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Do you have fun watching the Seahawks?
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:51 pm
  • I went in to the season thinking that game days would be absolutely amazing. I can't stand to watch. Undisciplined, terrible on 3rd down (both sides of the ball), predictable (run, run, pass, repeat), not blitzing on 3rd and long, not playing press coverage on 3rd and anything. All of this adds up to me being so frustrated that I can barely watch. Am I too emotionally invested?
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  • I go to work Mondays to de-stress and that's saying something.
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  • i posted something like this yeaterday, its just sad!
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  • After the Cowboys game, everyone was singing the opposite tune. It's been a rough couple of weeks for the offense and that makes everything feel worse than it really is. The team is young and energetic, and it will have its growing pains, but it will also have some really exciting times just around the corner. You can't deny the level of talent that's built up on this roster, and as players (including our QB) mature, and we improve our wideout corps, they'll feel more exciting.

    That said, I think our OC could stand to be kicked to the curb. He wasn't great last year, and not leaning more heavily on a running game between Turbin and Lynch is inexcusable right now, and probably cost us the Rams game.
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  • Yikes, op! Do you think it's maybe time to find a new team?
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  • No, I have had this one for 35 years and think I will keep them. As you can see from the other comments, I'm not the only one frustrated. I think maybe my expectations are too high.
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  • I love watching the Seahawks. It's one of my favorite things to do.
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  • Eh.....Seeing all this talent and the promise of this team bring misused and flushed down the toilet by the coaching staff can be unbearable. As much as I hate to say it, over the last two years I've really let go of my expectations. I'll love this team until I die, but there comes a point where letting the frustration eat you alive is not worth the stress.
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  • The defense and run game and even the special teams with the exception of 1 play are too damn good to not have fun watching. We can throw out as many 3rd down stats as we want for our defense but it doesnt change the fact that it can dominate any team in this league
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  • Absoltuely i love it. Its like your children, even if they're getting their asses kicked in a soccer game its still fun to watch them out there running around. I love watching the hawks when they're great and I still love that 3 hours of the day when they're getting their asses kicked. Its what I look forward to every week, i'm not going to let a little thing like winning ruin my enjoyment.
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  • Can probably count the games I've enjoyed on one hand. But wouldn't change it for anything - can't beat the usual Sunday stress out.
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  • Being emotionally invested in any team is a gamble.. If the team wins, it's a great high that lasts a week. If they lose, It's a week of disappointment and added stress

    Gamedays are fun as hell for me, before the game I start getting jittery, and during the game i have to force myself to sit down. After games is a completely different story depending on W/L though.
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  • While it's frustrating to watch the offense, every game (save for the Dallas game) has come down to the last drive. I have had more fun watching 3 of the games this year than all the games for the past 3 year COMBINED (minus the saints playoff game, that was amazing.)

    It's a different breed of football, yes, but I LOVE watching our Def SMASH people.

    The fact that minus a drop, minus a Fake FG, we would be UNBEATEN! Given the games we've been in so far (ok, maybe not the rams) that is saying something.
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  • hell Ya I do... I actually moved to Az 2 yrs ago and just this week attended my first game at a seahawkers bar here, loss and all I had one hell of a time with the best damn fans around..SEAHAAAAWKS
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  • This team has tons of talent. I hate to say it. But this team could be the next 49ers. Let me explain. That team was rebuilding, but had bad coaching and was going nowhere fast. Now a good coaching staff has turned it all around. I am starting to think Pete and his staff know talent. Know what they want in a player. But couldn't coach and rat out of a box. This team is far to up and down and undisiplined. That goes on the coaches. The bad calls, the worst offense in the NFL, close to last on both defensive and offensive 3rd downs. These are coachinf mistakes. This is not oour beloved players on the team we love. I think we have a losing season. Then fail again next yr and Pete and staff will be shown the door. If we get a great replacement. We will have the talent to win immediately, just like the niners did.
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  • I can enjoy a game even if they lose if I am attending. Watching on TV, losses are 10x worse.
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:I love watching the Seahawks. It's one of my favorite things to do.


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  • I hate watching the games.

    Yet I still do.
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  • xCalibur wrote:This team has tons of talent. I hate to say it. But this team could be the next 49ers. Let me explain. That team was rebuilding, but had bad coaching and was going nowhere fast. Now a good coaching staff has turned it all around. I am starting to think Pete and his staff know talent. Know what they want in a player. But couldn't coach and rat out of a box. This team is far to up and down and undisiplined. That goes on the coaches. The bad calls, the worst offense in the NFL, close to last on both defensive and offensive 3rd downs. These are coachinf mistakes. This is not oour beloved players on the team we love. I think we have a losing season. Then fail again next yr and Pete and staff will be shown the door. If we get a great replacement. We will have the talent to win immediately, just like the niners did.


    Sooooooo... do you have fun watching the Seahawks?
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  • I love watching home games and staying down at the stadium all day long (8AM - 5 PM), win or lose.

