If you’re in the Seattle area and your calendar is free over the next three days there are plenty of great events going on. One thing you’ve probably heard already: the Seahawks are playing the NFC Championship game at home for the second straight season. It’s kind of a big deal.
Starting Friday, there are a series of 12 rallies starting at 6pm. On Saturday at noon you have the 7th Annual All Club Chili Cook-Off and 12th Man Rally. That evening, Craig Gass is performing two Seahawks themed comedy shows at the Neptune Theatre.
I reserved my tickets for the 9:30 show Saturday evening. If you haven’t heard of him, he’s a comic who is a huge Seahawks fan and he has donated 40+ tickets to each of his shows Saturday night through Vettix.
If you’re not a member of Vettix yet, please sign up via our referral link. It’s a nice way to get free (or nearly free) tickets to concerts, comedy shows and other events all over the country.
If you missed the game last week, the Seahawks once again pulled away in the fourth quarter to win 31-17. Up 24-10, Kam Chancellor put the game away with a 90-yard interception that put Seattle on top 31-10. Carolina rallied for some points at the end, but the Seahawks always looked in control of that game.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers come back to Seattle after kicking off the season here. Rodgers looked extremely limited against the Cowboys and was not accurate until the fourth quarter when he took the game over. He was able to lead Green Bay to 26 points at home, but the Packers aren’t at home and this isn’t the Cowboys defense.
If you’re going to be at the game on Sunday, remember kickoff is an hour earlier at 12pm. We’ll look to be at the same tailgate spot as last week: 1531 Utah Ave. S. Check our Facebook page the morning of gameday to verify. I’ll bring along some Military Sea Hawkers hats ($25), coins ($15), patches ($10) and Sea Hawkers Podcast stickers (free) if anyone is interested.
nfc championship game live on AFN & DTS
The Seahawks take on the Packers on Sunday and you can find it live on AFN and DTS Sports. The NFC Championship game will also air via tape delay.
Tune in at 1200 PT, 2000 GMT and 0030 in Afghanistan to catch it live and it re-airs at 0400 PT, 1200 GMT and 1630 in Afghanistan.
Sea Hawkers podcast: Panthers recap, Packers preview, Todd Mossburg-producer for NFL AM
For the third consecutive year, the Seahawks have at least one playoff win. With a second-straight NFC Championship game at home, Seattle is in a great position to make the Super Bowl in back-to-back seasons following a 31-17 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Warning to listeners this week: the show goes a little bit off track toward the start with more focus on the Dez Bryant catch, and we do our best to tie it in with the Earl Thomas near-interception. Both were called a catch on the field only to have the play overturned when it went to the replay booth. Is there a way to change the rules so each play could be considered a catch? Would a new rule differentiate between the two? Is one play more deserving of being ruled a catch over the other?
The guys break down the matchup with the Packers and where some critical matchups tend to favor the Seahawks. Adam and Brandan talk about the mobility of Aaron Rodgers being a huge concern in this game and how Mr. Miyagi traveling with the team could be a concern.
Todd Mossburg, a 20-year veteran producer, and current producer of NFL AM on NFL Network joins the show this week. Todd drops some amazing knowledge at the end of his interview that you won’t want to miss. Of course we’re all curious to know if the Fail Mary play will get played on an endless loop in previewing this next matchup, but Todd says the network will go in a different direction on NFL AM.
The UK Sea Hawkers check in via email as well as an email that reminds us that a Seahawks punter holds the record for the worst punts in NFL history. Do Better honors go out to an L.A. columnist who wrote a regrettable story about Pete Carroll five years ago as well as the marketing around the Packers game against the Cowboys. “Better at Life” honors go out to the 12s support of Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks community outreach team.
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Brandan Schulze Military Sea Hawkers VP of Communications and Membership