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Single-minded Seahawks fan has logo on his prosthetic eye

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Bill VandenBush.

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Bill VandenBush.

Look at you, with your fraying authentic jersey and your cracking car magnets. You call yourself a football fan? You're a dilettante, friend. Now, Bill VandenBush: this man here is a fan.

VandenBush is a Seattle Seahawks devotee, and he proved his mettle by getting a Seahawks logo emblazoned on his own prosthetic eye. As reported by KIRO (via KSK), VandenBush has a degree of fandom that's both inspiring and terrifying.

The Seahawks eye is only the second-most fascinating thing about VandenBush, who lost his eye in Vietnam in 1969 while on a rescue mission. VandenBush published an account of his story in "If Morning Never Comes," which you can buy on Amazon. He needs a new eye every six years or so.

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The Seahawks model was built by Erickson Laboratories in Seattle, and was a 10th-anniversary present to VandenBush from his wife. He plans to wear it on special occasions, like Seahawks games.

Your move, every other NFL fan in America.

Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or find him on Facebook or on Twitter.

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