Why the angst? Shaun Alexander and the Cast Apparently Made of Spirit-Sapping and Not To Mention Extremely Heavy Uranium. Mike Holmgren's inexplicable clock non-management. Blown lead after blown lead, even in victories. The debacle in Pittsburgh. And, worst of all, we couldn't convert fourth-and-inches if Billy Graham was praying over the ball.
Bill Simmons sums it up:
By the way, this feels like the 27th straight year that the poor Seattle fans have talked themselves into the whole, "I know we're not that good, but if X happens, and Y happens, and Z happens, we might be able to sneak into the Super Bowl!" It's becoming a January tradition right up there with Vince Carter getting hurt and Fox kicking off a new season of "American Idol."Even so, even so, even so...
Seahawks 24, Washington 21. Pass me the Rolaids. And don't bet on sports.
Update, 5:10 p.m., 1/5 I was too conservative, but the game was closer than the final score revealed. 35-14 the final. Go Hawks!
Also, here are my other first round predictions:
Steelers over Jaguars
I like Roethlisberger in the playoffs.
San Diego over Tennessee
Same reasons as the TRP's.
Tampa Bay over New York
Defense wins it. Eli Manning will throw at least three picks.