Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Long live the Seattle Seahawks. (Or, as they are known to The Ford's coworkers, both past and present, "Seeeeeahawwwwwwwwwks!!!!!!!!")

In fact, his coworkers got a taste of The Official Insanity, when The Ford wrote down -- in writing, no less -- that the 'Hawks would WIN THE SUPER BOWL.

Now, some might view that as either crazy, or an act of hubris designed to bring down the wrath of the gods.

Much like Matt Hasselbeck's "We'll take the ball, and we're gonna SCORE!"

But The Ford, well, he sees that as one of the greatest moments in Seahawks history.

Sure, you can have your Monday Night Football moments, and your drive to Super Bowl XL.

The Ford, he'll take the first time in his life he can remember being truly confident in the Seahawks. What's more, it was the first time he can remember anyone else, associated with the team or not, being truly confident.

Now, the Seahawks didn't win. Indeed, they self-destructed in a truly horrific way. But still, there's something to be said for attempting greatness, even if one doesn't actually achieve it.

It's why we appreciate the GuaranSheed, even when it doesn't come true.
It's why we forgive Chad Johnson his 3-2 record in games he guaranteed two seasons ago.

Only by acts of hubris, punished or not, do we grow as a people.

That, and, well, damn it, The Ford really did think they were going to score. Effin' Packers.

While we're at it, let's give a shout-out to Stan Gelbaugh.

Because when they list The Ford's Tecmo Super Bowl accomplishments on his tombstone -- and they will, by God -- they'll say, "Eschewed using Bo Jackson for many years, on multiple platforms, and made Stan Gelbaugh -- and Scott Zolak -- Pro Bowl QBs on the Super Nintendo.

(The Ford also made Robb Thomas a Pro Bowl wide receiver with both the Chiefs on the Nintendo and with the 'Hawks on the SNES, but, well, when you're working with the gold that is Stan Gelbaugh, it can't help but rub off on others.)


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