One of the fun things about following Seattle sports is how our various sports teams all seem to get along with each other. More to the point, it’s great to see that the Seattle Sounders are considered just as much part of this club as any other team, something that has become remarkably easy to take for granted over the years.
We got a fun reminder of that on Sunday when the Seattle Seahawks were the Los Angeles Chargers’ first opponent in their temporary home, StubHub Center. You may remember that the LA Galaxy are the primary tenant at that facility, and the Seahawks made sure to issue reminders of that fact throughout the game.
Many of the references were rather subtle, like when Blair Walsh converted a field goal.
12' Blair Walsh finds the back of the net! Put 3️⃣ on the board.— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) August 14, 2017
3-7 | #SEAvsLAC
This one could easily go unnoticed too, but the rare quarterback swap provided the opportunity for another subtle reference by using a soccer-style substitution graphic.
13' Quarterback substitution— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) August 14, 2017
IN ➡️ Trevone Boykin
OUT ⬅️ Russell Wilson pic.twitter.com/MFIlWOmVNO
This one was a bit more obvious.
What. A. Strike. Boykin to Lawler in the 20th minute for the score!— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) August 14, 2017
17-14 | #SEAvsLAC
But Chris Carson’s “goal” one was probably the most overt.
Just in case anyone had missed the references, the Sounders made sure to bring it all back together with this tweet.