    But away games are another story. If I'm watching at home, I get stressed and either yell or cheer at the TV until
    I feel like I' annoying other people. If I go to a bar it's better, especially if there is a lot of good company around,
    but the game itself is secondary in those cases.

    Yesterday, I just started feeling ill while watching the game - either another long 3rd down given up by the defense or
    another failed 3rd down conversion by the offense and had to turn off the TV. I felt so much better then.
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  • VaporHawk wrote:I can enjoy a game even if they lose if I am attending. Watching on TV, losses are 10x worse.


    You are not kidding!
    I cant stand watching it on tv. Glad I'm going to Miami too!
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  • Honestly, I had more fun last year (or any year) I had lesser expectation. This year I got caught on the hype and expectation and have been way more disappointed in the poor play that I was able to blow off in the past. The more you think you know, the worse it gets...(in my case)
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  • theENGLISHseahawk wrote:Can probably count the games I've enjoyed on one hand. But wouldn't change it for anything - can't beat the usual Sunday stress out.


    This. And not to mention, this week really sucked having to listen to Mike Martz.
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  • What a good idea for a post.

    If i ever have a heart attack or stoke (too young but thats not the point) it will be while watching a Seahawks game. The only time this season I have relaxed is last in the 4th quarter of the Dallas game when I knew they didn't have enough time to come back.

    I have to watch on game rewind most of the time, because im too cheap for sunday ticket and i live in South Carolina, so I'm watching at midnight est time in the dark by my self in my living room usually. This last game from the fake FG on I couldn't bring myself to sit down. The rest of the game I stood up, pacing or swinging back and forth.

    The team is extremely stressful to watch since they have flashes of brilliance and yet some of the most boneheaded mistakes you could imagine. Just when I feel like they have a good drive going, Breno Giacomini gets a 15 yard penalty. Just when I think our defense stops a drive, we let them convert on a 3rd and freaking 15.

    There have been losses that have still been fun. If we had lost the GB game it still would have been fun to watch. This last St. Louis game was excruciating 90% of the time. My blood pressure must have been unsafe.
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  • Love watching this team, win or lose. Obviously, the wins are more fun, but I enjoy it either way.
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  • MOCHawk wrote:I went in to the season thinking that game days would be absolutely amazing. I can't stand to watch. Undisciplined, terrible on 3rd down (both sides of the ball), predictable (run, run, pass, repeat), not blitzing on 3rd and long, not playing press coverage on 3rd and anything. All of this adds up to me being so frustrated that I can barely watch. Am I too emotionally invested?



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    when 2 + 2 continues to add up to 4, at some point we must consider the answer indeed is 4... ;)

    an onside kick to start the second half, 3 points down with best special teams in the league and the #4 arguably the #1 defense in the league, really? no other play book in the universe contains that call unde that circumstance, at some point you must consider you CONT call specific plays just to see if they indeed do not work, thats what practice is for

    behaving in this manner is an indication of one of 2 things and one of 2 things only;

    1. leadership doesn't want to win

    2. leadership doesn't posses the skills required to win

    please don't get me wrong I like Carrol and I want him to want to win it just appears that when he reached into his bag of tricks it was empty?
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  • and I will always watch the game until officiating makes it unbearable, then theres high school ball
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  • When they win, yes
    When they lose, depends lol
    Do I overreact to everything, DEFINITELY
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  • I look at it this way. I enjoy the games. If they win, I'm gung-ho about watching football the rest of the weekend, Monday, and Thursday. If they lose, I avoid all NFL TV coverage like the plague.
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  • I usually enjoy watching the games. But some of these frustrating road losses where we somehow snatch defeat from the jaws of victory just drive me crazy and cause me to lose sleep on Sunday night. Oh well its only a game I guess.
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  • Absolutely, I love it
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  • I only have fun when they win.
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  • If you don't have "fun" watching the Hawks, win or lose, you should probably find some other way to spend your time!
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  • I have enjoyed every single game since 1976-on the tv, in the stadium, even preseason. It is about the journey. Enjoy the journey. If you can't enjoy the journey, then just read the box scores Monday morning for the results. Every game, every play-win or lose. Love me some Seahawks! Go Seahawks!
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  • oldhawkfan wrote:I have enjoyed every single game since 1976-on the tv, in the stadium, even preseason. It is about the journey. Enjoy the journey. If you can't enjoy the journey, then just read the box scores Monday morning for the results. Every game, every play-win or lose. Love me some Seahawks! Go Seahawks!


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Re: Do you have fun watching the Seahawks?
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:09 pm
  • MOCHawk wrote:No, I have had this one for 35 years and think I will keep them. As you can see from the other comments, I'm not the only one frustrated. I think maybe my expectations are too high.


    Yep. Your expectations at this point in time are too high. I don't know how you don't have fun watching this team develop. Unless you are expecting a deep playoff run and a SB appearance.
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Re: Do you have fun watching the Seahawks?
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:21 pm
  • I have an unhealthy obsession with the Seattle Seahawks......

