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AZ Good AZ it Gets

SPONSORED – Phoenix was the place where the rest of the country found out that Seattle fans took their enthusiasm on the road with them. That was 2013. It’s also the place where I discovered how restorative a desert vacation can be. That was 2015. Let’s start with the screaming. That’s what caught everyone’s attention […]
2 months ago
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Oh, LA, LA!

Week 15, Dec. 19: Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, SoFi Stadium, 1:25 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – Maybe it was fitting that the opening act for the first pro-football game I covered in Los Angeles was a rock band I loved as a teenager. There’s no place that makes me think of growing up more than […]
3 months ago
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Star in a Lone Star Adventure

Week 14, Dec. 12: Seattle at Houston Texans, NRG Stadium, 10 a.m. Pacific SPONSORED – Enchiladas and greatness. That’s what I think of in Texas. The enchiladas are pretty straightforward. They’re so delicious at El Tiempo Cantina that it’s hard to take a bite without closing my eyes. There are three locations though the one […]
3 months ago
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The Best Way to Green Bay

Week 10, Nov. 14: Seattle at Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, 1:25 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – I’ve made this trip any number of ways. I’ve flown in the day of the game and driven up from Chicago. I’ve driven back to Milwaukee through a snowstorm after a playoff loss. I’ve flown into Appleton, and I’ve […]
3 months ago
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Penn-cil in a Pittsburgh Trip

Week 6, Oct. 17: Seattle at Pittsburgh Steelers, Heinz Field 5:20 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – The first time I visited Pittsburgh it was January 1998, and I laughed when a football fan tried to explain to me that this weekend with playoff football felt like Mardi Gras. Nope. It felt like Pittsburgh. Freezing cold, snow-on-the-ground […]
4 months ago
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Go Above and Bay-ond

Game 4: Seattle at San Francisco, Oct. 3, 1:05 p.m. SPONSORED CONTENT – Ever had a friend’s house that seemed so comfortable that you felt like you were at home? That’s how Seattle feels about San Francisco. Well, Santa Clara. Because in the seven years since Levi’s Stadium opened, Seattle has won six of the […]
4 months ago
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Maximize Your Minneapolis Trip

Regular season, Week 3, Sept. 26: Seattle at Minnesota, U.S. Bank Stadium, 1:25 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – The site of the coldest football game in Seattle’s history is also where I got the hottest burger I’ve ever tasted. Not the spiciest, mind you. The hottest. I’m talking molten cheese that is cooked into the middle […]
4 months ago
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Fly to the Finish Line

I saw Jesus before I went to Indianapolis. Wait. I should be more specific. Touchdown Jesus. You know, the painting overlooking Notre Dame’s field. I watched Washington play at Notre Dame in 2009 and afterward drove a couple of hours to Indianapolis to watch Seattle play some pro-football the very next day. Turned out to […]
4 months ago
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Bet on Nonstop Fun

Sports have been a staple for Las Vegas. They just haven’t been a staple in Las Vegas. Oh, there were prize fights. Some big-time college basketball games, too. A basketball All-Star Game was played here a few years back. Then hockey came to town and now there’s a pro-football team that relocated there last year, […]
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Treat yourself. Unrivaled. Unique.

Week 17: Seattle at San Francisco, Jan. 3, 2020, 1:25 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – I didn’t get to see a game the first time I flew to the Bay Area. I made it into the stadium, however. And as we were waiting for Game 3 to begin of baseball’s championship series to begin in 1989 […]
1 year ago
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Charming. Authentic. American. Come discover.

Week 15: Seattle at Washington Football Team, Dec. 20, 2020, 10 a.m. Pacific SPONSORED – The second-to-last trip of the 2020 season is actually a flashback of sorts for me. That’s because it’s where the Alaska Air Travelogue started way back in 2014 when Seattle was coming off its first championship season and Russell Wilson […]
1 year ago
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Looking for new vibes? Book a ticket to ride.

Week 10: Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, Nov. 15, 2020, 1:25 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – You know that feeling when an old friend gets a new home and you can’t wait to see what the new digs are like? Well, that’s what this November game is going to feel like against this divisional opponent. The […]
1 year ago
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Road Game Travel Tips: Family Trips are Historically Fun

Week 12: Seattle at Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 2020, 5:15 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – A stuffed animal walked onto the train with a beverage. Even for Philadelphia this counted as odd, a fan who had attended the playoff game earlier that day boarded the train wearing a fuzzy white mascot’s head with a yellow beak and […]
1 year ago
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Road Game Travel Tips: Plan to Relax. Easy Does it in the Desert.

