So, I took the day off today. I planned it a while back. Today is a bit of an anniversary for me. It was on this date 3 years ago that I walked out of the University of Washington hospital after a stretch of 6 weeks where I had 4 separate brain surgeries and a 2.5 week stint in the ICU fighting off an infection that set up shop in my brain fluid and threatened to finish me off. So, I decided that a day to smell the roses was in order. Naturally, on a morning where I could sleep in and ease into the day, I wake up at 5:30. So, under the carpe diem theme of the day, I figured getting us ready for Sunday was a good way to spend the early morning hours. My coffee cup is full, it’s got a little Bailey’s in it, so let’s get this started.
Our beloved Seahawks find themselves in an unfamiliar position. 0-2 is something the 12th Man is not accustomed to and it’s showing. The 12s Since 12 are ready to jump ship. For those in that camp, may I suggest that Puget Sound is a big body of water. Feel free to jump in. You’ll make for a tasty snack for a pod of killer whales. For Seahawks fans, we know that while starting 0-2 is frustrating, the goals for this team are still well within reach. For those who enjoy numerology, any guesses on the percentage of teams that start 0-2 and still make the playoffs? Yep, that’d be 12.
Thankfully, the soft landing known as the Chicago Bears come to town to allow the Seahawks to get well and point the ship in the right direction. Let’s preview Sunday’s affair through the shenanigans of Jake and Elwood Blues and the 1980 classic The Blues Brothers.
“It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it.” Well, it’s only about 15 miles from the humble abode here in Lynnwood to Seahawks Stadium, but the point’s well taken. Time to hit it. This fan base is ready to take out their angst on someone. Who better than Jimmy Clausen and the rest of the team that is the early frontrunner for the #1 draft pick in 2016?