I've always had a penchant for clown shoes, so an article in yesterday's New York Times gave me another reason to cheer for Seatle in the big game:
When he was playing at Boston College, and Coach Dan Henning informed
him that he would not be the starting quarterback, Hasselbeck famously
told Henning, "You should wear big red shoes and a big red nose because
you are a clown!" The creativity of the outburst had to appeal to
Henning, who eventually designated Hasselbeck the starter.