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Dustup in The Desert…

November 14th, 2017 · No Comments

Originally I’d intended to g-O Football Free this regular season, albeit paying minor Attenzione to the Blue team’s results, as Hey! How can Yuhs NOT Hear what Seattle’s Team, thou HAWKS’ are doing in The Jet City. Especially when their kicker muffs three field goals to loose in the snow. As ironically I’d heard that the visiting team between Hawks and Redskins had won the last four meeting, prior to the game commencing.

As a ‘lil birdie in my head told me whilst I walked to my local grocery store Thursday morning around 9:30AM in a brisk 42-degrees with mild precipitation, Thars’ a Pigskin game tonight in Arizona.

Hence, in this first of the twice yearly NFC West divisional matchups between “Mr. Seahawk,” aka Mister Sporty’s squad, and Artiste Dave’s Cards’, I decided I’d break down and listen via Thy ‘lil transistor radio to Duh Voice of ‘dem Hawks and his NFL Hall of Fame Colour Coordinator Warren #1 Moon, since I still recall attending my last Seahawks game with these two rabid fans on another cold, blustery night in Seattle.

Pigskin Delights…

Whilst the Hawks certainly were pleased being in warm, comfortable and dry Glendale, AZ. Which apparently wasn’t expecting any Haboobs’ since the roof was open…

Yet a smile crept across Thy Face when the game began, as I fondly recalled sitting upstairs 2yrs ago at Ye ‘Ol Tacoma Homestead, in the white “Lazyboy” recliner.

As I’d tried going home that morning, from our revered “Aroma Dome in The City of Destiny.”But we’d turned back upon discovering that the Tacoma Dome bus station was completely jammed with 12S’ Fans waiting to ride thou bus to Seattle nearly 6hrs before Kickoff; CRIKEYS! On a Saturday - During a Playoff game, not to mention the bus already being full!

AnyHoo, I gleefully sat upstairs in said recliner that evening with My Girls’, aka MAD Molly & Thy Pixolator on Thy lap, listening to the game via the radio, whilst reveling when mimicking KIRO radio announcer Steve Raible yelling TOUCHDOWN SEAHAWKS! In one of my favourite Hawks memories…

As I’m pretty certain this was when Seahawks routed those Dastardly Carolina Panthers 31-17 Wayback on Jan 10, 2015 at ‘der Clink, nee Century Link Field.

Y’all know the year the Hawks should have been World Champions again, ‘cept for that whimsical call by Darrell Bevel to throw the Pigskin on fourth down, right Marshawn?

Mad Molly, an extremely special Canine to Mwah, sadly takes the Chequered Flag…

And for Mwah,
part of the entertainment of listening to my first Hawks game in nearly a year’s time… Was trying to get up to speed on Seattle’s ever revolving lineup, with such luminaries as Earl Thomas, Cliff Avril and Eddie Lacey all on the sidelines.

With such names as Shaq Griffin, Bradley MacDougald and J.D. McKissic being completely foreign to me.

Also swear I heard thee Voice of The Seahawks Steve “HOLY CATFISH!” Raible say that Golden Tate was the receiver on Arizona’s Kickoff coverage team, taking a knee in the end zone, Eh?

After a slow start, No. 3, aka Russell Wilson went five-for-five, passing for 44-yards, capped by an Alley-Oop toss to Jimmy Graham. Allowing me to bellow in unison with Raible and his signature Tagline; TOOOOOOUCHDOWN SEAHAWKS! With 5:07 remaining in the first quarter.

And Raible later asks, is that four or five penalties? With Moon saying that’s five! As Hawks are penalized twice for roughing the Quarterback, along with at least one more third down penalty letting the Cards’ off the hook, continuing their drive down to the Seahawks 14-yard line.

Then a 14-yard Screen-pass to Arizona’s Tight End Gresham tied the game up with 14:53 remaining in second half.

And whadda’ Yuhs know? Seahawks Luke Wilson gets another Personal Foul for Clipping on the next Hawks offensive drive, once again killing their momentum.

Got up and took my plate out to the kitchen, walked back to Thy “Office” to hear Raible say the scores 9-7; Huh?

As during Halftime, believe I learned it was Cam “Bam-Bam” Chancellor who’d stuffed Arizona’s Adrian Peterson in the end zone for the safety.

