2019 represents the tenth year of the Enemy Reaction series. It was initially titled “What The Losers Are Saying” back in 2009, then “The Morning Aftermath” in 2010, and the current title and format you’ve come to know and love was spawned in 2011.
So to commemorate this momentous occasion, over the next two weeks there will be a series of Enemy Reaction “year in review” specials that chronicle the entirety of the Pete Carroll era. We are going to skip the Jim Mora season because... well, I’m calling the shots, and I don’t want to relive that garbage.
Each year will have one (and only one) highlight from every game, with the corresponding game thread reactions. Unlike other Enemy Reactions, I am including the losses, so this is as comprehensive as it gets.
We’re starting off with the 2010 season. You get everything from “Big Balls Pete” to Charlie Whitehurst’s moment of glory... and Beastquake. Damn right there’s Beastquake. In their ten losses, not once did they have a win probability of at least 50% in the 2nd half. But these are Pete Carroll’s Seahawks, and somehow they were a win away from hosting the NFC Championship Game.
W 31-6 vs. San Francisco 49ers - Big Balls Pete!
L 31-14 at Denver Broncos - Kelly Jennings was bad
W 27-20 vs. San Diego Chargers - Earl Thomas saves the day
L 20-3 at St. Louis Rams - ...When fake field goals go wrong
W 23-20 at Chicago Bears - Jay Cutler meets the NASCAR package
W 22-10 vs. Arizona Cardinals - Big Mike Williams!
L 33-3 at Oakland Raiders - Reece’s Pieces
L 41-7 vs. New York Giants - Blowout
W 36-18 at Arizona Cardinals - Remember Deon Butler?
L 34-19 at New Orleans Saints - Nice tackling, everyone!
L 42-24 vs. Kansas City Chiefs - Torched by Dwayne Bowe
W 31-14 vs. Carolina Panthers - Lofa!
L 40-21 at San Francisco 49ers - Embarrassment
L 34-18 vs. Atlanta Falcons - Rock bottom
L 38-15 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Matt’s getting too old for this sh-t
W 16-6 vs. St. Louis Rams - NFC West champions!
W 41-36 vs. New Orleans Saints - Beastquake
L 35-24 at Chicago Bears - The End
That was fun, wasn’t it? At least I hope it was. Check back here on Tuesday, August 27th for the 2011 season.
Thanks for reading and go ‘Hawks!