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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Super Bowl Storylines

  1. Revis and Sherman at the Super Bowl. First time these two have been mentioned together since their social media beef 2 years ago.
  2. Brandon Browner meets his former team after leaving the Seahawks this past offseason.
  3. Peter Carroll coaches against his former team. And faces the man who replaced him.
  4. The most outspoken team in the NFL (Seahawks) faces the most media reserved and conservative team (Patriots).

Monday, January 26, 2015

Story lines for Super Bowl 49

1) Brandon Browner returning to play against Seattle for the first time since he left the team in the offseason. Along this storyline, Browner said Monday he'd do anything to win the SB including harm Richard Sherman. He was quoted saying, "I'm going to tell my teammates, 'Go hit that elbow, go hit that shoulder,' Try to break it if you can." (Source:

2) Tom Brady's legacy. People will always remember he won 3 Super Bowls early in his career, but will they also remember he lost his last 3 chances too? If the Patriots lose, it doesn't mean Brady doesn't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame, it just brings into question how people will truly remember him. Pats fans will remember the wins over the losses, but his doubters/haters will focus on the three straight losses (IF they lose). If they win, it will certainly help his case for Greatest QB of All-Time and it will silence people like me bringing up if his "legacy."

3) The NFL vs. Marshawn Lynch. The NFL seems more interested in fining or disciplining Lynch than anything. Now, I'm not a Seahawks fan, so I don't really have a feeling one way or another, but I think the NFL picks on him a little bit. I have changed my stance on making players talk, I still think they should, but fining/forcing a guy to talk is making it more of a spectacle than it should be. As lame of a storyline as I think it is, the NFL and Lynch have a mini back and forth going which is fun to watch as a fan.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

475 In-Class: Seahawks Miracle

Seahawks Miracle

As they seem to do time after time, the Seattle Seahawks pulled out another incredible win. No one thought the now defending Champions could play in a more exciting NFC Championship than the game last year against San Francisco, with the deep touchdown to wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, and the tip by Richard Sherman to win the game. Well, we were wrong.

Only this time, the tip came from Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick when he misplayed the Seahawks last-stitch-effort-onside-kick to go win the game. Seattle recovered the kick and took the lead. And almost identical to last year, Kearse caught a 35 yard game-winning/go-ahead touchdown for the Seahawks. So, after being down, 16-0 at halftime and 16-7 with just over two minutes left, the Seahawks still found a way to win.

Kearse had been beat up all day, with almost every pass that came his way being intercepted. When it mattered most with the game on the line, he came through again. Now the Seahawks move to the Super Bowl to face a New England Patriots squad that unhinged the Indianapolis Colts. Unlike last year, the Seahawks will face a proved Super Bowl quarterback in Tom Brady, who has five Super Bowl appearances (this will be his six) and he’s won every one that wasn’t against the New York Giants.