Back in August, I picked the San Francisco 49ers to win the Super Bowl, which most people were debating between them and the Seattle Seahawks. However, I added a disclaimer at the end of my preseason NFL blog:
I can’t wait to come back to this in February, laugh about how wrong I was, and write a blog publicly apologizing to Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks for not picking them to win it all.
WELP. I guess I gotta own up to it even though I sort of predicted it.
Uncle Pete Carroll,
I’m sorry that I doubted (well not doubted, I figured the Seahawks would win next season) you. I’m sorry that me, being a Seattle-area native picked against you even though you’re my favorite coach because we share something in common . I’m sorry that even though I was semi accurate, I’m completely sorry that I didn’t pick you in the beginning of the season even though I picked you to dominate the Denver Broncos on Saturday night on Twitter and even said it’d be by two touchdowns. I mean, it wasn’t, but you get the point.
that being said, seattle should win tomorrow by 2 TDs
Remember USC vs Oklahoma in the 2005 Orange Bowl, and the media coverage around that game? It was eerie similar to the coverage heading into this game. We knew that Denver’s offense was record-breaking all season long. We knew that Peyton Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game, so naturally, it was “expected” for Denver to put points up on the board, just like how Oklahoma was supposed to beat USC (55-19 was the final score. SEE?)
Seattle’s defense was dominant all season long, and continued to show their dominance holding Peyton and the Broncos to 8 points. I was not expecting Seattle to score 43 points, let alone win a Super Bowl by 35 points and make Peyton Manning look like Jason White (see what I did there?). Pete Carroll joins Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer as the only coaches to win a AP national title and Super Bowl title, and the great thing about that? Carroll did it HIS way. Instead of changing his coaching style from the way he coached at USC, he enhanced it and he not only rebuilt Seattle with a bunch of guys who were 5th-6th round picks, he turned these guys into champions very quickly.
For the first time since 1979, the city of Seattle wins a major professional sports title, and as scary as it seems, they could repeat seeing how they’re still young and their core is there.
So congrats Seattle, embrace being on top of the football world now.
If you live on the East Coast, and went to sleep last night, boy you missed something HILARIOUS. It all started on Sunday Night where the refs were just awful (even though they didn’t really determine the outcome of the Ravens/Patriots game), and it continued on Monday Night Football with the Green Bay Packers vs Seattle Seahawks.
This game was a defensive battle. Comes down to it’s last possession, and well…. just take a look at the video.
Watching this live, I thought it was a pick. It was kinda obvious it was a pick. It was so obvious that Golden Tate got away with a push off on Sam Shields. My grandparents thought it was a touchdown, but once they saw the replay, they shut up quickly and swiftly (and it takes a lot for my grandma to shut up).
Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico were FURIOUS. Especially Jon Gruden. I know he wanted to swear so bad on national television but couldn’t. That’s how mad he was about this. (And no, you Seattle idiots, it wasn’t because he was “rooting” for the Packers. It’s because an interception happened.)
The black ref saw it, and saw Jennings have full control of the ball. I mean, credit Golden Tate for putting his arm in there. But, what the hell are the refs doing and thinking? The white ref puts up touchdown even though he needed to confirm what he saw with the other ref, but they didn’t. He didn’t have the angle at all.
I’m not even mad (and neither should you) that Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll, and Golden Tate made comments. They did nothing wrong except be able to take advantage of a terrible call.
If you live in Seattle (Like myself, not a fan of Seahawks and I don’t really carry the characteristics of the typical Seattle sports fan which is blaming the refs(lol) as the #1 problem instead of your team’s performance on the field…), go ahead and claim this “win.” I guess. Yeah, I was rooting for the hometeam, but you gotta be objective too. You can’t sit here and say the refs were bad, then 15 minutes later, be all on their jock because it benefited your teams’ outcome.
But, here’s my example about the typical “Seattle Sports Fan.” The refs were automatically being blamed before the game was over even though Green Bay held the ball for almost all the 2nd half.
But wow, the mood suddenly changed within 15 minutes huh?
The refs aren’t the blame?
