I was born into a sports-loving family in Seattle. Some of my earliest memories are of watching the Mariners with my dad and listening to him complain about legendarily mediocre Seahawks coach Dennis Erickson. Over the years, my love for sports has only grown, even though my athletic prowess never blossomed. In 2008, I protested the Sonics moving out of town. In early 2014, I celebrated the Seahawks crushing the Broncos in the Super Bowl in a dead silent Denver sports bar. In 2015, I ran a Seattle sports blog called Emerald City Swagger. My view of the sporting world has increased to include the teams I enjoy watching the Mariners battle every year in the American League West.