Fact: I am a huge Seahawks fan. So is Kevin. So is Mark (maybe except for a few years back when he posted on the Seattle Times comments that he would not renew his season tickets if Carroll was hired) Fact: This time of year I/we always get excited (some may say overexcited) for the start of the season – the team is undefeated and on their way to the playoffs. Fact: In relation to fact 2, my blood may have changed color this summer from drinking Always Compete Pete’s cool-aid – it’s tasty even if from ‘Rentin’.
Opinion: None of these facts have impacted the following analysis that resulted from an epiphany I had this morning about the Year of the 12.
So in not nearly the fashion that super-columnist Jerry Brewer researches (or writes for that matter) stories for an above the fold multi-day feature, I’ve taken the time to diligently research what can only be considered scientific facts on this previously undocumented topic.
In case the magnitude of these outwardly trivial numbers are not setting in with you, let the accountant in me use Excel and a decoder ring to go all number crazy for you like Nick Cage in the movie “Knowing”.
Point #1 - 12: A very simple number that represents all that is good in the world – the hopes and dreams of a fan nation dreaming of a Seahawks Super Bowl Championship.
Point #2 - 5,125 years ago a calendar was started with an end date of 12/21/12, and embedded numbers to not give away the true meaning. You may see this and think “Yeah, yeah. There are a few 12’s in the numbers, big deal.” Big deal is right!
- 5,125 becomes 5125, which becomes 12 55. While the 12 is important, let’s focus on the number 55 for the moment. 55 is the number of Seahawks LB Heath Farwell who interestingly enough as recorded 120 tackles in his career (solo and assists). Farwell is also a graduate of San Diego State (SDSU). Last weekend, his alma mater lost to our favorite Pac-12 team, the Washington Huskies, 21-12.
- Oh yeah, and that game was on 1 channel that isn’t carried by 2 providers, 1 of which I have at my house – the Pac-12 Network. Coincidence, I think not.
Point #3 – The Seahawks start the 2012 season with a rematch of the last team they played in regular season football of 2012 on 1/1/12, the Arizona Cardinals. The date of this game: 9/9/12. If you’ve started to follow my findings you may think this is some equation like: (9+9)-(√9*2)=12 or something like that. Hold on Good Will Hunting, way easier than that. On 9/9/12 our starting QB will be Russell Wilson, who was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL Draft and wears the #3 = 12/12/12. Oh and that’s right, he was selected with the 12th pick in that round. Coincidence, I KNOW not!
So there you go, the Year of the 12 is proven through empirical evidence. Do with it what you will, but know this – The Seahawks are destined for greatness in 2012.