Seahawks vs. Cowboys
Sports Weekend Day two is upon us. After watching Southern Cal beat Washington the day before, it was time to check out the Seahawks in action. Little to my knowledge, the Seahawks have sold out 16 straight seasons so I was forced to buy tickets from certified scalpers. After paying a small ransom for parking, we did a quick walkthrough the stadium parking lot and headed to the Pyramid Brewery for some lunch. I like their beer, and the food isn't too shabby. We get to our seats way up at the top (uncovered) about 10 minutes before kickoff. Qwest Field is a very odd shaped stadium. I really don't know what hippie architect created it, but they definitely weren't a sports fan. They say the roof covers 70% of the stadium, but I'm not so sure. Anyway, some extra seating could definitely be thrown in. A new scoreboard is also in order. I had to scan 8 different scoreboards to get all the information I needed. Oh, and forget about getting a score for another game. The updates happen maybe once a quarter, and by the time you realize what board it's on, they are gone.
Evan and I were lucky enough to witness history. Believe it or not, this was the first game at Qwest Field that it actually rained during the game! Four years in "rainy" Seattle and not once did it rain during a home game. Evan hooked us up with some trendy Seahawks ponchos in the 2nd quarter so we wouldn't be soaked. For the most part, the game was pretty uneventful. Shaun Alexander was shutdown, Julius Jones didn't even make the trip, and the rest of the offense just decided to not play. So, it was pretty miserable sitting in the cold and rain, watching two teams battle it out for bragging rights to being the least productive.
The best part of the game happened in the final two minutes. The Cowboys had the lead 10-3, and were dominating. Hasselbeck made a couple great throws, Shaun finally got a decent run, and Ryan Hannam (who?) caught a td to tie it up. So, with time almost expired I'm thinking OT. Not so fast. The Cowgirls get a huge kickoff return and are making an impressive drive. 30 seconds or less left, Cowgirls are at midfield, and then WHAMMY! Bledsoe throws a pick and Babineaux takes it down to the 31 setting up a 50 yard kick by Josh Brown for the win. Well, the gods must have been smiling on Brown, because after missing a FG to send the Skins game to OT, he comes back and hits this one for the win. 10 points in 46 seconds for the Seahawks and the place erupts in cheers. Now, I'm not a Seahawks fan yet, but I despise the Cowgirls. It was great to watch those Dallas Bandwagoners' faces. Total disbelief. As they walked out, heads hanging low, a Seahawks faithful shouts "Hey Cowboy fan! 1991 called and they want their Starter jacket back!"
After getting lost finding the highway (I guess it's not eco-friendly to post road signs), we hit up Fatburger and then watched an amazing Game 2 of the World Series.
Thus concludes Sports Weekend. Hopefully I'll get some Mariners tickets for next year and have round two.