Seahawks fan accidentally set wedding date for Super Bowl Sunday
Shawna Cook is getting ready to marry her fiance Brian Mascarelli on Feb. 2, 2014. Shawna Cook was also born and raised in Washington and is a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan. Does anyone see a problem with this?
Feb. 2 also happens to be Super Bowl Sunday, when the Seahawks will be taking on the Denver Broncos to crown the next NFL champion. While Mascarelli, a San Francisco 49ers fan, is probably not that worried about the scheduling conflict, Cook said her friends and family are already freaking out.
“All of my cousins who are coming said there better be a big screen TV there,” she told King 5 News in Seattle. “There is – there’s going to be a 60-incher.”
When Mascarelli proposed to Cook, Shawna wanted to pick a date that would be easy for him to remember. She wasn’t taking the Super Bowl into consideration at the time.
“How about February 2?” Cook said of her thought process. “2/2 – that’s easy enough for my fiance to remember, right?”
Easy to remember? Yes. Ideal? Not exactly. The wedding ceremony starts at 4:00 p.m. local time, with kickoff for the Super Bowl scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Once the ceremony is over, Cook — who said she has blue and green running through her veins — is fine with the attention turning to the big game.
“We’re commemorating the most awesome event in our life with the most awesome event in Seattle life,” she said. “As soon as the ceremony’s over it’s going to be Seahawks central for the next hour and a half.”
You certainly can’t expect someone to plan their life around their team possibly being in the Super Bowl, so I’m sure Shawna’s friends and family appreciate the compromise. Some brides would be far less reasonable.