On to the review of one of the worst games I've ever watched. It almost seems a shame to associate a movie like Major League with a game like that, but we do what we have to do.
"That's all we got, one god**mn hit? You can't say god**mn on the air. Don't worry, nobody is listening anyway.": One field goal??!! One god**mn field goal??!! Raible could have dropped that line and it wouldn't have mattered since only the masochists in the audience were listening at that time anyway. If this is against the Packers or maybe the Patriots, ok. But this is against a year-in, year-out pathetic team.
"Well, you can close the book on Kellner. [under his breath] Thank God!": You hate to say it since it was just his 4th start (wait, no I don't) but Whitehurst is awful and it's time to close the book on him. He went 12 for 30 for 97 yards. Yes, his offensive line didn't give him a ton of time, but when they did it resulted in an overthrow, an underthrow, or throwing into double coverage. Then when he finally gets a wide open Sidney Rice and just has to get it to him for a touchdown, he slices one that carries Rice out of bounds.
"We should've got the live chicken.": Maybe that would have helped. But, let's look at the positives for a minute. The defense really looked good for most of the game. The Browns had a time of possession of 43 minutes and yet were only able to score 6 points. Part of that was also due to Red Bryant blocking 2 field goals. Those should have been motivating factors along the lines of sacrificing a chicken. But no, the offense squandered both opportunities.
"Up your butt, Jobu.": Up your butt Mike Carey and your band of merry officials. That call against Sherman as Leon Washington was running a punt back for a touchdown was atrocious. The offensive pass interference call against Doug Baldwin as we're driving to win the game was almost as bad. Was that the guy who called pass interference against Darrell Jackson in the Super Bowl? Now, I certainly don't blame the officials for the loss per se, but if everything else is the same, we win that game if the officials actually call what they see instead of what they think they see.
"The post-game show is brought to you by....I can't find it. To hell with it.": You know the group on channel 13 was thankful that Fox had the double header and then the World Series, so no Seahawks Gameday yesterday. Not that anybody would have watched it anyway.
Ultimately, the conversation with the Hawks this year is perfectly represented by the back and forth between the guys in the diner, guys in the bar, construction guys, and the groundskeepers. One week they don't look too good. The next week, they aren't so bad. But then you have a game like yesterday and you can't help but feel like the groundskeepers. "They're still sh*tty".