It was a typical late December day in Cambridge, Mass. And that means there was snow in every nook and cranny.
It was 1997 or ’98, and
“I got a Dyno Air BMX bike when I was younger. That was the best one,” Giacomini said. “I just remember being really excited for that gift.”
Even when the weather outside was frightful?
“There was snow all over the place, but I didn’t care,” he said. “I definitely went out for a ride, and used it for a very long time. It was awesome.”
Giacomini and his teammates already have gotten a Christmas treat this week from coach Pete Carroll, who moved the “Competition Wednesday” practice to Tuesday so the players could spend Christmas Day with their families.
The Christmas gift they all want, of course, is a victory over the St. Louis Rams in Sunday’s regular-season finale at CenturyLink Field. With a win, the Seahawks will clinch the NFC West title for the second time in four seasons under Carroll. But this time, they also would get a first-round bye in the playoffs and home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
The only other time that happened in franchise history was in 2005, when the Seahawks used all that to make a run to the Super Bowl. That team went 13-3. With a win over the Rams, this team would finish 13-3.
But with the players off Christmas Day, we decided to turn back the clock and ask a few for memories of Christmases Past – specifically the best or coolest gift they ever received.
With that said, and with so much on the line for the Seahawks in this final week of the regular season, Merry Christmas.