If you love to bet and you love to watch football, then it only makes sense to combine your two passions. The only thing that can make watching a game more enjoyable is knowing that a payday is riding on the result. And doing so is becoming increasingly common online – meaning you won’t even have to leave your favourite armchair to do so.
There is far more to betting on football than just “I bet that Team A beats Team B” though – there’s a myriad of different bets that you can make, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Here’s the lowdown on the various bets available to you:
Money lines – easy, common, lower-risk
Money lines are the typical way of displaying odds, in the form of a positive or negative number. For example, if Team A is +120 and Team B is -140 it means that Team A is the favourite. You will risk $1 for each $1.20 you bet on Team A; conversely you will risk $1 for every $1.40 you bet on Team B.
With a money line bet it is simple – you are just picking which team you think will win the game. You are risking more for less by betting on the favourite, but of course they are more likely to win.
Point spreads – popular, simple, riskier
A very common way to bet on football, this relies on your chosen team winning by a certain number of points or more. These points spreads are determined by the bookmaker and showcased in much the same way as the money lines detailed above:
Team A: +8.5
Team B: -8.5
In this example, if you were to bet on Team A then the team would need to win by 9 points or more in order to give you a return on your investment.
Totals or Over/Unders – super simple, moderate risk
Another extremely popular betting method – likely because they are very easy to understand. The bookmaker simply “sets a line” for the total points scored in a game, and you (as the name suggests) decide whether the final score will be over or under this total.
Note that this is the combined score of both teams – for example if the line is set at 51.5, a score of 31-25 would be 56 and therefore the “over” would win. The return on investment here is a typical double or nothing deal as the odds are effectively set by the bookmaker’s line.
Parlays or Accumulators – a little more complicated, high-risk and high-reward
The less frequently used name for these bets, “accumulators”, gives some clue as to their nature. These are the accumulated results of two or more bets and can potentially be the most lucrative bets one can make.
You simply bet on the winners of multiple games, and with each game added your potential payout increases dramatically. Of course, the risk increases too and if just one of your chosen teams loses then your entire bet is lost – even if seven out of eight of your teams win.
Futures – long-term bets, potentially lucrative
If you want to play for the long term then futures are your friend. Typically this is betting on a team to win a division or championship. You can also bet on season win totals, which is betting on the over/under of total wins for any given team in a season.
Props, halftimes, quarters, and more – everything else you can think of
You can bet on the points spread or totals for just one half or even a quarter of the game – the bets work in exactly the same way, but only for the given period of the game. Additionally, “props” refer to miscellaneous bets on anything the bookmaker sets odds for: points scored by a player, total distance run by a player, even whether the coin toss will be heads or tails. If there’s odds, you can bet on it.
Now you know what kinds of bets you can make, how do you go about doing things properly?
Of course you can just jump right in and start making small wagers (only what you can afford to lose!) if you feel comfortable, but it’s worth doing some research – check out the form of the teams you’re betting on and read up on the games to see if you can get any information that will give you an additional edge.
That said, maybe you just want to back up your love for your team by putting your money where your faith is – and there’s nothing wrong with that either. Whatever you choose, good luck to you!
Tags: soccer · Misc · NFL Football
In his typical sardonic fashion, Sounders FC “Football” coach Sigi Schmid recently stated the obvious by dryly pointing out that at least the Ref’ (Referee) wouldn’t have any trouble marking off the ten yards for any free kick penalties; Hooah!
As this was in response to the fact that the “Rave Green,” aka Seattle Sounders Football Club would be forced to play their opening Semi-finals Playoff game against noted arch rival Portland Timbers at ‘Der Clink (Century Link Field) with the pitch adorned in Seattle Seahawks National Football League markings due to the Hawks v Buccaneers home game the following afternoon - as there would simply not be enough time to stripe the field following the Sounders Football match, where the following day the Hawks spotted Tampa Bay 21-points before winning in OT 27-24.
On the opposite side of the ladder, as I’m still confused over how Houston is an East Coast team? Nevertheless, the Houston Dynamo’s, a past nemesis of Seattle’s, as I still recall vividly ex-home grown talent (Gonzaga University) Brian Ching knocking us out of the playoffs in 2009 in a devastating One-Nil’ (1-0) OT victory after having played 180-scoreless minutes, i.e.; two complete games before Ching’s rocket shot in the 96th minute of Game-2 eliminated MLS expansion darlings, the Sounders One-Nil…
Fast forwarding to this year’s Playoffs, Houston advanced to the Eastern Conference Semi-finals with a fine 3-0 defeat over the Montreal Impact which unbeknownst to Mwah, ironically was the team Ching trained with before being traded back to Houston to “Cap” his Major League Soccer career as a Player-coach while announcing his retirement following the 2013 season.