Listen, I understand you’re excited about stealing a game especially when you claim that the Super Bowl was stolen from you, in which… it really wasn’t. I’m not taking away your joy. Seattle earned this W. But this is bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Well, worst than bad. This is awful. Then, let’s not play the typical “if this happened to them, would you get mad” game. First and foremost, this is PATHETIC. Either way this ended, we’d ALL be FED UP and tired of it. Just stop.
(Calen, if you read this, my bad for taking your tweets without asking you, but it fits the bill on this one. You’re still the homie but come on bruh, this is outrageous and YOU know it. )
Anyway, this play caused at least a couple of hours of comedy last night on Twitter. I’ve never seen players and fans from around the league be single-handedly fed up with the replacement refs, Roger Goodell, and the NFL in general. It all started when Green Bay players took to twitter, and ripped the Commissioner to the point where I was crying laughing. Well not crying, but laughing to the point where I wouldn’t stop.
Then, from other NFL Stars:
Is this what Roger Goddell wants?
I even left out Clay Matthews tweeting the line to Goodell’s office. I know he’s hiding out right now just lowkey living while his league is somewhat falling apart. I mean, he could put a stop to this, but he won’t. Wanna know why?
People are still gonna watch on Thursday’s, Sunday’s, and Monday’s. It’s what we’re trained to do as people in America. Watch football. He knows that no matter how terrible the officials are (the irony is that these refs did a great job until the 4th quarter). He knows that we’re gonna tweet about how terrible they are, write on facebook about how bad they are, make memes about how bad they are, etc. He doesn’t care. Wanna know why?
See, Roger Goodell is like Geoffrey, and the fans are like Will. At first, we’re dancing with Goodell, applauding the league and watching our favorite teams play, but then, we all need a Carlton in our life to make us stop dancing, and cut the music off and tell him how we really feel.
Look, Goodell. I understand you don’t give a you know what about this. Or maybe you do, who knows. But all I know is, as a fan of the game, this is getting outrageous and straight embarrassing. It’s a sad sight when the most popular league in America is becoming a joke, but this is what it’s become.
The sad thing about this is that this controversy is that it takes away from a great game, and a dominant effort from the Seattle Seahawks defense. Sure, Green Bay didn’t play “well” and only scored 12 points, but you can’t discredit a guy for making a game-winning play by screwing up the game.
Refs are bad at all levels in A LOT of sports. But in the NFL, the real refs know the rules at least. They at least would have discussed what they saw, and then made a decision, instead of making one on the fly, which was the wrong call. The fact that they reviewed it, and they still were wrong… TERRIBLE.
Yeah, this outcome won’t affect Green Bay’s playoff chances, but this is pathetic to watch. If we’re gonna sit at night and watch this type of football being played with the refs being terrible, then I might just stop watching.
As a fan, it’s hard for me to deal with this anymore. I don’t know about you, but when I saw this all unfold, I felt like the integrity of the game that we all love was dying.
No more Sunday/Monday football (Thursday Nights are for the College kids like myself anyway) for me. I can’t watch this anymore unless Goodell gets the refs back. Like, this week or
I never thought I’d say this, but the NFL is a got damn joke now. And it’s sad that Goodell is just letting this occur under his watch.
Being a native of the Seattle Area, I can tell you already that the “Seattle Sports Fan” is the absolute worst sports fan in America. It’s no contest at all.
Now, there is nothing wrong with being passionate about your team, Seattleites. But, for this sake of this blog, this will come from my perspective.
As a USC fan, the people in Seattle area have continued to attempt to ridicule the performance of the Trojans, and it’s kinda funny to me because I’m not concerned of a team who’s a scrub and will be a scrub for life.
Sure, UW beat USC in 2009 and 2010 (I was there in 2009, and it was a fluke. No Taylor Mays in the secondary, and Matt Barkley didn’t even play. Such a fluke. 2010 was real though, but it wasn’t a “dominant” USC team like past years.) and I’m sure it was awesome to compare yourself to one of the elite programs who was on the end of an era.
