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 Post subject: Bill Simmons picks Hawks over Skins
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Remember when Simmons picked the Seahawks as a SB contender before the season?

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The easiest pick of Round 1 for me. The Seahawks aren't just the most balanced team in football, they're one of the most balanced teams ever. Football Outsiders' DVOA ranked them fourth in offense, fourth in defense and third in special teams. They didn't play a single bad game all season — even in their five losses, they had a chance to win each game in the final minutes. So if you're picking against them, you're doing it for three reasons: You think they're a better home team than road team, you're jumping at the chance to pick against Pete Carroll on the road, and you're banking on Washington's crowd (great fans, by the way) to push their boys to another level...

The Pick: Seattle 30, Washington 17


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same guy who also predicted Russell Wilson would lead us to the promised land as a rookie.

So far he's not wrong....


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Lets add the Super Bowl prediction was pre-season...

Make it or break it Simmons sticks his neck out with far fetched ideas but usually backed by sound logic


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We will see what DVOA means after Sunday. DVOA says we win it right, unless we don't win of course then they just rework the numbers?



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I picked Texans-Seahawks on March 3rd 2011 and I'm still not wrong.

Simmons is boss.

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I picked Texans-Seahawks on March 3rd 2011 and I'm still not wrong.

Simmons is boss.


Did you put 1000 bucks down in Vegas?

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Here's the one thing I don't like about Simmons being on our bandwagon right now (I do acknowledge that he is one of my favorite writers and reading his initial column picking us was nothing short of amazing): But one thing that really irked me was that after our Miami collapse--or maybe the Detroit-- he jumped off our bandwagon saying he was done with us--something to that effect and still annoys me.


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SeaToTheHawks wrote:
Here's the one thing I don't like about Simmons being on our bandwagon right now (I do acknowledge that he is one of my favorite writers and reading his initial column picking us was nothing short of amazing): But one thing that really irked me was that after our Miami collapse--or maybe the Detroit-- he jumped off our bandwagon saying he was done with us--something to that effect and still annoys me.


I recall many reactions on these boards being somewhat similar. That was a tough loss. Simmons' reaction exhibited that he's kind of a fan--his reaction had a bit of hurt in it.

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nanomoz wrote:
SeaToTheHawks wrote:
Here's the one thing I don't like about Simmons being on our bandwagon right now (I do acknowledge that he is one of my favorite writers and reading his initial column picking us was nothing short of amazing): But one thing that really irked me was that after our Miami collapse--or maybe the Detroit-- he jumped off our bandwagon saying he was done with us--something to that effect and still annoys me.


I recall many reactions on these boards being somewhat similar. That was a tough loss. Simmons' reaction exhibited that he's kind of a fan--his reaction had a bit of hurt in it.



You recall correctly. Everyone was being pussies on this board after we lost the Miami game, people were even whispering for Flynn, it was a shame.


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nanomoz wrote:
SeaToTheHawks wrote:
Here's the one thing I don't like about Simmons being on our bandwagon right now (I do acknowledge that he is one of my favorite writers and reading his initial column picking us was nothing short of amazing): But one thing that really irked me was that after our Miami collapse--or maybe the Detroit-- he jumped off our bandwagon saying he was done with us--something to that effect and still annoys me.


I recall many reactions on these boards being somewhat similar. That was a tough loss. Simmons' reaction exhibited that he's kind of a fan--his reaction had a bit of hurt in it.



You recall correctly. Everyone was being pussies on this board after we lost the Miami game, people were even whispering for Flynn, it was a shame.


Pussies. The lot of them.

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