Goodbye Matt. (post your thoughts for him)

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  • I still don't like it. This season I will probably MF the TV everytime something bad happens and blame it on you not being there. At least with you there the blame is warranted! But I am very glad you went to a team I won't mind watching! I hope you have a great year and help the team. Show them why Seattle fans love you! Most of them... They will instantly love calling you their QB. Typing on a phone,sucks!
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  • HawkHouse wrote:
    kev007 wrote:Hi guys

    My first post so go easy on me :)

    Been a fan of the Seahawks since the mid 80s and would like to thank Matt for all the good times he gave us all - real classy guy as well as being a great QB.

    Good luck for the future Matt - wanted him to be our QB this season but not to be. Hope all goes well for you and that one day, you will be able to retire as a 'hawk.


    Well said Kev ...

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  • Matt,

    You're the only player whose jersey I've bought, and I proudly wear it on Sundays down here in Texas. You have epitomized what it means to be a professional athlete with class, charisma, leadership, and just enough talent to create many everlasting memories. We will all miss you and the franchise will never be quite the same without you leading the team.

    Wishing you the best of luck on the field, and in the booth down the road.
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  • Matt,

    Amazing to look back and remember that when you first joined the team, I hated watching you play! Sure was awful for a while, wasn't it? I know it's time for you to move on, but I'll always remember, beside your on-field talents, what a nice, personable, stand-up guy you are. (Not to mention a pretty funny prankster as well.)

    Good luck with life, wherever you go.
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  • Matt, I'll miss you something fierce; I already do, and we have yet to see our first pre-season game. It's too bad you had to part ways with us, but I get it. That's how things work out sometimes. I'm humbled by the contributions you've made to this team and to this region, on and off the field. You're truly a class act, and every single NFL player should strive to be as good of a person as you are.

    I will never forget all the great memories you gave us, and I haven't even started thinking about the Super Bowl season, yet.

    I really, really hope you get that ever-elusive ring with the Titans...or perhaps one as a coach for the Seahawks after you retire. :)

    Thanks for everything!
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  • I can only thank you for all the great moments, many I will never forget. I understand all the reasons for what has happened, but deep down it doesn't change the crappy feeling right now and when the team steps on the field this year it will take a few moments for me to really grasp whats happened. Thanks again Matt!!!
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  • Thanks for all the great memories and for being such a classy player.
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  • Matt your jersey is the only one I own. Your name is now synonymous with Seahawks-Quarterback in my mind, this town, and the rest of the nation. No other QB led us to a Superbowl (and played well enough to win it).

    It rips me up you didn't end your career here but I will watch Titans games just to see you and cheer you just as hard. Look if the Titans play the Hawks I hope you hang 40 on us. I love my team but until some other QB comes along and lays it out like you did for that long and takes us to the Superbowl, in my head rooting for you is rooting for the Seahawks screw it.

    Most of the time I feel I'm rooting for laundry and I get that, it's okay, but I never felt that way rooting for you I felt just like I did as a kid before the business side was more known to me. You were always ours and will still be ours even if you win a ring with the Titans (I hope you do).
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  • Matt's winning personality caused the team to start him at QB 2 seasons beyond where they should have.

    I'm happy the Seahawks are now seeming to focus on what's best for the TEAM, versus individual players.

    I also appreciate very much all of Matt's contributions and effort while wearing a Seahawk uniform, was very happy he played so well during his final game at home at Qwest, beating the reigning SB champs, as well as playing equally well during the playoff loss to the Bears. He was able to leave the Seahawks having played his final two games as well as he ever did. I'd love to see him click with the Titans and be able to retire on a high note, and hope he gets his much deserved place on the ROH at C-Link.

    HST, modern professional sports are all about free agency, and I learned years ago not to invest a lot of money into supporting individual players because it always tempts fate to take that player away soon thereafter. I feel very fortunate to support a team that has assigned its fans their very own number, and I wear #12 proudly on my Hawks replica jersey with my own last name embroidered on the back.
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  • Thanks for the good times! I wish you the best with the Titans. I hope we see you coaching or commentating someday.
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  • Go back and watch the team highlights video for 2009 (scary thought, I know) and there's a really good section on Matthew. Trust me. Don't think about it, just do it.
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  • We'll miss watching you Matt. I've watched the Hawks my whole life but you were the first quarterback that I really watched from the start to the end...

    Good luck and kick Peyton's butt.
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  • It didnt really hurt and sink in until I saw this


    Best wishes with your new team... as long as you're not facing Seattle in the Super Bowl
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  • Matt was a class act...good luck dude
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:Go back and watch the team highlights video for 2009 (scary thought, I know) and there's a really good section on Matthew. Trust me. Don't think about it, just do it.

    I did it and it made me think of a bunch of things.....

    1. I'm thankful to God above that the Seahawks had the brains and balls to run Lil Jimmie Mora out of town. He has to be the worst coach in franchise history, bar none. I felt terrible the one season he was coach to be a Seahawk fan.I can't explain it.

    2. I knew the day was coming that #8 wasn't going to be here as our qb .With time, I've been able to understand it and accept it. I still think he is better than Tavarius Jackson, but that isn't the point. But he is my favorite Seahawk of all time.

    3. Our team is all of a sudden young, fast and big. The o-line is made up of 3 first round draft choices, and a couple of 2nd rounders. They average 6'5" and 315 lbs.... This shit is funny. Not so funny for our opponents.

    Thank you Mr Hasselbeck, you freakin rule and good luck with Tennesee Titans.

    Your fan,

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  • ak3000 wrote:It didnt really hurt and sink in until I saw this


    Best wishes with your new team... as long as you're not facing Seattle in the Super Bowl

    Ouch...that does hurt. He'll never look right in that uniform...Just like Favre never looked right in a Jets uniform.
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  • I remember watching you in preseason with the Packers. I was like that kid can play damn. Then you got traded to my Seahawks I was so happy. Words can not express how you exceeded my expectations. Some might not of like you at first I always had your back. I was screaming how you needed more time. When you came in for Dilfer in Dallas, I knew you were going to a leader and a great qb for this team. Never thought you would of been the best that this franchise ever had. Great Job Matthew thanks for all the memories and a job well done. See you in the ring of Honor my friend you deserve it. Wish you and your family nothing but the best. Good luck and thank you so much for all you have done for the Seahawks. You will be missed and always loved by the 12th man.
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  • Matt Hasselback,
    Thank you for all the fawn momorries of your outstanding plays here in Seattle. You where one of our team's best players, your leadership on and off the field and all that you've done in our comminity. Your a hall of famer in our book and wish you the best of luck with your new team and where the best punter we've ever had.

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  • "hASSelBACK you will ALwayS bE MAANNNNNN!"

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  • Good bye matt when he showed up I couldnt believe we were going that route and not in a good way now I cant believe he is gone Its been a great run we will never forget.
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  • Thanks for all the great memories Matthew, as well as for all the effort and leadership. You were a class act and always were respectful. I can't wait for the day to see your name in the Hawks ring of Honor!
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