Friday, January 25, 2008

Has Anybody Seen This Man?

Don't let his mild manner fool you. The seemingly simple man in this photo used to be somewhat of a Super Hero around these parts. At least that's what he told us. Could be he was just over compensating for proportionally miniscule anatomy and the fact that he liked to dress up in tights and wear a mask.

Anyhow, if you've seen this man or have any information on his whereabouts, please contact blog management immediately.

What Has Two Thumbs and Likes Cake?

The smiling chap in the picture is a Seahawks fan named Pat who is stuck in the City of Brotherly Love, but he at least has one thoughtful coworker who baked him that delectable commemorative confection.

The artistic baker of the cake in that photo found this blog and dropped us an email asking for details on Qwest field, such as what is the signficance of the colored circles on the outside of the stadium, and where is the location of the 12th man flagpole, so that the cake could be as authentic as possible.

Drawing on my vast and intense knowledge of the Seattle football franchise (and with the help of the internet) I was able to provide the answers to the inquiries, and all I asked in return were some photos of the finished product to post here for all (both?) our readers to enjoy.

So with Holmgren embarking on his final year as head coach, let's hope that 12 months from now, we are helping Philadelphia Pat celebrate another birthday while watching our beloved Seahawks make a trip back to the Super Bowl!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Cortez nixed...again

Seth Koellen, the author of Enjoy the Enjoyment, had a nice piece today about Cortez Kennedy once again getting screwed over by the Hall of Fame Committee.

Koellen's reasoning: he played for Seattle. Really that can be the only excuse. If Kennedy had played for an East Coast team he would have been a first ballot.

Come on...winning defensive player of the year on a 2-14 team? Do you know how incredibly good a player has to be to make the PRO BOWL on a 2-14 team. Kennedy played even better that season. He was a 3-time All-pro, eight time Pro Bowler. He made the NFL's all-decade team for the 1990s. That's despite playing for a Seattle club that had a winning record twice in his tenure (both only 9-win seasons). On top of that, Kennedy was an honorable man, playing his entire career in Seattle and never getting into trouble.

I speak for myself when I say that Kennedy is one of my all-time favorite Seahawks, and he more or less made some of those 1990s teams bearable to watch. At least he made the semifinalist list this year.

Kennedy deserves to be enshrined with the greats, his numbers and past accolades are proof of that. Why the selection committee won't allow its voters to make that decision is mind boggling.

Want Hall of Fame? Skip Seattle (Seattle Times)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Yeah, well, I could have done that

So, Mr. Tynes, you think missing clutch kicks is your thing? HA. I had that shit pegged years ago. You only missed two. I could have missed three.

You know what power is, Mr. Tynes? Power is giving everyone in the largest city in America a heart attack. Not even Superman will try to go up against that. My foot has a deathly ability not seen in this city since the Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. Hell, here's a spoiler from you. Jay Feeley's leg is the Cloverfield Monster.

So, Mr. Tynes, you think you're all that? I laugh at your miserable attempt to reproduce my reign of terror.

[Tynes kicks game winner in OT]

Wait...setting it up so that you can miss field goals in the Super Bowl. This will finish off New Yorkers for sure! The force is strong in you Mr. Tynes. I'll see you in Arizona. You still have much work to do, but together we can rule the world!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Creative People Suck

I wish I could be this funny and creative, but since I'm not, I'll just post other's people's genius:

Hat tip: KSK, With Leather

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Monday, January 07, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Do you mind if I change momentum?

Ah, hello there fellow Washingtonians! A swell day for a football game isn't it.

Yes, our team appears to have this game in hand. Two quick touchdowns and a break on special teams. I can't seem to hear this "12th Man" that is supposed to be a big deal.

So, do you mind if I change momentum?

I mean, it could be a fun little experiment. What's the worst that could happen? I'll just push this kick comically wide of the goal!

There, thats done! Look at these latte drinking locals! They are loving that...oh, it tickles me to death; oops! I guess I shouldn't use that phrase around the club now. It tickles me to...well, it just tickles me how much they loved that.

Well, I'm sure that our defense will swing back momentum. Try it boys, its fun! Just swing the 'ol momentum pendulum back in our favor. After all, its only Matt Hassel...


Saturday, January 05, 2008

Quick Keys to the Game

submitted by David Crockett

Sorry it’s been such a long time between posts at 12SS. Yikes. I do hope the New Year has brought all of you good stuff so far and hope like hell it brings us a victory.

I feel confident, though certainly not assured, of a victory today over the ‘Skins. I think Seattle is the better team over the course of the season, though not by much. Although the ‘Skins have undoubtedly played the tougher competition the impact of schedule strength in any one matchup is widely overstated. HOW you play is far more important than WHO you play. (For those of you who follow college football, it’s the difference between Hawai’i and Kansas. They both played creampuff schedules, but the Rainbow Warriors had a number of narrow escapes while Kansas crushed their inferior opponents.) The Seahawks and ‘Skins played reasonably similar football over the course of the 2006 season based on DVOA; Seattle slightly better.

Of course, honesty demands that we acknowledge the ‘Skins are riding high and playing well right now. Unlike baseball, where momentum is only as good as the next days starting pitcher, football does have game-to-game momentum. But even in football momentum has limits. I tend to think it runs about four starts long. If a QB is living on borrowed time you’ll know it by the fifth start. Four weeks of film is enough (even for John Marshall) to break down strengths and weaknesses by situation. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Todd Collins is THE key for the ‘Skins. Barring the completely unexpected, the ‘Skins have no answers if Collins turns back into a pumpkin today. I should say I don’t expect Collins to completely spit the bit in this game (I think he’s basically A.J. Feeley) but I do suspect he’ll come back down to earth a tad.

For Seattle, I see three major keys*, one in each area:

Defense – the four down linemen must win the matchups they can win with the offensive line. Mebane particularly must occupy two blockers. The front four must keep Collins from getting into any kind of rhythm. Blitz? Sure, but Collins has phone booth mobility. He gets rid of the ball quickly. You blitz Rex Grossman to get sacks and turnovers. You blitz a QBs like Collins or Feeley to control the pace and direction of the offense; to make the ball go where you want it to go.

Offense – we must be able to convert short yardage in the running game. To me this is THE key offensively. Hass is the unquestioned leader, the best offensive player. But, since I expect this to be a close game, the last four minutes of a game that’s clocked is won on offense not defense. We must be able to control the clock late in the game.

Special Teams – What’s up with the coverage teams? Let’s hope that Niko’s return can get them straightened out. I think Washington will struggle to move the ball if they have to play on long fields so we can’t give up anything cheap. Josh Brown and Plack (knock wood) appear to have straightened out their issues with the arrival of Jeff Robinson.

* Not to be confused with Mon-Keys. I would not be so presumptuous.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Chris Cooley: Richard Simmons Called, He Wants His Shorts Back


He's doing it again... A repeat from last season when Redskins TE Chris Cooley caused a stir by sporting some, well... girl's shorts.

There, I said it.

Cooley at the OTA

Last season's horror after the jump...

Thanks be to (ironically) Exreme Skins via JoSCh