Just watched the Steelers game. Even down 17-0, I figured they were going to win. It's that kind of a franchise. An elite franchise.
Under Paul Allen, the Seahawks are an elite franchise. Been to the Super Bowl 3 times in the last 12 years. You can pretty much pencil them into the playoffs at the start of every season. When they take the field we expect them to win. They were underdogs yesterday. Fuck that.
They're not the Patriots. Being a Patriots fan is like being a Yankees fan. It's inherited wealth. I just looked it up. Since 1993 - 24 years - they've had 2 quarterbacks, Drew Bledsoe and Tom Brady. They've had 3 head coaches, two of whom were Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick. How do you blow that?
Still, the Hawks are a great team to root for now. Wasn't always that way. I rooted for them anyway. Losses hurt more now, but loses hurt when you expect to win every game. It's better this way.
It's been a great run. The Patsies were just that prior to Bledsoe, everyone's patsie. Note how long Steve Grogan was the QB. Pats got Tony Eason in the class of 1984 daft (ouch!). Hugh Millen? Tom Ramsey, Tommy Hodson, and Jeff Carlson possible the worst NFL quarterback ever.
"I can't believe I came in from hunting to watch this shit!" - My Dad every Sunday of my childhood.