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that no matter what happens from here on out the Seattle Seahawks have fulfilled our expectations for the season so win or lose they still get a big hand of appreciation and all of our congratulations for an excellent season?

I say we take that pressure off and let em know no matter what happens from here on out they are our team and everything from here on out is icing on the cake!

what say you?

I say I like triple icing on my cake, triple layered too!!!

go get em boys!!!!!

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Yes, but if we lose, this will be completely and utterly forgotten by 99% of the board.

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What movie was it where Brad Pitt said no body gives a _____ if you didn't win the championship, it applies to this as well.

Was that Money ball?

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Expectations are too high at this stage.

A letdown now and ALL HELL WILL BREAK LOOSE!

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Yes I agree with you that the season has been a success. That said this is a game we can and should win. We need to win it and if we don't that will be disappointing for sure. The season will ultimately still be a success, and my expectations will be met except for not being able to win this game.

What I love about this team though is that if we don't win I know we will learn from it and we will no doubt be better for it next year. To your point there shouldn't be too much pressure but I'd love to know going into the off season that we played too or above expectations in the Playoffs which could mean a Super Bowl win, or maybe not we will see. If we can say that we played to or above expectations in each game here on out that's the triple icing on my cake I guess.


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I agree but next year I will be expecting big things real big shiny things


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Like my sig says, I was just expecting this season to be a preview of things to come. I had no idea we were gonna be the talk of the league and dominate like we did in the second half. So if we do lose, I know that we have a sound football team all around, and we're just gonna be stronger next year as our young team will have another season of experience under their belts. I'm really not expecting to win or even go to the Superbowl this time, but we definately have as good a shot as anyone. I just wish we would have taken 2 or 3 of those games we should have won. Home field advantage is so huge for us. Not expecting success is something that has just been ingrained in my brain after 3+ decades of being a Seahawks fan. Although a little voice keeps telling me "this ain't a regular Seahawks team". I hope that voice is correct.

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Nothing can take away the success of the regular season and the emergence of a true STAR QB in Russell Wilson. The future is so bright it's mind-boggling.

HOWEVER...

If the Seahawks look like they did against Miami, there will be Hell to pay.

Nothing would shock me more than to look and play bad though. I fully anticipate a great game, and if we lose, the Redskins deserve to move to the divisional round. Simple as that.

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I'm good with whatever happens. This team has taken huge steps this year and our window is now wide freakin open.

That makes me happy.

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Just don't get embarrassed and I will be happy no matter what. Play them tough, vicious and competitive for 60 minutes. If they do that, I can live with the score, no matter what.

(Okay unless the Redskins win on a blatant bullshit call then it's game on!!)

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This is the first time as a Hawks fan I feel like there is going to be a next great season. Could have happend in 2006 but Hutch leaving was a bad sign. There are years to come here.

Honestly, did anybody (besides just being hard core Hawks) think we were going to be talking Superbowl by the end of the Season in August?

Besides, you get beat, you get beat. Take your medicine and move on.


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 Post subject: Re: can we all agree
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HELL NO!!!!

We most definitely CANNOT all agree on that.

If we lose this game it is a failure and it highlights the failure to secure home-field advantage and a march to the Super Bowl.

If we lose this Sunday I won't be here to beat that drum but I will definitely say that loud and clear today. This season is a FAILURE without a victory on Sunday. And I don't give a shit what any if you think. I'm certain I would have the agreement of Pete Carroll and a majority of the Seattle Seahawks.

This thread is an embarrassment.

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Aros wrote:
Just don't get embarrassed and I will be happy no matter what. Play them tough, vicious and competitive for 60 minutes. If they do that, I can live with the score, no matter what.

(Okay unless the Redskins win on a blatant bullshit call then it's game on!!)


For one thing, if we play them "tough, vicious and competitive for 60 minutes", the score's gonna look like AZ, Buffalo or the 9ers. And I doubt that if we lose, no matter how we do it, that you will be "happy". Just sayin'... ;) :)

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 Post subject: Re: can we all agree
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They have met or exceeded the regular season goals.

Now it is post-season

We should be disappointed if they loose but the degree will depend on how they loose. If redskins simply play better I can live with it. If I feel that seahawks game calling / planning is the issue then I don't see why it shouldn't be criticized...


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Whatever. We didn't win the division. That was my expectation. And based on results, my expectation was within range. My expectation for this Sunday? Victory.

Can't believe I am reading and posting in a thread prepping for a Seahawks defeat.

Lame.

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This thread is an embarrassment.

Loserville mentality.


Keeping the possibiliy for loss as an option softens the blow, my friend. Less broken tv's and such... :D

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They have met or exceeded the regular season goals.

Now it is post-season

We should be disappointed if they loose but the degree will depend on how they loose. If redskins simply play better I can live with it. If I feel that seahawks game calling / planning is the issue then I don't see why it shouldn't be criticized...


I don't care how our players stay loose. If it's running or chillin', as long as they feelin' loose. As long as they don't lose, I'll be happy!

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 Post subject: Re: can we all agree
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BlueThunder wrote:
bestfightstory wrote:
This thread is an embarrassment.

Loserville mentality.


Keeping the possibiliy for loss as an option softens the blow, my friend. Less broken tv's and such... :D



A loss is always a possibility. Always. Prepping for it is akin to visualizing it is akin to practicing it. I don't want to soften the blow of failure.

I mean, to each their own and I can leave it at that. But to address the OP.

No.

We cannot "all agree".

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BlueThunder wrote:
bestfightstory wrote:
This thread is an embarrassment.

