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Rachael J wrote:I'm still going with the Broncos.



how dare you! :D
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Post Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:49 am

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Rachael J wrote:I'm still going with the Broncos.

Me too!
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Post Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:48 am

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teacher raises money to buy students seahawks jerseys...


Kevin Zelko has a gentle way about him. He is calm and patient as he works with special education students at Seattle's Kimball Elementary School. His other side is that of a rabid Seattle sports fan and he loves to see it rub off on the kids.

"With the Seahawk-mania going on, it's been great. The kids are so excited," he said.

Many of the students proudly wear their Seahawks gear to school, but not not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to afford it. While their spirit is strong, for many the $45 for a jersey is to large a cost.

Sixty-three percent of the kids at Kimball are low income. Among them, 5th grader Kidist Habte. The daughter of a Somali cab driver, she bonds with her family over the weekly football games.

"Well, my dad will be yelling and he's always yelling, and my mom is like, 'what's going on?!' Because she gets scared," Habte said.

On Friday afternoon, the students at Kimball gathered for a special Seahawks assembly. Hundreds of hyped young fans chanted, sang and cheered at teeth rattling volumes. Former Seahawks Tony Benjamin and Nesby Glasgow fired them up even more.

Then, the moment Zelko had been waiting for. Teachers started handing out Seahawks jerseys to the children.

"This is what it's all about," he said, with a grin that could stretch the length of Century Link Field.

But that moment almost didn't happen.

It all started less than two weeks ago when Zelko decided to buy a few of the kids in his class some jerseys. To supplement his income Zelko also works as a beer vendor at Seahawks games. The fans have been very good to him during the playoffs and he wanted to share the wealth.

When administrators found out, however, they said it wouldn't be fair for some kids to get jerseys, and not all. So, Mr. Zelko took his beer money and brewed up a plan.

"We needed a touchdown to get every kid a jersey," he said.

Zelko launched a crowdsourcing campaign, and in just 12 days he scored $25,000. It's enough to get every kid at Kimball, all 470 students, their own game day jersey.

What's left over will fund tutoring and buy tablets for students. The beer slinging special ed teacher hopes the kids will learn a lesson about perseverence.

"To keep working hard, to reach your goals and make things happen," Zelko said.

For Kidist it's about more than just rooting on a football team. As she slipped on her her 12th Fan jersey, she said it's really about this community showing its true colors.

"I'm really happy that my school is together, like one big family, and supporting the Seahawks," she said.
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Post Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:14 pm

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So.... um.... ::: kicks some rocks::: ... anyone hear Kappy's statements / tweets today ?

If ya did, whatcha think?
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Post Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:11 am

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sounded like sour grapes...
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favre is on the nfl network, he looks like a mountain man
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Post Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:56 pm

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michaeljohn wrote:teacher raises money to buy students seahawks jerseys...


Kevin Zelko has a gentle way about him. He is calm and patient as he works with special education students at Seattle's Kimball Elementary School. His other side is that of a rabid Seattle sports fan and he loves to see it rub off on the kids.

"With the Seahawk-mania going on, it's been great. The kids are so excited," he said.

Many of the students proudly wear their Seahawks gear to school, but not not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to afford it. While their spirit is strong, for many the $45 for a jersey is to large a cost.

Sixty-three percent of the kids at Kimball are low income. Among them, 5th grader Kidist Habte. The daughter of a Somali cab driver, she bonds with her family over the weekly football games.

"Well, my dad will be yelling and he's always yelling, and my mom is like, 'what's going on?!' Because she gets scared," Habte said.

On Friday afternoon, the students at Kimball gathered for a special Seahawks assembly. Hundreds of hyped young fans chanted, sang and cheered at teeth rattling volumes. Former Seahawks Tony Benjamin and Nesby Glasgow fired them up even more.

Then, the moment Zelko had been waiting for. Teachers started handing out Seahawks jerseys to the children.

"This is what it's all about," he said, with a grin that could stretch the length of Century Link Field.

But that moment almost didn't happen.

It all started less than two weeks ago when Zelko decided to buy a few of the kids in his class some jerseys. To supplement his income Zelko also works as a beer vendor at Seahawks games. The fans have been very good to him during the playoffs and he wanted to share the wealth.

When administrators found out, however, they said it wouldn't be fair for some kids to get jerseys, and not all. So, Mr. Zelko took his beer money and brewed up a plan.

"We needed a touchdown to get every kid a jersey," he said.

Zelko launched a crowdsourcing campaign, and in just 12 days he scored $25,000. It's enough to get every kid at Kimball, all 470 students, their own game day jersey.

What's left over will fund tutoring and buy tablets for students. The beer slinging special ed teacher hopes the kids will learn a lesson about perseverence.

"To keep working hard, to reach your goals and make things happen," Zelko said.

For Kidist it's about more than just rooting on a football team. As she slipped on her her 12th Fan jersey, she said it's really about this community showing its true colors.

"I'm really happy that my school is together, like one big family, and supporting the Seahawks," she said.


KUDOS to that teacher!
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Post Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:37 pm

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That was a great story....but I still have to say...Go Broncos.
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Post Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:12 am

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Seattle Seahawks 43, Denver Broncos 8 What a disappointing game! :? The halftime show was ok though. Loved the Tim Tebow commercial for Tmobile! :)
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Post Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:59 am

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it wasnt dissipating for me :) it was hard to watch with all the mistakes
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Post Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:31 am

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I knew the Seattle defense would be tough, but I never expected Denver to play THAT badly. :(
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Post Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:33 am

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Who was that other teem that played in the Super Bowl besides Seattle? Hmmm, can't remember :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:
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Post Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:46 am

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They were forgettable, weren't they. :|
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Post Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:53 pm

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I thought this video was cool.

In case you were wondering what it looks like to fly over a stadium with nearly 83,000 people eagerly awaiting Super Bowl kickoff, look no further.

David Wilf, a Specialist (SPC) in the United States Army, was aboard the Boeing CH-47 Chinook that took part in Sunday night’s flyover at MetLife Stadium.

The Chinook — the big chopper with the double rotors on top — was part of a V-shaped wedge formation of three workhorse Black Hawks, three Apache attack helicopters and three Chinook heavy lifters. The Pentagon told CNN that the total cost was $100,000.

Warning, this video is very loud.

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Post Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:53 am

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the greatest QB of all time...............
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