Our beloved Seahawks make their return to the friendly confines of CenturyLink Field after a triumphant win over the Redskins on Monday night. Although to listen to sports radio and read message boards the last few days, you would have thought our season was doomed after a 10-point win on the road. As George told Jerry after he complained that his girlfriend was naked too often, “you spoiled, spoiled man”. Have our memories really gotten that short? It wasn’t that many years ago that we would have given vast sums of money for this team to be able to go on the road (particularly to the east coast) and get any kind of win. I certainly understand that one of the few burdens of winning a title is having expectations raised to achingly high levels, but let’s take a deep breath and heed the words of Aaron Rodgers. R-E-L-A-X.
But I digress. I thought this week we’d go back to an oldie-but-a-goody and preview the game through the trials and triumphs of Lieutenant Frank Drebin and Naked Gun.
“It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girl dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day. Goodyear? No, the worst.”
I think that was about Frank and an old girlfriend, but it could easily be the collective memory loss of the 12th Man. This team had plenty of wins last year that were akin to what we saw in Washington on Monday night. Do we remember the Golden Horseshoe game in St. Louis? How about spotting a winless Tampa Bay team 21 points in our own home? Go back and look at that win against Tennessee. That was embarrassingly close as well. Point being, this team will have games like that but they have the talent to win them as opposed to 5 years ago. Not every game is going to be the New Orleans game on Monday night or the Super Bowl. No need to declare the season over with after a sloppy win.