1. What kind of bribe to we have to give the NFL, the Seahawks, or the Football Gods not to have another home game on the Friday night of Labor Day weekend? At last count, this has happened 3 out of the last 4 years and it's a toss-up which is worse, the seventh circle of hell, or traffic trying to get down to this game and find parking. In the name of all that is good and decent, can we please move this game to either Thursday night or Saturday?
2. Knowing this would be the case, I was able to sell my tickets for tonight (getting face value in the process!) and so Geoff and I will be watching from the friendly confines of his living room, kegerator close at hand. While there's not much you tend to look for in the 4th preseason game, I'd like to see the offense create some kind of rhythm even if it's against the backup defenders. Almost as important, let's get out of this game sans injury. This team's thin enough in a bunch of areas, we don't need to lose any starters.
3. As you may or may not have seen in the papers this week, the President will be in town on Sunday, September 25th, or as many of you may know it , The Greatest Day On The Calendar, Seahawk Home Opening Day. While they haven't announced what time they'll be shutting down every freeway and highway for hours so the President can do some fundraising on the taxpayer dime, it will help if you're prepared. Here's an idea, join us early for the tailgate. If you're down there with us between 7-8 (our normal starting time) you should be able to avoid the chaos.
4. Lastly, if any of you are going down to the game tonight, let me make a plea. As tempting as it will be to try and instigate Raider fans into a fight and send them to their natural habitat, jail, please refrain. We do not need a repeat of what happened in San Francisco a couple weeks back where people were shot and beaten unconscious. For crying out loud, this is a game, and a preseason game at that! I've noticed slowly but surely an increase in vulgar and obscene taunting by Hawks fans toward opposing team's fans at Seahawks Stadium and it needs to stop. Scream like hell for the Hawks, but if someone's rooting for the other team, let it be. If they're causing trouble unprovoked, to paraphrase Doug Llewellen, "don't take the matter into your own hands, get the cops".