Monday, January 10, 2011

The Run Felt Round the World

Marshawn Lynch's epic 67-yard touchdown run not only turned the tide of the playoff game against the Saints, it also created considerable seismic activity according to this article. John Vidale, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, says that a seismic monitoring station about 100 yards west of the stadium registered seismic activity during Lynch's fourth-quarter run that clinched Seattle's 41-36 victory. Vidale says the shaking lasted about 30 seconds and then faded off for another minute.

So not only is the 12th Man Army the loudest in the NFL, it's also capable of creating an earthquake. It's probably for the best Ken Bering didn't move the team to Los Angeles in the 1980's. California could have ended up falling into the Pacific Ocean.

12 Reasons the Seahawks Deserve to be in the Playoffs

Because Seattle deserves a break after enduring the Sonics leaving and the Mariners sucking.
Their coach doesn't have a well-publicized foot fetish.
Because even the sun shines on a dog's ass sometimes.
Because 7-9 is divine.
Because by making the playoffs they'll draft later, so it will be easier to justify a later pick to keep Jake Locker in town.
Because no fans are as passionate as those at Qwest Field. They deserve something. 
New York buys itself a playoff baseball team every year. Sorry that doesn't work in the NFL.
The Seahawks need one more game to decide who their quarterback will be next season.
Without them, no team west of Kansas City would be in the playoffs.
They're riding a one game win streak and momentum is everything in the playoffs.
They beat the Bears in week 6 and they're the number two seed in the NFC.
They won the division.