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!

Sunday, October 22, 2006


Five "gut reasons" not to ever listen to another thing Gavin says. Like you needed evidence to not take us seriously. Let's review:

1) "Qwest field will help our defense play well." Our defense couldn't get any consistent pressure on the QB or stop the run up the middle... not stopping the run not being much of a surprise. We gave up a number of critical third down conversions.

2) "Brad Johnson sucks." With time, he picked us apart. Plus, since his side could run the ball, he didn't have to be Joe Montana to burn our secondary.

3) "Jerramy Stevens is back." Really? Where?

4) "Kaz sucks." Yes, but we did get to see a number of Viking linebackers completely outmach Mo Morris' and Mack Strong's collective pass-blocking attempts while our punt and kick coverage was full of holes.

5) "Minnesota lacks anyone with big play ability on either side of the ball, which forces them to play ball control offense, which completely plays into our hands."
Hmmm... what are a 95 yard TD run, 40 yard pass to Robinson, some nice kick returns and a defensive touchdown?Not big plays that broke us, that for sure.

On the flip side, Gavin's every reason to be pessimistic came true. Startling.

Bottom line :: Seattle was pushed around at the line on both sides of the ball. No consistent defensive pressure on Johnson and we couldn't block to save our lives. Our offensive line and blocking backs had TERRIBLE, mistake riddled, undisciplined games. Whoever controls the line of scrimmage controls the game and Seattle blew hard. Like the north wind over the frozen steppe of Kazakhstan. At least my fantasy team kicked serious patootie, as a certain sister in law of mine would say. On to Monday and another day of employment, maybe!

posted by nach @ 9:35 PM  1 comments


At 1:41 PM, Blogger Hillary said...

You're hilarious. You seriously made me laugh out loud. (Good thing my roommates are not around.)


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