Meanwhile, the once surging Sounders who briefly held the league’s best record in ‘Qwest (Old Seattle Seahawks joke…) of their first Supporters Shield, awarded to the league’s best finishing record team - which was ultimately won by the New York Red Bulls, unfortunately floundered with a late season losing streak which saw the first ever benching of their starting Goalkeeper Michael Gspurning late in the season after allowing a massive nine goals scored upon him, seeing Sigi put backup keeper Marcus Hahnemann in the net instead.
the (No. 4-seed) Sounders then hosted the (No. 5-seed) Colorado Rapids in a single elimination match at Century Link Field which saw Gspurning return to his starting role as Goalkeeper before inexplicably getting Red carded in the matches 85th minute upon catching the ball outside of his Goalbox, forcing the Rave Green to play a man down the final five minutes en route to a Two-Nil (2-0) victory over the Rapids, advancing to the “Round of Eight,” aka the Conference Semi-finals and as previously stated would next compete against the Western Division’s top seeded (No. 1) Portland Timbers.
These two MLS Franchises have a long storied rival history, along with the Vancouver Whitecaps who form the “Triangle of Death” according to Sounders FC minority owner Drew “The Price’s Right” Carrey - not to mention all three teams affiliation with the original North American Soccer League. (NASL) and their natural Pacific Northwest rivalry formed the basis for what is known as the Cascadia Cup, awarded to the team with the best record against each other season-wise.
And much was made over the fact that you needed to go all the way back to 1975 for the clubs first playoffs matchup, which the Timbers were victorious 2-1 in a stunning overtime victory in Portland - whilst with the aforementioned Red card awarded to Gspurning, thus 41yr old Seattle native Marcus Hahnemann was pressed into service for the first leg of the two game aggregate Semi’s, opening on Seattle’s home turf, which saw Hahnemann making his first MLS Playoff appearance since having lost 2-1 to DC United in the MLS Cup championship in 1997.
And a massive throng of raucous Seattle fans were in in attendance, albeit slightly less than the record 67,385 attending for a previous regular season game at ‘Der Clink between the two Pacific Northwest rivals, whilst Portland’s supporters were forced into the upper tier of the sold-out Century Link Field, where an appalling hush ascended the stadium upon Portland’s first score just some 15-minutes into the match.
Seattle then fell even further behind when the Timbers scored a second goal to cause a further pall over the stunned crowd early in the second half - in the game’s 67th minute, as the Two-Nil score naturally caused Seattle to begin blitzing the Timbers goal the remainder of the second half in desperation of evening the score.
And while the Sounders had had chances, including Clint Dempsey launching two rocket shots from far away - both just missing their intended target, Seattle could only take solace in Osvaldo Alonso chopping Portland’s lead goal-wise to just one when scoring in the game’s 90th minute, while Dempsey headed a shot just wide in the waning moments of stoppage time, hence Seattle would be forced to play catch-up ball on Portland’s home pitch in hopes of advancing further into the MLS playoffs, as Seattle finally ended its massive 540-minute scoreless streak during the playoffs.
Yet, once again it wasn’t to be, as Portland treated their devoted Timbers Army of fans to sheer glee, as the two sides played to a scoreless match until the 29th minute when Sounders FC player Djimi Traoré, an ex-Liverpool Champions League winner inexplicably hand balled inside the box to set up Portland’s first goal scored upon a penalty kick.
And from there it was all downhill, as Portland scored again in the 43rd minute of the first half to make the score Two-Nil, meaning Seattle would need to score three goals in the second half while shutting Portland out just to force overtime; Aye Karumba! But all I could do was sing ‘Ol Dandy Don’s signature Tagline: “Turn Out the Lights, the Party’s Over!” When Seattle was caught flat footed and allowed a third goal to be scored just moments into the second half, as actually I’d crooned Don Meredith’s catchy tune during the second half intermission - when I turned the radio back on, since I’d decided to watch the first half on TV since it was our old Play-by-Play announcer Arlo white doing the commenting. As Seattle eventually went down in flames, losing 3-2 in Portland and by a total aggregate of 5-3.
