Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sancho's Hawk Blog~Seahawks Trade Percy Harvin: Sancho says "You should have drafted me to begin with"

Hello Fellow Seattle Sports fans,

Some of you are shocked and appalled that the Seahawks this week traded Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a mid round draft pick. Hardly worth the financial investment the Hawks made for Percy. But what makes me really angry is that they did not draft Sancho to begin with..

Yes Percy on the surface was a pro bowl receiver, and had a great College career with the Florida Gators, but Sancho would not have gotten easily injured running to fast. My receptions would entail looking up at the ball, and mooning my defender before the catch. There would be an entertainment factor, and all my antics would be on field as opposed to Percy.   Instead of punching Golden Tate before the Super Bowl and giving him a black eye,  I would have punched him  in the stomach, so nobody could blame me. Instead of creating a mutiny in the locker room over Russell Wilson's leadership skills, I would have taken naked selfies in the corner and Instagram'd them on the opposing teams site before the game.

I would take my frustration out on the opposing teams, not my team mates. I probably would have played every down against Dallas last week, instead of sitting in the corner like a whiney bitch because Marshawn wanted touches too. And Uh, Doug Baldwin, put some Aloe Vera on those scratches Percy left when you fought before a pre-season game this last August. Sancho would help you rub one out if I was on the team.

I'm  a way better monkey then Percy Harvin, mischievous, and looking for trouble but always fun!
When you make a kings ransom to play a boys game, the hardest lesson is to learn that it's just a game.

Kiss, Kiss, Ta, ta, Goodbye Percy. Your handful of good plays will be remembered, but your mean monkey antics will not be missed.

Yours Truly,


Sunday, September 28, 2014

How the Seattle Mariners can make the playoffs now -- A Seattle P.I. blog by Nick Eaton

Are you bummed out because the Seahawks have a bye today?  Are you unsure what to do with your restless, fanatical energy??  Never fear -- The M's are here!  Today is a huge sports day in Seattle, but surprisingly has nothing to do with the reigning Super Bowl chimps.. er, champs.  That's right, the Mariners *could* make the playoffs today for the first time in ten years after... well... a "slump."  Safeco Field is alive again! 
Go Mariners!

From the Seattle P.I.:

The Mariners beat the Angels on Saturday and the Athletics lost to the Rangers. That means Seattle is miraculously still in the wild-card race.
The final game of the regular season — Game 162 — is Sunday at Safeco Field. And for the first time in a decade, it actually means something for the M’s.
Felix Hernandez will take the mound for the Mariners with the chance to vie for the postseason for the first time in his 10-year pro career. He’ll look to shut down the Los Angeles Angels — the team with the best record in Major League Baseball — and keep the M’s playoff dreams alive.

Read More About it Here

Sunday, February 9, 2014

And Now a Word From the 12th Man by David Dayton with Photos From Carolyn Frye

Dear World~ 

We accept the fact that you had to sacrifice a whole Sunday to find where the Pacific Northwest 
was on a map (and no, we're not southeast Alaska, nice try though) and we accept the fact that 
everyone thinks that all we do here is eat "brownies," ride ferry boats, throw fish around and 
passively-aggressively stand on street corners in the rain while we compare our beards, complain
and drink our mochas, and we're fine with that.

Monday, January 20, 2014

We Love, Love, LOVE!! Richard Sherman Rants!

Stanford vs. USC, 2007: A critical juncture for two head coaches in college football. Jim Harbaugh, Stanford's first-year head coach, was facing the then-undefeated USC Trojans, and Stanford was a 41-point underdog. Pete Carroll, the Trojans' head coach, was at the peak of his career with one National Championship and five BCS appearances under his belt (which would end with seven BCS appearances with two National Championship appearances).

Stanford's coach had talented players on his team, including Tavita Pritchard at QB and wide receiver "Richard Sherman," a junior player that Jim Harbaugh really depended on. The only problem was that Jim's team mentality did not sit well with Richard Sherman's flamboyant character....

Anyhow, Stanford played a closer-than-expected game, and down by six points in the 4th quarter with 2:50 left, they were faced with a 4th-and-20 possession -- a near-impossible feat to overcome versus USC's number-one defense in college football. Well, going for the win (or loss), Pritchard finds Sherman for a 20-yard pass and he is tackled on the nine-yard line (first and goal for Stanford), and the rest is history. USC faces a bitter defeat to a now budding Stanford. The college rivalry within the Pac-Ten Conference would last for four seasons.

In 2008, Sherman had a season-ending knee injury just four games into the season. As a result, he was switched to "cornerback" -- a role that he really seemed to excel in. For the next year, Sherman would develop into the best cornerback in college football, despite Jim Harbaugh's tendency to sideline him to "Mike Thomas" for critical defensive plays -- "Stanford's other starting cornerback."

