Sunday, September 21, 2008

Oh Matt, you so funny

Listening to the Seahawks after the game, you can tell how upbeat they all are after earning their first win of the season.

Matt Hasselbeck, on the Seahawks new running game that features more of a north/south running style:

"I said that we want to be on the I-405 or the I-5. No 520, no I-90. Always north/south. I don’t know if everyone gets the joke. [laughter] I think only two guys in here get the joke. Maybe it’s not a good joke."

Thank you, John

After Al Michaels completes his tradition opening consisting of eloquent introductions to the Sunday Night Football matchup, he turns to John Madden, who has this insightful analysis of the Dallas Cowboys:

"They have a really, really good offense."

Thank you, John.

Oh Mike, you so funny

Mike Holmgren, on Matt Hasselbeck's surprising block that led to a Julius Jones touchdown:

"The players loved it. The sideline, the guys that saw it… But, I would rather he didn’t do it. We can’t win the battle and lose the war. He is the one guy that must stay healthy. I’ve said this before, he is not the most graceful guy in the world. I love him, but he is not the most graceful guy in the world. So, when he thinks he is making this great block, it’s kind of a car crash. But, he did, bless his heart, but I did calm him down when he got over to the sideline, [and told him] please don’t do that anymore. I appreciate it, but don’t do it anymore. He’s kind of a hard head sometimes on things."

And then later...

"I think his leadership since all of these things have taken place is wonderful. He has never been a better leader than he is right now. I told him that I appreciate that, and he says it’s all good. Except for the block."

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Oh Matt, you so funny 9

With the Seahawks without their top six wide receivers due to injuries, here is Matt Hasselbeck on why he did not offer to line up at reciever this week:

At times I think I'm funny, but [Coach Holmgren] makes fun of the fact that I think I'm funny. I kinda just give up a little bit. He's pretty funny, but only one guy can try to be funny. I've realized in this relationship I've gotta just try to be the butt of the joke instead of making the joke.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

If I were President...

With politics climbing to the top of our social agenda, here is a paraphrasing of how Pastor Dudley Rutherford opened up yet another brilliant sermon at Shepherd of the Hills Church this weekend:

If I were President...

First, I would make sure they open up an In-N-Out on every street corner.

Second, I would ban the use of 'Commitment to Excellence' in the Oakland Raiders organization.

Finally, I would make it a requirement for every elected government official to read the Bible daily.

And people wonder why I love church so much.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

Thank you, John

Here is some of John Madden's insightful analysis from last night. Not exactly word for word, but from the best of my memory:

All of Manning's routines have changed...his preseason routine...his training camp routine...his pregame routine...his game routine...all of them are different.

The Bears have out-physical-ed the Colts tonight.

Wow. Thank you, John.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008