Friday, December 15, 2006

8-6 for the regular season

For the second straight game, the Seattle Seahawks failed to clinch the NFC West title – losing their third consecutive division game and second to the 'Niners over the past five games, this one 24-14.

The loss dropped the Seahawks to 8-6, while the 49ers (6-8) now have the tie-breaker. The Seahawks finish the season at home to San Diego next week and are at Tampa Bay for the final game, while the 49ers play host to Arizona next week and go on the road to Denver to close out the season. The Seahawks would have to lose both games and the 49ers win both of theirs for San Francisco to win the division.

Our next game is Dec 24 against the Chargers.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Seahawks Squeak by Broncos

In Sunday night’s game against the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks to my amazement won 23-20. I say amazed because the Seahawks’ playing was so far from perfection, they couldn't have found it with a compass.

Seattle only made 12 first downs, 270 total yards, and went a dismal 3-of-16 on third-down conversions. The offense was stuck at flat line in the first half, when it amassed just 67 yards. They also squandered opportunities, throwing away a promising third quarter drive when quarterback Matt Hasselbeck committed the cardinal sin of throwing the ball in the direction of Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey.

Perhaps the football Gods were smiling on the Seahawks, a team that had experienced little luck with a devastating series of injuries earlier in the season.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Let it snow

Some people in Seattle are very upset about the recent snow in Seattle, but not star running back Shaun Alexander who frolicked in the snow Monday night at Quest Field.

It was the first time it ever snowed during a Seattle Seahawks home game, and look at the difference the cold and the snow made. The Seahawks are now 7-4 and confident after Monday night in the snow. The week before in the heat and sun of San Francisco Seattle was humiliated losing 20-14.

The good news is that the Seahawks have 2 more home games with the chance of snow, but 3 away games of which the only one that has the possibility of snow is in Denver coming up on Sunday. However, the prospects for snow Sunday in Denver are practically non-existent. Then again who expected snow in Seattle?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Here's a striking stat from ESPN-dot-com's Tuesday Morning Quarterback (aka Gregg Easterbrook):

The Seattle Seahawks are 6-3 despite being outscored.

Hm. Is this glass half-full or half empty?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

There were bright spots, honest!

The bright spots in Seattle’s game with the Kansas City Chiefs were not on the scoreboard, alas. But here are two things to find encouraging: One, Seneca Wallace, making his first NFL start standing in for QB Matt Hasselbeck, got off three touchdown passes and kept the Seahawks in the game. Two, Jerramy Stevens seems to have recovered all the way from knee surgery, catching three passes including one that we scored on.

We do need Hasselbeck and Shaun Alexander healthy and back on the field, as well as Bobby Engram and Pork Chop Womack. And somebody counted up half a dozen less-than-stellar opponents on the schedule for the rest of the season. I’m guessing that means when we’re lined up against, say, the Arizona Cardinals, we’ll be the bright spots.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Seahawks Lost Their Leader and the Game

What a different game it would have been if Matt Hasselback hadn’t been scrunched early in the second half! The 10-10 tie quickly dissolved into a 31-13 loss. The most horrible part was Minnesota’s Chester Taylor running 95 yards for a touchdown, the longest TD run the Vikings had ever had. It was also the longest the Seahawks had ever allowed.

Get well soon, Matt!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Seattle Seahawks shape the youth!

MADD props to the Seahawks! The men and women of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, various youth service organizations and the Seahawks themselves have teamed up forming the Spirit of 12 Partners Program! This is just one of the many organizations the Seahawks play a part in. In 1995, they founded Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation (SSCF). Their mission? Get this, promoting the healthy social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for participation in sports and fitness activities

Monday, October 02, 2006

Get Well Soon, Shaun

The loss of Shaun Alexander killed us. Even with all our tools, we’ve got to have a running game. Despite Hasselbeck’s interceptions, he has the makings of a Hall of Fame quarterback if the line can step up and give him a little more protection.

Monday, July 10, 2006

summer loving happened so fast

With such a strong season for the Seattle Seahawks, rather than focus my energy on the usual excitement of the draft I fixed myself instead upon the idea that team USA would do well in this summer’s soccer world cup.

So how successful was the draft for us? I like Darryl Tapp, he’s shown good football skills consistently throughout his school career, he’s a good player with plenty of playing time under his belt.

summer loving happened so fast

With such a strong season for the Seattle Seahawks, rather than focus my energy on the usual excitement of the draft I fixed myself instead upon the idea that team USA would do well in this summer’s soccer world cup.

So how successful was the draft for us? I like Darryl Tapp, he’s shown good football skills consistently throughout his school career, he’s a good player with plenty of playing time under his belt.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Since the Seattle Seahawks ain't broke

The Seattle Seahawks will have 20 starters back for 2006-07 and ready to go for the Super Bowl ring they just missed getting last year. Nevermind the pattern recent SB runner-ups have followed--we can follow our own compass.

Coach Holmgren is rightly pleased with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, and who is going to complain about working with the NFL's Most Valuable Player Shaun Alexander? I wasn't happy to see Steve Hutchinson depart to the Minnesota Vikings, but we've still got Walter Jones and the best offensive line in the NFL. And we lose one Pro Bowler, we find another: welcome aboard, Julian Peterson!

Gotta get my tickets to see the Seahawks start revving up for the season by stomping the Dallas Cowboys on August 12th.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Suddenly not even the Seahawks are appropriate.

Seahawks offensive tackle Wayne Hunter was released for being involved in a brawl at a sports bar and has now been picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars. If rowdy miscreants are they’re style, they are welcome to him as far as I am concerned. It is getting to where I can’t condone my kids watching sports news anymore because of all the illegal acts that are being perpetrated by NFL pros. Sad. Really sad.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Where do the Seahawks need a little help?

We will pick 31st in the first round of the draft and I cannot even imagine who we will choose to join this team. The Seattle Seahawks reached the Super Bowl in 2006 so any player would be more than happy to become a Seahawk, but it is hard to say at what position we need any kind of help. What do you think?

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Seahawks and Mariners Sail Together

The Seattle Seahawks were represented at the Mariners opening day by Matt Hasselbeck who threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game. Hopefully some of the Seahawks good mojo can spread to the Mariners this year. The Mariners lost the game but it was a close one.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Rockets could be in trouble.

My favorite basketball team is the Houston Rockets. My favorite player is Tracy McGrady and now he has been side-lined with back problems for the third time this season. He has already missed 15 games and now could be out five weeks. McGrady was our biggest scorer and the Rockets are 2-13 without him.

Monday, February 13, 2006

A Win Is A Win?

No, not really. Not when your previous loss was the Super bowl. But a trip to Hawaii is a trip to Hawaii, and the crowd of 50,ooo-plus fans with Pro Bowl tickets had to be happy with that. Of the Seattle Seahawks' seven representatives (well, six, since Shaun Alexander had a foot injury and had to watch from the sidelines) at the Pro Bowl, Lofa Tatupu had the most to be proud of, with six big tackles for the NFC. This win does even up the Pro Bowl series at 18 for each conference. And it gives our guys a positive note to end on--in what was after all a fantastic season!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Seattle Seahawks Rolling Steel at Super Bowl

If there ever was a great reason to jump back into blogging it would have to be -- the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl! First time ever, but no surprise, the way the Seahawks were surging as the season progessed! Yeah, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been to the Super Bowl five times, but that was not this bunch of players. The Seahawks are on a roll, and we're rolling all the way to Detroit, and all over the Steelers!