A few weeks ago, the brains behind this amazing blog had an idea. I believe I'm the first to do this, so I'll explain the whole deal.
During the season, the contributors here give out weekly awards to players to congratulate them on a job well done. There was a lot of good times this past year, and its a lot of fun reading the awards. Especially after a win. I literally check this site ten times a day on Mondays during the season.
My award is a bit different. I give out the award of Drive of the Game. It is what it sounds like. Its the offensive drive I deem the most important. Its game changing, its an important score, it was just fun to watch.
The trophy to the left is called the Extremely Corny Bronze Racecar, which was the consensus name given to the trophy.
So, a week ago, I got an e-mail from the admins of the site that says there are some new guys to the site, so maybe we could run some contributor awards. And since its been awhile since ECBR has graced this fine page, I'll oblige.
Here we go...The 2006 Seahawks Drive of the Year.
First scoring drive against Green Bay
10 plays, 69 yards, 5:05
Result: Shaun Alexander, 1 yard touchdown. 7-6 SEAHAWKS.
Why its the DOY:
This was THE touchdown, which is featured on not one, but two, of the rotating mastheads here at the Street. Its the record setting score for Shaun, and the one that gave him the NFL MVP and probably the reason why he graced the cover of Madden 07.
Granted, there were more important drives this season. Perhaps the late drive to tie the Cowboys at 10 before Josh Brown came up huge. Maybe you'd prefer one of the scores in the playoffs. I could even hear a great debate from the game winning scores from our road games at Tennessee and San Francisco.
But, an NFL record is simply to good to pass up. We don't get these very often here in Seattle.
We all know about Shaun's incredible season, and we're hoping he has another one. I don't want to get all poetic on you guys for what he did, but simply give him one more ECBR for his efforts in 2006.
Besides, he's held so many DOGs (Drive of the Games) during the season, he almost had to win the DOY.
There is a sub-blog for the DOG. You can find it at...
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Click the player to watch the DOY.
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