10/13/12 - UW v. USC
12/30/12 - Seahawks v. Rams
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10/13/12 - UW v. USC
12/30/12 - Seahawks v. Rams
Needless to say the Hawk Strong and Hawk Alley family was sorely missing a member this weekend as Mark was continuing to recover from surgery. While the ICU stood in his way of being with us physically, HAWKSFN was on our mind the whole day. Thanks again to Blue Line Express for the SeaTrain!
Fact: I am a huge Seahawks fan. So is Kevin. So is Mark (maybe except for a few years back when he posted on the Seattle Times comments that he would not renew his season tickets if Carroll was hired) Fact: This time of year I/we always get excited (some may say overexcited) for the start of the season – the team is undefeated and on their way to the playoffs. Fact: In relation to fact 2, my blood may have changed color this summer from drinking Always Compete Pete’s cool-aid – it’s tasty even if from ‘Rentin’.
Opinion: None of these facts have impacted the following analysis that resulted from an epiphany I had this morning about the Year of the 12.
So in not nearly the fashion that super-columnist Jerry Brewer researches (or writes for that matter) stories for an above the fold multi-day feature, I’ve taken the time to diligently research what can only be considered scientific facts on this previously undocumented topic.
It's going to be 85 degrees in our fair city today. The sun is out, the work day can't end fast enough, and it's the opening weekend of NFL FOOTBALL!!! My bromance with Scott Hanson will be rekindled at 10am Sunday morning. If that isn't enough to put a spring in one's step, how about this article from Bill Simmons http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8347893/the-new-quarterbacks-league. A Ravens-Seahawks Super Bowl? Sounds pretty good to me.
Let's get down to business. There's a game to be previewed. As the Hawks head down to the desert, water will be an important component (even though they'll be playing inside). So let's head to the campus of SCLSU and get some inspiration for this Sunday's game through Waterboy.
And we're back with Part Two of the Seahawks season preview. When we left yesterday, the Seahawks were 5-3 heading into the 2nd half of the season. Let's see what the crystal ball has in store for the rest of the year...
Week 9 home vs. Minnesota
The Vikqueens make their way to Seahawks Stadium to kick off the 2nd half of the year. Thank goodness we don't have to head back there or their stadium might collapse on us. We get a look at Adrian Peterson, assuming of course he doesn't beat up anybody else in a bar between now and then. Christian Ponder gets his first earful of the 12th Man and like so many before him, crumbles into a pool of blubbering goo. The Hawks get one back and move to 6-3.
Mark - aka Blogatron
After 7 long months, we finally have a football game that counts tonight!! If you listen closely, you may be able to hear Al Michaels warming up his voice. "Unique New York. Unique New York." "The human torch was denied a bank loan." The resting place of Jimmy Hoffa gets the honor of kicking off the season tonight as Tony Romo and his game killing interceptions come calling. Maybe Miss Missouri taught him how to read a Tampa-2 defense on their honeymoon. I digress though. This is a Seahawks blog. Nobody gives a rat's ass about the Cowboys. In part one today, let's gaze into the crystal ball and see how the first half of the season shakes out.
Week 1 at Arizona
We kick off the year down in the desert at the Big Toaster. While the Seahawks had the QB competition between a couple of guys who looked like either one would be a decent choice, the Cardinals were not so lucky. Their choices of a crap sandwich or a bag of rocks is probably leaving Cards fans a little less than enthused. At least for this week, John Skelton will trot out there and due to the problems with their offensive line, probably have his skeleton (see what I did there) crushed by Chris Clemmons. This game feels like the Seahawks win it based solely on their defense as the rookie QB gets his sea legs underneath him. I'll put together the full preview on Friday.
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