Why I Won’t Feel Bad the Seahawks Beat the Packers
Did you know that no other sports existed on Monday, September 24, 2012? No really. There was only one game played in all of sports – it was Monday Night Football between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. Major League Baseball took the night off. Wait….what? There were other games being played? Well SportsCenter only talked about how the refs screwed over the Green Bay Packers.
And let’s be honest Seattle fans…the refs screwed over the Green Bay Packers. On the last call of the game. And probably the pass interference call against Sam Shields before that.
But I won’t apologize for the win. And as of right now, I won’t feel bad about it either.
There are multiple reasons not to feel bad if you are a Seattle fan. Let’s start with this.
That was a Super Bowl folks. With real refs.
Second, have you read why I call this sports blog Wait For It Seattle? Because Seattle gets screwed all the time. We had Alex Rodriguez walk away from us to sign the biggest contract in history. We had an incompetent GM trade Adam Jones and four other players including Chris Tillman for Erik Bedard. Oh and this.
Yep, we got robbed of our fricking basketball team people. I am sorry if the hallowed Green Bay Packers got robbed of a regular season road game. Oh I feel so bad for you Packer fans. Wait, is your team still coming back to Green Bay? Awesome. Enjoy that. We just got the approval for an arena. The approval. Not a team, but an agreement.
And guess what?
Eight sacks in the first half. A crappy offensive line who couldn’t stop the Seahawks defense now wants to tweet about how unfair the game is.
Any player/coach in Seattle that really thinks they won that game has zero integrity as a man and should be embarrassed.
And they are right. It was a blown call that decided the game. The Packers should have won based upon that call. But remember there was a pretty awful blown call on the Packers touchdown drive that Trent Dilfer described as “horrific” in the post game show. Chancellor clearly got to the ball with no contact. It was a third down play and the Seattle 47 yard line that kept the drive alive leading to the Packers lone touchdown. If not for that call, the Packers punt or are faced with a 4th and 2. Remember, before the officials reversed the Rodgers third down dive at the goal line, the Pack was going to kick a field goal on fourth and inches at the goal line.
And don’t forget that the Packers won the Super Bowl in 2011. My son is 2 years old and he was alive for that. That’s right – nearly all of the Packer fans in the world can fall back on the fact that they won a fricking Super Bowl just under two years ago. What do we have as Hawks fans? The memory of Bill Levy blowing Super Bowl XL and Shaun Alexander falling down all the time when defenders breathe on him. It doesn’t change the course of this game or whether this call was right or wrong, but it does put sports fandom in perspective a bit. Ultimately I had enough awful sports memories over the past 33 years that I don’t care how the Packers feel or Steve Young feels or Green Bay fans feel. Green Bay is 1-2. The Seahawks are 2-1. It probably won’t matter much.
But for once, Seattle didn’t get screwed.