the Upside of the Seattle Seahawks Going Down

January 22, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We were so close to glory.
Just think if the Seahawks had beaten the Bears last weekend. Hosting the Packers at Qwest Field, sixty thousand blue-clad Seattle fans screaming their heads off, winner goes to the Super Bowl? This town would have gone nuts. Biggest thing since…well, the last time the Hawks were in the Super Bowl. Maybe bigger, because this team came out of nowhere. Cinderella story, as Chicago native Bill Murray would say.
But it didn’t happen. Pete Carroll apparently decided that we weren’t even going to try running the ball, and then despite Matt Hasselback’s best efforts, our receivers played like Betty White. Talk about hands of stone—a Pop Warner team could have caught the ball better than the Hawks did on Sunday (not to mention our linebackers).
It was enough to drive a fan to drink. And I did.
But when I woke up groggily on Monday morning, I was over it. OK, almost over it. And one of the main reasons I could recover...

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