Wisdom from Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament: Go ‘Hawks!

Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament knows how to kick it.

Karen Loria

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is an indisputable football fan, and any fondness he may have had for New England circa 1984 when his favorite band was Boston’s own SS Decontrol, appears to be out the window.

"The Seahawks will beat the Patriots on Feb. 1 in Super Bowl XLIX because we are the more physical team and we all know that Tom Brady wears Uggs.

"Richard Sherman is the second coming of Muhammad Ali and Marshawn Lynch the model of anti-establishment that Boston hasn’t known since Paul Revere.

"Pete Carroll has Tom Cable, Darrell Bevell, Dan Quinn and the mighty Ken Norton Jr., while Bill Belichick has deflated footballs and Spygate.


"Seattle has Jimi Hendrix and Boston has, well, Boston. Seattle has the 12th man, and Boston tore down the only place it had with a real advantage: Boston Garden.

"Oh, yeah, and the Patriots don’t even have Boston as they reside in Foxboro which is actually closer to Providence, R.I., than Boston.

"The organization so didn’t believe in Boston they renamed themselves the New England Patriots and moved out of town.