Hello Field Gulls patrons! Man am I feeling rested today. But, boy, did I have a bit of a doozy this past weekend!
Some of you may have seen the box score and seen Falcons: 30, Panthers 28. Some of you many not know if we won or lost. Some of you might have seen the highlights on teh ESPNs. Either way, let me tell you a little bit more about how it went down, at least for me personally...
So to give you some background, I was watching the game, naturally, and we were up 28 to 27 with one minute to go. The Falcons, down one, had the ball at their own 1 yard line. So they needed about 65-70 yards to get into Matt Bryant's FG range. I'm sitting there thinking, "they don't have any timeouts, and we've sacked Matt Ryan seven times so far... We got this." Next thing I know, Roddy White is catching a 56 yard bomb over our free safety Haruki Nakamura. At this point, I knew that they couldn't get any more yards or Bryant would make the kick, no problem. So then we proceed to give up another twenty or so yards on two or three plays, before surrendering a short, game-winning FG.
As if someone had just shot my dog, stole my car and took a dump in my bathroom without a courtesy flush, I threw my hands in the air, my legs gave out and I fell to the floor, hitting my head on my coffee table and then again on my fireplace.
It was there I spent the next 40 hours in a dream-like state, remembering back to the times when we were playing for NFC Championship games... back to the times when we could stop a team from going 70 yards in under a minute with no timeouts so we could actually win a football game.
I have also, maybe by some subconscious method of self-preservation, completely moved on from the Falcons game, and have set my blurred sights on your Seattle Seahawks. So without further ado, I would like to open the floor to you, my fine feathered friends. If there's anything you would like to know about our team, by all means ask. If you're curious about the perception of your team, by all means ask. As always, my fellow Cat Scratch Readers and I promise to keep it friendly and super professional... I mean obviously... just look at this fanpost.