Posts tagged: Seattle Seahawks
Today is just a day to get through before Sunday's battle between the Seahawks and the 49ers. I'm sure there are other non-football things going on this weekend, so feel to discuss them here.
Or if you want to talk Seahawks here's a few conversation starters. #GOHAWKS
We all have our meaures of fandom. I got this done yesterday after work. Still waiting to see DFO's 49-er toes….
What have you done to show support for your favorite sports team?
SEATTLE – Rain fell. Wind blew.
And the Saints came marching in, hoping for a little revenge and a spot in the NFC championship game.
When it finally ended, though, it was the Seahawks who were marching on to within a game of the Super Bowl, thanks to a 23-15 victory in front of a CenturyLink Field-record crowd of 68,388 on Saturday. Full Story.
And a good time was had by all— except the Saints and their fans. Any favorite game moments?
Jimmy Farris has words for long-suffering Seattle Seahawks fans who resent Johnny-come-lately types climbing aboard their bandwagon. He feels your pain. Jimmy? He’s the former Lewiston Bengal star who played for several NFL teams, collecting a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots. Also, he’s a Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District seat held by tea party congressman Raul Labrador. Jimmy described true fans for Huckleberries as “just as passionate and excited about their team when they are 4-12 as they are when their team is 12-4. There are some true Seahawks fans (who) have suffered through some terrible years. (They) remember the old AFC West days, remember the real Curt Warner, Kenny Easley, Rick Mirer, the Kingdome – and have nightmares about Bo Jackson going 91 yards and trucking ‘the Boz.’ ” However, before you die-hards throw all the neo-die-hards under the bandwagon, consider – you couldn’t break that Guinness noise record and befuddle the San Francisco 49ers without them/DFO, Sunday Huckleberries. More here.
Other weekend SR columns:
Question: Are you a Seattle Seahawk fan?
In this Sept. 12, 2010, file photo, Seattle Seahawks fans cheer during the final moments of the Seahawks' 31-6 win over the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL football game in Seattle. On Sunday, Seahawks fans will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records mark for loudest stadium, or officially “loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium,” which was set in 2011 in Turkey at the Ali Sami Yen Sport Complex Turk Telekom Arena during a soccer match between Galatasaray SC and Fenerbahce. The record is 131.76 decibels. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Some of the loudest NFL fans in the country are attempting to become the loudest in the world. When the 49ers visit this Sunday, Seattle Seahawks fans will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records mark for loudest stadium, or officially “loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium,” which was set in 2011 in Turkey at the Ali Sami Yen Sport Complex Turk Telekom Arena during a soccer match between Galatasaray SC and Fenerbahce. The record is 131.76 decibels/Associated Press. More here.
Question: Have you ever attended a Seattle Seahawks game when the fans were exceptionally loud?
In a bizarre ending that capped a brutal weekend for replacement officials, the Seattle Seahawks somehow beat the Green Bay Packers 14-12 on Monday night at CenturyLink Field in a game that’s certain to re-ignite frustrations over the locked-out refs. Russell Wilson threw a disputed 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on the final play of the game, a game that finally ended 10 minutes later when the teams were brought back on the field for the extra point. Wilson scrambled from the pocket and threw to the corner of the end zone as the clock expired. Tate shoved Green Bay’s Sam Shields out of the way, then wrestled with M.D. Jennings for possession. It was ruled on the field as a touchdown, and after a lengthy review, referee Wayne Elliott came out from under the hood and announced “the ruling on the field stands” and the fans erupted in celebration/Associated Press. More here. (AP photo: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate, far right, battles for position to catch the game-winning TD)
Question: Should the NFL step in and overturn the replacement refs' blown call, giving the victory to the Green Bay Packers instead of the Seattle Seahawks?
Jon Kitna, left, a former Seattle Seahawk/NFL quarterback, embraces his first football coach, Harry Snead, before being formerly introduced as the new Lincoln head football coach to staff and the media at the school's library today in Tacoma, Wash. Kitna is a graduate of the school who was recently hired as a math teacher after his 15-year career as an NFL quarterback. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Dean J. Koepfler)
Question: Did you do well in your high school math classes?
Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright brings down Bears running back Kahlil Bell during the first half.
CHICAGO – Red Bryant ran away from the Bears after his third-quarter interception.
The same could be said for the rest of the Seahawks, who scored 31 consecutive points in the second half, coming back to beat the Bears 38-14 on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field in a game that not only sustained, but improved Seattle’s playoff chances.
Best moment of the game? Seeing Bryant lumber across the goal line. Are you still watching the Seahawks?
In his Sunday column, John Blanchette/SR discussed the ultimate price that former, indestructible Post Falls Trojan star Joe Tofflemire paid to play in the NFL. Tofflemire died last week at his home at age 46. His brother, Paul, and the extended family weren't surprised as a result of the toll that the violent world of pro football took on his brother's body. Blachette reports: “A study in the 1990s by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health noted that NFL linemen had a 52 percent greater risk of dying from heart disease than the general population. In 2006, the St. Petersburg Times reported while average life expectancy in the United States was nearly 78 years, the average for NFL players was 55 – 52 for linemen.” Then, Blanchette quotes Paul Tofflemire as saying: “The NFL stands for ‘Not For Long. It’s a violent game with a cost.” (SR file photo: former Seattle Seahawks center Joe Tofflemire reacts as a trainer checks his shoulder in training camp in July 1995.)
Question: Can you enjoy NFL football as much, knowing that the players are risking shorter lives for their moments of glory?
