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Meet The First — And One Of The Last — In Line For Seahawks Tickets

Ed Ronco
Jim Borda, right, and Creig Beckett were the first two in line — at 10 a.m. Sunday — for Seahawks tickets. The tickets went on sale Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.";s:3

Jim Borda of Federal Way and Creig Beckett of Seattle didn't know each other before this past weekend. But they both showed up at the same time outside Century Link Field — at 10 a.m. Sunday — to get in line for tickets to the NFC Championship game between the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers.

Everyone who was in line for tickets got wristbands to mark their place. Borda and Beckett wore wristbands No. 1101 and 1102, respectively. Near the very back of the line was Alfredo Madrid from SeaTac wearing bracelet No. 1795.

Listen to what both ends of the line had to say early Tuesday morning, just hours before the tickets went on sale:

Just 1,200 tickets were made available to the general public, and each wristband entitled a purchaser to two tickets.

The winner of the Jan. 18 Seahawks vs. Packers game will go to the Super Bowl, and face either the New England Patriots or the Indianapolis Colts.

Ed Ronco is a former KNKX producer and reporter and hosted All Things Considered for seven years.