Today Ronnie and I had a few friends and neighbors over to watch the Seahawks-Saints game.
Are we glad we did. What a game.
The 7-9 Seahawks came in as an eleven-point underdog at home — as I understand it, the biggest home underdog in NFL playoff history. When the ‘Hawks were down 10-0, I figured we were looking at another blowout.
The Seahawks ended up beating the defending Super Bowl champ Saints by a score of 41-36, one of the biggest playoff upsets ever and one of the biggest wins in Seahawks history. Matt Hasselbeck played like he actually knew what he was doing and no doubt saved his job (and career) for ’11. Marshawn Lynch, who hasn’t done much since we picked him up from Buffalo, was an absolute monster, especially on this run:
Everyone had good fun playing the side games. Ian won three of the four quarters in our pool, a statistical anomoly I’m guessing. I ended up the big winner in Paul Sharkey’s Pass the Rock game, largely on the strength of having the rock at the end. I think the only guy who lost any real money was Mike G., who left the party $30 lighter than he entered it.
Next up is either the Chicago Bears or the Atlanta Falcons depending on who wins the Packers-Eagles game tomorrow.
For my money it doesn’t matter if we win that game (although I darn sure want the ‘Hawks to win).
The Seahawks have already done a lot more this playoff season than anyone expected. Including me.