The winner of The Longest Yard Contest is 1/4 Earth from Lumen Field! Seaside Joe 1636
Brilliant - SSJoe being SSJoe, he’s at his best squeezing entertaining analysis from whatever room or group in which he finds himself (solid grammar, right?). I did NOT understand those distances, 12 k between the abstract most distant cities and you found 10+!
Thanks for another great missive, I look forward to the origin stories countdown from five to one (sorry six!).
I cheated and put Florianópolis to stand a chance. I left Florianópolis 8 years ago and moved (check your notes) 6,911 miles north-northwest to Seattle.
I got to Seattle in September, right on time to follow my first Seahawks season (I didn't understand football at all, except very few things I picked up watching the Marino Dolphins when I was a kid in Brazil).
So I started following the Seahawks in 2015, so I never watched the team live on a Super Bowl. The first moment I remember was the beating the Panthers gave us that season.
So Melbourne was second? That feels pretty special. Can I request we get the chains out just to be sure?
The opposite point of the planet from Lumen Field is 47° 35' 43.2" S, 57° 40' 6.1" E. Closest land point, Alfred Faure, a French science station. Just in case any French readers fancy a challenge :p The Herd & McDonald Islands are also not far off for any Ronalds that want a trip.
Cape Town, about as far as possible, whilst still remaining in a normal inahbited area. So damn, that's a well deserved win!
I’m just going to put it out there that I’m not the only ‘Hawks fan in Nepal: https://imgur.com/a/U58jdTk
Great idea, Kenneth, and thanks for showing us just how far-flung this fandom of ours actually is!
Bobo did say he had a bad showing in the 40, and he knows he's not fast. But, those ideas could have stopped him from questioning a time error. He timed better at a 2nd workout, around 4.67, if I recall. No matter; as they say in fantasy football, I'll buy the dip. Translation: we'll happily get a steal because everyone else thinks he's too slow.
I enjoyed your story. I think it's cool to picture life journies through an action green colored lens.
BTW, I used to get blacked out, too, but I cut down on my gameday drinking.
Awesome!! What a fun Seaside Joe this was! As always, you put in the work and the research and published the data in such an engaging fashion. Classic Kenneth Arthur for those of us who have been fans well before Seaside Joe existed -- these gems you pull out of nowhere and gift us. Thanks for this, brightened my day and made me even prouder to be a 12!!
I do come from outside the country. By milage alone you would never know it. I am from Victoria BC Canada, which is only 70 miles from Seattle as the Sea Hawk flies.
I am a day one supporter and have thoroughly enjoyed it all but for one set back. Early on in Seahawks history and through some dark years, I used to get blacked out if the stadium didn't sell out 72 hours before the game. The NFL has a 125 mile rule which was harsh for me as no matter which way I go to Seattle it envolves a ferry trip, and at the least 3 to 3.5 hours of travel. I'm glad to say it has been a long time since the last TV blackout. Of course I always got all the road games, and if it wasn't a sellout they showed mostly Raider games. As we were in the same division and played them twice a year I watched a lot of AL Davis and the Oakland, Los Angeles, and now Vegas Raiders.
I looked at all the cities where people are from. I would like to add I first started to read Seaside Joe when I was living in Thailand. There was a 6 year stretch that I lived there with my wife, four months a year. I subscribed to the NFL international Game Day package and got every game, it was great. When Covid hit that put a stop to our annual trip. Thailand is somewhere in the 6000 mile range. Scanning through the other countries I was happy to see I had played rugby in many of them.
I have never been to South Africa, but I would like to go see the big seven animals and mostly lions in their natural domain.
Great to hear Jamal is coming off the PUP list. He is such a difference maker and if he could play 13 to 14 games he would help us win many of them.
Let's cross our fingers our rookie class heals quickly, I think Charbonnet and Hall are the only 2 not nursing an injury. I believe Jake BoBo will make the team as a UDFA. Does anybody believe his speed is actually 4.99 over 40 yards. I think there was a typo and they inverted the 4.66 which is probably close to his real time. I am not sure how many people know how slow 4.99 is. I would hazard a guess half of the NFL offensive linemen run faster than that. I do admit 4.99 makes for a far better story.
Nice build up with the presentation of the data! It was exciting! I must say that at one point I was like, "come on... no way that Saudi Arabia is closer than Nepal or Singapore!" Like many, I tend to picture the Pacific Ocean as much smaller than it actually is. It is 12,300 miles across, and covers 30% of the entire Earth's surface. This was a fun read for me. Thanks for bringing my anticipatory football anxiousness down to a more relatively healthy level. I look forward to a game of Uberlandia with y'all in the near future! Of course we'll have to play online.
Forgot to answer the survey, but heads up from Tarragona, Catalonia! Go hawks
What a great idea Joe! Cool to see how international the Hawks are