Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII photoblog: Day 2

An evening in Super Bowl Boulevard

 

Took a photo of these yesterday and they didn't turn out but they are so cool I had to go back and try it again.  I'd like to buy them but they aren't $200 cool to me.

Took a photo of these yesterday and they didn’t turn out but they are so cool I had to go back and try it again. I’d like to buy them but they aren’t $200 cool to me.

Ran into these two guys again today.  They must really like Macy's.

Ran into these two guys again today. They must really like Macy’s.

Marshawn Lynch running wild, I did have a little talk with him about the way he was handling the ball.  I said, "I know you're 'Bout that action boss' but you need to remember to hold the ball high and tight!"

Marshawn Lynch running wild, I did have a little talk with him about the way he was handling the ball. I said, “I know you’re ‘Bout that action boss’ but you need to remember to hold the ball high and tight!”

This gamer looked like he was taking the action a little too far when he started punching his girl friend.  He didn't really but in the photo it sure looks like he was going to.

This gamer looked like he was taking the action a little too far when he started punching his girl friend. He didn’t really but in the photo it sure looks like he was going to.

This is the Camaro that "Papa" John Schnatter paid $250,000 for.  This is the actual car that he drove when he founded the pizza chain.  No wonder he was able to get customers their pizza quickly.

This is the Camaro that “Papa” John Schnatter paid $250,000 for. This is the actual car that he drove when he founded the pizza chain. No wonder he was able to get customers their pizza quickly.

This is the souther stage of the NFL Network Super Bowl Boulavard.

This is the souther stage of the NFL Network Super Bowl Boulevard.

This is someone from KIRO but I don't know who.  Figured someone would know.

This is someone from KIRO but I don’t know who. Figured someone would know.

Having the Empire State Building lit up in orange did not make me a very happy Camper.  The Nation thinks the Bronco's will win.  Guess what?  They are wrong! Go Seahawks!

Having the Empire State Building lit up in orange did not make me a very happy Camper. The Nation thinks the Bronco’s will win. Guess what? They are wrong! Go Seahawks!

Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII photoblog: Day 1

The day after my arrival

 

Seahawks taking over Macy's on 34th Street!

Seahawks taking over Macy’s on 34th Street!

As you walked into the front door of Macy's on 34th street you were greater by a pale and faceless 12th man.
As I walked into the front door of Macy’s on 34th street I was greeted by a very pale and faceless 12th man, I question the company he’s keeping.

Jake Locker turned his back on the media.  Tomorrow I'm heading over to the league offices to inform them.

Jake Locker turned his back on the media. Tomorrow I’m heading over to the league offices to inform them.

Russell Wilson looks very focused.  I tried talking to him for 12 minutes but he never even looked at me.

Russell Wilson looks very focused. I tried talking to him for 12 minutes but he never even looked at me.

Ran into Russell Wilson upstairs and this time he just ran away from me.  Saw Peyton Manning up there too but he's not as mobil and I ran into him on accident and nearly knocked him over.  That is the most pressure Manning has seen all post season.

Ran into Russell Wilson upstairs and this time he just ran away from me. Saw a less mobil Peyton Manning up there too.  I accidentally ran into him and nearly knocked him over. That is the most pressure Manning has seen all post season.

Looks like I wasn't the only one Russell Wilson was avoiding today.

Looks like I wasn’t the only one Russell Wilson was avoiding today.

Things got a little tense in a Seahawks vs. Broncos standoff.  Don't worry guys, I got your back! Go Seahawks!

Things got a little tense in a Seahawks vs. Broncos standoff. Don’t worry guys, I got your back! Go Seahawks!

 

Divisional Playoffs: Saints vs Seahawks Gameday Weather

 

W is for Win… and WindyWindy

Mother Nature sure is making things easy for me today! We have two disturbances moving through the area, one Friday night through Saturday morning (early morning) and one Saturday evening through Sunday morning. Both systems are bringing in heavy rain and moderate to heavy winds for all day Saturday.

As far as the game is concern… remember when the Seahawks traveled to Carolina (I believe 2008?) and the game was a low scoring affair because neither kicker could kick into the wind? I believe we will have a repeat of that tomorrow! Your gameday weather will be almost exactly what you see when you venture on out and head toward the game: wind, wind and more wind with periods of heavy rain. Temps will also be dropping by the time the game starts. Right now at time of post (Friday night at 11pm), temps were in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s for most of Western Washington. Game time high expected to be around 45-47 degrees. As always, I’ll update this post with some “nowcasting” before the game starts and during the game if something big happens.

So dress warm, wear those loud shoes and loud gloves and be ready to shout louder than the howl of the wind! #GoHawks

 

Seahawks 28

Saints 17

Week 17: Rams vs Seahawks Gameday Weather

The End is Near!

