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Monday, February 06, 2006

Monday morning quarterback

Now I know what Monday morning quarterbacking really means.

It means your home team was in the Superbowl on Sunday, and you spent part of Monday thinking about how they lost the big game. You think about how it's going to take another year for them to get to another Superbowl. You think about how the officials made some really poor calls, but then you realize bad calls alone can't defeat your team. You realize the broadcast of the Superbowl seemed to favor the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was subtle. But it was there. The first commercials showed key Steelers players touching the Vince Lombardi trophy. The Seahawks players weren't shown until much later, as if to underscore that they have been chosen team for second place.

At least for a few weeks, the Hawks created a sense of a universal goal in Seattle. We all wanted them to win, but really we were just glad they made it to the Superbowl.
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