A day we knew we’d never see is upon us. You’d be lying if you say you knew the Hawks were going to win that game in Minnesota as you saw Blair Walsh line up for that field goal. I was watching the game in a packed Dino’s Pub down in Renton and as that kick sailed wide, I can only describe it as spontaneous combustion. I’m honestly surprised there wasn’t seismic activity reported on Sunday afternoon as I’m sure that scene was repeated at countless places around the Seattle area.
All that’s great, but to paraphrase Bill Belichick, we’re on to Carolina. Someone check. I know that with all these teams moving around there might be some re-alignment, but did Carolina somehow get moved into our division? I swear we’ve played them more times in the last 5 years than we have Arizona. It’s almost starting to feel like that old Niners-Cowboys playoff rivalry, with the exception that the rest of the nation doesn’t hate these two teams as much. Well, not yet anyway. For the playoffs, we dip back into the classics. Let’s get ready for Sunday morning through the hijinks of Bushwood Country Club and Caddyshack.
“Hey everybody, we’re all gonna get laid!” I can’t be sure, but I could swear I heard someone yell that at Dino’s after Walsh’s kick hooked like my drive does off the tee. I couldn’t help but think that the legend of the golden horseshoe had been revived in one of the most improbable ways. What’s the golden horseshoe you ask? I wrote a missive about that a couple years back. Go ahead, take a look. I’ll wait. http://12thmanrising.com/2013/10/29/legend-golden-horseshoe/ There’s no doubt in my mind that Pete shined that thing up and had it with him on the sideline in Minneapolis.