Due to conditions beyond my control, this Mariners baseball blog has been temporarily drafted into service as a Seattle Seahawks fan blog…..
While I am sorry for the inconvenience, duty calls as all-hands will be needed on deck, if indeed our Hawks are to continue their improbable flight towards Dallas and the Super Bowl one victim at a time.
This Sunday Pete Carroll and his cavalier crew will be descending on Chicago to try to feast on a group of Bears who have been hibernating for a week enjoying a bye as a result of being the #2 seed.
As we speak Matt Hasselbeck and the other Hawks are starting their preparations down in Renton, as one more time our guys will need to figure a way to out-flank the chubby Bears next Sunday at Soldier Field in front of a crowd that will not be as friendly as the masses gathered here Saturday.
Meanwhile here in Seattle, folks are getting into the spirit of things as we once again dare to believe that the long Championship draught just might come to an end in this the most improbable of all seasons. Small business owners will be posting more signs of support for our team, along with random fans wearing jerseys of their favorite players all week. Things happen fast in situations like this and one must be prepared to take any opportunity to get in the game and show some hometown spirit.
I have broken-out my ” Fremont the Left-Wing of the 12th Man Sign” and posted it in the rear of my car and am planning on heading down to 12 Seahawks Way in Renton to show some solidarity to our team as they prepare this week.
What will you do to help the cause? Are you in it to win it? Now is the time for all good Seahawks fans to come to the aid of their team and the city they represent. Don’t be shy let your imaginations and hearts soar like the majestic birds our team is named after. We have waited a long time in this town for some real sports excitement, and out of nowhere it is here so let’s make the most of it before the moment slips out of the grasp of the great Seahawk spirit that is carrying this team in its talons all the way to Dallas via Chicago then back to our home nest!
While the whole 12th man thing may seem hoaky at times, it has an effect on our boys on the field and since they are traveling this weekend we need to do all we can this week to show our team we are indeed as hungry for a Championship as we are for Sun this time of year. And yes we can get a little zany, but you would be to after waiting 35 years for a Super Bowl win……Go Hawks! http;//jeffsmariners.com