Sports Monday Morning Sports Report
posted by November 20 at 9:38 AMon
Seahawks: 20-14. Ouch. The highlights: Seneca Wallace’s TD passes to Deion Branch and Darrell Jackson. The lowlights: Let’s see… there was Shaun Alexander’s return (17 carries, 37 yards), Wallace’s three INTs, Jerramy Stevens’s fumble, and the Hawks’ D giving up 212 rushing yards to Frank Gore.
(Alexander’s meager outing can be forgiven. Seneca Wallace’s rookie-like bungling, on the other hand…)
Over at the Seattle Times, Steve Kelley is calling the Hawks’ Super Bowl dreams over.
On the Hawks blog Field Gulls, “Shrug” is a tad angry:
Our defense: Terrible.
Our mental mistakes: Terrible.
Our playcalling on 4th-and-1-or-2 situations: Skull-crushingly, eye-gougingly, brow-beatingly, intelligence-insultingly, head-rammingly awful pathetic bad wrong sick ugly stupid stupid stupid TERRIBLE.
At the P.I., Art Thiel sums up the game nicely:
In the world of large, sweaty, mean men, it is unacceptable to show up with a canoe and picnic basket expecting a delightful day on the lake.
The Hawks are now 6-4. San Francisco is 5-5. One small silver lining: Mike in MO’s Rams got shut out by the Carolina Panthers, are now two games back at 4-6.
Up next: Monday Night Football returns, this time for the Hawks vs. Green Bay. Tony Kornheiser’s lame coffee and rain quips start NOW.
Apple Cup: Ty Willingham gets it. Beat the Cougs and the boosters won’t be as quick to call for your head.
Mariners: Japanese pitcher Kei Igawa posts today, and the M’s might make an offer.
Elsewhere: As pointed out by Chicago Fan, the Cubs are going to pay Alfonso Soriano $136 million for eight years, prompting Slog regular Gomez to comment:
Enjoy your 95 losses in 2007, Cubbies, along with those 35 errors at 2nd base or right field or wherever you stash ol’ High-sox the Hacker.
Also: Ohio State 1, Michigan 2, USC 3; Donovan McNabb is done for the season; and, in the freakish stat department, San Diego RB LaDainian Tomlinson has scored 14 touchdowns in his last four games.