By Alex Myers
It had been a relatively quiet year for Fred Couples -- until last night. Couples had the honor of raising the flag for his hometown Seattle Seahawks before their big tilt with the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football and he didn't disappoint.
"I'm going to act like a nut here for 30 seconds and get them all wound up," said Couples, who snapped a golf club over his knee to fire the fans up even more.
It worked. Behind the support of their 12th man home crowd and led by a budding star quarterback, Russell Wilson, the Seahawks trounced Drew Brees and the Saints, 34-7, to improve their record to 11-1 and take a huge step toward locking up homefield advantage in the NFL playoffs. The team's raucous fans also set a new Guinness World Record mark for the crowd noise, registering 137.6 decibels during the second quarter.
"I've got to be honest, this is more fun than golf ever is . . . this is a blast to be a part of," Couples said in this interview at the game.
The Seahawks also put together a video preview for Couples raising the flag. It's worth watching, if just to see Fred Couples highlights set to the "Rudy" theme music.
(h/t SB Nation)