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Playing the Villain

When I do theater I love playing the bad guy. There's more freedom because there are so many different kinds of villains; subtle villains who act like friends, pure villains who don'e even try to hide, scary villains who you know are there somewhere, but can't seem to find, the list goes on and on. But to me the scariest villains are the ones that just don't care. They don't have a sense of right and wrong, they're usually hive minds or robots, and they're so completely different from us that we can't relate to them. I'm a total nerd, so when I think of that kind of villain I can't help but think of The Borg.

They're completely focused, unified, intelligent, and, their most terrifying feature, adaptable. Try and do something to kill them and they'll make it ineffectual in a matter of just a few shots. it's very hard to capture them (aside from a few that get separated from the collective, but that's a different thing all together), impossible to stop them, and no matter how many you kill there are always more just like them. The Borg are the perfect killers. But that's not what they want. They want more knowledge, more technology, more power.

Now, why am I posting this on a Seahawks website? This isn't comic con. This is a football website. Why on earth (or in space) would The Borg have anything to do with the best team in the NFL? Well The Borg have the perfect recipe for total domination, and the Seahawks have started using that formula.

In the bye week the Seahawks lost one of their better cornerbacks after losing another earlier in the season. Their next opponent was one of the best passing attacks in the league, and many analysts were picking the other guys for just that reason. We all know how that turned out. Byron Maxwell played a fantastic game, breaking up two passes of the three thrown his way, and Jeremy Lane used his extensive special teams experience blocking to help with a fumble return for a touchdown. On offense nine players caught at least one pass and none caught more than five. Earlier in the season Sydney Rice went down with an ACL tear and Jermaine Kearse stepped right up in his place. Michael Robinson was sick and Derrick Coleman took the field. If Beastmode went down there is a rookie athletic freak waiting in the wings (who I think we're all very high on) who's actually bigger than Lynch. at times this season the team didn't have any of it's starting line on the field. We're 11th in sacks this season, but no one on the team has more than 7.5. During one game there were seven sacks, but no one had more than one. With two pass rushers out the Seahawks dominated the best offensive line in the league, getting three sacks on one of the most mobile QBs in the league, and getting very close to a few more.

The depth on this team is very evident. THAT's why this team is the best in the league, that's why they have a better chance of winning the superbowl than any team in the league, that's why they are The Borg.

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