Seattle Seahawks 12th man
Well I figured I should say something after this devastating loss while the feelings are still raw. I won’t be joining with the chorus of second-guessers who need to point the finger at somebody as nothing at this point will bring back that winning Field Goal by the Atlanta Falcons. The Seahawks played tough , made a valiant effort and came up a little short after an amazing season that in a couple of months will give us all a lot of hope for next year.
Russell Wilson is definitely the real deal and we are seeing the development of the “changing of the guard” so to speak wherein Peyton Manning, Ray Lew Lewis and Tony Gonzalez type players give way to RG III, Colin Kaepernick and our own style of running QBs led by Wilson. This was not our year to go all the way but next year we will be ready and hopefully we can win the division and have the Hawks play here in Seattle with us the 12th Man there to give them that little edge they needed to go all the way this year.
Of course saying all of this doesn’t make it any easier for fans like me who have been following the Seahawks since they got started in 1976 back in the old Kingdome. I’m not sure how many emotional ups and downs my Higher Power has left for me here on this planet but I’m hoping he lets me hang around till we win it all. Life isn’t always easy but if nothing else being a Seattle Sports fan sure builds character…..Go Hawks!
As you may have guessed by now I’m an old veteran when it comes to Seattle sports and my best memories of the Hawks date back to the Dave Krieg/Steve Largent era. However I did come back into the fold in 2005 and not only attended the NFC Championship game here against Carolina, but also went to the Super Bowl in Detroit. It has taken me nearly this long to get over the way that game was stolen from us, but I’m breaking-out my Hawks gear and may even grab a ticket for the Saints game!
While I’m sure most of the smarmy types in the local media and blogosphere will try to hedge their bets with all sorts of talk about not really expecting to win etc. I am picking the Hawks to win, and yes they have a chance. You see on any given Sunday any NFL team can get hot like the underdog SF Giants did in the Baseball playoffs last year, much to the chagrin of all the brilliant/arrogant pundits in the mainstream media.
So I am going to pick the Seahawks by 10 over the New Orleans Saints this Saturday right here at QWEST Field baby! Yes you heard it right I think we are going to win as sort of pay-back for the Super Bowl that was stolen from us 5 years ago. Now since most of you don’t bother to comment I’m not to worried about making this prediction and facing an onslaught of negative energy, but I would like to hear what you think out there on this cold crisp night one way or the other.
By the way is Pete Carroll the coach you always wanted to have growing up or what! I love the guy, and also think the whole 12th man thing combined with either of our quarterbacks will be too much for the over-confident boys from down on the bayou….http://jeffsmariners.com
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