Here we are celebrating another colossal sporting event, one so important that we stop everything we are doing and crowd around the TV for over three hours. If you are not into football, the commercials and snacks are worth your time, not to mention the halftime show! I was in Sun Valley, Idaho the day after the Seahawks won the conference game. I was surprised to see a very shiny Porsche Turbo in the parking lot decked out with Seahawks colors and the 12th Man logo! I took photos of it, because I like painting cars, and when I got back to Anchorage, I searched for this car on the Internet and found out that it belongs to Seahawks fan J. DeBruler. He owns Accutint Bellevue, a company that tints windows and customizes and details high-end car finishes. So he dressed his $80,000 turbo Porsche out in the 12th Man digs. He wins as the biggest Hawks fan I’ve ever heard of. He plans to drive the car to several rival stadiums and take photos of it there. I painted it right in CenturyLink Field. For all you Patriots fans, if you have a sweet red, white, and blue auto you want to bring to my attention, I will paint it too! I’m an equal opportunity sports fan, although, I think there will be a 90% Hawks crowd at the party I am attending later today… We don’t have a football team in Alaska, and Washington is the closest state (I was also born there).
Cheers to the 12th Man, and may the best team win!
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12th Man, Seattle Seahawks Porsche. 8″x10″, oil on panel.
Today’s Year of Beer painting is Redhook ESB (Extra Special Bitter). To me this English-style beer seems more malt forward than the name suggests. I picked this beer because is has been a beer staple in my family since I started drinking. My older brother brought it to my attention when he became a small investor during Redhook’s first public stock offering. Redhook was founded in 1981, so it’s only one year younger than me. When they started making ESB in 1987, my family had just moved to Alaska from Spokane, Washington. When I think Redhook, I think Seattle, Washington, because this beer originates from Woodinville, WA. When I think Seattle, I think Seahawks, especially this year! Who was the strongest player in the NFL this year? It was the beer drinker in the crowd getting rowdy! The roar of the 12th man! The Seahawks felt that spirited energy all the way from Alaska as they dominated the Superbowl this year! Alaska is not guaranteed to be on Seattle sports side of the game, but it seemed that the majority of people who didn’t have ties to Colorado seemed to favor the Seahawks, and the screaming must have transferred back through the TVs because it was a domination this year!
Drink craft beer while watching football! Support the little guy! Get beer from the growler fillin’ station down the street and keep it green, aggressive sports sea green!
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Year of Beer 02.17. Redhook ESB. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.