Interestingly, all of the other three Semi’s went into extra time, seeing the various opponents victorious, ‘Capping come from behind wins to advance to their respective Division Finals. As those pesky Dynamo’s traveled to New York to knock off the leagues number one seed Red Bulls Superstars including Thierry Henry with an aggregate score of 4-3, having been behind at home Two-Nil in the first half before drawing level with a 2-2 draw. Then falling behind on goals 3-2 before defeating the defending Supporter’s Shield champs.
Likewise for both Kansas City and Salt Lake, as Sporting KC knocked off the New England Revolution in extra time while Real Salt Lake did the deed against two time reigning MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy with a fine second leg defeat in OT on its home pitch, having trailed LA One-Nil after its first leg loss in Los Angeles…
thus with the Sounders out of contention, having acquired English Premiere League Star Clint Dempsey to make a long playoff run this year, naturally I’ll have to stomach the defeat and now root for those upstart Timbers, who’ll take on Salt Lake, while I’m hoping for Brian ching’s sake that Houston will knock off Kansas City, giving him one last MLS Cup appearance…
Tags: soccer · Misc · NFL Football
It’s funny to Mwah, that while recently in Indianapolis and talking about legendary (college) coaches, with the subject naturally drifting towards Indy’s Hallowed Son Coach Knight, I tossed out the name Don James, arguably the most revered coach of the University of Washington’s beloved Huskies, to which naturally I had to explain who he was to my amiable host who’d never heard of him…
thus I found it karmic, or “Isn’t it Ironic?” That upon my return to the great Northwest whilst perusing the New York times obituary section I came upon the name Don James - with his obituary being published on October 22nd, having passed away at the age of 80 after battling Pancreatic Cancer…
Having read this story it made my memory banks recall the last time I’d seen him in the flesh, while I can’t recall exactly where, albeit I think it was in Redmond? (WA) All I recall is being overly surprised that there was a long line crowding the entrance to the local Fred Meyer store nearly some twenty years ago as everybody was patiently waiting to have The ‘Dawgfather autograph some piece of memorabilia - as I stopped and watched him amicably sign a copy of his new book for the enthusiastic fan in-line before going about my business.
James stats as the Huskies Head Coach are fantastic, having racked up the record of 153-58-2 during his 18-year stint (1975-92) , along with multiple Rose Bowl victories, while I was unaware that during his prime he ranked only behind the legends of the game: Bear Bryant, Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden in Bowl Game victories with 10…
And while the latest Huskies QB to make the NFL is current Tennessee Titans starter Jake Locker, the list of signal callers for the ‘Dawgs who went onto the NFL during the ‘Dawgfather’s reign include the likes of Billy Joe Hobert, Cary Conklin, , Chris Chandler, Hugh Millen, Steve Pelluer, Tom Flick, with Mark Brunell being the last.
Yet instead I enjoy the story more of his recruiting a passed over Southern California player by the name of Warren Moon, the first black Quarterback at Washington - who led the ‘Dawgs to an upset Rose Bowl victory over the mighty Michigan Wolverines in 1978! Along with being named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of that year’s Rose bowl.
As you may have heard of Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon who’s also been inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, not to mention being a five time Grey Cup winner, twice Grey Cup MVP along with nine All-Pro selections in the NFL.
After having gone undrafted in the NFL after his college career, Moon played for the powerhouse Edmonton Eskimos before playing with the National Football League team he’s most synonymous with, the Houston Oilers, before finishing out his career with stints for the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs, and now spends his time as Steve “HOLY SMOKES!” Raible’s Sidekick; Err Colour Commentator for the Seahawks local Radio Broadcasts…
And thus another fleeting memory comes flooding back as I recall sitting next to two U of W football players upon a flight home from The Valley of the Sun in the early 1990’s, or was it the late ’80’s ? As I think they’d just played in some Bowl Game down there, perhaps in the fiesta Bowl? As I just remember them being two really B-I-G Dudes, although I’m not sure if they’d be able to fit into today’s miniscule economy; Err coach seats…
While my jaunt down memory lane about the mighty ‘Dawgs made me fondly recall the year 1991 when they went undefeated at 12-0 and were co-National Champions with powerhouse Miami, as my host Dave chimed in how his Indianapolis Colts 1992 Overall Number One draft pick Bad Arse Huskies Defensive Standout Steve Emtman had gone bust… Which naturally led us to the topic of another legendary bust known here in the Pacific Northwest as “The Boz,” a.k.a. Brian Bosworth who I’ll forever remember his “Mr. Ed” T-Shirts in jest of Denver Broncos Hall of Famer QB John Elway. Not to mention being run over by Bo Jackson, ’cause Y’all know, ‘Bo knows Football, having run roughshod over the entire Seahawks defense ‘Wayback in the Kingdome!
