Ok, enough ranting. Let's a celebrate a great win and climb aboard the Dare To Dream Express. Let's get some final thoughts from Bushwood Country Club.
"I haven't even told my father about the scholarship I didn't get. I'm gonna end up working in a lumberyard the rest of my life.": Not sure I can even narrow down who this should apply to. Sam Bradford would certainly qualify. Spagnuolo might be lucky to manage a lumberyard. Steven Jackson might prefer to work in a lumberyard as opposed to continue to play for this team.
"You're not, you're not good, Al. You stink.": To the no-name kid playing on the St. Louis special teams who apparently forgot that blocking people trying to crush your punter is probably a good idea. Props to Doug Baldwin though for lining up just right and then actually having to slow down to make sure he blocked that punt. Great job by Michael Robinson to pick that up and score and while it wasn't Beast-quake worthy, it definitely sent the crowd into a frenzy and set the tone for the game.
"My uncle says you've got a screw loose. Your uncle molests collies.": I don't care what anybody says about Marshawn Lynch, that guy is awesome. Sure his interviews meander and wander and are sometimes incoherent. That guy can run the ball. After that touchdown to seal the game last night, I half expected him to go find the cart and drive it around the field like he did against the Huskies a few years back when he was at Cal.
"You're a lot of woman, you know that? Yeah, wanna make 14 dollars the hard way?": With 11 cornerbacks that they've put on IR this year, you wonder if the Rams ever had to use that line to get someone to sign with them. It's with that stat that I take Tarvaris' night with a grain of salt. Sure he had a QB rating above 90. You should have that kind of night against a defense like that. We've seen way too many games where the Hawks make bad defenses look like world beaters, so it was really nice to see them go right after them and keep them down the whole game.
"I'm going to put it right on the line. There's been a lot of complaints already.": Not to harp on it after such a good win, but there were another 9 penalties against the Hawks last night and that's just too many. Granted, the pass interference in the 4th quarter keeping the Rams drive alive was an absolute inexplicable officiating gaffe. But you can't keep this up in Chicago next week and hope to win, even against an inept offense.
"Bless this ship, and all who sail on her. I christen thee The Flying WASP.": Bless the Seahawks Bandwagon and all who jump upon it. Let the Dare To Dream Express sell out all their tickets. Let's have both the Christmas Eve and New Years Day games mean something as far as the playoffs are concerned. 6th seeds have won the Super Bowl before (most notably last year). Why can't we be a team of destiny? Is it irrational exuberance after a solid win against a piss-poor team? Absolutely. I'm a Seattle sports fan. Irrationality is pretty much all we have left.