Growing up in Northern California, I had always been a very middling Niners fan simply because everyone was, but I never really followed football or knew much about the game itself. I lived too far away from San Francisco to actually be a fan, or have any connection to the team.
After moving up to Seattle last year, and getting a roommate that has been a huge football fan, I've been able to have lengthy discussions about the nature of the game, the metagame, etc.
At risk of being called a Seahawks bandwagoner, I really feel like Russell Wilson's work ethic and positive attitude have contributed a lot to my interest in the game. I can't seem to get enough of it now. Although, I'm sure living in the Seattle area has had a hand in it too.
I know that I am absolutely fascinated by Carroll's coaching style, and more new-school positive reinforcement approach, and his focus on preparation, study, and physicality.
Outside of it being easy to root for a team that's doing well, what gets the Seahawks community excited about the team?