Bye-Bye, Baseball; Hello, Football

Well, it appears that the Seattle Mariners aren’t in the playoffs this year. A promising beginning went to hell in a handbasket after the All-Star Break, with injuries sidelining many starting pitchers and the inexplicable 80-game suspension of Robinson Cano. They finished the season in good fashion but it is still disappointing that they were eliminated from the post-season.

Football is back and the Seahawks are off to a shaky 2 – 2 start. I hope they start improving, but two injuries in Sunday’s game might have them hamstrung for a time. We shall see.

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Soaring On High…

The Philadelphia Eagles were triumphant.

The underdogs came from behind and smashed the popular kids into the dirt. This is the year of the Earth Dog, after all.

My elation almost matches how I felt when my Seahawks finally brought the Vince Lombardi trophy home to the Pacific Northwest, back in February of 2014.

Time for some songs with eagles in the title or the lyrics.

Tom Brady’s sad face and hanging head made me jump for joy.

It’s Game Time!

Here we go – Super Bowl 52 (LII) is officially underway!

C’mon, Eagles…sink those talons deep!

Make Tom Brady slink home with his tail tucked between his legs.

In the meantime, here’s the song I play every year for this sporting event.

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What, When, Where, Who & Why (Re-blogged)

It’s almost here! I can’t wait. I’m ready for some football.

Eyrie Of An Aries

What: Super Bowl 52 (LII)

When: Sunday, 4 February 2018 @ 1530 PST

Where: U. S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Who: Philadelphia Eagles (NFC) vs. New England Patriots (AFC)

Why: Because sports. Because football. Because entertainment.

The game airs on NBC. The halftime show will suck arse.

The Eagles will soar.

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What, When, Where, Who & Why

What: Super Bowl 52 (LII)

When: Sunday, 4 February 2018 @ 1530 PST

Where: U. S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Who: Philadelphia Eagles (NFC) vs. New England Patriots (AFC)

Why: Because sports. Because football. Because entertainment.

The game airs on NBC. The halftime show will suck arse.

The Eagles will soar.

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Football Playoffs

Let’s do it, New Orleans!

I know, the conference championships are still upcoming.

Still, seeing the Saints vs. the Jaguars in the Super Bowl would be nice.

I like the Vikings fine, but they are severely overrated this time around.

Besides, Minnesota is hosting the Super Bowl on 4 February. That should be enough.

*** UPDATED***

It was a close game and well-played on both sides. That touchdown in the final seconds of the game was epic.

Congratulations to the Vikings. I’m still rooting for the Eagles in the NFC championship game.

I never root for New England.

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Silent Moment Sunday: #takeaknee

R.I.P., Cortez Kennedy

Cortez Kennedy: 23 August 1968 – 23 May 2017

Wow…I’m just shocked right now. Cortez Kennedy, who made his name with the Seattle Seahawks by playing his entire 11-year career with the team, passed away today at the age of 48. A Pro Football Hall of Fame recipient, he was a very agile and talented athlete who helped redefine the roles of a large-bodied, interior lineman. From ESPN:

Cortez Kennedy, an icon with the Seattle Seahawks who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012, has died at age 48, the Orlando (Florida) Police Department said Tuesday. Orlando police confirmed to ESPN that they are investigating the former defensive tackle’s death but said “there is nothing suspicious to report” at this time. Kennedy was a force inside, both as a run-stopper and in threatening quarterbacks. The 1992 Defensive Player of the Year made eight Pro Bowls, had 58 sacks — an unusually high total for a tackle — and spent his entire 11-season career with Seattle, starting 153 out of 167 games.”

He was such an impressive player to watch! His size certainly would cause opponents to underestimate his speed. He would explode off of the line with such swiftness, easily breaching the defensive line and sacking a hapless quarterback. He was an incredible man, both on and off the field. His charity work and altruism will certainly live on. Rest easy, big man – Seattle is aching tonight after two big losses in one week. It’s a bit mind-blowing, to say the least.

Talkin’ Sports: Post-Season Football 2017

Well, post-season football is here! My Seahawks gave up the ghost against the Atlanta Falcons, which was a bit expected. Too many injuries to crucial players can be a detriment to any team, and those who carry the most weight are noticed, and missed, the most when the season ends a bit too soon. I’ve been a Seahawks fan long enough to know that you have to roll with the punches; the season started out with promise, but just seemed to fall apart by bits and pieces. I think my clue was the game in which quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked at least four times before halftime – not the most auspicious outing, to say the least! Anyway, the Seahawks are out, but the games are still ongoing.

Yes, I leave room to root for other teams besides my beloved ‘Hawks – my sports season doesn’t end when my home team’s does! I haven’t bet on a sporting event in years, so I don’t have any money invested in games like the World Series or the Super Bowl. I like watching the games enough that some teams are worthy of my attention, so I have an excuse to keep watching! With that, here is the list of who is playing against whom in the upcoming championship games, the winners of each will face each other in Super Bowl 51, and which team I’m rooting for in each game.

First off, the NFC Championship game: Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons

I’m rooting hard for the Green Bay Packers in this one, for two reasons. One, the Falcons knocked the Seahawks out, so I’m not feeling kindly towards them. Two, the Packers won a hard-fought, well-played (on both sides – and I hate the Cowboys, LOL), nail-biter of a game. I watched it, and was impressed – so I want to see the Packers take this one.

The AFC Championship game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots

No contest – I hate the Patriots with a passion. I want the Steelers to win, and am probably one of few Seahawks fans who willingly root for the Steelers! There’s supposedly some hate over another bad Seahawks loss that’s unforgivable, but I disagree. It’s only a friggin’ game!

Seeing the Steelers vs. the Packers in the Super Bowl would be fantastic! I like both teams, so wouldn’t be disappointed no matter who wins, but if it came down to the Falcons playing the Patriots, I would support a Falcons win hands-down.

Displays of Patriotism on Patriot Day…2016

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