The story of Starbucks’ betrayal of the city of Seattle has been thoroughly rehearsed. And since it had been some time since that series of unfortunate events, Microsoft decided to remind Seattle it too can act with callous disregard of local sports icons.
Now, I like Microsoft. I use/am a PC. I have a Windows Phone. Which is how I came across this upsetting discovery:
Continue reading Seattle betrayed by another of its own corporate citizens
Pete Carroll and Darrell Bevell got most of the blame for the way this year’s Super Bowl ended, but since he was the one who actually threw the game-ending interception, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson also managed to disappoint more than a few of his “fans”.
I chronicled numerous examples of that disappointment in the first installment of this series.
I, too, have been disappointed in Russell Wilson, but not because of his play on the football field. So this is the second in a series of short posts chronicling some of the reasons for my disappointment.
Continue reading I’ve never been more disappointed in Russell Wilson, Part Two
Pete Carroll and Darrell Bevell got most of the blame for the way this year’s Super Bowl ended, but since he was the one who actually threw the game-ending interception, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson also managed to disappoint more than a few of his “fans”:
Continue reading I’ve never been more disappointed in Russell Wilson, Part One
About two minutes into the NFL’s Sound FX piece covering the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game, Russell Wilson can be seen throwing an adorable little tantrum on the sideline: “Man, I want it! I HATE losing.” Sound FX plays the clip immediately after the Seahawks score their second touchdown of the game, but still trail the Packers 19-14 with just over two minutes to go:
Continue reading The editors of SoundFX care not for your precious “chronological order”
On Opening Night of their 2014 season, the Seattle Mariners hosted a number of recently-anointed World Champion Seattle Seahawks. It was, by all accounts, awkward. As the Seattle Times noted, the Hawks received louder cheers than the real home team, and the words “SEA” and “HAWKS” reverberated throughout Safeco Field all night long.
The outcome of that encounter should not really have come as much of a surprise: the Hawks recently captivated the city of Seattle, while the Mariners haven’t been to the playoffs since 2011. Compounding matters, while the Mariners front office recently suffered a hit job at the hands of Geoff Baker at the Seattle Times — who painted a picture of dysfunction from top to bottom across the organization — the Seahawks offer the cutting-edge blueprint for success in the NFL:
Continue reading The Green Bay Packers couldn’t even beat the Seattle Mariners
On Tuesday, Russell Wilson and Zach Miller helped Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (always) compete in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:
At first, that might just look like an ordinary Ice Bucket Challenge — but all this has happened before, and all this will happen again:
Continue reading The entire 2013 NFL season was just a warmup… for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Seahawks fans breathed a deep sigh of relief last week when rumored holdout Marshawn Lynch showed up to his team’s involuntary offseason minicamp. He didn’t actually participate in the practices (putatively due to an injured foot or some such excuse), so his contract situation is far from resolved going into the 2014 season, but his appearance gave Seattle good reason to feel optimistic about his future with the team.
Down by the Bay, by contrast, it might be time to get nervous. The absences of Vernon Davis and Alex Boone are drawing the headlines — especially after Head Coach Jim Harbaugh “stepped in it” by excoriating them to the press — but were I a fan of the Niners, I’d expend most of my worrying on the man who’s supposed to be running the show.
Continue reading It might be time to get nervous in San Francisco
The story after last night’s NFC Championship match could have gone in any number of directions:
- Pete Carroll is now the third head coach in history to win both a college championship and an NFL conference championship.
- Marshawn Lynch became the first RB to gain over 100 yards against SF all season, and his long TD runs in the playoffs are at risk of becoming routine.
- Angry Pedestrian Doug Baldwin had his first 100-yard game and also had a crucial kick return go for 69 yards.
- Kam Chancellor had himself a monster game, with several big hits and a crucial interception.
- Russell Wilson continues to be the Messiah (even as he professes the real one is some guy named Jesus).
- Did FOX really need to show us Navarro Bowman’s horrific leg injury a dozen times?
In other words, the Seahawks’ victory was a whole-team effort. But the day after Seattle dispatched San Francisco, the entire football world has been talking about one thing, and one thing only: Richard Sherman.
In a masterstroke of self-promotion by the communications major out of Stanford, Public Enemy No. 1 made Richard Sherman a household name (which he should have been for a while now). And while I don’t have a problem with what Ringwerm Sherm said about the mediocre Crabtree (remind me, how does mediocre compare to pedestrian?), I think it’s tough to defend Sherman on at least one count:
Continue reading Richard Sherman has been accused of selfishness. How selfish is he?