Loserville mentality.


Keeping the possibiliy for loss as an option softens the blow, my friend. Less broken tv's and such... :D



It's not about that at all. It's the understanding that we completely rebuilt this roster with a true identity and purpose, started a rookie QB who looks like our franchise QB for years to come, and still went 11-5, made the playoffs.

I understand bestfightstory's point, anything less than a championship is by definition, failure. 31 teams fail every year.

The difference I think is between "was this season a success" vs. "are you satisfied with the progress". We haven't won anything yet, so it can't be a success. But I'm satisfied with the progress.


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The 'hawks have put on an incredible showing this season, and finished with a VERY nice record. I am more than pleased with the outcome this year, as i expected the real playoff push to happen next season. Love the results Pete & Co. have generated.


Now it's trophy time.

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And we shouldn't worry about what fans think. It's not like we're gonna make any difference. I hope that every player on our team is thinking the way BFS is. Anything less would be unacceptable. To those guys, losing should NOT be an option!

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I say we take that pressure off and let em know no matter what happens from here on out they are our team and everything from here on out is icing on the cake!


Uh...They are always my team no matter what. I haven't survived 36 years of ups and downs to give up on them
because of the outcome of one game or season. I want a win on Sunday just like I want a win EVERY Sunday.
A win will brighten my day and week like it always does. A loss will send me into a pit of despair like it always does.


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A loss will send me into a pit of despair like it always does.



THAT'S where I recognize you from!! Knew I had seen you somewhere.

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This was a great season! I jumped on the Seattle "bandwagon" back during the offseason, and so far the team hasn't let me down. What really cemented my love for them though was when they brought in Russell Wilson(swoon).

I'm a Dallas fan by birthright, but trust me, your team is good. The only game I thought the Seahawks played poorly was back in week 2 :34853_doh:


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HELL NO!!!!

We most definitely CANNOT all agree on that.

If we lose this game it is a failure and it highlights the failure to secure home-field advantage and a march to the Super Bowl.

If we lose this Sunday I won't be here to beat that drum but I will definitely say that loud and clear today. This season is a FAILURE without a victory on Sunday. And I don't give a shit what any if you think. I'm certain I would have the agreement of Pete Carroll and a majority of the Seattle Seahawks.

This thread is an embarrassment.

Loserville mentality.


is this a fishing expedition or are we to believe you honestly feel Seahawks management and coaching staff feel this season is a complete failure if they don't win a wild card game and the superbowl?

WT? no one goes into a game thinking they are going to lose especially in a single single elimination tournament playoff, making it to the semi finals is an accomplishment in itself, even Carrol is mature enough to know that, calling for heads when a team doesn't win the superbowl is arrogant and immature, 31 teams aren't going to win the superbowl, you can't say out of those 32 teams only one team was good enough to be the champion, it just doesn't work that way under the current format, maybe in a double elimination format or round robin tournament you can separate the wheel from the chair, but not with this current format..

if the Hawks don't win the superbowl or the NFC title that doesn't mean they weren't good enough or didn't deserve it and that goes for at least 12 other teams in the league, at least, the bowl game is more of a crap shoot than a defining championship, just ask the redskins or da bears, you only have to win at the right time just to make the playoffs and not all teams that make the playoffs are monsters, your schedule has a lot to do with that...

the Seattle Seahawks 2012 campaign was a huge success and its still moving forward, the excitement and exhilaration they brought game after game was unparalleled, all 20 of em, with a season like this post season wins are just icing on the cake, the 2012 Seattle Seahawks are already champions as far as I'm concerned, the rest is just football fodder to me.. ;)

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also, no one was saying they should let off on the throttle, its more an acknowledgement of their accomplishments against all odds and to say that no matter what happens from here on out the Seahawks did represent and are already a formidable team, as formidable as any other team in the league and I think most other teams and players would agree with that statement..

loserville mentality is when you feel a team has to "win it all" to gain respect or gratification even after they went 10-0 at home and already beat some of the best teams in the league, with a rookie quarterback at that...

I have to ask, did the Seahawks let you down in superbowl XL or?

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I love this season, it completely reminds me of the 2003 season, when the Hawks were on the way up to their 2005 peak. They were 10-6 and took GB to overtime in a game that nobody will forget the ending to from the wildcard spot on the road.

The difference is the band-aids. In 2003, Holmy was looking for senior vets with experience to make up a percentage of the team. This team has been built with youthful, talented and extremely physical players.

I was satisfied that the 2003 team went to the playoffs and made a showing. It made for a lot of expectations that were not met in 2004 because the band-aids weren't good enough. Lost some heartbreakers, including the wildcard game.

This team, if they are even eliminated will not regress. They will compete with an even more improved Wilson. This just isn't a sophomore slump guy. Not because of his physical skills, but because of the head on his shoulders.

The Seahawks are playing with house money at this point and that makes it more fun than ever. These are good days Bro's, We will never get them back, so enjoy it while you can. The best part of getting to the top is the ride up.

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If Flynn had been the starter game one and we got here and let down and lost then yes it would have been a letdown.

With Wilson and his growth and our success everything going forward is bonus money and will just add to this teams legacy going forward.

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I'll be pleased with the season, but man do I want a deep run in the playoffs!

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I tend to separate regular season and post season, I mean I can think of a certain season where the Seahawks picked off the world champions at home in post season but I was far from impressed by their regular season play, or record for that matter..

the 2012 regular season is in the bag and you can't take anything away from the Seahawks..

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