I just can't even handle all the emotions right now. Like. Really. Its making me talk like a flustered teenage girl.
I've had a pretty difficult last few days, between breaking up with a long-time girlfriend and then still going on a trip with her and our mutual group of friends (that sucks) to the zoo, and also dealing with some stress about my potential future internship, I just wasn't in the best of moods. I managed to get back to my apartment a few minutes late, and turned the tv on to see in real-time Russell Wilson fumble the opening snap...
Lets just say the keys in my hand went across the living room.
The game was absolutely stressful, and it didn't help my roommate had no allegiance to ether team and was pulling obnoxiously for the game to go into overtime. I may or may not have cried when Colin freaking Kaepernick ran for eternity on that one play.
On that final drive, I started having flashbacks of Atlanta. Then, my flashbacks changed to that Rams game early in the season. It all came down to our defense, and we have the best defense ever (in my lifetime at least). Suddenly Kaepernick let one go to the right side. My mind instantly registered this anomaly, as the ball NEVER gets thrown into Sherman's domain anymore. My first thought was, "Sherman must have fallen down!"
But when the camera panned far enough to show the Sherman was toe to toe with the receiver, I already knew the tip-pick was coming. The only surprising part was Malcolm Smith being on the receiving end, not Earl Thomas.
I jumped up, sent my phone and remote sprawling across the floor, and fist pumped into thin air. Then I just sank down in my seat and a few more tears welled up in my eyes. It was just raw emotion, and it was good.
So thank you, Russell Wilson. Thank you Richard Sherman. Thank you Kam Chancellor, Marshawn Lynch, and Doug Baldwin. And thank you, Seahawks for giving me a glimmer of positive emotions in this otherwise not-positive weekend.
Lastly, I wrote a little about this game and my flood of emotion in my personal blog if any of you want to read it here. It does have a little bit of religion referenced in it, as a warning, in case you're against reading that.
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