Sports Unscheduled Live Blogging/Nepotism
posted by November 27 at 19:09 PMon
OK, so I wasn’t planning on Slogging a god-damn thang (sorry, thought I was on the Weekly for a second) thing about the Seahawks -Packers game till tomorrow morning, but when I rode into Bruno’s (yep, it’s 60 F here, and I’m on my bicycle mere days before December begins) and I saw the snow falling, I said to Darrin the Bartender, “Hey, is this game in Seattle or Green Bay?”
Snow is just slightly more solid water, people. The pick that Hasselhoff just threw was pathetic (and I say this knowing fully that Brad and Mike in MO will be pointing out Rex Grossman’s many patheticnesses). Folks in Seattle oughta be used to rain, and Holmgren’s aneurismic facial expressions suggests to me that he hasn’t been watching the Weather Channel (or reading the Slog) enough to notice that Seattle is getting a lot of fucking snow. ADJUST! This is what he didn’t do in the Super Bowl last year, when bad calls by the Refs were half to blame, and a total lack of flexibility and adjustment sealed the deal.
fter halftime, the ‘Hawks—if they’re a well-coached team—will come out like snow means no-thang, and they’ll run the ball and win.
UPDATE : OK, WTF Have proper spikes on for chasing down pesky Packers’ receivers.
UPDATE.: OK, I see: the receivers cannot catch wet balls—Dan, insert your own joke here—but the RBS can run. With the lovely palindromic score of 21-12 at the moment, we still have two teams that are in different places mentally about snow: one that cannot deal, one that eats it for lunch. But I have faith—and hope—that the Seahawks will defeat the Packers… Maybe it’s just the amount of beer I’ve had. Speaking of which, Darrin…
UPDATE : GREAT FUCKING CATCH—glad to see that someone has adapted, though the snow is now not falling. Reminds me of a story about snowballs and cars… nah, fuck that, it’s Monday Night Football…
Yet another UPDATE : OK, w.4.44 left in the third, that tipped pass by Farve shoulda been a pick. That’s the difference between the Bears Defense and the rest of you pussies. Gotta take advantage of every opportunity..
End of 3rd Quarter UPDATE
OK, this game is totally the ‘Hawks if they step up and HIT Favre. He’s throwing lotsa bullshit, and Shaun is running effectively. You’ve got 15 minutes to score 3 to force overtime, or more to win. The Packers won’t score again unless your D just lays down like a Prayer Warrior’s Wife.
2 Point Conversion Rule: OK , this has nothing to do with getting the Prayer Warrior to agree to give up on the Gay Conversion thing. But not only was the ‘Hawks touchdown a good thing, the 2-point conversion was a great call by the ‘Hawks beleagured but now not being snowed on coaching staff. That move puts makes a touchdown by the Packers less important. Trust me on this.
Put Skirts on The QB UPDATE:
OK, that roughing the passer call was bullshit. This if football, not croquet or cricket or some other civilized game for the love of god.
Shaun Alexander is pretty fucking good UPDATE
With 7:00 to go, I like this guy. Hope his feet stay healthy.
UPDATE. And Stevens’ feet are even better. Nice move to get ‘em both down. Now, that 2-point conversion matters a lot, as the ‘Hawks are up 10 instead of 9, which means—MUCH LESS now that Seattle finally got the pick on Favre that the Bears woulda had a while ago. Game over, ‘Hawks win, see you all in January.