OK, maybe "love" is a bit too strong but us guys and gals in the press appreciate an athlete like Matt Hasselbeck because he is so at ease with the press. Take this exchange from Wednesday:
Are you taking your kids trick-or-treating?
"I am. We've got a mermaid, my one daughter is a mermaid, my other daughter is a football player, and my 2-year-old son, Henry, is Captain Hook."
Which player is your daughter going as?
"I think she's wearing No. 8 if she wants any candy."
What are you going to be for Halloween?
"I'm going as the Burger King Guy."
(IF you've seen the commericals of the King running around in tights, that's how the Seahawks' QB is dressing like. Good stuff.)