Sunday, January 16, 2011

Redemption Song

So we take a time out from the hot stove league to wish good luck to the local footballers.  Rarely in life do you get a do-over.  But today the Seahawks get a chance to avenge their playoff loss 4 years ago (almost to the day!) to the Bears at Soldier Field.  To many Seahawk fans that game was more frustrating than the much celebrated Superbowl loss vs the Steelers and the NFL officials the year before. 

On that day in January 2007, Mike Holmgren and Matt Hasselbeck both mismanaged the final drive in regulation that should have resulted in a FG try to win the game.  I won't go into the gory details, but clock mismanagement, poor play calling and ridiculous decision making in the final minute kept Josh Brown's golden foot on the sideline.  'Da Bears ultimately prevailed in overtime, 27-24. 

Fast forward four years and the Seahawks get another chance to win at Soldier Field and host the NFC Championship game the following week.  Go Hawks!

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