    .....according to my girlfriend.
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Re: Do you have fun watching the Seahawks?
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:28 pm
  • I'm very happy when I see the defense take the field. They beat people up, and make outstanding plays, and are easily a top 10 unit -- closer to top 5 actually.
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Re: Do you have fun watching the Seahawks?
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:12 am
  • I really enjoyed the Cowboys game. That game felt like everything was coming together. The Cardinals, Packers, and Rams games I enjoyed in places.

    In terms of enjoyment: 2nd half of 2011 > 2012 > 1st half of 2011.

    I'm okay with the passing offense not doing a ton, but it would really help if the team took a few more shots down the field and the defense stopped getting killed on 3rd and long.
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  • The most stressful, enjoyable, passive aggressive, aggressive, happy, disgruntled, cheering three hours of the week.
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  • I have fun watching the Seahawks
    Can you honestly say you didn't enjoy last week's game against GB??
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  • I enjoy watching the game, I feel terrible when I dont get to watch the game for some reason, I always go with the mindset that they will win, or there will be good plays. It is hard for me to turn the TV off, if they are not doing well. I feel, they will do well soon and keep waiting, but there is no way I can give up watching the game. I already start waiting for the next one, as soon as the game on Sunday gets over.
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  • I have fun, but I am often left in a very bad mood when they play poorly. It can just be so infuriating. This year has been especially tough at times because my expectations were high, and I disagree with how the team is handling some things. But ultimately I love it and that will never change.
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  • This isn't the 2009 Hawks where they were unbearable to watch. I've had so much fun since Pete took over though and this year isn't any different.
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  • It's always good entertainment. It is good versus evil, the little guy overcoming against the golden boy. It's a morality play. It is a rollercoaster. Feelings of pride, disgust, joy, anger, elation and sadness. My family thinks one day I am going to have a heart attack yelling at the TV screen. I thought I was having one at a Seahawks game when Burleson returned that 90+ yd punt against the Rams.

    In the 80's I used to get into really foul moods after a loss and it would last most of the week. Then later, as I started looking at playoff possibilities, I would anguish over each loss that I felt the team should have won. I have gotten better at not taking the losses to heart. I also know to avoid this place after a loss for a couple of days. I do like reading the more level-headed folks view on the game to help ease my mind. Todd and Doug used to always talk me down.

    I enjoy this team quite a bit but my expectations are now higher for the defense. Love the smashmouth style they have. I just want other teams and fans to know they have to bring their lunch pail when they play the Seahawks. I doubt that I will personally witness a Superbowl victory. Just doesn't seem to be in the cards. But no need to stop loving the game. NFLN and ESPN make it tough to love the game, since they make you view it in their myopic view of teams that count. But that is another story.
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  • no because we don't score points
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  • Crizilla wrote:no because we don't score points


    Nothing is more frustrating than 3 and outs or giving up a first down on 3rd and 15.

    I usually have fun (even when we lose).. if there are plays to cheer for. :th2thumbs:
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Re: Do you have fun watching the Seahawks?
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:06 am
  • taz291819 wrote:
    theENGLISHseahawk wrote:Can probably count the games I've enjoyed on one hand. But wouldn't change it for anything - can't beat the usual Sunday stress out.


    This. And not to mention, this week really sucked having to listen to Mike Martz.


    Do you two have less than 5 fingers? Because that's kind of sad if you can only get up to 2 or 3 fingers. ;)

    And yes, I enjoy watching the Seahawks. I like those moments of anticipation - when anything and everything can happen and nothing feels final even after it happens. If I didn't enjoy it, I wouldn't watch because it is entertainment, and for the most part, I find it highly entertaining.
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Re: Do you have fun watching the Seahawks?
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:19 am
  • drdiags wrote:It's always good entertainment. It is good versus evil, the little guy overcoming against the golden boy. It's a morality play. It is a rollercoaster. Feelings of pride, disgust, joy, anger, elation and sadness. My family thinks one day I am going to have a heart attack yelling at the TV screen. I thought I was having one at a Seahawks game when Burleson returned that 90+ yd punt against the Rams.

    In the 80's I used to get into really foul moods after a loss and it would last most of the week. Then later, as I started looking at playoff possibilities, I would anguish over each loss that I felt the team should have won. I have gotten better at not taking the losses to heart. I also know to avoid this place after a loss for a couple of days. I do like reading the more level-headed folks view on the game to help ease my mind. Todd and Doug used to always talk me down.

    I enjoy this team quite a bit but my expectations are now higher for the defense. Love the smashmouth style they have. I just want other teams and fans to know they have to bring their lunch pail when they play the Seahawks. I doubt that I will personally witness a Superbowl victory. Just doesn't seem to be in the cards. But no need to stop loving the game. NFLN and ESPN make it tough to love the game, since they make you view it in their myopic view of teams that count. But that is another story.

    You know you're one of my favorite posters here Doc. But damn man, I'm pretty sure you're my age (just turned 56) so PLEASE don't say you think we'll never see a Super Bowl win for the Hawks. It's like a knife to the heart to see something like that. In my opinion, if we accept mediocrity, we are doomed to it for the rest of our time as fans of the team (which means the rest of our lives LOL).
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