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01102016-Jon Ryan, Casey Matthews
Seahawks punter Jon Ryan pulling down the ball after a low hike before what was supposed to be a punt and then trying to make a play out of it was awkward, very awkward. Ryan ended up breaking his nose after landing head first during the play. Seattle was lucky to escape with a win against the Vikings during brutally cold conditions in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh/The Associated Press)

Seahawks punter Jon Ryan is a Canadian from the province of Saskatchewan. He was born in the city of Regina. So it wasn’t surprising to hear that on Tuesday he showed up for a match between the Everett Silvertips and the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League. I was there working, at Xfinity Arena in Everett, but didn’t have a chance for much downtime. I do love the fans, though. They’re a great bunch. Ryan was there despite having busted up his nose during a wild playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings two days prior.



The Forty-Three

this compares with
the rest of the league.

I’ve seen a fan escorted out of Xfinity Arena in Everett during a Silvertips game (a Western Hockey League team) after getting into it with alcohol enforcement. He was a younger man, and he was drunk. A man whom I’m assuming was his father was trying to calm him down, but to no avail. So, he was escorted from the building. I have yet to witness the same happening to a Seahawks fan, though I’m sure it does.

Of course, the vast majority of fans are fine, creating no problems whatsoever. I am curious to know more about these forty-three, however.