• sammyc521

    This was a ressiliant win by the Seahawks.

    Defense balled out and it showed.

    I can't think of a better showing going into the last three games of the year then a dominant defensive showdown.

    Russ had a bad day but his WR didn't help him.

    The run game looking great and I can't believe Penny turns those plays back up after looking like he's dead-to-rights.

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    Defense is playing lights out but I'm afraid we can't expect 3-point lead to last.

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  • sammyc521

    So the question is would you rather play in Dallas or in Chicago in the wild-card round?

    Bring on the Cowboys!!!

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  • sammyc521

    Finished 7th in three of my pay leagues... I hate Fantasy Football...

    I think I drafted teams that would have been good 2+ years ago... need to beef up and take some risks with the younger guys.

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    Super fun podcast last night with a couple of new faces chiming in live on the Twitch Chat.

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  • sammyc521

    Its crazy... I feel like we are constantly being gas lit by everyone.

    How do you have this meaningful conversation when the party in power uses this to gain strength and when the opposing party in power they're claiming that party is doing the same thing.

    The similarities between our current government and these dictators and authorians are getting close. Are they the same? No, because we are suppose to have our other two branches of government keeping one in check. At least I hope.

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  • sammyc521

    I feel like this year is the embodiment of Pete's philosophy of "Win Forever."

    It's about believing in your system and seeing it through because you have the vision; run-first, ball-control, strict-defense, and smart QB'ing.

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  • sammyc521

    Just a reminder, here's all the names that OVG has domain registered:

    • Seattle Cougars
    • Seattle Eagles
    • Seattle Emeralds
    • Seattle Evergreens
    • Seattle Firebirds
    • Seattle Kraken
    • Seattle Rainiers
    • Seattle Renegades
    • Seattle Sea Lions
    • Seattle Seals
    • Seattle Sockeyes
    • Seattle Totems
    • Seattle Whales

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    From the NHL:

    SEA ISLAND, Ga. (Dec. 4, 2018) – The National Hockey League announced today that it has granted an expansion franchise to Seattle. The League’s 32nd franchise, which will begin play in 2021-22, was approved in a unanimous vote by the NHL’s Board of Governors during a meeting today in Sea Island, Ga.

    Ownership of the Seattle franchise will principally reside with David Bonderman. The franchise will play its home games at Seattle Center Arena, which is currently undergoing renovations.

    The Seattle franchise will pay a $650-million expansion fee. That fee will be distributed in equal shares to 30 of the NHL’s presently existing clubs (all except Vegas, which entered the League with an expansion fee of $500 million in 2017-18).

    “Today is an exciting and historic day for our League as we expand to one of North America’s most innovative, beautiful and fastest-growing cities,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We are delighted to add David Bonderman, Tod Leiweke and the entire NHL Seattle group to the National Hockey League family. And we are thrilled that Seattle, a city with a proud hockey history that includes being the home for the first American team ever to win the Stanley Cup, is finally joining the NHL.”

    Alignment

    The Seattle franchise will begin play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in 2021-22. The Arizona Coyotes will move to the Western Conference’s Central Division that season. There will be no other changes to the NHL’s alignment.

    Seattle will also get the same expansion draft rules that Las Vegas had.

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    Seattle is officially a hockey town come 2021-2022.

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    The NHL Board of Governors will vote on whether or not to allow Seattle to build an expansion franchise to join the NHL by the 2020-21 or 2021-22 season.

    NHL.com writes:

    SEA ISLAND, Ga. -- The NHL Board of Governors is scheduled to vote on Seattle's expansion franchise application Tuesday.
    The Board reconvenes Tuesday to vote on the Seattle expansion application. It's possible the League will be able to give a firm start date for the franchise if it is approved. The team could start as early as the 2020-21 season, but it's more likely it would begin in the 2021-22 season.

    Tied to the expansion application vote is the division realignment that would be necessary to bring Seattle into the Pacific Division, which currently has eight teams. The Central Division has seven teams.