He bought himself a snub-nosed football shoe in the ninth grade to further his ambitions as a place-kicker, so instantly – and forever – Joe Tofflemire was known as “Toe.” But soon enough he grew into a complete player – one of the most honored linemen in Pacific-12 Conference history, a second-round NFL draft pick – and, to his family and friends, a complete inspiration. So their sorrow was as profound as their shock in learning that Tofflemire had died Tuesday at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene after being found unconscious and unresponsive in his Post Falls home. The former Seattle Seahawks center was 46. “He was warm, sharing, caring, compassionate,” said Nick Menegas, Tofflemire’s coach at Post Falls High School. “His evolution from boy to man was so rewarding to watch. He was humble and kind – and so grateful for his opportunities”/John Blanchette, SR. More here.
In this SR file football by Christopher Anderson from the mid-1990s, Joe Tofflemire grimaces as a Seahawk trainer checks his shoulder during a recent practice. Tofflemire was a football standout at Post Falls High.
Joe Tofflemire, a first-team All-Pac-10 center at Arizona in 1986, 987 and 1988, died Tuesday in Post Falls. He wa 46. He was found unconscious and unresponsive in his home, according to family reports on Facebook. He later died in a Coeur d'Alene (Kootenai Medical Center) hospital. Tofflemire was UA's 1988 football team's Most Valuable Player and the 1988 winner of the Pac-10 Morris Award, emblematic of the league's top offensive lineman. He was selected in the second round of the 1989 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks and played for the team from 1989-94/Arizona Daily Star. More from Wikipedia here. (John Blanchette & Greg Lee are working on story for SR.)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll walks on the field at the start of a walkthrough practice to open NFL football training camp Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Renton, Wash.
For one day, Pete Carroll wasn’t hopping around with the vigor and excitement that was so apparent a season ago.
Apparently even the Seattle Seahawks’ head coach needed to ease his way into training camp on Thursday at Renton, Wash., after a whirlwind start to free agency that saw the Seahawks land quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, offensive lineman Robert Gallery and wide receiver Sidney Rice, and bid adieu to quarterback Matt Hasselbeck after a decade in Seattle.
Oh, alright. I admit it. I'm a diehard Seahawk fan and have been ever since I had a Steve Largent poster on my wall when all my friends had Andy Gibb posters. And I'm GLAD, glad Hasslebeck is gone. In addition, this is the first summer in 3 years that I haven't had a kid in football camp. And that makes me sad!
Is it too early to talk about football?
Mike Williams leads the Seattle Seahawks with 52 receptions this season.
It seems our own Sam Taylor had a little dust up on Twitter with Seahawk wide receiver Mike Williams. Sam took exception to William's tweet about a “white boy hatin on the Seahawks.”
Williams didn't appreciate Sam's comment and promptly blocked him with a little profanity tossed in for good measure.
You can follow the action here.
Do you follow any professional athletes on Twitter? Have you ever been blocked by someone on Twitter?
Matt Hasselbeck is leaving the NFC West after 10 years of starting with the Seattle Seahawks, as he has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Tennesee Titans. He will be their starter this year and probably in 2012, but is expected to show rookie Jake Locker the ropes. With the announcement, the Arizona Cardinals lost one of their options at quarterback. With Hasselbeck leaving, teams in the NFC West should breathe a little easier. He has shown he can win in that division for a long time, and his experience and play were key in a playoff victory last season against the New Orleans Saints./Jeff Root, SB Nation. More here.
Question: Are you a long-suffering fan of the Seattle Seahawks?
Twitter remarks from Seattle linebacker Aaron Curry regarding religion, and his subsequent reaction to fans who expressed displeasure with those comments, are sure to open a few eyes. On his Twitter page @Seahawk59, Curry began quoting Bibilical verses. Nothing wrong with that, of course. But apparently a significant number of Seahawks fans began objecting to his quotations. They told Curry they were going to unfollow him and some even Tweeted they were going to stop being Seattle fans if he kept quoting scripture. To which Curry responded: “People tweeting me saying they gone unfollow me cuz of my GOD-filled verses! Newsflash: I rather have Christ than to have you follow me”/Mike Freeman, CBS Sports. More here. (2009 AP file photo, of Aaron Curry)
Question: Shouldn't a pro football player be allowed to tweet religious verses on his personal Twitter account, even though it might anger some fans?
Oakland Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt (26) is congratulated by coach Tom Cable after running an interception back for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday, Jan. 2. Cable, a former University of Idaho football coach, was hired today as offensive line/assistant head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Story here. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch (24) carries the ball under pressure from New Orleans Saints' Alex Brown as Seahawks Mike Gibson (64) falls during the play in the first half of an NFL NFC wild card playoff football game, today, in Seattle. Late in the fourth quarter, Lynch scored on a spectacular 67-yard run to sew up a 41-36 upset victory by the Seahawks over the Saints. ESPN game story & boxscore here. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
“Blitz,” the Seattle Seahawks mascot, tosses a football, Friday, during a rally for the Seahawks NFL football team in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks will host the Saints Saturday in Seattle for the first round of the NFC Playoffs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Question: Predict the final score of Saturday's game?
A fan holds a sign during the first half of an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams Sunday in Seattle. The Seahawks won 16-6 to finish 7-9 and win the NFL West and a playoff bid against the New Orleans Saints next week. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
- Blanchette: Laugh with Seahawks, not at them
Question: Are you happy or embarrassed that the 7-9 Seahawks made the playoffs?
Is it just me or does Charlie Whitehurst look like Jesus?
I'm not at all intending to be blasphemous but everytime I look at this picture I think, you know if this guy starts on Sunday, the Seahawks might just have a chance.