And while current Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian tries to rebuild the ‘Dawgs into their past glory, I suspect there’ll never be another Don James era at the University of Washington…
Don James, Long time Huskies Coach dies at 80
Tags: Misc · College Football
So your humble Sportyblog Senior Scribe “Touchdown Tommy” miraculously is headed off to Indy on arguably the most anticipated weekend of Smashmouth Football in that city, having planned my travels without any knowledge of who’d be coming to town this weekend…
Y’all know when somebody named “Pay-ton” returns to the city of desire, where he assuredly was instrumental in the building of what’s known as the Lucas Oil Dome, (Lucas Oil Stadium) home of the Indianapolis Colts which Peyton Manning was the city’s beloved signal caller from 1998-2011, albeit having sat out the final season due to multiple neck surgeries before the face of the Colts National Football League Franchise decided to trek westwards to the mile high confines of Denver, Colorado after being released by the Colts in order to ditch his $28m guaranteed salary - where he’s now in his sophomore season as the Denver Broncos Quarterback.
And we all know that with the Colts Franchise player out of the lineup, (2011) Indianapolis suffered its first losing season since Peyton’s arrival, after having been perennial winners en route to victory in Superbowl XLI, whilst racking up “Star Wars like numbers” according to Colts owner Jim Irsay who’s reportedly been Dissin’ Manning this week prior to the BIG game.
Yet without the elder Manning at the controls, as its sort of funny that his younger brother Eli, of the New York Jets has two Superbowl rings vs. Peyton’s one - the Colts summarily floundered, finishing with an abysmal 2-14 regular season record whose only silver lining was the awarding of the 2012 No. 1 Overall Draft Pick to the then lowly Colts which they wisely used to select Stanford Cardinal standout QB Andrew Luck ahead of the more hyped “RG3,” nee Robert Griffin III who was picked second overall by the Washington Redskins.
Last year as the Broncos euphorically road the Peyton tidal wave to a 13-3 regular season record by winning 11 in-a-row, and the AFC’s No. 1 seed as the AFC West Division Champs before being humiliated in the AFC Playoffs by eventual Superbowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens, as I still recall chuckling mightily to myself whilst listening to Denver allowing the upstart Joe “Flackoe” (Flacco) to torch them with a 70-yard TD bomb in the waning minutes of the game before converting Manning’s second INT of the game to lead to the winning Field Goal in a Double Overtime 38-35 road victory at frigid Denver where the temperature was a balmy nine degrees …
Meanwhile the relatively unheralded Russell Wilson, a non-plus third round draft pick taken by the Seattle Seahawks to potentially backup projected Seattle starter Matt Flynn at QB, won the starting position and led Seattle to an overly impressive 11-5 regular season record before defeating the much ballyhooed RG3 at home in the opening round of the playoffs - where Griffin unwisely played on with an injured knee before it buckled when trying to overcome the Seahawks lead and the Superstar QB has yet to return to his 2012 rookie sensation form.
And Andrew Luck’s Colts had already been defeated at home by the Ravens whilst the Seahawks ultimately went down in flames in the Georgia Dome to the Atlanta Falcons which led to my switching allegiances ultimately to Baltimore, since we don’t want NO STINKIN’ “40Whiners” (49ers) winning the whole enchilada again!
Thus in the first showdown of leading light QB’s this season, (at least for Mwah) Andrew Luck and company knocked Russell Wilson and the Seahawks off of their then undefeated 4-0 perch, the Hawks best start in Franchise history with a 38-24 road loss before the Colts got beat in Luck’s Monday Night Football debut 19-9 by the San Diego Chargers while the Broncos and Manning have serenely cruised to a 6-0 start with Peyton having thrown a record 22 TD’s with only two INT’s to date.
Hence the stage is set for Peyton v Colts this Sunday evening in Indy, which I’m definitely rooting for the Colts to be victorious, as I’ll be wearing my Tennessee Titans T-Shirt which sorta matches, right? Purple, blue; Oh Never Mind!
As Peyton’s been his usual icy cool self by not having talked about IT once yet, rather wishing to savior the win over the listless Jacksonville Jaguars (35-19) and will focus upon the next game like all others, as I’m sure there’ll be plenty of Colts Manning jerseys in the house Sunday night, right?