    Realignment wouldn't go into effect until Seattle's first season.

    "If we're going to do a realignment, it's only in the context of expansion," Commissioner Bettman said. "We're not envisioning anything broader than that."

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  • sammyc521

    Such a delicious game to savor.

    When the Seahawks went up 13-0, I felt the game was over.

    If the 49ers were any good, I'd take time and lurk on some SF sites to see them wallow in shame but it's not as fun because they are fully aware they are an awful team... and they get to face us again in two weeks.

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    Bobby Wagner is a football god.

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    Happy game day.

    I hope we trounce them. 30+ point for the offense.

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  • sammyc521

    Projecting Week 13

    Seahawks win this game and go 7-5. Cowboys won so they are secured in the NFC East lead right now.

    • Washington loses to the Eagles and end up at 6-6 (if Washington wins, the Seahawks would need the Viking to lose to get the #6 WC spot)
    • Carolina beats TB to go up to 7-5
    • Patriots beat the Viking at home so the Vikes go to 6-5-1 (If they win in NE, it would give the Seahawks the #6 WC seed instead of the #5 WC)

    For the rest of the year, you're essentially only looking at the NFC East to make sure that only one ends up as a WC threat because Seattle only holds the tie-breaker over the Cowboys. If the Cowboys win the division then it removes the tie-breaker opportunity for the Seahawks and goes to conference record if their records are the same.

    Because of the tie between GB and Minn, it really means that the Seahawks have to end the year a full game win ahead of them as there is no tie-breaker option. Their 10-5-1 would beat out the Seahawks 10-6 if that's how their record ends.

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    I don't understand the extra "haterade" being passed around for Sherman. He's not on the Seahawks so why does it feel like everyone is feeling especially spicy for a guy that plays on a 2-9 team?

    He got cut because of his salary + his attitude and ended up signing a sub-par deal to play for a shitty team... isn't that punishment?

    It's sad for the 49ers that it's more interesting to talk about Sherman than the actual match up of the Seahawks vs the 49ers. I'm looking forward to the game.

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    There's a reason why NFL teams didn't throw towards Richard Sherman's side. Is he prime-Sherman? No, but he's played well this year.

    What Seattle will need to do is make Sherman play an extended field; he's great on go-routes and fades but the only WR we throw those to are David Moore. It will be interesting to see if they try to go underneath on Sherman as I feel he doesn't have the speed/acceleration.

    I'm excited to see them play because they'll play twice in 3 weeks.

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    As I savor this delicious taste of victory that puts Seattle at 6-5 and strongly fighting for a Wild Card spot, I enjoy taking a dip into the land of the opposing teams and see what they have to say.

    Obviously they are not fans of the Seahawks so their knowledge of our players will be minimal even for big-time NFL teams because it's not possible to know everything. Even if they did know everything, they'll know more about their own teams mistakes and not what Seattle did to win.

    There's always a reason why a team loses; against the Rams it was the inability to stop their defense, against the Bears it was total lack of offense, against the Chargers it was the inability to establish the run and against the Broncos it was poor tackling and defensive schemes... but all of those were factors based on the opposing teams taking advantage.

    Seattle played poorly in those loses because their opponents really stuck it to the Seahawks.

    Yet against the recent games against the Packers and Panthers it was all the mistakes they made that gave Seattle the win... Sure, the Seahawks capitalized on mistakes but they still had to capitalize.

    The Panthers put the football on the ground six times and recovered all six... how insane is that?

    To some degree I get that losses suck and fans want to say that their team played poorly (not because of what your opponent did) which is the reason for the loss... but I guess it really is hard to believe that this shorty-QB and his pedestrian WRs, and no-named defense continue to string together some wins.

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  • sammyc521

    Yes!!!

    What a finish to this game.

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    Nice drive to answer.

    Mix of run and pass.

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    That's garbage.

    I hope you find a way to watch the game.

    You can watch Rivera go for it on 4th and short with a stupid play.

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    So excited for this game.

    The series of "must win games" continues.

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