#Gameoverman, this was the hash tag to use if you were lucky enough to have made it to the epic Madden battle between select Seahawks team members at game night, the party that signaled the end of The Art of Video Games exhibition at the EMP (Experience Music Project).
As the crowd started to gather & the Seahawks made their way side stage, the smack talk began. Doug Baldwin, Percy Harvin, Richard Sherman, and Earl Thomas were dishing it out to one another& making bets on who would come out on top.
While his fellow team members were facing off, Richard Sherman, the most mild mannered of the Seahawks was asked to MC… this made things interesting. Making remarks like “He tries to catch with his feet” Sherman kept the crowd laughing & even went down and asked fans a few questions.
When it came time to put down the mic and pick up the controller, Sherman’s signature snark never wavered. He continued to talk smack throughout & eventually, we even got to see him do a lil’ victory dance which I managed to capture via vine.
In the time leading up to the Seahawk showdown, tweets with this hash tag were displayed side screen on the massive floor to ceiling screes in the Sky Church. Event attendees were encouraged to participate in a tweet-off, the prize? A chance to face off against Seattle Seahawk Bobby Wagner. I decided to throw my snarky twitter hat in the ring, I was not chosen.
Instead, they picked some dude named Devin Galloway (@AllMotorVtec) who actually know what he was doing.
As Devin and Bobby played hard, Richard Sherman took to the Mic again and kept the smack talk going (surprise surprise) It was an intense match with fan Devin Galloway tying up the game at one point, but, eventually Bobby took him down and emerged victorious.
To summarize: This event was awesome & I had a crap ton of fun watching football players play video games.