Seahawks open thread

I’m watching the Seahawk’s game, and I’m wondering… why the hell would anybody patronize one of those bars in the Miller Lite commercials with those bitchy, emasculating, female bartenders?

As for the game itself, I’d much prefer my Eagles play either one of these teams than the Green Bay Packers.

Seahawks win! And get to host the Saints next week. It would be fun to see the the Seahawks face the Eagles, but that would require the former getting past the Saints and the Falcons, and the latter getting past the Packers and the Bears. Not a likely scenario.


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    proud leftist spews:

    I kind of like it that the Seahawks are the first team to make the NFL playoffs with a losing record. It’s a socialist thing, as you know, all you trolls out there. Go Hawks! And, sorry Goldy, but the Packers were my first favorite team. Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, Ray Nitzkhe (sp?), Willie Wood, Herb Adderley . . . Go Pack!

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    Never mind the bitchy bartenders — who goes into a bar to order a beer and doesn’t care what brand he gets?

    I worked in convenient stores long enough to know that everyone who uses the products has a favorite brand of cigarettes and beer, and knows which second, third and fourth choices are acceptable if the first one is unavailable.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Oh Shit Dep’t

    This is an open thread, right? You can bet Obama will be in a meeting about this when he wakes up Monday morning.

    “ISLAMABAD -The second largest party in Pakistan’s ruling coalition said Sunday it is quitting the government and joining the opposition, depriving the country’s pro-U.S. government of a parliamentary majority and threatening its future existence.”

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: This appears to result from domestic concerns, e.g. inflation and corruption, but if the friendly (to U.S.) government in Islamabad falls that could hamper U.S. military operations in Afghanistan as the Pentagon is quite reliant on Pakistani cooperation.

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    Don Joe spews:

    For the first time in league history, a team with a record below .500 is in the playoffs. The Hawks don’t belong in the playoffs. Indeed, no team from the NFC West belongs in the playoffs.

    On the bright side, the Packers are in the playoffs, and the only thing better than getting into the playoffs is getting into the playoffs by beating the Bears.

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    It’s kinda funny that the while the ‘Hawks won their division and made the playoffs, the most successful teams on the field in Seattle these days are the Storm and Sounders……

  6. 8

    CC "Bud" Baxter spews:

    Seahawks are tough at home. This is one place that every team in the league dreads playing at, even when the host team has a losing record.

  7. 9

    Glenno spews:


    Listen to #1. You should be cheering on the Seahawks!

    Based on your thought process, you should want the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl!

    Happy New Year

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    Daddy Love spews:

    6. Don Joe spews:

    For the first time in league history, a team with a record below .500 is in the playoffs. The Hawks don’t belong in the playoffs.

    Oh, so wrong. The Seahawks are in the playoffs fair and square, and the 10-6 teams in other divisions aren’t, and fuck those guys.

    My father told me a story once about a supercilious student he knew at shool, who told him, “Bob, you had the lowest A in the class,” to which my father replied, “You know, it looks exactly like yours.”

    It’s not how, it’s how many. Those are the rules. You wanna change them? Go ahead. That will take effect next season, and we’re STILL in the playoffs.

    The Seahawks were clearly more motivated than the Rams for this. I am looking forward to waching a game next week that I would otherwise ignore completely.

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    yat spews:

    Go Saints.
    I suspect they’re used to playing in front of hordes of drunken revelers making lots of noise at home, not to mention a few other minor distractions they have had…..

    BTW @8….got data? like….the w-l for Seattle at home versus 2-l at home for all others in the NFL?

    Get the data, then we’ll talk, all y’all.

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    Zotz sez: The microchip in Klynical's ass was transmitting 6... 6... 6... spews:

    While we’re fawning over the latest bread circus event the world is going to hell. Time to sober up!

    Especially good Kunstler today:

    Forecast 2011 – Gird Your Loins for Lower Living Standards

    A taste:

    The fate of the stock market is actually trivial in the context of constricted energy supplies and chaotic behavior in currencies. Anyway, the stock market is the primary object of the Fed’s pumping because in the past its symbolic value has been crucial to the project of self-deception, of presenting to ourselves the appearance of an economy that is okay – because, in a therapeutic culture, feeling okay about something is the same as being okay. Just don’t lose sight of the fact that a pumped and gamed stock market has no relation to economic well-being. It may go up forever now, and if so then it will just be another thing that needs to be swept away in the re-set to a reality-based economic system.

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    meh spews:

    world growth continues. we have problems but it’s not like this is the end of the world. I believe world gdp went up 40% in the last ten years, income is rising in china india and many places, and birth rates are slowing their rate of increase so that the future is a set of manageabl problems not doom.

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    Don Joe spews:

    @ 11

    The Seahawks are in the playoffs fair and square, and the 10-6 teams in other divisions aren’t, and fuck those guys.

    First of all, let’s straighten out one fact that I did, indeed, get wrong: the Seahawks are not the first team in league history to make the playoffs with a record below .500. I’d forgotten about the strike-shortened 1982 season (an eminently forgettable NFL season).

    It would not be at all inappropriate to say that the Seattle Seahawks are the worst NFL team to ever make the playoffs. Indeed, according to Nate Silver, the Hawks are one spot away from being the worst. playoff. team. ever. In any sport.

    To say that this is “fair and square,” is like saying that regressive taxes are “fair and square.” The other 10-6 teams are, indeed, fucked (no need to fuck them yet again), and that’s what sucks.

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    Jett Krash spews:

    Damn Sea Chickens!
    Pete Carroll sneaked his way into the playoffs,
    but I bet the NCAA comes knocking on his door soon.