Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Ultimate Explosion!!

This is a quick explosion since I still have two other posts to write, but I couldn't pass up a couple of Seattle tidbits.

First, I suppose I should start off by apologizing for taking a week long break from posting. So, to the five readers who care, sorry.

Anyways, let's start with the Washington Huskies. Colin had his first opportunity to see this year's squad against New Mexico and wasn't all that impressed. Still, we managed to put up 80 points while sucking offensively all game. That's something, and the media has noticed. Jay Bilas has us as one of the top early season surprises already and Joe Lunardi has us as a #2 seed in his first Bracketology. A #2 seed? Are you kidding me? I was expecting a #4. Remember how hard UW had to work last year for respect. This is almost like getting too much too soon. I'll be more excited about this team once Pac-10 play starts.

Finally, this quote from Sports Illustrated's Don Banks...

If there's a team the media owes something this season it's Seattle. We're understandably fixated on the Colts' quest for perfection, but the Seahawks -- a team that hasn't won a playoff game in 21 years -- is 11-2 and on the verge of locking up the NFC's top seed and they've received maybe one-tenth of the acclaim and coverage that we've bestowed on Indianapolis (although I do understand they're on the cover of a certain national sports magazine this week.)
The topic keeps surfacing in every press box I've been in for the past three weeks or so, but nobody's really doing anything about evening up the score a bit. It's as if we're all waiting for the playoffs to start really paying attention to Seattle.

Just soak that up, Hawks fans. It's true. We'll just have to force them to pay attention to us come playoff time. Then idiots like Peter King won't have the Patriots ranked higher than us.

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