This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DICK’S Sporting Goods for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I can’t think of a single day in my life I’d want to live if I could not proudly share my fandom with other people – even if they weren’t quite ready to receive (in a passive capacity) the awesomeness of my exuberance. This is one of the reasons why I love wearing my favorite logos in public. I also happen to love wearing my favorite logos in private, too.

When I was substantially younger, I actually played on a “tackle football” team. I may not have been a first pick, but the league had an obligation to put me into play at least twice during the entire season. Mind you, I never made it past the line of scrimmage – but that’s not the point. The point, I guess, is that you can never be too young to have the living daylights scared out of you by a player three times your size on the opposing team.

But there’s another point to be made and that is: sports should be fun, both on and off the field. Some fans can’t take fandom far enough (and I’m one who happens to find face painting to be an acceptable way to show your true colors). If you’re not feeling blue and green on any particular day, you could always just go with your favorite player’s jersey?

See, I’m considered a Seattle Seahawks supporter because I’m in Seattle – and being anything less than that here is apparently considered an act of war. I’m a 12th fan, but only because it gets me special perks – like being able to access the “12 Items or Less” line at the grocery store!

I joined “the Hawk Side” a while back (as you can see), but have been keeping a close eye on what DICK’s Sporting Goods has been doing with their NFL Jersey Report – if only to see how well the Seattle Seahawks are standing. It’s almost like a game on top of the official games – where you can actually influence which team and/or players rank… in terms of jersey sales. Rank by overall, offense, defense, rookie and team rankings by week, 30 days, or season starting on draft day – your favorites can be in first place without ever touching a ball!

Football is a pretty big deal here in the Pacific Northwest, so it surprised me to find out that the Seattle Seahawks were a few places behind first. Is this sport really as popular elsewhere? I mean, even in the off-season, people don their Seahawks jerseys – they’re that dedicated.

As soon as fans learn about what DICK’s Sporting Goods is doing with their Jersey Report, they’ll flood stores to properly elevate scores (or order a new jersey or two online). You need at least seven duplicates of the same jersey, anyway – otherwise, you’ll have to do laundry more than once a week. Feel free to follow them on Instagram and/or Facebook!

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