"Last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it.": Many of my fellow Seahawk Nation brethren will agree, that horse face on Elway has not diminished with age. As happy as I was the Broncos won and helped the Seahawks playoff chances by beating the bears, I just felt dirty rooting for the Broncos. Sure they're not in our division anymore, but rivalries still live on. Maybe it was because he had a huge dip in during that game, but before the game-tying field goal, he had a look on his face like the guy next to him kept ripping farts and there was no air circulation in that suite. The great thing is that this whole Tebow phenomenon is just killing Elway. You know he doesn't want him there but he can't get rid of someone who's 7-1 as a starter this year.
"Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion.": To T.J. Yates and the Houston Texans. Congratulations on joining the rest of the league and making your first appearance in the playoffs. That was an impressive win in Cincinnati yesterday and to do it in that kind of dramatic fashion was downright Brady-esque. Granted, if gambling were legal I'd be pretty excited to bet against T.J. Yates in the first round of the playoffs, but congratulations anyway.
"Spalding get your foot off the boat!": Marion Barber, get your hand off your helmet!! Talk about brain farts of epic proportions. You do realize when you go out of bounds late in the game that the clock stops, right? You realize that the Broncos were out of timeouts? Nice securing of the ball in overtime as well. The Seahawks thank you profusely though.
"He called me a baboon, he thinks I'm his wife.": I'm wondering if that's how the Cincinnati-Xavier brawl started. You have to feel bad for that kid who was sucker punched, but I wished later it had happened to Tu Holloway. That punk talks all sorts of trash during the game and then gets his teammate knocked cold. Then in the postgame he confirms what kind of a punk he is. It's apparent now there is no more egregious violation than to be disrespected. Who cares if someone from the other team said you couldn't start for them. You just went out and wiped the floor with Cincinnati. I think that would shut them up. But no, you have to keep your rep. Reminds me of when Sue pulled the gun on House of Pain in Swingers.
"You're not, you're not good, Al. You stink.": To the Carolina Panthers who didn't do the Seahawks any favors yesterday. Have you heard about maybe having a safety play center field? What kind of defense is Ron Rivera putting in there where if a guy breaks a tackle 15 yards down the field, there's nobody there to keep him from the end zone? I guess if it wipes that stupid fake smile off Cam Newton then it's not all bad.
"How about a Fresca?": Thanks, but I prefer something a little tastier for a pre-game beverage tonight. Hopefully unlike last week we'll actually be able to find a place to have one where the line isn't 18-deep at the bar.
Not to pat myself on the back, but I think someone in Vegas is reading this blog. After setting the line at about 5, then taking it down, the Seahawks are 10 point favorites tonight, finally getting the gambling respect they deserve, particularly at home. Hawks, don't disappoint Vegas. They have ways of making you pay for that. Let's keep up our primetime game winning streak and keep those playoff hopes alive.