A lifetime Seattle Seahawks fan who goes by OC got a tattoo on Christmas Eve in 2014, predicting that his team would win the Super Bowl this year. As you probably know by now, the New England Patriots ended up defeating the Seahawks in the last minutes of Super Bowl XLIX, foiling OC's prediction. Curious how he was feeling this morning, The Huffington Post reached out to get some more context about his decision and see how he was feeling about his tattoo almost coming true.
OC told HuffPost that he'd actually had the Seahawks part of the tattoo since the team played their first Super Bowl in 2006, where they lost to the Pittsburg Steelers. To get the extra Super Bowl addition for this year's game, OC sought out a tattoo shop that was still open on Christmas Eve and ended up paying $300 to add two Lombardi trophies and the words "Back To Back Champions" at Fantasy Tattoo in Orange Park, Florida. While there, OC took a few videos, including one in which he initially expressed some regret:
The Seahawks were first created in 1976, when he was about 5 years old, and OC has been a fan of the team just about all his life. He remembers watching the games on the TV with his brother and getting to go a game at the Kingdome with his grandpa. This lifelong fandom explains the importance of Super Bowl XLIX, and the difficulty of those final, suspenseful moments. OC said he was at the edge of his seat as the clock wound down, and that he hit the floor when the interception happened. "I fell to the ground and put my head on the ground for about 30 seconds or something like that, I was just in shock," he said.
When asked about how he feels about the tattoo now that the Seahawks are not back-to-back champions, OC explained:
I feel like you only live once, you know? I knew that there was going to be consequences to me getting it, even before I got it and everything I just didn't get it blindly ... I knew that there was a chance that they could lose obviously. But I'm going to keep the Seahawks tattoo ... Hey, at least I did it. I took a chance. Sometimes though you take chances and you have the wrong outcome that you don't think is going to happen.
OC gave a video "press conference" on Facebook before the game, talking as if the Seahawks had already won and making fun of the Patriots for failing to defeat his team. Throughout the game, OC was also tweeting updates from @ocashughjhazz as well as making many Vines from his account. OC's friend jokingly tried to rub the tattoo off after the game:
OC ended up summarizing the game on Twitter and publicly expressed what he plans to do with the tattoo:
Good game. We came up 2yrds short. Keeping tattoo
— o c (@ocashughjhazz) February 2, 2015