 

overcast… and that is all we need to know! Seahawks will END the Rams year with a win, 2014 is near meaning 2013 comes to an end, Seahawks will win a NFC first place seed and end everyone else’s day when they realize they have to come to CLink through out the playoffs… yes indeed… the end is near!

 

But the fog is not! Today we will see fog turning to overcast with temps hovering between 40-44 degrees with no sun in sight… nor is there any precip in sight. Not that we care, the Seahawks will win in any type of weather and we will show up no matter what is forecasted!

 

So, dress warm (unless you carry around 2-5 cans of body paint… ahem 12th Hulk) and be ready to be as loud as the 12thman can be! See you in 2014!

 

Go Hawks!

Seahawks 35

Rams 14

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Week 16: Cardinals vs Seahawks Gameday Weather

NFC West AND NFC Champs?

ShowersPerhaps! Both can happen today with a win by Seattle! But first, they must battle the elements that we typically see in Seattle: WET. We will not see much in the way of heavy rain, or even light rain. In fact, we are looking clear of any moisture up in the atmosphere for the game. However, we will probably see moisture in the form of mist which will not show up on live radar. With that said, there is a system heading our way and showers are just now showing up south of Vancouver Island; I believe Seattle will be in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains.

 

Temps for the game will be slightly warmer than what we are normally accustomed to I expect to see around 49 degrees with temps already at 47 degrees at time of this post (8am Sunday).  Winds will be from the south southwest but will be light: expect to see about 5-10mph winds.

 

So, dress for a win, stay warm and dry and enjoy the game!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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GO HAWKS!

Seahawks 31

Cardinals 14

Week 13: Saints vs Seahawks Gameday Weather MNF

Monday Night Football in Seattle!

cold  Are you all ready for some football? Monday night football in the Great Pacific Northwest?! I am! Next question, if you are heading to the game, are you layering up? You might want to consider it as temperatures will be around 30 degrees at some point during the game. Vague? Kinda. The problem is, the arctic cold air is taking its sweet time filtering into our area, and with that, temps are staying at their high of 43 degrees; most likely stay there for the start of the game. However, (comma dramatic pause) the wind direction just north of the border, where the Fraser Valley Outflow is located, are now coming from the NNE; a strong indication that that arctic air mass is now starting to filter into the area. How fast or slow is the million dollar question.  I am holding onto the thought that temps will drop fairly dramatically as that arctic air filters into the Seattle area, thus the 30 degree prediction.

 

What about snow? Doubtful! However, (comma dramatic pause) there certainly are scattered showers around the Puget Sound area… and it is not out of the realm of possibilities to have one of these scattered showers travel over Seattle and Clink. If that happens, we COULD see 0.5 to 2 inches depending on how heavy the showers are.

 

This is a fairly vague forecast, and for that I do apologize, but there is a lot of uncertainty with the forecast, even from now (3pm) to end of the game. A lot of ‘nowcasting’ will be in order so please check back.

 

Meanwhile, GO HAWKS!

Seahawks 28

Saints 21

Who is the Best Seahawks Team?

Greatest Seahawks team

 

By Carl Hoglin

 

The 2013 Seahawks team has managed a franchise best record at 9-1, but are they the best Seahawks team?

The Seahawks have been to one Super Bowl, and they are the only team in the NFL to attend both the AFC and NFC Championship games.

Lately the question has been that, “Are we witnessing the greatest Seahawks team?”

Statistically we can compare two different teams and make our own judgement.  But let’s throw a little wrench into this, and compare three different teams.

As mentioned before, the Seahawks are the only team to have attended both AFC and NFC championship games.  The 2005 Seahawks as we all know went to the Super Bowl.  The 1983 Seahawks team managed to get to the AFC Championship game.  Therefore both of these teams are viable in contrast as the Greatest Seahawks team.  Comparing these three teams should be a lot of fun!  All of these stats will be compared through the first ten games of the season regardless of the bye week.  The 1983 team didn’t have a bye week, and the 2005 Seahawks had their bye week in week 8.  The current team the bye week is week 12.

                                 2013                                       2005                                         1983

Total Record               9-1                                           8-2                                            6-4

(Home Wins)               4-0                                           5-0                                            3-2

(Away Wins)                5-1                                           3-2                                            3-2

Points For                   265                                           272                                           246

Points Against             159                                           187                                           225

Total Offense            3,620                                        3,892                                        3,071

Total Defense            2,890                                        3,158                                        3,744

Total Sacks                  30                                              34                                            27

Interceptions               13                                                9                                             20

 

Surprised at how close they are?  It’s actually very interesting data.

There really isn’t a clear cut greatest team off these statistics.  Three different teams, three different coaches, not a single player that played on two of these teams.  We can delve deeper into the depths of these statistics and get a little bit more personal.  If all of these stats are fairly close, we can break down a few key positions to see if there is any big difference.

