"Was that seat hot or what? I feel like a Whopper. Turn me over, I'm done on this side. I'm afraid to look at my ass. There'll be griddle marks.": To both Mike Shanahan and his kicker Graham Gano. While Shanahan's probably owed too much money to have Dan Snyder fire him, this is the guy who thought Albert Haynesworth was worth $100 million so you just never know. With Gano, he may want to brush off the old resume and hope someone else will give him a shot. Going 1 for 3 against your most hated rival last week is not going to put you in the good graces of Redskin Nation.
"He says we're going the wrong way... Oh, he's drunk. How would he know where we're going?": Redskins, you are going the wrong way, particularly when you started 3-1. Granted, that was obviously done with smoke and mirrors when you're the only team in the league that had a choice of worse quarterbacks than the Seahawks did. Now you're on a 5 game losing streak and it's painfully obvious that you're the drunk ones.
"Don't let me stand in your way, please don't let me stand in your way. The last thing I want to be remembered as is an annoying blabbermouth... You know, nothing grinds my gears worse than some chowderhead that doesn't know when to keep his big trap shut... If you catch me running off with my mouth, just give me a poke on the chubbs...": Were Del and Pom Pom Pete separated at birth? Whenever you listen to a press conference of Pete's, it just has the look, feel, and smell of verbal diarrhea. Maybe it's just because it feels like he's trying to sell sunshine and roses when we know that while the Hawks are improving, they're not Super Bowl contenders just yet.
"You could've killed me slugging me in the gut like that. That's how Houdini died, you know.": Seahawks defense, I give you permission to slug Rex Grossman right in the gut. Well, maybe don't be that obvious. The one thing that's been impressive the last couple weeks is how the defense has really come out and just popped guys in the mouth, setting the tone for the game. That's something we've rarely, if ever, seen as Hawks fans. I like seeing a guy like Richard Sherman with a swagger we haven't seen around here since Ken Hamlin. Let's just hope someone doesn't crush him with a street sign in Pioneer Square this weekend.
"I guess this is probably a good time as any to tell you this. Our tickets are only good to St. Louis. St. Louis to Chi-town is booked tighter than Tom Thumb's ass.": As excited as I've been the past couple weeks about our wins and then looking at our schedule and getting aboard the Dare to Dream Express, I know the playoffs are probably booked tighter than Tom Thumb's ass. The Pouty Jay Cutler going down for the season helps the cause, but we're still going to have to get past teams like Atlanta (and we lose the tie-breaker), Dallas (ditto), and Detroit.
"Six bucks and my left nut says we're not going to be landing in Chicago.": Maybe I won't put the stakes quite that high, but I still see the Hawks winning this game and keeping the dream alive, however faint that light of hope actually is.
Seahawks 24, Redskins 13