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I've been trying to write tonight, but I can't seem to keep my attention on my duties when there's a national election going on ...

So, I guess to waste time, I'll go ahead and talk a little Seahawks and NFL here, in what's fast becoming a weekly segment.

You can't say that the Seahawks were looking ahead to the showdown against the Rams when they took on the Raiders in the first of two Monday Night games last night ... unless you consider a 16-0 shutout with nine sacks from our defense (three shy of a single-game record) as "looking ahead." Look, what can I say? We're 1-2 against teams with winning records (1-1 against .500 teams), I'm not gonna say we're Super Bowl bound. Still a lot of ifs in this scenario, but those things get quelled with a victory over the Rams at home this week. If, by the grace of Steve Largent, we manage to win this week, we'll have an insurmountable lead in the division, and then I'll boldly proclaim that the Seahawks can turn their sights to grabbing that Number 1 seed in the NFC.

Regardless of what happens, there are two things I'm certain of: The Chicago Bears are susceptible to sub-.500 teams beating the pants off of them, and the Seattle Seahawks have an inferior schedule down the stretch.

After the Rams, we face San Francisco twice and Arizona once more. I don't care what San Fran did to Minnesota, that HAS to be three wins for us. If it's not, we've got more to worry about than meets the eye right now. Besides those divisional cupcakes, we play both the Bays. Green Bay is a joke, all we have to do is force Favre into his usual assortment of questionable throws and they'll crumble. Tampa Bay, at the end of the season, will be playing for pride with an inexperienced quarterback and a nonexistant running game. Those are five must-wins right there. Then, we play the VERY tough AFC west two more times. San Diego will be in Seattle and that'll be a dogfight. Going to Denver, I'm almost ready to call that an unwinable game. If you thought going into Kansas City was tough, just wait until you're in Denver in the beginning of December. The only hope we have there is the fact that Jake Plummer is completely incompetent, but if we don't rise to the challenge on defense, it won't matter. He could throw ten times in that game as long as their running backs explode for 200+ yards like they're very capable of doing.

It all kinda hinges on this week, though. Looking back from the end of the season, losing to the Rams will make the difference between playing for the Division and playing for Home Field in the playoffs. 'Nuff said.

On to Politics:

I'm assuming the more crucial senate races are out west, because I've still only heard about three Democrats taking over GOP incumbant races so far. OK, maybe not out west, but they are too close to call apparently. Every election night I've ever heard those words uttered, that meant either George W. Bush winning or the Republicans at large. But, we've got the house! FINALLY! Last I read (and I've been refreshing Google News like a porn junkie over here), the Democrats took over 18 seats. All they have to do is handle their business in places they're expected to win, and we'll see the first-ever female Speaker of the House. Of course, I'm assuming Fox News still has even this in doubt, but what can you do?

No, I didn't vote. But, Jesus, I live in New York - and I've only been here for a couple months - I don't think I'm either needed or qualified right now. It's not like I came over here with a firm grasp of New York policy. I still haven't read a New York newspaper since the first couple weeks I was here. I'll make sure to get my ass in gear for the race in Ought-8, though.

And, in other news:

Yes, Britney Spears finally divorced that genius ... er, I mean "loser." Ahh, so he got to bang the hottest pop singer of her generation for a couple years - granted, suffering through the Fat Years of pregnancy - made great headway in getting his very own record deal and clothing deal to sustain his talentless self, is now richer than he was before, AND he doesn't have to deal with all the bullshit of raising children! You can call K-Fed what you want, but he's a millionaire, he's single, and he'll be banging some other hot piece of ass within a month; while Britney is facing a dreaded "Comeback," has to sit with two children (thereby relinquishing the usual Wild Post-Divorce period that other female celebrities got to enjoy, unless she wants to be derided as a "Bad Mother"), AND she's now tainted with that "Twice Married" title. Combine her poor choice in men with the kids she's saddled with, and that's damaged goods all around. Plus, you know, she's gotta be really annoying to be around when you're not sticking it in her. That southern accent and rampant stupidity ... I tell you what, I'd need a LOT of alcohol to deal with THAT shit.
 
 
Current Mood: You Won't Let Those Republicans Defeat Me
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