And then somehow I got onto a discussion about booing Peyton at Indy and comparing it like backup Colts QB Mathew “Egghead’ Hasselbach coming to Seattle and being booed to which I was promptly reminded that Hasselbach AIN’T NO Peyton; Hya!
And then just to show off my Football prowess further, I had to gOOgle the name Matt Flynn since I was totally unaware that the Oakland Raiders had already waived him. Hmm? Isn’t that the same Matt Flynn who Russell Wilson beat out for QB?
As Flynn has now been picked up by the injury depleted Buffalo Bills, his third NFL team since December, after the Seahawks wisely traded him to Oakland for two draft picks, while I suppose we shouldn’t feel too bad for Flynn since after all, Oakland reworked his contract to include $6.5m guaranteed this season, while Flynn’s still flying the company line of relishing a new start and just wanting to help the team; blah-blah-blah…
Tags: NFL Football
So it’s been over now for a week-plus, (or more) and probably most of Y’all don’t even know about it, right? Although appropriately named, it AIN’T duh Vince Lombardi trophy I’m talking about… And while our nation is awash in football - I’m thinking of an entirely different sport as I’m still somewhat captivated by the world’s oldest International trophy competition ironically known as the America’s Cup, where the ‘Ald Mug has been cherished for some 162-years now.
And I suppose what intrigues me most is the amazing amount of technology poured into this sport, arguably the Formula 1 of Yacht racing, as F1 is deemed the pinnacle of motorsports and hence the America’s Cup likewise, albeit both sports seem to be in a bit of perilous financial risk due to their ever escalating costs - as NO Government Shutdown jokes here…
This year’s America’s Cup contest, the 34th event, roughly held once every four years a la the Olympics was held upon San Francisco Bay as Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team USA (OTUSA) was the Cup Defender, hence given the choice of regatta location and boat design laid out in the Deed of Gift.
Ellison, the 69-year old Billionaire co-founder of Oracle Software, who’s currently under harsh criticism for his exorbitant salary as CEO, having been paid $$76.9-million in compensation this past May, after having graciously forsaken a $1.2m bonus for failing to meet performance targets, and on the heels of a $96.4m salary the year prior - simply sails his own course upon having ditched 60,000 attendees at his very own Oracle World conference this year in order to watch his yacht from his private chase boat instead, as Ellison simply hates to lose…
And this year’s competition had a little bit of everything, unfortunately including the tragic death of renown British Olympics Gold & Silver medalist sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson who died at the age of 36 upon being trapped underneath Swedish syndicate Artemis’s capsized AC72 Catamaran for ten minutes during a training exercise.
Although Artemis valiantly rebounded to enter its second yacht, it was never effectively in the running for the Louis Vuitton Cup, which the winner of the challenging syndicates is awarded en route to racing the Cup’s Defender for the elusive Ald Mug.
Having won the trophy back in 2010 in a two boat sail-off in a beastly ninety foot trimaran with a monstrous 223-foot Wingsail (main sail) entirely made out of composites, Ellison chose to race upon home soil after reaching agreement with the Golden Gate Yacht Club to host his defense, having chosen San Francisco’s bay in order to capture the panoramic background of the famous Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island in swoopy seventy-two foot high speed Catamaran’s with a towering thirteen stories tall (132-feet) carbon fibre composite Wingsail propelling the yacht’s to speeds in excess of 40-knots. (46mph)
Yet after Simpson’s death naturally investigation’s were launched into the cause and a host of rules changes were proposed which were immediately challenged in a lawsuit by the teams of New Zealand and Italy, as they claimed that the required modifications would favour the Defender, OTUSA, as Italy’s syndicate Luna Rossa even went so far as to sit out a round of competition whilst awaiting the court’s decision, which ruled in favour of the two challenger’s.
And whilst Ellison and Oracle Team USA syndicate boss Sir Russell Coutts AC72’s were envisioned to bring about multitude’s of challengers in the new America’s Cup yacht class, only three teams showed up upon San Fran as these carbon fibre masterpieces cost their respective syndicates over $100-million apiece to compete!
In the Louis Vuitton round-robin series, Luna Rossa easily dusted off the rebounding Artemis boat, which was merely seeking an emotional victory by simply being able to get its second boat in the water, while Emirates New Zealand awaited the victor, before handily defeating Luna Rossa, as the ‘Kiwi Cat’ looked the boat to beat, having perfected its “foiling” (hydro foiling) techniques - most notably upwind, where the ever creaking carbon hulls lift out of the water to ride upon small daggerboards while skimming thru the water!
