The Seattle Seahawks are making the franchise’s second ever appearance in the Super Bowl — the first was in Super Bowl XL back in 2006. Let’s all take a moment to let that sink in, because that’s just incredible to think about. After all the crap the sport’s gods have thrown at the state of Washington over the last decade (no the Kings staying in Sacramento doesn’t count, at least not on here), the City of Seattle is getting something nice.
The first part of that something nice is the fact that the Hawks was the hoisting of the NFC Championship trophy on the turf last Sunday; the second part is participating in the Super Bowl; and there is a possible third part…that would be the chocolate syrup on top of the cherry.
I remember all the preseason hype, and worrying about the team falling flat on its face out of the gate. But the Hawks didn’t fall flat-out of the gate; they won, in fact they won their first four games of the season. Despite the close wins during that stretch, it was pretty clear that this team had a legitimate shot a living up to the preseason hype.
Despite the hiccup against the Colts, I was pretty confident that the Hawks were going to capture the first seed for the NFC…despite the loss to San Francisco (in Candle Stick), and Arizona (in Century Link)…I was pretty confident that everything was going to turnout okay for the Seahawks.
Despite the slow starts by the offense in the Divisional and Championship games, I kept thinking that everything was going to be okay. In both games, the offense began to function effectively as Marshawn Lynch began his transition into a Skittles fueled Beast: Beast Quake 2.0 resulted from a 31-yard (fourth quarter) touchdown against the Saints.
Fortunately for the Seahawks, the defense made it so that the offense’s slow starts were pretty much non-factors in the game; and for me, the defense is the best part about this season.
After all, how many team’s have such an incredibly dominate defense now and days? Especially a defense that so easily shut down the majority of the opponents it has faced? This 2013-2014 Seahawks defense is incredibly talented and dominate…and is the major reason that your Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl.
Let me say that again, the Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl.
…as I said earlier, how crazy is that?
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Proud alum of Washington State University, crazy sports nut, and drinker of beer.