And how many of you felt a little bad for the Mackasaurus Strongimus, as he trotted back to the huddle in perfect team mode, not displaying even the simplest visible signs of disappointment?
I did. Sure, Hasselbeck and Jackson connected for a TD on the next play. But those guys get the glory all the time.
It was pure cool to see the geriatric fullback make a play that kids and even young NFL players dream about. And it sucked to see it yanked away. And you know, he really did feel it too - as he writes on Seahawks.com:
"That’s why I still feel great about the run even though it was called back. I’ve got it on Tivo, so I think I’ll hold onto it for a while and watch it a few more times. It was sweet. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to do it again, and it can make a difference in a game."But that really is Mack Strong in a nutshell -- he's all about getting it done, and not about who gets it done. The ultimate team player. The ultimate winning attitude. Work hard, get points on the board, never roll over, never say die, and maybe -- never retire?
Which brings up another point. He is officially freaking me out, looking better running the ball this season than I can ever remember. He's always had trouble changing direction and never been tremendously agile, but the walking, talking, fossil has been hurdling defenders, flying over piles, and now -- sprinting for touchdowns. He's in amazing shape for the beating he's taken and given. I don't quite get it. This guy played with Joe Nash, for crying out loud. He should be on the radio with Moon, but he's still grinding it out on earth.
I see a shoe-in for the ring of honor. Anyone second that?
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