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Monday, November 27, 2006

Unscheduled Live Blogging/Nepotism

posted by on November 27 at 19:09 PM

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.

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The Seahawks look like every driver in Seattle right now, floundering on ice and looking for something to grab on to. How about them Thunderbirds? They'd look better playing football than the Seahawks right now.

Posted by Joh | November 27, 2006 7:30 PM

The Seahawks don't have many
players left to fill THE skill
positions i.e., the Offensive
Line. No O-line. No Offense.
No Win. And that will always
be the fact, Jack!


Posted by Jensen Interceptor | November 27, 2006 7:48 PM


Posted by Charles | November 27, 2006 8:10 PM


Posted by Charles | November 27, 2006 8:10 PM

a turnover right now would be nice

Posted by Charles | November 27, 2006 8:15 PM

Jenkins has the it factor. The super size it factor.

Posted by where's christian slater | November 27, 2006 8:23 PM

holmgren's 18% success rate on challenges remains intact...

Posted by Charles | November 27, 2006 8:31 PM

It looks like the Hawks are managed by the same people managing Metro.

Posted by elswinger | November 27, 2006 8:35 PM

has that kicker ever missed?

Posted by finkle | November 27, 2006 8:37 PM

If this game ends in a palindrome someone gets a lot of money.

Posted by 24-42 | November 27, 2006 8:40 PM

Those poor schlubs in the stands are about to wander into a world of icy frustration. I just finished my commute from Mountlake Terrace to about three and a half hours. It's typically a 20 minute ride.

It's going to be a long, long night for many, many people.

Posted by PA Native | November 27, 2006 8:52 PM

favre is a fucking jackass.

Posted by kerri harrop | November 27, 2006 8:59 PM

Sorry Chicago Fan, I missed the part where you acknowledged hasselback's 'adjustment' that made some key plays in the second half and won the game. If you're going to shit on him after three picks in the first half (after missing 4 games) you better fucking give him his due when he throws three tds in the second.

I'm sorry your bears peaked early. Maybe next year.

Posted by hawks fan | November 28, 2006 12:34 AM

Um, abandoning your car on the highway because it's snowy is not actually an option, Seattle area. When I saw people doing that in 1996 around here I thought it was a one-time only case of mass hysteria, but apparently it's a regional driving defect?

Cut that out.

Posted by Peter | November 28, 2006 12:40 AM

Fucking packers. Not that it would have mattered, but you know, I want the seahags to lose no matter how little it actually helps.

Posted by Mike in MO | November 28, 2006 5:52 AM

Touchdown catch aside, Jerramy Stevens is still a drunken piece of shit. I'm glad Theisman called him out for "quitting" on Hasselbeck. Stevens didn't wince when he got kneed in the crotch a couple weeks back because HE HAS NO BALLS!

Posted by DOUG. | November 28, 2006 7:28 AM

....or maybe he was just wearing a cup.

Posted by Willis | November 28, 2006 9:12 AM

4 shirts, 2 pairs of socks, hat, gloves, flask -- fucking awesome game. With the snow falling, playing the Pack and it being MNF, you felt the one-time specialness of it all. You never saw Qwest so lit up.

I kept thinking how much fun it seemed that the players were having out there. And not like it was some unknown magic trick, but Holmgren pulling Alexander out of his hat for 200 yards was the big grister.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | November 28, 2006 9:44 AM

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