- Jeff celebrating the Hawks 41-36 win!
Sometimes you just have a feeling about a game before it starts no matter what anyone else says. Todays 41-36 victory over the favored Saints was one of those games, and thus I predicted a Seahawk win by 10 earlier in the week here on my blog.
As it turned-out we only won by 5, but it was the greatest Seahawks game I have ever watched, let alone attended, in my 35 years as a Seahawks fan.
I grabbed a couple of tickets on Craigslist down in section 137 and was treated to a carnival-like atmosphere as our hometown boys battled the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in a game that went along way to redeem the Super Bowl that was stolen from us 5 years ago.
The whole 12th Man
thing was magical today as we gave our hearts and lungs to a team that nobody in the mainstream media picked to win. As a matter of fact there were precious few in the local media who gave Pete Carroll
and his team a chance today. But we believed
in our guys and their manic head coach,and we were rewarded as the old cagey veteran Matt Hasselbeck lead Seattle to
one of the most stunning upsets
in NFL playoff history today.
Yes Drew Brees threw for 404 yards and had the National media (and perhaps a few of the refs) behind him today, but the Saints vodoo proved helpless as the Seahawks sent a clear message today: NOT IN OUR HOUSE. For once we had a balanced offense combining the great game by Hasselbeck with a running game lead by Marshawn Lynch who broke through for a 67 yard TD run in the fourth that turned Qwest field into a mini–Mardi Gras. I am not sure how many tackles Marshawn broke with that incredible run, maybe 7 or 8, as the kid showed enough desire and determination in that one run to save our city from our long drought of sports depression. I am still nearly speechless about this game as it has not all quite settled in yet but figured I should write something tonight while the feeling of elation is still with me.
You probably saw the game and may be able to read a better break-down of the play- by-play in many other reports. But after taking heat all week for predicting this upset online, you are not going to read another post from anyone who is savoring this sweet victory more than me.
My friend Kevin T. who I went to the game with, along with myself have been through a lot of adversity in our lives and at one point in the fourth quarter before Marshawn turned in the Lynch-pin run, we both kinda looked at each other as that familiar feeling of angst and pain began to set in. But I am here to tell you that at that moment two grown men (along with perhaps several others in attendance) looked into the clear blue sky and asked our Higher Power for his will to be done…….And Boom! It was, with a clear sign like a bolt of lightning as Marshawn made his mad dash into history!
Who knows how the rest of the playoff season will unfold, but for tonight I am grateful! Go Hawks!http://jeffsmariners.com
FYI CHECK OUT”THE RUN” by Marshawn Lynch taken from Youtube: “http://www.youtube.com/v/xU8WKVpGnaQ?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0″></param><param
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