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

Seahawks: The Bumpy Road of Believing

POSTED ON December 14, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Last Sunday afternoon, I did the unthinkable: I turned off the Seahawks game. They were playing the Jaguars, and it was close to the end of the third quarter.  I couldn’t take it anymore. It wasn’t a matter of turning it off in anger and disgust at the way they were playing. It was an ... 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

Seahawk football- 5 things this season

POSTED ON August 08, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

We’re just days away from Seahawks football…mere days. And although it’s only preseason fare, any football is better than no football. Am I excited? Well, as my father used to say, “Is a hog’s hip pork?” I’ve survived the long ordeal of the off-season, enduring week after week of slow dreary Sundays. I’m ready. I’m ... Read More

When Things Get Bleak

POSTED ON December 28, 2016 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

Things are rather heavy these days. There’s a pall draping our collective psyche. I can see and feel it everywhere: on social media, in the weary faces of both loved ones and strangers, in the low vibration that moans just beneath the surface of everything. We’re despondent still over a looming Trump presidency and all ... Read More

Creating in the Void

POSTED ON February 02, 2016 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

I recently came across a post by Jennifer Garam entitled “How to Keep Writing When No One Gives a Shit.” She begins the piece with an unflinching overview of the current state of her writing career: “…no publisher is wooing me with six figure advances…nothing I’ve written has gone viral…no one is compulsively refreshing my ... 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

Greeting the Seahawks: Our Wild Night at SeaTac

POSTED ON December 09, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

We completely lost our minds last night. It was one of those “one thing led to another” situations. I was hanging out with Lora and Jeff, my faithful football buddies. Whenever the Seahawks play, we’re together. We yell at the TV and each other. We jump around. We celebrate. We represent. We’re crazy for our ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.