Need gift ideas for a Seattle sports fan? Here are some of the best for this holiday season, all of which can be purchased without leaving your computer.
Mariners Ticket Gift Pack
The Mariners are fresh off a winning season in 2009 and General Manager Jack Zduriencik has moved quickly this off-season, already signing Chone Figgins to bat behind Ichiro at the top of the line-up. The M’s should be much improved again in 2010, so give your favorite fan a chance to see them in person with these special holiday gift packs. $50 will get you four View Reserved tickets and a $20 Mariners gift card, or upgrade the seats to Field Level and the package comes to $116. Available online at www.seattlemariners.com.
Washington Huskies Men’s Basketball 5-game Ticket Package
The defending Pac-10 Champions are off to another good start this season, rising to as high as #10 in the polls. Tickets to games at Bank of America Arena will be hard to come by once conference play starts, but you can secure seats by purchasing a 5-game ticket package for $110. Available online at www.gohuskies.com.
Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Tickets
Tickets to this game in Portland on February 9th will be bitter sweet, but the die-hard Seattle sports fan will relish the opportunity to remind the NBA of the city’s love for their Sonics. Last season, the Rose Garden was filled with green and gold clad Sonics fans when the Thunder made their first trip to the Northwest and this year should be no different. Available online at www.trailblazers.com.
Seahawks Lime Green Jersey
The Seahawks were the talk of the NFL when they debuted their lime-green alternate jerseys in September. They have yet to make a return to the field, but are sure to be a hit at Qwest Field for years to come. Available online in the Seahawks Pro Shop.
Sounders Jersey and Scarf
Admittedly, I am not a soccer fan, but I can’t leave Sounders fans out in the cold. The Sounders were a hit during their inaugural season in Seattle, quickly becoming one of the most popular teams in the MLS. Until Dec. 23rd, when you buy any adult jersey, get a logo scarf for free. Just enter “freescarf” at checkout in the Sounders Pro Shop.
Notes from a 12 Man: A Truly Biased History of the Seattle Seahawks (Book)
From Amazon.com: “The Seattle Seahawks retired the number 12 in honor of the “Twelfth Man” -those fans who remain loyal no matter what. Written as a series of small essays and lists, Emmy-winning writer/producer (and Twelfth Man) Mark Tye Turner infuses the book with same sort of sly humor he brought to his scripts for Talk Soup and Blind Date. This passionate “fan-oir” covers the team’s greatest victories and best players, along with the dreadful defeats and the Hawk Hall of Shame. Plus the team’s place in pop culture history.” Available online on Amazon.com.
Brandon Roy Player T-Shirt
He may not play for a home town team anymore, but Brandon Roy represents Seattle well each time he steps on the court. The Garfield High grad and University of Washington alum has turned into a star in Portland. Any Seattle sports fan will be proud to wear Roy’s name on their back. Available in the Blazers Online Team Shop.