Seattle Sports Hell Goes Camping

I’m not gonna lie to you, there could be better days during the year to leave this dump and go camping in another dump for four days, but this is the weekend it works best for my family, so I’m falling in line.

I’ll admit, I’m not thrilled about missing the third pre-season game, which is also Russell Wilson’s first start as a professional, but who knows, maybe I’ll get lucky.  Come 5pm tomorrow, I’m going to test the limits of 710 AM (and probably get nothing but static).  To be perfectly frank, these could be some of the most pivotal four days of the entire year!  What if Russell Wilson does so well they name him the starter for the regular season?  Which would lead to perhaps trading Matt Flynn and keeping Tarvar as a backup … which would lead to Wilson severely twisting his knee in Week 1 … which would lead to yet another season of Tarvar at the helm!

I’d rather not think about that.  My goal is to avoid hearing about the game on Friday, then going home and watching the replay on DVR before turning on my phone or my computer.

In the meantime, this site is going dark.  A website going dark is NOT the end of the world!  You people (what do you mean, “you people”?) will get along just fine without me.

But, just in case, I’ll try to give you some things to occupy your minds while I’m gone.

This article on Greg Halman is making the rounds.  It’s kind of a doozy.

TMQ is back at it.  He actually had his return column last week on the 14th.  And here is his AFC Preview from the 21st.

I’m not a huge fan of the Oral History format, mostly because 80% of the names are people who you don’t recognize and continuously forget who they are throughout.  Nevertheless, “White Men Can’t Jump” is about as good as it gets in my book as far as sports movies are concerned.  Yo mama’s an astronaut …

Here’s an excellent series on hip-hop from the AV Club.  I would recommend going back to the beginning of the series and continuing onward as he takes us through a journey to the year 2000.

Also, if you’re not watching Breaking Bad, what the hell is wrong with you?  Take these next four days to buy all the seasons on DVD (or download them illegally, if that is your wont) and watch them all, in a row.  I’m serious, quit being an asshole and watch this show already!

Finally, turn down the volume on your computer before opening this.  Ron Swanson is my favorite.  My favorite what?  Just my favorite.

The last time I went on vacation, the Mariners were perfect game’d by the worst pitcher in the universe.  What were the odds we’d be facing the very same team this weekend, only this time he’s no longer in the rotation?

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