Now Raible’s going NUTZ’ over the plethora ‘O penalties the Hawks are incurring, with the Zebra’s tossing another yellow Hanky in Seattle’s direction… Before imploding on an ill-attempted end-around resulting in 2nd and 18; YIKES!

Then Hawks first rushing first down of game comes from Thomas “the Train” Rawls, with a 22yd run.. Followed by a 20yd Bomb to Tight End Benjamin Baguette; WHO?

Then on tenth play of drive, Arizona’s flagged for being offside, with Seattle electing to enforce penalty to make it third and five on the Cards’ 14 at the Two Minute warning.

And Seattle’s Wayne Brady; Err Dwayne Brown’s in the Sideline tent for players examinations…

After Seattle’s muff on third down, the 12S’ favourite player Blair Walsh; Uhm? Remind Mwah again why Seattle let Hooska-dooska (Steven Hauschka) go to Buffalo? Trots on to the field and calmly kicks a 33yd Field Goal down the middle of the upright’s to make the score 12-7 with 1:53 remaining.

then some more questionable Officiating proceeded Seattle taking over on downs before Paul Richardson makes a sensational catch to ultimately get Seattle into Field Goal range with Walsh going 2-for-2 with a 43-yard FG to make the score Seattle 15, Arizona 7 with two seconds remaining in the half before Stanton takes a knee.

Whilst Warren Moon berates the Officials by pointedly saying that when there’s a National TV Football Game, the Officials think they need to be in the Show…


And that’s just a Quick Slant pass to Halftime…

Opening drive by Arizona sees nearly seven minutes run off the clock, resulting in an Arizona field goal, making the score 15-10, with another Hawks player being injured during the drive.

As this game has quickly become a battle of attrition, as two of Arizona’s players have left the game with knee injuries during the first half.

And the injuries just keep Ah-happenin’, with Hawks Sherm’, aka Richard Sherman and C.J. Prosides both out of the game, whilst the rookie Speedster McKissic is suddenly putting some spark into Seattle, rumbling down to the Cardinals 49-yardline at the end of the 3rd Quarter.

Seahawks begin 4th Quarter by picking up a first down, before incurring a false start penalty, after Thomas Rawls comes into game.

Giving Seattle 11 Penalties for 88 yards now against the Hawks. Before Hawks penalized for another infraction; CRIKEYS! Making it now 2nd and 21; OOMPH!

then Raible goes BLUTO! Yelling Are You Kidding Me! Russell did more pirouettes then a Ballerina! With his trusty receiver Doug Baldwin saying I’m Open! Before Wilson connects for a 54yd pass completion down to Arizona’s 5-yardline!

As Moon chimes in, that was Shades ‘O Fran Tarketon! Before

the best Ballerina move we’ve ever seen Russell do! Not one, but two pirouettes to stay alive, and then capping the drive off with another Alley-Oop to Graham to go ahead 22-10.

Next, KJ Wright BLOWS UP Arizona’s drive with an eight yard loss, bringing up third and eighteen, before Michael Bennett smacks somebody named “Duke” Ellington? Forcing Arizona to punt again…

After Seattle’s Defense staves off Arizona’s march to the Red Zone, stopping their drive on 4th & 9, the Hawks were once again forced back onto the field after Russell Wilson & Co. went three and out, giving the Defense nary a chance to rest.

Which ultimately ended in the Cardinals scoring a second TD with barely any time on the game clock remaining. But the Hawks D’ didn’t quit, as Jeremy Lane sprinted in to block the PAT’, leaving the game knotted at 22-16 in Seattle’s favour.

As the Cardinals hopes were extinguished when their Onsides Kick Done Blew Up! With Seattle’s Tyler Lockett recovering the football, before Wilson ended the game by taking a knee.

And although Seattle won the war, moving to 4-0-1 vs. Bruce Arian’s Cardinals, and 7-1 in Thursday Night games. The carnage was quite staggering on both sides of the football, with Seattle suffering worst, with nine players being injured! Obviously with Sherm’ being lost for the season after rupturing his Achilles being the game’s low-point for Seattle…

Seahawks win in Arizona but lose Richard Sherman for season

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