The 2009 season brought Sherman 112 tackles and 6 interceptions. A year later, Stanford would win the Orange Bowl and beat USC along the way, further establishing Sherman's dominance as a corner in football.

In 2011, when both Harbaugh and Sherman were entering the NFL, it was Harbaugh that allegedly badmouthed Sherman to other coaches and front-office types, thus tanking his value and making him drafted lower than expected. Harbaugh really never had the confidence that Sherman could change positions and succeed in the NFL.


Anyhow, I loved his NFC Championship after-game interview rant after the win over the 49ers because the 49ers'  receiver "Michael Crabtree" is not someone you would want to pit against the best corner in the NFL at the most critical juncture in the game.  But, then again, Jim Harbaugh has never thought that Sherman was a good cornerback. I'm not sure if that critical 4th quarter toss to Crabtree was intentional or not. But if it was, then it could have been deemed disrespectful to Sherman, because if Crabtree had caught the ball, it would have seemed that the culmination of Sherman's ranting and chip on his shoulder could have been silenced with one catch....

But, then again, it wasn't, so GO RICHARD WITH YOUR RANTS.. WE LOVE IT!!

Says Sancho..

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Saints Try Turning It Up To Eleven But Are No Match For The Twelves

   Tomorrow’s NFC divisional-round playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints should be interesting at the very least. Will New Orleans Head Coach Sean Payton’s psychological practice methods pay off? If yesterday’s incident is any indication, well… you be the judge!
                                                               But let’s backtrack a teensy bit.  Earlier this week, in an attempt to replicate the Seattle atmosphere, coach Payton had the Seahawks logo painted on the New Orleans practice field. Hmmm….
Photo courtesy of Seattle Post-Intelligencer

THEN, yesterday, coach Payton pumped “Seattle crowd noise” through the stadium’s sound system in yet another attempt to condition his players to the Seahawks’ environment. Shortly thereafter, New Orleans news station WWLTV reported that “Sean Payton says the team blew out two speakers trying to simulate Seattle’s crowd noise.”
Looks like New Orleans needed a Seattle sound tech

Could such techniques possibly help the psyche of Saints players on the road, or are yesterday’s blowing out of speakers a foreshadowing of what’s to come? If so, would that then mean a Seahawks blowout, much like what happened in Seattle on December 2nd?

The recent loss to the Cardinals really couldn’t have come at a better time, reminding the Seahawks they’re not infallible at home, which, for a while there, seemed to be the case.  So, hopefully, overconfidence won’t be an issue. 
As for coach Payton, he forgot to simulate one huge effect Seattle will probably have on his team:  the WEATHER.  Good luck with that one, coach!

If you’re going to the game, it will probably let out just in time for you to get to The Crocodile for the School of Rock Lost Heroes of Grunge show!

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fighting like Cats and Dawgs in the State of WA -- It's The 2013 Apple Cup!

That's right -- the countdown is on for this year's infamous cross-state rivalry between the Washington State University Cougars and the University of Washington Huskies.  It's the Apple Cup! 
Even though the Huskies are favored, any die-hard Coug or Dawg knows that *anything* can happen in this matchup. 
Take, for example, the 2012 Apple Cup.  The Cougars staged an improbable fourth-quarter comeback to prevail by a field goal in overtime, providing one of the most dramatic finishes in the Apple Cup's long history.
 Everyone knows Cougs know how to party. 
This video shows that they also know how to celebrate!
Whether UW's QB Keith Price will play is still up in the air, but after last week's solid wins by both WSU and UW, and with both teams maintaining a winning record this season, the 2013 Apple Cup should be highly entertaining... AND high-scoring.  So enjoy your day-after-Thanksgiving and...  GO COUGS!
 If you're in Western Washington, you can watch the game on Q13 (link below), with a Coug and a Husky commentating.  Now THAT should be interesting....

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Seahawks VS. Jags.. Taming of the Kitten.

Today the Seahawks play the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jags are one of worst ranked defense (#31) against the run, and they will be facing Marshawn "The Beast" Lynch who boasted 98 yards vs San Francisco last week. 
To equalize the game, Russell Okung our Pro Bowl left tackle has a toe injury, so the Hawks will have to shuffle their front line to adjust to his absence this week. Russel Wilson is 9 and 0 at home, and has been on-fire the last couple of weeks so look for a good performance today.
The Jaguars have a new first year coach and plenty of new players, so I suspect a blow out today, unless the Seahawks are overlooking the Jags because of their emotional victory over San Francisco last week. 

Shancho score prediction. 

35-7 Seahawks win.