Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vote #12 for ESPYs

The ESPY Nominations are out and the Seahawks have some well-deserved recognition. Now it's up to us to secure the victory. {sound familiar?}

VOTE HERE for the Seahawks' Beastquaking playoff win over the reigning world champ Saints as BEST UPSET. AND! Our boy Leon Washington is up for NFL's STRONGEST PERFORMANCE. Which, if you recall all the times network commentators marveled at Leon Washington last season, has to be a sure thing. So VOTE!

Oh yah, a few things to know before voting:

1. It will take you at least 10-15 minutes.

2. You will have to vote in every category, even "Best Bowler" where criteria like "pick the least creepy-looking" will not help you out.

3. Local boy Tim Lincecum and the Storm's Lauren Jackson provide more local flavor.

4. I voted for Jon "Bones" Jones for Best Fighter purely because he was the only one with a fighter sounding name and for Aaron Rodgers for Best NFL Player solely to vote against the others. Feel free to share your personal voting criteria in comments, below.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Qwest Era: Beginning of the End

This is the scene direct from Qwest Field last night:

The Qwest Field signs are coming down as we speak.

In case you've been under a rock for the past several months, Qwest has been purchased by CenturyLink and it was {finally} announced that Qwest Field will officially become known as CenturyLink Field. I say "officially" because the #12 population is making great strides toward a mass agreement to call it "Seahawks Stadium" - which is what I will call Qwest Field when I'm not calling it "Qwest".

Corporations come and go and especially in this era of M&As and corporate bankruptcies, we really can't rely on identifying our stadium with any one corporation for too long. It's becoming an absurd idea, really, evident by such costly embarrassments as "Enron Field" in Houston and PacBell-thenSBC-thenAT&T Park in San Francisco.

Then there are the stupid-sounding-names-that-don't-work: O.co Coliseum, Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, and Invesco Field at Mile High. Yep, football fans still call those "the Coliseum," "the Metrodome" and "Mile High" {with optional grimace for #12s}

So I say, let's stick with Seahawks Stadium. That's how she was born, and how she'll remain.

...And NO, I don't want to hear about anyone who thinks "Seahawks Stadium" is unfair to the Sounders. Just look up at the 300 seats during a Sounders match. That's why it's Seahawks Stadium.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Unnecessary "Necessary Roughness"

I like to watch football shows and movies to get me through the off season just as much as the next #12.

But the ads for this new show on the USA Network, "Necessary Roughness" make me a little ill.

Is it because it feels like an unnecessary show meant to fill a possible NFL void, thus rubbing salt in my festering lockout wound?

Or just the fact that it looks like a Sopranos-wannabe with "NFL playas"? Either way, I'm suppressing a little vomit every time I see an ad.

In the end, I know I feel that way because I'll probably end up watching it anyway just to get a football fix.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Home of the Proud

Have been meaning to post this for quite a few weeks. VMAC is 10 minutes away from me, so I had to run down and snap a pic when the Seahawks' new NFC West Champs sign became official.

And long may they reign.