Katy Bourne


Racism & the NFL: What’s a Fan to Do?

POSTED ON April 16, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

Last week, the Seattle Seahawks canceled a planned meeting with Colin Kaepernick. My understanding is that the purpose of the meeting was for Kaepernick to work out with the team and to discuss potential opportunities with the franchise. However, according to reports, Seahawks management called off the meeting when Kaepernick would not disclose his plans ... Read More

One Fan’s Letter to Richard Sherman

POSTED ON March 13, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Dear Richard, It’s not like I didn’t know it was coming. It had been all over social media and sports radio for days. Still, when the official news broke, it hit me like a sledgehammer. I was at my desk at work and lost my breath for a moment. My gut knotted up. I was ... Read More

6 Tips for the Off-Season Blues

POSTED ON January 30, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Technically, football season isn’t over until after the Super Bowl. But for me it came with the Seahawks’ crushing loss to the Cardinals at home on New Year’s Eve. Sure, I watched the playoffs. But the off-season blues had already started to kick in. Transitioning into the off-season is always a dreary ordeal for me, ... Read More

Richard Sherman, down but not broken

POSTED ON November 13, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Last week, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was injured in an ugly Thursday Night Football game against the Arizona Cardinals. My friend Nate and I watched the game at a little sports bar in West Seattle and saw the play and the injury. The visual of my hero crumpled on the field was upsetting. A ... Read More

For the Dismayed Fan: 10 things to do when your offense is bringing you down

POSTED ON September 18, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

It’s the second week of the National Football League season. As I gaze out across the vast expanse of football fandom and traverse the wild terrain of posts, comment threads and Tweets, I’ve made a striking observation: There are some fans that are unhappy with their team’s offense. In particular, they’re unhappy with the offensive ... Read More

Seattle Seahawks: The Enduring Road of Love

POSTED ON February 02, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

Ugh. It’s a rough morning in Seattle. After reading multiple explanations from coaches and analysts, I get the thinking behind the play call. Still, the decision not to feed the Beast –arguably the best running back in the league – was an epic and egregious fail. I stand by my original reaction: “WTF?” Several have ... Read More

My Letter to Marshawn Lynch

POSTED ON July 28, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

Dear Marshawn, Let me start by saying that I don’t know the intricacies of your current fiscal situation with the Seahawks; I don’t know the nitty gritty specifics of your contract or what kinds of things you have to take into consideration when you’re negotiating your future earnings. I’m sure that the average fan like ... Read More

Seahawks: The Afterglow

POSTED ON February 09, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

It’s been a week since the Seattle Seahawks roared into MetLife Stadium and beat the Denver Bronocs to become the Super Bowl XLVIII champs. My pulse is finally starting to return to normal. My voice is slowly coming back. I’m hopeful the Skittles hangover will subside sometime in the near future. Whew! The 12th man ... Read More

Seattle Seahawks: A City in Love

POSTED ON January 20, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

Of course, Seattle football fans are in an ecstatic frenzy over the Seahawks defeat of the San Francisco 49ers in yesterday’s slugfest for the NFC Championship. The game was a classic nail biter down to the final seconds. Colin Kaepernick blasted a last effort pass to Michael Crabtree, only to have Richard Sherman tip the ... Read More

Beast Mode Says Enough

POSTED ON January 06, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Technically speaking, the NFL was probably within its rights to fine Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch for not talking to the press this season. The League policy states: “Cooperation with the news media is essential to the continuing popularity and financial prosperity of our game and its players. This is an important part of your job, ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.