Posts Tagged ‘seattle seahawks’

 

The game is over and the parade route has been cleaned up.  All that was left was for someone to drop the African Super Bowl loser t-shirt joke.  Whether you hate the Patriots, their fans, or both, you have to admit that seeing (and listening to) the Seahawks win another Super Bowl was going to be brutal.  Richard Sherman saying he’s the best cornerback ever, Doug Baldwin chirping about how no one respects them enough, and those phony die-hard 12s telling everyone they are the best fans on Earth.

So it was nice to see Prince Amukamara, Akeem from Coming To America himself, drop the joke on the Seahawks grave.  And I’m sure Seattle fans will say an above-average cornerback whose team didn’t make the playoffs shouldn’t talk.  But when that above-average cornerback is on the only franchise to solve the Brady-Belichick combo in the Super Bowl and he knows his team will win about the next 5 Super Bowls with the best receiver in the universe on his team, I think Prince can yap all he wants.

 

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No one makes kind of adorable, Seahawks Skittles girl sad on my watch and gets away with it. Am I happy that Richard Sherman and the 12s are crying in their Starbucks this morning? You’re God damn right.  But this girl is cute as a button, especially with that Skittles eye-black on.

Do I think red eye-black doesn’t do a very job of preventing glare?  Of course!  But I can overlook that stuff in the name of cuteness.  For example, I hate cats with every fiber of my being. But I would have to be a cold-blooded asshole to hate kittens.  So I can forgive wearing red eye-black on the biggest game of the year, just because this girl is a legit cutie pie.  That being said, I really hope she isn’t crying on the shoulder of some emo Seattle-ite.  Is that even what they are called?  There are more questions than answers after that Super Bowl.

 

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This is the time of year when everyone is announcing their favorite prop bets.  I took a quick glance at BetOnline.com and picked out my five favorite/most ridiculous novelty props.  In semi-related news, I took Tim Wright +2500 to score the first touchdown and LOVED the pick as a longshot bet.  But the last few days, I have heard at least four different TV shows/podcasts say they loved the bet as well, which means I am screwed.

Anyway, onto the props!

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This is the question everyone has been talking about since the minute Katy Perry was announced as the Halftime Show performer.  If you bet the No, you hate happiness, fun, and freedom (in that order).

Clem’s Pick: YES (-700).  And a resounding Yes at that.  Katy is pumped.

2. perry

Katy Perry has legs/knees?  You learn something new every day.  As we said in prop #1, Katy is going to show the puppies off.  -700 tells us that much.  But there is no way the NFL is going to green light way too much skin after the year they just had.  After half the NFL was arrested for domestic abuse and all the stupid deflategate talk, the NFL is going to make Katy go somewhat conservative.

Clem’s Pick: Give me Pants (Below the knees) at +350, and I’m not too happy about it.

3. spin

If only Steve Smith Sr. was playing in the game.  Under 20 1/2 seconds would be the pick.  Senior is the best ball-spinner in the league.  Unfortunately, Stevie Smiff isn’t in the game.  But just the fact we can root for someone to spin a ball makes me proud to be an American.  I bet ISIS hates that we can bet on stuff like this.

Clem’s Pick: Under 20 1/2 Minutes Elapsed.  Seattle oozes swag, and spinning the ball is a swagalicious moves out there.  And if you can’t tell, I really miss Steve Smith in my life every Sunday.

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This one made my brain explode.  I am not a college football fan, but I know the Pac-12 doesn’t get a ton of love.  But then you think about the players that are most likely to score a TD (Gronk, Lynch, Baldwin, Blount) and you realize that they are all Pac-12 guys.  It just goes to show you that Minor League Football is crazier than any of us know (that was just a dig at people who think College Football is better than NFL Football).

Clem’s Pick: Let’s get nutty.  I am going to pick the Big Ten and hope one of the QBs can sneak one in.  Tom Brady is the king of the short yardage dive, and Russy Wilson could scramble his way to a long TD.  Do the God damn thing, fellas.

5. sleeves

I am really torn on this one.  I want Belichick to turn the world on its head and come out fully sleeved.  But I also have a gut feeling that the NFL’s Emperor Palpaltine is not going to shake the apple cart.  He NEEEEEDS this Super Bowl win, since it will probably be the last one he has a chance to win.  Because noted Patriots killer Eli Manning will be leading the Giants and Odell Beckham Jr. to the big game for the foreseeable future.

Clem’s Pick:  Sleeves.  Lets get crazy, William! 

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Enjoy the game, commercials, food and most importantly the booze on Sunday!

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I think everyone across the country was confused as hell when Morgan Burnett slid after what appeared what could have been a game-clinching interception.  I thought “well, I guess there was a full crew of Seahawks ready to rip the ball out of Burnett’s hands, so he slid”.  But that was apparently NOT the case.  Usually it’s a defensive back taking the ball out of the endzone and going down at the two yard-line like a God damn knucklehead.  So Burnett’s heart was in the right place, unfortunately his body wasn’t.

Sure Burnett sliding is only reason number 348,291 why the Packers lost that game.  McCarthy got conservative, they acted like there was no chance in hell a team would fake a field goal when it would be the spark they would need, and the Packers took the ball out of their best players’ hands (Rodgers and Lacy).  But look on the bright side Packers fans.  Actually there is no bright side.  That was an absolutely brutal way to lose.  Maybe your coach will grow a spine by next season.  But by that point, Odell Beckham Jr. will fully form into the evolutionary Jerry Rice, turning the other 31 NFL team to ash along the way.  But at least the Packers are fun to play with in Madden.  Chin up, cheeseheads!

 

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You may not have noticed it during the first 500,000 viewings of the Xbox One NFL commercial, but it looks like Marshawn Lynch decided to turn his Super Bowl ring a pinky ring.  This is just a reminder that Marshawn Lynch is a complete space cadet and should be cherished as long as he is around.

I don’t think I properly appreciated Manny Ramirez when he was in his “I am super crazy and super talented so I can now do weird shit and get away with it” phase.  And this is coming from a guy who has the Johnny Damon cutoff in his Top 10 favorite baseball plays ever.  The pinky ring statement is ever so subtle but still 100% pimp.

TL; DR- Marshawn is just about that pinky ring, boss.

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Over/Under Win Total: 7.5

Odds to win division: +700

Odds to win Super Bowl: 40/1 (more…)

You cannot possibly be more Jim Harbaugh than clarifying that you are going to pour ice water on your head, but only because your brother told you to and not Pete Carroll.  I know the phrase arch-nemesis is kind of dated, but Harbaugh clearly sees Carroll as some evil genius that he must vanquish.

In fact, I wouldn’t be shocked if Harbaugh was the one who created the Pete Carroll Wealthy Oil Barron gif.  Straight out of a comic book movie.  Then again, Harbaugh also strikes me as the dad that still has an AOL email address and puts web addresses into Google instead of typing them in the address bar.

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The true winner in all of this is actually John Harbaugh.  Another victory for older brothers around the globe.  He has already beat his younger brother in the preseason, regular season, and Super Bowl.  Now he challenged him to the ice bucket challenge.  Big brother strength like you read about.

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Update: The most Jim Harbaugh thing is to actually take the ice bucket challenge without flinching while giving the double peace sign.

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Well it may not be FOOTBALL, but the football season has started once again.  I will be doing these breakdowns every Monday to recap the glory that occurred on Sundays during the regular season.  Since this is preseason for bloggers as well, you guys get some blogs as I work out the kinks in everything.  Onto the games. (more…)