Quarterbacks

  •   Russell Wilson                      163/257(63%)     2,132 yards    17 TD 6 INT
  •   Matt Hasselbeck                   200/316(63%)     2,357 yards    12 TD 7 INT
  •   Jim Zorn*                              103/205(50%)     1,166 yards     7 TD 7 INT

*These comparisons were through the first ten games of the season.  However Jim Zorn only started 8 games in the 1983 season.

Running Backs

  • Marshawn Lynch                    191 carries          871 yards          7 TD
  • Shaun Alexander                   232  carries         1229 yards       19 TD
  • Curt Warner                          198 carries          889 yards          8 TD

Wide Receivers

  • Golden Tate                           41 catches           574 yards          4 TD
  • Joe Jurevicius**                      36 catches           421 yards          5 TD
  • Steve Largent                         38 catches           547 yards          6 TD

** Jurevicius was chosen because Darrell Jackson only played 6 games that year and didn’t meet the minimum requirement of 10 games.

While the argument can be made that the current team we are watching is the greatest Seahawks team ever,

Bruce Irvin, the look says it all.  Photo by Brett Bivens

Bruce Irvin, the look says it all. Photo by Brett Bivens

the stats are really similar to the other two great Seahawks teams.  Each team has its strengths and weaknesses.  Chuck Knox, Mike Holmgren, and Pete Carroll all have run  unique football teams that had great players in key positions.

Maybe it is too early to compare these three great teams to decide which one is the greatest.

At the end of the season we can again look at these stats and re-visit the argument as to which Seahawks team should be crowned the greatest Seahawks team?

Week 11: Vikings vs Seahawks Gameday Weather

It is starting to look like…

A typical Western Washington fall!

 

ShowersToday we will see showers off and on with a game time high near 50 degrees; it is already 47°. At time of post, a weak system ushered in moisture from the south southwest direction. This left the southern part of Seattle on the border between rain and the rain shadow. Those coming from Everett will see dry conditions.

 

As mentioned, the disturbance is moving over Western Washington now and will leave pockets of rain showers for the game. It is windy; we saw a guest of 22mph in Seattle but I don’t think it will effect the game much given the SSW direction and the fact the wind should die down after the front passes by. Emphasis placed on should as model runs indicate that to be true. 

 

For this curious and have not heard yet, a major “Pineapple Express” style storm is heading our way for Monday through Tuesday. It appears to be a 24 hour event of nothing but rain. We are looking at 0.5 inches of rain being the minimum and possible 1.50 inches of rain being the maximum. Good news is, we look fairly dry ice that storm passes by possible through the weekend!

 

My fearless predictions:

Seahawks 31 Vikings 10

Go Hawks

Week 9: Buccaneers vs Seahawks Gameday Weather

 Rain Rain Go Away

partly-cloudy-day

 

So… the Seahawks DO play in Seattle after all! It seems like so long ago when the Seahawks played at home… likewise It has been awhile since the Seahawks had to play in adverse rainy weather. Back in September 13th the Seahawks played at home against the 49ers during a stormy, lightning and thunder, night. A week later, they played Jacksonville that saw 20mph sustained winds but the rain quickly gave way to sunshine.  October 13th, the Seahawks played at home against the Titans in nearly perfect football weather. Tomorrow, the ‘bucs come to town and will see nothing like the two stormy games, but will not see perfect weather either.

 

The weather models differ a bit when it comes to pinpointing the rain so I will leave a chance of rain for the game, although, I think it will be dry; the greatest chance of rain will be in the morning and pre-game. The winds will be light and a non-factor. Cloud cover will diminish as the night goes on… in fact; I believe we will see the sun tomorrow for the most part… so call it partly sunny. Temps will be on the chilly side; looking at a game time temp of about 45 degrees.

 

All in all the field should be drained and the ball should stay dry! Go Hawks #LOB (Lets be great).

 

Seahawks 27

‘Bucs 9

Week 6: Titans at Seahawks Gameday Weather

Near perfect football weather!

 

partly-cloudy-day That is all… no thunderstorms, no snow, no sideways driving rain, no wild winds – just a marine layer cloud cover and sunshine.

Marine layer clouds SHOULD burn off by the time the game starts; I would be highly surprised if they did not. With that said, it should be a non-factor as the sun will be already past its peak and heading off towards the west. Temps will hold steady at about 53 degrees… but keep in mind, any sun break and the temps will jump about 10 degrees — look for a high of 61 degrees.

Looking ahead, we are heading into an extended dry period that will last through early next week;  rarity for a Seattle October.

Enjoy the game! Seahawks 28 Titans 12

#gohawks

#lbg (lets be great)

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