As the final seconds ticked off the clock in Sunday's NFC Championship Game, Gary Wright was on the sideline making sure Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke and president Tim Ruskell got to the stage in the middle of Qwest Field to accept the Halas Trophy. At the same time, Sandy Gregory was in the restaurant above the south end zone, preparing for the team's postgame radio show; and Thom Fermstad was at his usual 50-yard line post above the press box, capturing every last frame of the Seahawks' 34-14 victory over the Carolina Panthers. What these three were doing at the franchise's apex moment is significant, because they've been ...

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Keith Butler Faces His Old Team in Super Bowl XL

Before there was "The Boz," there was the Butler. Before Lofa Tatupu was even born, Keith Butler was making big plays as a linebacker for an aggressive, opportunistic Seahawks defense. In 8 1/2 seasons, from 1978-86 and including the strike-shortened 1982 campaign, Butler averaged 95 tackles and still ranks No. 2 on the club's all-time list with 813. This week, Butler is spending his time trying to devise ways to tackle Shaun Alexander as the linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers team that will play the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL on Feb 5. "I finally make it to a Super Bowl, and who do I end up facing? My old team," Butler said Monday ...

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