Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Seahawks Post Mortem

Any questions?

Don't blame this loss on Matt.  When one of only two guys that can catch a perfectly thrown ball gets injured on the second series, you are not going to have a good afternoon.  The Seahawk receivers must have mistaken axle grease for Lester Hayes' bootleg bottle of Stickum.

The other problem is that Cutler had way too much time in the backfield to complete passes to people that actually can catch a ball.  US Postal regulations state that anyone who spends that much time in any one place must fill out a change of address card so the mail can still find its way.  Seriously, where was the pass rush?  Freelance photographers would have had an easier time getting in the bridal party at Brad and Jennifer's wedding than the Seahack defensive line had getting in Cutler's face.

If..if...if...It's what every Seahawk fan says this time of year (actually, about two weeks earlier, but I digress...)  If only Carlson didn't get injured, Hasselbeck would have had twice the amount of people to throw to, should he want to complete a pass.  My guess is that the 3-and-outs would have gone way down and the halftime score would have been 14-10 "ish."  Since the Hacks outscored the Bears (who were clearly starting to hibernate late in the 3rd Quarter) 24-14 in the second half, we could be talking smack about going 6-0 in the postseason at Qwest Field and looking forward to getting revenge on the Steelers and their staff referees.

Thus concludes the shortest career in sports writing history.  Tune in next time where we discuss deflation, while poking fun at Ivy League educated idiots trying to spend what is left of our wealth to convince us that we don't need to produce anything to live happily ever after.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

That's Why They Play The Game

I thought it would be fun to have an entry that has nothing to do with economics, real estate, politics, Bainbridge Island twittiness, or longwinded, snarky bombasts. 

This goes in the catagory of how the IER is a good fade when predictions come along, and since I have been Seahack fan since the Jim Zorn days (also a Raider fan for sanity purposes and a 49er fan by marriage), I thought the Hacks were going to get drilled on Saturday. 

I went out to the grocery store on Saturday and saw everyone in steel-blue jerseys buying party food for the afternoon's activities.  I thought it to be strange, almost akin to buying food and beer for a scheduled public execution, and when I locked eyes with a fellow fan in the store, the unsaid message was sent:  "I know...I know..., but this is the only time we get to do this, so we are going to load up, catch a good buzz and hope we don't get embarassed."  After watching Hasselbeck throw an interception on the third play from scrimmage, I was thinking that all was well in the universe...sun rising in the east, gravity still op-checks, and the Seahacks are going to get blown out on national TV.

Well, for the second time in as many postings, I was wrong.  I need to stop making a habit of this. 

We have all been there.
To my good friend on Bainbridge that delighted to ask me how I like my crow, I say properly brined, slow cooked, and smoked.  I hope to savor it long enough to get me through Sunday morning when the Hacks play Da Bearrrrrzzz (sans Ditka).

Just a bit of trivia:  The Seahacks are the only team to make the playoffs with a bona-fide losing record after a full season, AND if they and the Pack both win, the Seahacks will host the NFC Championship.  Remember, the Hacks were the only home team to win last weekend.

Qwest Field will be one jacked-up place if that happens.

Additionally, you know the NFL will not sit well with a losing team in the SuperBowl.  They will need to dredge up the officials from SuperBowl XL

First things first...Da Bearrrrrzzz.  Let's hope the defensive coverage is a little tighter than it was on Saturday.  I have a recovering broken arm and I could have hit most of those receivers, since neither team was covering any closer than 10 yards.

The Hacks were 10 point underdogs last weekend at home, and now they are still 10 point underdogs on the road to a team with two weeks of rest.  Over/under is 41.  Temps are forecasted to be in the teens, and Cutler has never started a playoff game before.

This is my all time favorite moment as a Seahawk fan by my all-time favorite Seahawk player.  He got the "Thundercrunch Potato Chip Hit Of The Week" for it and I still have the full page newspaper picture in my scrapbox.