Charter Member of the 12s Is Playing for $10,000 in This Weekend’s Pigskin Pick ‘Em Contest
If anybody is NOT one of those bandwagon Seattle Seahawks fans it's Yakima's Tim Sattler.
And Tim, who's representing Yakima in Townsquare Media's national Pigskin Pick 'Em contest this weekend, has the pictures to prove it. In the faded snapshot where he's standing with Seahawks original quarterback Jim Zorn, a much younger Tim is holding his autograph book, which he treasures to this day.
Tim grew up in Cheney and remembers when the Hawks joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1976.
"I rode my bike to EWU to watch the Seahawks practice almost daily the first year," he remembers. "I became a lifelong Seahawks fan from day one."
With a pedigree like that and the track record he rolled up during the regular season, we like his odds to take home the national prize: $10,000.
Tim -- who's a radiologic technologist at Orthopedics Northwest and the owner of Yakima Quality Hops -- had the most accurate picks over the course of the 2015 regular season for Yakima, which is how he wound up in the running for that grand prize. (You might remember him by the handle he played under: "Brady's Raisins.")
If he's right on the halftime score and the final score of Sunday's Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, he gets one of those comically oversized checks for 10 grand. If he gets either the halftime or the final score right, he gets $1,000.
So if you're playing at home and rooting for Tim, here's his guess for Super Bowl 50:
Halftime -- Carolina 17, Denver 7
Final -- Carolina 31, Denver 17
Good luck, Tim! We're rooting for you!