Sports Monday Morning Sports Report
posted by January 8 at 10:33 AMon
Seahawks: So it’s next Sunday, 10 am PST, against Chicago. The Hawks have lost their past five road playoff games. The Bears have lost their past three home playoff games. Which team will end their streak?
The full playoff schedule:
Indianapolis vs. Baltimore: Saturday, 1:30 pm PST (CBS); Philadelphia vs. New Orleans: Saturday, 5 pm PST (FOX); Seattle vs. Chicago, 10 am PST (FOX); New England vs. San Diego, 1:30 pm PST (CBS)
Also: It’s Ohio State vs. Florida tonight in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game (can Florida pull off a miracle?); Randy Johnson is back with the Arizona Diamondbacks; and, in more Mariners off-season misery, Bavasi and company are rumored to be interested in creaky Darin Erstad.
Update: Are the Seahawks cheaters? From Pro Football Talk:
There’s talk in league circles of suspicion that the Seahawks’ ball boys/men/persons selected the slickest of the new “K” balls and held it back for a key moment in the game against the Cowboys.
The rumor/innuendo/scuttlebutt is that the slipperiest of the “K” balls was first put into play when the Cowboys lined up for a potential game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter. Holder Tony Romo caught the snap but lost control of it as he was trying to get it in place for the kick.
Still, if the Seahawks did keep the slickest ball out of rotation until the crucial final kick, there’s nothing in the NFL Rule Book to prevent them from doing so—at least not yet.