Seahawks Win Super Bowl XLVIII!


I was going to write about my favorite Disneyland rides today, but the Seahawks won the Super Bowl, and that is all that is on my mind, so even though I don’t talk about sports a lot you are going to have bare with me.  As a Seahawks fan I was ready to be on the edge of my seat moaning, wincing, and holding my breath, but instead Seahawks destroyed the Denver Broncos.  It was glorious!

For the last two weeks all we have heard about was the matchup between the best defense and the best offence, but because this offence was the best ever that they were going to win despite the old adage that defenses win championships.  Well the old adage proved true, and the Broncos looked like they were a college team playing an exhibition game against a pro team.  They just never looked comfortable, and the Seahawks cruised to victory.

I am sorry for non-Seahawks fans out there that must have hated watching this shellacking for four hours, but for us fans it was four hours of pure bliss.  I got to watch a game, and just be happy the whole time.  I will never forget it.

Congratulations to Malcolm Smith on winning the MVP!  He caught the game winning interception in the NFC Championship game and no one even talked about him.  Now that he got two turnovers in the Super Bowl, he is going to be remembered in Seattle for a long time.

I am still floating after watching the game, and even though I did nothing to help the Seahawks, I feel like I am king of the world today.  Congratulations Seahawks, and thanks for a wonderful season!

Shmee Watches a Sounders FC Match!


Thanks to Lynden Door, my wife and I got to take in a Sounders FC match.  They played Chivas USA which is based out of the Los Angles suburb of Carson, CA.  The Sounders won 2-1.  This was the first MLS game I have ever been to, and I have to say I was impressed.

At first I didn’t see the draw, nothing was happening and I was a little perturbed because the seats were too good, so we were sitting with the mega fans, and we had to stand up to watch the match, but then the ball got near the net, and my mind seemed to grasp the flow of the game, and I started to have fun.

The vibe at the game was quite a bit different than the intensity of football, well compared to Seahawks football anyway, or the super laid back feel of baseball, again comparing it the Mariners.  It was kind of a mix between the two.  The crowd was engaged, but at the same time not crazed it was a good feel, and it is easy to see why it has caught on so fast in Seattle.

It was also nice that the action never stops except for half time, so you watch two forty-five minute halves with a fifteen minute halftime, and a few minutes of extra time thrown in to make up for penalties and whatnot.  The whole thing only takes about two hours which is good.

The seats we had were great. We were in the lower 100 level on the sideline, seats I would consider murder for a Seahawks game, so we could see all the players easily, and watch the game at both ends without issue.  The only problem is that since we were with pretty dedicated fans, we never got to use the seat part of our seats except for halftime, but it was fun being with people that cared about the sport.

If you get a chance to go to a match, you definitely should.  It is a lot of fun, and while the games can start off slow, the tension builds, and soon you are rooting for the Sounders FC, and wishing you had bought a scarf to fly your local colors.

What to do about the Pro Bowl

Since the Pro Bowl was the only football on Sunday, I settled in and watched one of the worst games of the year.  This is not surprising because it is always one of the worst games of the year, and if it hadn’t been for the Seahawks in the game playing so well, Wilson had three touchdowns, Lynch had a touchdown, Thomas had an interception, and Washington had a great ninety yard return on a kick off almost for a touchdown, I probably wouldn’t have finished it.  I was hoping to see Wilson get the Pro Bowl MVP, but it went to a very deserving Rudolph a tight end from Minnesota .

But after the game I was wondering what could be done to fix this game if anything, and think they just need to stop playing it.  They should have a bunch of skills competitions of guys running fast, throwing balls through tires, pushing dummies around, and fan meet and greets.  That way the Pros can still get the honor of being selected to the Pro Bowl, and they get to be competitive with one another without the fear of being hurt by playing a meaningless game, and we as fans get to see our favorite stars one more time before next August.

I hope they make some sort of change soon because the game is almost unwatchable.  Of course since it is football, I still watch it, and I know I am not alone, so I guess I am part of the problem.  Who knows maybe next year I and my fellow fans will tune out and get the commissioner to make the changes needed.  We will see.  Go Hawks!!!