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, January 10, 2006

Why this game is so important

This Saturday the Seahawks take on the Redskins. On the surface it is just a divisional playoff game. To many cities it would end there. Playoff intensity is great, but get back to me when there's a championship on the line. I was disappointed in the lack of noise support given by fans in the games this past weekend, who didn't challenge the opposing team at all.

Welcome to Seattle. It is difficult to understand the misery of being a Seattle sports fan (unless you are from Cleveland). We have disappointing teams after disappointing teams. There's a reason for the name of this blog.

And now... hope. Optimism. The favorite son in the least-favored city.

Why is this game so important?

Because we care about players like Matt Hasselbeck, who are as much fun off the field as on. We care about our status as one of the most miserable franchises in football.

We care about being the 12th man. We care about sports.

This is the best chance the Hawks have ever had. The best team they have ever assembled. The hope is palpable. I get an adrenaline rush and chills every time I dwell on this week. I'm sure I will cry Saturday during pregame introductions.

These playoffs are about redemption, about promise, about wiping a slate of mediocrity clean.

We are not cocky. You will not read this site during the playoff run and hear us boldly predict giant wins over our opponents. We are quietly desperate. Hopefully our team feeds off that desperation to take us to the promised land.

What will I do if we lose? Drink heavily. What will I do if we win? Probably the same.

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