herb wrote:I had an exam Monday night and didn't spend the grand to go down to Seattle and catch the Saints/Hawks (thank the lawwd, in hindsight). I'll be there though if the Saints make it back in the playoffs!
Seattle clearly is the team to beat. They look like one of the most complete teams in recent history, and made a very good Saints team look downright ordinary. The advantage the 12th man gives them is crazy, and similar to the boost New Orleans gets from playing at home.
Thankfully for the AFC the Superbowl isn't played in Seattle.
I on the other hand, will be spending a grand (for better or for worse) to go to Seattle if they make the Superbowl.
You're bang on about the Hawks being one of the most complete teams in recent history. I just pray that they stay level-headed and don't get too cocky (or overwhelmed by the playoff situation). All in all, I think if they play up their full capabilities, these guys should win the Super Bowl. I don't even see the Patriots or Bronco's being able to take out Seattle if both teams are playing at 100%.
Even if the Hawks don't win it this year, I love the core that they have in place. Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, Golden Tait, etc., etc., These guys should be a contender for a number of years.......dare I say, of the same mold as a Dallas, San Fran, and Green Bay from the 90's? (or a Colts/Pats from the 00's). Peter Carol is an amazing coach as well.
Seahawks have the chance to do something real special here and given the Pacific Northwest's severe lack of sporting success, it would be a welcoming change.........for a change.