It’s playoff time, 12s! After watching the Wild Card round and all the hype the winning teams got, I’m ready for our Seahawks to jump into the mix. Just remember the game is Saturday if you’re stateside. If you’re in Afghanistan it’s a 0200 game on Sunday, so at least there’s a little time for a nap before the game starts, right?
For those in Seattle, be sure to drop by the Military Sea Hawkers tailgate in the North Parking Lot. Look for the Military Sea Hawkers banner as you come in from the north on 2nd Avenue S. Look to your left about three rows of vehicles in for the banner where our generous host Bob Hill is parked. If the weather is bad, there is also a gathering area for members of all Sea Hawkers clubs located inside Touchdown City.
After the game, we usually meet at King Street Bar and Oven, but it may be packed (it usually is) and my backup is to go to Pizza Pro on the corner of Occidental and Yesler. It’s a good place to grab a slice of pizza, a cold beverage and watch the late game as traffic dies down. I’ll be sure to try and make a note on Twitter or Facebook if you want to join the group.
Walter Jones is among the 15 finalists to get into the Hall of Fame and the Seahawks are playing at home in a playoff game. It’s feeling like a really good weekend already. Looking forward to a great game and hopefully two more to follow!
SEahawks vs. saints live on AFN/DTS
The Seahawks couldn’t have gotten much of a better matchup than to face the Saints again. Was there a team Seattle dominated more in the regular season? Regardless, the 34-7 win convinced me this team matches up well with New Orleans.
Because of the weather, it could keep things much closer if high winds force the teams to keep the ball on the ground. In which case it could come down to whoever has the ball last, much like it did for teams this last weekend.
The really good news for Seattle is Percy Harvin is set to return to the field, and with Marshawn Lynch, Golden Tate, and (of course) Russell Wilson you have a few guys that know all about making plays with the ball no matter where they are on the field.
Of course people are going to say the monkey is off the Saints back now that their franchise has finally won a game on the road in the playoffs. The Eagles finished the seasons 4-5 at home, so it’s hardly the accomplishment it’s made out to be.
For those overseas, the game airs via delay on AFN Sports, Saturday at 1330 PT/2130 GMT and 0200 AFG early Sunday morning.For those aboard ship, you can catch the game at the same time on DTS Sports.
Sea Hawkers podcast: Episode 22
The Seattle Seahawks face the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday. Adam and Brandan take a look at the team that picked up their franchise’s first road playoff win as they return to Seattle after a 34-7 loss in Week 13.
Brandan offers a suggestion on one play the Seahawks absolutely have to run from the previous game and Adam talks about his mindset on going into the game with the lowest possible expectations to help set up any postgame reaction.
The guys also discuss the interest in Seahawks coaches and how that may or may not be a distraction to the team in preparing for this week’s game. Adam and Brandan disagree on which coach the team would miss most.
With the Seahawks holding the #1 seed in 2005, former defensive tackle Craig Terrill comes on the show to talk to Adam and Brandan about what players are going through leading up to this week’s game. He offers his thoughts on this team’s defensive line, what it was like practicing against two great Seahawks offensive linemen and his perspective on different coaching styles having played for Coach Holmgren, Mora and Carroll.
In the “do better” segment, Adam shares a story about a 49ers fan who is so passionate about her team that she was ready to fight him and Brandan targets the 49ers organization for bringing in a sub-par motivational speaker. Better at life this week focuses on the bay-area team in the AFC and Marshawn Lynch’s handling of his fine for not speaking to reporters.