Seattle at Arizona, Sunday, October 25, 1:05 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – Arizona is where Seattle’s fans first made a national reputation, chanting behind a television set after a Thursday night win during the franchise’s first Super Bowl season. Arizona is also the site of Seattle’s first tie in franchise history and the place where it […]
1 year ago
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Road Game Travel Tips: Upgrade the fun in Upstate New York

Seattle at Buffalo, Sunday November 8, 10 a.m. Pacific SPONSORED – Nine years after Russell Wilson’s pro-football career, the Chief Football Officer at Alaska Airlines is scheduled to touch down in Buffalo, the only city in this league he has yet to play in. Now, Seattle’s quarterback has faced Buffalo before. Twice in fact. But […]
1 year ago
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Road Games Travel Tips: Tailwinds take you to Tradewinds. Book now, beach later.

SPONSORED – The chapter started with 12 members. Fitting, right? These are Seattle fans we’re talking about down in the other corner of the country. Central Florida. The Orlando area. The Space Coast. There are a lot of different nicknames, but it’s about as far away from Seattle as you can get, and those 12 […]
1 year ago
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Road Games Travel Tips: Discover Southern hospitality in Atlanta

Regular Season, Week 1: Seattle at Atlanta Falcons, Oct. 27, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 10 a.m. Pacific SPONSORED – I’ve worn two suits in Atlanta. Two very different suits. One was a purple track suit with white stripes that I work with a purple hat that I wore to a pair of football games involving my alma […]
1 year ago
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Road Games Travel Tips: Many lakes, much fun. Autumn in Minneapolis.

Preseason Game 2: Seattle at Minnesota Vikings, Thursday, Sept. 3, 5 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – The land known for 10,000 lakes now has one additional Seattle fan. David Bunch. He graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 2011, attended Whitworth University as an undergraduate and in July he moved to Minneapolis to complete a two-year […]
1 year ago
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Road Games Travel Tips: A reason to wear a hat. Let’s Texas.

Preseason Game 1: Seattle at Houston Texans, Saturday, Aug. 22, 5 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – So how does someone who went to college in Indiana wind up not just cheering for Seattle, but founding a local Seahawkers chapter in Texas? Well, the story starts with a linebacker: Joe Norman. Oh you don’t remember him? Well […]
1 year ago
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Road Games Travel Tips: Lights. Camera. Action. Sun. Football.

Week 14: Seattle at Los Angeles, Dec. 8, 2019, 5:20 p.m. pacific SPONSORED – I remember the Red Hot Chili Peppers as the headliners from the first music festival I ever attended. That was 1992 at Lollapalooza, and I was a junior in high-school who needed Mom’s permission to drive with a friend to the […]
2 years ago
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Road Games Travel Tips: Travel like a King to Queen City

Week 15: Seattle at Carolina, Dec. 15, 2019, 10 a.m. Pacific SPONSORED – Ever gotten really comfortable at a friend’s place? You know, where it starts to feel like a second home. Given that this is Seattle’s fifth trip to Carolina in the last nine seasons, it’s starting to feel pretty comfortable. Combine that with […]
2 years ago
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Road Games Travel Tips: Love traveling to Philly

Week 12: Seattle at Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 2019, 5:20 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – Pat chops the beef into bits. Geno slices his rib-eye thinly. Those are the two most straightforward differences in two businesses that have come to epitomize the debate over Philadelphia’s culinary specialty: the cheesesteak. For 40 years, Geno’s Steaks and Pat’s King […]
2 years ago
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Road Games Travel Tips: Boarding gates to the Golden Gates

Week 10: Seattle at San Francisco, Nov. 11, 2019, 5:15 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – You need a wet suit to surf some spots in California. That was my first discovery when my family moved to the state in 1990. The only California beaches I’d been to before then were down South. Huntington Beach. Manhattan Beach. […]
2 years ago
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Road Games Travel Tips: Georgia on my way

Week 8: Seattle at Atlanta Falcons, Oct. 27, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 10 a.m. Pacific SPONSORED – I’ve been known to take two suits in Atlanta. Two very different types of suits, though. One had a zippered jacket, an elastic waistband and a polyester feel. That’s my purple jumpsuit worn to cheer on my alma mater, the […]
2 years ago