Yet, in what may have been part of its eventual advantage, only the Defender was granted access to all of its competitors data, whilst the challengers were precluded from receiving like data from OTUSA.
and then major embarrassment struck Oracle Team USA, which was found guilty of having cheated in the preliminary rounds of preparations for the America’s Cup challenge when having made illegal weight ballast modifications to its AC45 boats, as the 45-foot Cat’s were seen as a training ground for the eventual AC72 class yachts… As OTUSA was given a two point penalty along with having key sailing members excluded from competing and thus in the winner take all best-of-17 match final, the Americans would start off on minus-two (-2) and would need to win 11-matches to retain the cup.
In what would become the longest ever America’s Cup event, lasting a staggering 17-days due to constantly fluctuating winds and currents, the Kiwi’s rocketed off to an eventual 8-1 lead, tantalizingly close to returning the Ald Mug Down Under to New Zealand after having won it twice with Sir Russell Coutts at the helm.
As Emirates New Zealand looked like it could do nothing wrong, having even adverted what surely would have been a crippling blow, if not outright defeat when escaping a harrowing near miss “blow-over,” when the Kiwi’s hull dug into the water and came within a degree or two of capsizing!
Having been stuck upon match point, New Zealand would have won the vaunted cup when solidly leading during match-13 only to be denied victory when failing to finish the match within the required 40-minute maximum time allotment in the made-for-TV match racing, rounding the last mark just some four minutes late…
Yet in what is being heralded as one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history, the Kiwi’s were simply outclassed by Oracle Team USA’s ever improving boat speed, as we’ll never know how many extra millions Larry Ellison poured into boat development as the Americans gradually ate away at New Zealand’s once unflappable lead, as OTUSA came back round-by-round, ultimately forcing a deciding winner-take-all 17th match race with the two protagonists noted even at 8-8.
As it wasn’t to be for the Kiwi’s who did everything right, from winning the start to leading at the first two mark’s before simply being forced to watch Team America motor away on the course’s upwind leg to an eventual victory of 44-seconds over the devastated Kiwi’s.
As hopefully New Zealand will return for the 35th America’s Cup, whilst after OTUSA crossed the line to a jubilant victory upon the waterfront of San Francisco, Australia logged it’s entry for the next event as a challenger of record upon the 30th Anniversary of becoming the first foreigners to capture the America’s Cup Ald Mug from then defending New York Yacht Club and skipper Dennis Conner in 1983.
Dean Barker, skipper of the defeated Kiwi’s has already pronounced that the wolfs are at the door trying to poach away valuable crew and a decision is needed quickly if the tiny nation of 4.5-million people, which is smaller than my home state of Washington’s 6.9m population is to try again to wrestle the elusive Ald Mug away from Larry Ellison & Co.
Meanwhile further north along the Pacific Ocean, nestled near the shores of Puget Sound whilst the sailors arduous battle raged on, a deafening roar was heard across the nation as the world’s LOUDEST stadium according to Guinness records was awash in delirium over their home town Seattle Seahawks thorough shellacking of conference rival San Francisco 49ers. As even a one hour lightning delay couldn’t stop the Hawks from crushing San Fran 29-3 in front of a record 68,887 ravenous Seattleites at Century Link Field, who broke the Guinness record for noise and then broke their own record with a staggering 136.6 decibels being recorded upon a crushing sack of 49ers Quarter Back “Cap’t K,” albeit Colin KKaepernick looked more like Captain Krunched upon this play! As the mighty Seahawks would go on to give “Mr. Excitement,” aka Pete Carroll a wonderful 62nd birthday present with their trouncing over rival Jim Harbaugh.
Then a week later the Indianapolis Colts rolled into the Bay and whooped up on San Fran once again to give the 49ers their second defeat in-a-row, with Andrew Luck leading the Colts to a 27-7 “W.” As I along with many in the Pacific Northwest eagerly await the upcoming showdown in Indianapolis between the 4-0 Seahawks and the 3-1 Colts; GO HAWKS!
While even funnier yet, since I can somewhat relate to the obscene wall-to-wall 24/7 Hypefest over all things football, especially the NFL is this rather funny look upon trying to skip discussing the never ending tossing of thee ‘Pigskin for five weeks…
Can I complete the 5th week without watching Football?
Tags: Racing · Misc