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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fair Weather Report: Seahawks Vs. Packers Tonight

Posted by on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 2:10 PM

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Tonight is the Seahawks' first regular season game. In fact, it's the first regular season game for the league. The Hawks ended up splitting the preseason 2-2, but that matters nil. The Green Bay Packers are currently ranked ninth in the league, and they're predicted to do quite well this season. The Seahawks, of course, are still ranked first. They're only predicted to lose two games this year, and this is not one of them. Moreover, this is the loudest crowd in the NFL, and it's the first regular season home game coming off a Superbowl win. It's really tempting to think it will be a trouncing, but, speaking as a lifelong Seattle resident and an on-and-off spectator of its professional sports teams over the years, one still fills with dread at the possibility of a choke.

 

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Sean Kinney 1
This will happen: I will be relegated to a substandard bar, stuck in a corner seat partially obstructed by a 8x8 beam, seated next to a peck of inebriated morons.

Go Hawks!
Posted by Sean Kinney http:// on September 4, 2014 at 2:19 PM · Report this
Dougsf 2
My feelings exactly.
Posted by Dougsf on September 4, 2014 at 2:20 PM · Report this
Gurldoggie 3
As always, I'm rooting for the concussions. Go team go!
Posted by Gurldoggie http://gurldogg.blogspot.com on September 4, 2014 at 2:31 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 4
It's not a REAL game until three players end up in comas!! Paralysis is acceptable as well.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on September 4, 2014 at 2:34 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 5
The Packers are forced to start a backup rookie center tonight because of injuries. The entire offense is dependent on competent center play, so with the crowd noise and the fact that the Packers are facing the number one defense in the league with a center playing his first pro game, it could be a very long night for them. As Seahawk Bruce Irvin said of the rookie center, "I'm going to pray for him."
Posted by Gern Blanston on September 4, 2014 at 2:38 PM · Report this
DOUG. 6
This isn't college football. No one's "ranked".
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on September 4, 2014 at 2:56 PM · Report this
Sean Kinney 7
power rankings Doug. NFL.com amd ESPN, etc
Posted by Sean Kinney http:// on September 4, 2014 at 2:58 PM · Report this
DOUG. 8
NFL power rankings are meaningless, especially with a weak AFC (and super-strong NFC West).
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on September 4, 2014 at 3:38 PM · Report this
biffp 9
@8 weak is right.

Chris Pratt had a great quote about the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl being like the sun coming out in Seattle. For years, we expected losing, and then it was like a miracle when the rain ended and the sun came. I kind of expect the Seahawks to stumble out the gate, and then pull of the repeat in the closest way possible. Gern's right though that starting a new center on the loudest field in football is not going to work out for the Pack.
Posted by biffp on September 4, 2014 at 3:52 PM · Report this
Fnarf 10
@8, 538's got some pretty interesting rankings up, based on Vegas betting lines and statistical analysis of things that tend to get better or worse from one season to the next (like Marshawn Lynch's workload).
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on September 4, 2014 at 4:05 PM · Report this
mkyorai 11
I just want to note, per the "my scrolling finger is tired" option, that if I could find a way to minimize/hide/get rid of the dozen or so unread music posts about bands no one has heard of on any given day, my scrolling finger wouldn't be tired at all.
Posted by mkyorai on September 4, 2014 at 4:23 PM · Report this
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@11, Apparently that's not an option. You can get your music posts with or without slog posts and we're perverse for not wanting it.
Posted by ChefJoe on September 4, 2014 at 4:26 PM · Report this
Sean Kinney 13
Power rankings mean something to someone who considers them meaningful. So...

The Vegas preseason rankings have the 49ers at no. 4, which I'm not buying... I think they'll have a battle staying out the cellar.

http://www.footballperspective.com/vegas…
Posted by Sean Kinney http:// on September 4, 2014 at 4:27 PM · Report this
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There are still a few hundred tickets for sale online starting at $200.

At what point does the price come down?

Or doesn't it?

Or do the scalpers hit the streets with those tickets?

Anyone at street level that can speak to the going rate for 300 level seats outside the stadium?
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on September 4, 2014 at 4:51 PM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 15
@13: No one considers power ranking meaningful, they are pure clickbait, and the sports writing equivalent to the Huffington Post's sideboob site.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on September 5, 2014 at 4:47 AM · Report this
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#15

The only rankings that matter are Cortana's

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on September 5, 2014 at 7:23 AM · Report this

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