The UW Seattle Sports Fan sets high, unrealistic expectations for their season, and always continue to hype up their big time recruits and players to the max (See Jake Locker/Chris Polk/Kasen Williams). Sure, these guys are good players, great players. But there is no need to over hype these guys before they play a down. Trust me, as a fan of an Elite Program (USC is elite, and probably will be for a long long time), you learn to not over hype guys before they play a snap because you don’t know how good they’ll become. They might be full of shit (See Chris Galippo).
UW fans want their program to be USC or Oregon sooooooo bad that they’ll live to compare their status to both of them. I laugh when UW fans say they hate USC. Wanna know why? It’s quite simple. You have Steve Sarkisian, who’s under the same coaching tree as Lane Kiffin (Even though, Lane is a better recruiter who stole Max Browne from Sark’s backyard and possibly a better playcaller.) and you want him to run your program the same way Pete [Carroll] ran USC. Easy.
In the streets, you know what we call that? (I’m not really from the streets, I’m from the suburbs, bro)
We call this…….. Swagger jacking.
Yes, I said it.
You are simply attempting to copy USC’s run of dominance with a program who doesn’t have the right pieces to even be dominant. At least not on defense (UW’s offense is legit. Keith Price could make a run at the heisman if Sark knows what the hell he’s doing. Which I doubt. Because He’s Steve Sarkisian).
But this isn’t about USC and UW. USC isn’t a rival of Washington. In fact, nobody in SoCal would give 10 shits about Steve Sarkisian anymore, and that swagger jacking isn’t even that bad.
So where is this blog heading?
In 2009, three guys from the University of Oregon created a song after Oregon beat the living shit outta my Trojans (It was so bad, that I stood up and applauded Oregon’s performance that night) called “I smell Roses”or as most people called it, “I love my Ducks.”It was so legit, that this group (Supwitchugirl) made national news, and the homie Neil Everett was quoting it before the 2010 Rose Bowl.
So 2010, with Oregon returning most of it’s squad that went and lost the Rose Bowl to Ohio State (I had to take my shot at Oregon, it was too easy. Don’t kill me Duck fans, unlike most USC fans, I actually like you. I like you so much, I’ll probably be a Duck myself.), this group decides to make another song, which was a hit.
Now, it takes a lot to impress me as a music fan, but this song was so catchy that I was singing it. I’m singing it right now as I’m writing it. New year, new track, the return of the quack. So much victory.
Anyway, Supwitchugirl decides to make shirts, which are dope as hell.
Not only were these shirts cool, these three white dudes made liking Oregon kinda cool (Even though most of their fanbase didn’t watch football until 2005 but I’m sleep).
Now what does this shirt have to do with UW and the Seattle Sports fan?
As I’m scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed on a boring night, I see my friend Kathleen (we’ll call her kitty for this blog and it’s purposes) and her friends hanging out at some UW function, which I ignored because I don’t really care. As I scrolled down, I immediately scrolled back up and was like, “wait a minute… I’ve seen that shirt before, but in different colors. But where?” I then just ignored it and went on to play NCAA 13 like a boss.
The next day, I wake up, and I see the same shirt, and then it hits me:
How in the hell do you take another school’s idea, and use it as your own to pass to other people?
What in the fuck UW?
Swagger jacking like this isn’t what we were created on earth to do, b.
If you wanted to make a shirt to say “I love my Dawgs,” Cool. I’m not going to stop you. I’m all for it. But if you’re gonna use the same exact font for the damn shirt……………………………. nah, get the fuck outta here b. How do you swagger jack from a rival?
I can understand trying to steal SC’s idea about how to run a program, but swagger jacking like this? Swagger jacking won’t help you win football games. It’ll make you look like a wack nigga, and the University of Washington is officially wack to me.
The Seattle Sports fan is probably the worst sports fan ever. Love a team, fine. Do whatever you want to do. But stop with the swagger jacking. Especially when the team you swagger jack is not only your rival, but they’ll kick your ass by 30 on the football field.
So, UW Seattle Sports Fan.
Fuck you and your thoughts for the remainder of the 2012 year.
You’ll get my respect back after USC beats your ass. Unless you to swagger jack Lane Kiffin’s playbook or something.