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 Post subject: Re: This team isn't ready for anything.......
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:47 am 
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This was a hilarious read. I didn't realize that everyone was serious till about a page and a half in. Thought it was some kind of tongue in cheek vaudevillian routine designed to mock the reactionary fan. But nope, people actually resort to that instant, reactionary, negativity drenched rhetorical tropes after a close loss on the road to a playoff team last year.

The Seahawks lost, alright, move on to the next game. This thread is littered with the same people that post "Love the Hawks! Got a special feeling this year! Anybody else feel like we can beat anybody right now?" after big wins. I know its the plight of the sports fan to be irrational, reactionary and nonsensical, but at some point, reason has to win out.

2003, the Seahawks went undefeated at home, and 2-6 on the road. 4 of those 6 losses were absolutely excruciating. Against the Bengals, on the drive to tie the game, you had the ball bounce off Darrell Jackson's helmet and into the arms of a Bengal defender to ice the game. Against the Redskins, the Hawks are up 14-3, Damien Robinson picks off a pass, but fumbles it out of the end zone costing the Seahawks seven points and starting a chain of events that was just weird. Do we all remember the Baltimore game? 41-24 with 8 minutes left? How about Bobby Engram being tackled by the back judge as he's racing to catch the game winning touchdown pass against the Rams?

If there ever was a time for threads like this, bemoaning the fact that the Seahawks were never winning another game. That they'd finish at best 7-9 and all that crap. It was that year. And this board was an absolute wreck of "What if" threads, "God hates the Seahawks" and "Our receivers suck" threads, but I never saw fans bail on the season like I read after every loss this year. It's silly and embarassing.

Oh yeah, the Hawks ended up growing up, going 10-6 and playing an absolute classic against the Packers in the first round which would've been a victory if Alex Bannister had run a slant instead of a hook. Chill out.


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Oh hyperbole how I love you so.


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 Post subject: Re: This team isn't ready for anything.......
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I haven't been around long enough on here to even know if ppl are serious. However, we have 8 games left, 5 of them at home. No reason to believe 9 or 10 wins isn't a realistic expectation. I think they're going 8-0 at home, and will win one on the road. I just refuse to give up on the team and/or just assume they won't make a run here, I don't see the use in it. IF they lose a home game, we're looking at 9-7, best case imo.

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Obligatory Chicken Little post, I assume. Carry on, then. Eeyore approves.

Why do you have to call people names? Nobody is calling you a Homer when you post.

It would be deserved if the tone of the thread was "We're likely going to win the rest of our games, I don't see who we're going to lose to."

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Tech Worlds wrote:
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Obligatory Chicken Little post, I assume. Carry on, then. Eeyore approves.

Why do you have to call people names? Nobody is calling you a Homer when you post.

It would be deserved if the tone of the thread was "We're likely going to win the rest of our games, I don't see who we're going to lose to."

You mean like in the beginning of the season when Kearly thought we could legitimately go undefeated all year?

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Holy Crap! What a bunch of Negative Nancys. I couldn't read past the 2nd page. No wonder the Seattle fan base is so fair weathered. It's embarrassing to say the least. :141847_bnono:


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 Post subject: Re: This team isn't ready for anything.......
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Shoot, just listen to either of the local stations after a loss. The SAME ppl who are talking playoffs, how great the team is etc. after a win......are acting like the world has come to an end the very next week if they lose.

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 Post subject: Re: This team isn't ready for anything.......
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Love the "I'm a lifelong fan!" followed closely by the "I'm outa here!" statements.

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Beautiful!

Fans are a different breed when they aren't happy. Win and we are a dynasty. Lose and we are worse than a pop warner team. It's a fine balance. If you don't get too wound up you are accused of settling for mediocre performances. Get too wound up and you say things you regret later. Guess it's that whole thing of show me a good loser and I show you a loser.

We all want to be bad winners. But we stink half the time. :thirishdrinkers:

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Reading an overreaction thread five days later makes me sick to my stomach. Pessimist fans remind me of annoying hippies who whine and complain about policies and government, but don't do anything to make the situation better.

I prefer hearing delusional homers over whining pessimists anyday.

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 Post subject: Re: This team isn't ready for anything.......
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Hawken-Dazs wrote:
Reading an overreaction thread five days later makes me sick to my stomach. Pessimist fans remind me of annoying hippies who whine and complain about policies and government, but don't do anything to make the situation better.

I prefer hearing delusional homers over whining pessimists anyday.

I don't know. Pessimist fans come out of the woodwork after a loss, but they can just as easily be cheered up.

delusional homers ruin the board for me, however, because anytime you try to have any critical analysis of the team or individual players they get all rabid and fanboy and attack the poster and make intelligent debate impossible. Said intelligent debate being my whole reason for wanting to come here, I find them even worse.

At least the pessimists want to find reasons to cheer. the delusional homers just want to outshout anything they don't want to hear.

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what are you people talking about? We have Russell Wilson! He told god to only make him 5'10 so the other team would have a chance ! C'mon we are starting a dynasty here ! ALL IN YO ! :179422:

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Nancys? I dunno. Help me.

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Nancys? I dunno. Help me.

Obviously, it's Nancy's


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