Saturday, January 14, 2006

GO SEAHAWKS!!!

As the writing of this post will show you I am very much alive. Ever since my horrid tooth experience I decided to lay low for a little while and let Chris take over some of the blogging duties. He does a very good job and I really wish he would post more often.

As for my mouth...I feel 100% better. Still have a few more things to get taken care of but otherwise all is well. I am actually going to go in today to see if they can take my stitches out. They are the kind that just go away on their own, but they are all coming loose and I am sick of feeling like I am eating string.



On to much more important things....today is a important day in our house. The Seattle Seahawks play the Washington Redskins at 4:30 pm. The NFL playoffs started last week but since the Hawks are so friggin awesome we had a first round bye and we have home field advantage throughout. Now one thing you must realize is that the Seahawks have not won a playoff game since 1984, the longest playoff drought in NFL history......that's a LONG time. Since I have been a Hawks fan it has been a little painful during playoff time. You see my first year (2002) being a Hawks fan they missed the playoffs and finished the season with a 7-9 record. The next year (2003) was better in the sense we made the playoffs. We played the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild card game. The game went to overtime and the Hawks won the coin toss. So when the referee said to our quarterback "you have won the coin toss what would you like to do?" Matt Hasselbeck answered with "we want the ball and we're going to score" Well instead of scoring he threw an interception and Green Bay returned it for a touchdown. And so the drought continued. Then came 2004 which came another playoff loss. The game came down to the last seconds with us trying to throw for a touchdown to tie the game. Hasselbeck fired the ball into the middle of the end zone and Bobby Engram just let it slip through his hands. And so it continued.

But this year is different. It is different in so many ways. The Seahawks are a better team than they have been in a long time. Our offense is better, our defense is better. We won our division and we had the best record in the NFC. We finished this season with a 13-3 record tied for second best in the NFL. Our running back Shaun Alexander won the NFL rushing title, the NFL MVP award AND he broke the NFL record for most touchdowns in a season by a running back. He scored 28 touchdowns this season. We are have won many games this year that in any other season we would have lost. We went undefeated at home this year. That is probably largely due to the fact of crowd noise. Seattle is easily one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. In fact when the New York Giants were in Seattle our crowd noise helped the Giants commit 11 false start penalties, the most in their teams history in one game.





All that to say GO HAWKS! We SHOULD win this game today...everyone is picking us as the winner. And with the likes of Matt Hasselbeck (8), Shaun Alexander (37), Walter Jones (71) and Darrell Jackson (82) we hope and pray the drought is over and that next week we will be watching the Hawks play at home in the NFC championship.

**UPDATE**

The Seahawks beat the Redskins 20-10. GO HAWKS!!!!

10 comments:

Vegas Princess said...

Although Chris was a good replacement it is great to have you back Evey! I missed you!

Miranda said...

Not to be mean Eve but you post a lot about sports and you lose me after the 3rd or fourth sentence...LOL. But I still love you and am glad you are back to blogging.

Evey said...

LOL

Evey said...

Actually in my defense....neither me or Chris have made apost about just sports since November;)

Miranda said...

Eve...I hear the Sea Hawks won...congrats.

Alison said...

As it turns out, I really don't care what you choose to post about, I'm just glad you are back. Post about your dirty underwear for all I care.

Hope the teeth settle down soon...

Miranda said...

You know I don't care what you post about...I was just bugging you. But I think you know that. :)

Evey said...

Of course I know that:)

Lucy Stern said...

You get as excited about the Seahawks as I do with the Houston Astros. Go Seahawks!

Evey said...

The Hawks are only part of it, you should see me when the Oilers are playing hockey or during baseball season watching the Mariners:) It is very much a sports house around here.