Lessons from the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl Win
Despite the freezing temperatures, it seems like Seattle is just now beginning to return to everyday life after celebrating the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl win with a triumphant victory parade last week. Sadly, the blue and green face paint has been put away and everyone has returned to work or school. As die-hard Seahawks fans, Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can’t help but wonder what lessons we can take from such a momentous occasion.
Work Hard, No Matter What – It may be popular opinion that a NFL quarterback must be at least six-feet-tall and weigh more than 200 pounds to be successful, but the five-foot-eleven Seahawk Russell Wilson proves that hard work and dedication can go a long way toward surpassing expectations. What Wilson may lack in height he makes up for in talent, smarts, and determination. No matter how many times Wilson may have been underestimated or overlooked; he continued working hard to overcome the odds.
The Importance of Teamwork – Sure, the quarterback tends to hold the spotlight in any football team, but the Seattle Seahawks showed how every position on the team has an important role to play. It’s not enough to rely on one player to win the game. Six different Seahawks scored points throughout the game and others noticeably contributed to the team’s overwhelming 43-8 victory. Passes, runs, interceptions, and punt returns all lead to touchdowns that overwhelmed the Denver Broncos.
Try, Try Again – Percy Harvin’s triumphant return after having hip surgery followed by two concussions could have been enough to knock anyone out of the game, but he stuck through intense rehabilitation in order get back on the field. Harvin could have succumbed to doubts or self-pity, but instead he got back up, again and again, to persevere and help his team win.
What are your favorite moments from Super Bowl XLVIII and what lessons do you take from this amazing victory for the Seahawks?