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Dustin Ackley – Seattle Mariners

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Seattle Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley took a home a run away from the New York Mets on Monday night with an incredible catch. Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud thought he had hit a homer over the fence in left field. But Ackley ran back to the wall, timed his jump perfectly and reached back to make the grab.

After falling down on his back on the warning track, he kept Seattle pitcher Dominic Leone waiting in suspense until he showed everyone that he had caught it.

“The best catch of Dustin Ackley’s life!” screamed the radio announcer.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/dustin-ackley-catch-rob-home-run_n_5609192.html?utm_hp_ref=sports

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July 26, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Photo of the Day’

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Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA, 1917

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June 24, 2014 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sea-Tac Child with measles may have exposed travelers

Via: KiROTV

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A measles infection in a King County child who was at Sea-Tac International Airport during the contagious period was confirmed Sunday by public health officials.

The person was likely exposed to the measles while overseas.

Most people in King County have immunity to the measles through vaccination, so the risk to the general public is low.

However, a measles outbreak has hit record levels in Washington State.

Two-thirds of the people who have come down with the disease in the last year had opted out of getting vaccinated.

http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/child-measles-may-have-infected-sea-tac-travelers/ngBsr/

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Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers BASTARDS!

 

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June 2, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Photo of the Day’

The Emerald City

Seattle, Washington

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photo by: Thatcher Kelly

http://thatcherkelley.com/

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March 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

undrafted free-agent – Seahawk, Jermaine Kearse going ‘Beast Mode’

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John Schneider – Kearse, Wilson, Lynch. Sherman, Harvin, +++ – Obvious choice of NFL General Manager of the Year.

GO HAWKS!

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February 4, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

what? what did you say?

Via: Huffington Post

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The seeds of Denver’s stunning Super Bowl self-destruction were planted during Wednesday’s practice when coach John Fox decided to turn down the speakers that simulate crowd noise because “it’s not an away game.” (wanna bet?)

A silent snap count would have been so much better because Seattle’s famed 12th Man showed up on Denver’s first play from scrimmage and helped ruin whatever great game plan offensive coordinator Adam Gase and Peyton Manning had come up with.

Instead of thwarting the Seahawks’ stingy secondary and stout front seven, the Broncos fell apart.

MetLife Stadium might not have been as loud as CenturyLink Field, but it was plenty spirited as the start of all Super Bowls are and when Manning lined up in the shotgun and called for the ball from his 14-yard line, his center couldn’t hear the cadence.

Manny Ramirez crouched still and just as Manning stepped up to reset the play, Ramirez’s snap sailed into the north end zone, where running back Knowshon Moreno smothered it for a safety.

“None of us heard the snap count,” Ramirez said. “I thought I did and when I snapped it, I guess Peyton was actually trying to walk up to me at the time. I’m not 100 percent sure. It’s unfortunate things didn’t go as planned.”

“Nobody’s fault,” Manning said. “It was just a noise issue.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/03/denver-broncos-super-bowl-loss-2014_n_4717928.html?utm_hp_ref=sports

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btw: Peyton Manning is one of the BEST querterbacks who have every played the game. PERIOD

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February 4, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nate Silver’s Super Bowl prediction

Via: Salon

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Thirty-four-year-old statistician Nate Silver, described by the AP as an “unabashed numbers geek,” stopped by “The Colbert Report” to share his predictions for the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Silver, who accurately predicted the presidential winner in ALL 50 STATES on his blog in 2012, FiveThirtyEight, has moved from covering politics with the New York Times to covering sports at ESPN.

Of the move, Silver told Colbert: “There’s a lot of coverage you see in politics that’s really just gossip about a serious subject, and we want to take a fun subject and be overly serious about it at times.”

But Silver’s analysis of this year’s Super Bowl winner is tough, admits Silver, because both teams are “really good.”

This is only the eighth time that the two best teams  (Denver Number 1 offense – Seattle Number 1 defense) have met in the Super Bowl,” he said. “Usually someone gets upset along the way, so that makes my job really tough.”

Although “the numbers say it’s going to be a tie,” Silver is betting on the Seattle Seahawks, because their numbers were great last year, too.

http://www.salon.com/2014/01/28/here_is_nate_silvers_prediction_for_the_super_bowl/

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Good enough for me – GO HAWKS!

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January 30, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#25 – All-Pro Cornerback Richard Sherman – Seattle Seahawks

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Via: Field Gulls

“Defending Richard Sherman”

In all my years of loving this  team, I have never seen a player like #25.

He’s arguably the game’s  best cornerback and he will be the first, second, and third person to  let you know about it.

To play cornerback, you have to have attitude  and arrogance and he lacks neither.  He’s brash.  He’s cocky.  He’s  loosely-lipped and he’s not afraid to speak his mind.  He’s all these  different components mixed together and put in a blender—and for most of  you, the final concoction is sour.  He is also very easy to  dislike—unless, of course, you’re a Seahawks fan.  He talks a lot—maybe a  bit too much for my liking—but one thing that you won’t find anyone say  is that the man’s elite-level of play on the field fails to back up his  mouth.  He strives in living in the minds of his opponents.

For him,  the mental side of the game is every bit as important—if not more  so—than the physical part.

He’s a man with an enormous chip on his  shoulder, going back to his Stanford days with Jim Harbaugh.   He’s also a very smart guy—born in Compton, educated at Stanford.   He’s likely seen both feast and famine in his life, and his  intelligence, coupled with probably a very real Compton-earned street  education, makes him a different kind of guy and a lot of fans across  the country can’t handle it.

http://www.fieldgulls.com/2014/1/21/5330240/defending-richard-sherman

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January 22, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seahawks Marshan Lynch DESTROYS Saints Tracy Porter

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“I don’t run to get tackled” – Seattle Seahawks, Number 24, Marshsawn Lynch

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GO HAWKS!

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January 13, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seattle Seahawks – Golden Tate – amazing one-hand touchdown!

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FINAL – Seattle 33 – Atlanta 10

GO HAWKS!

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November 11, 2013 Posted by | gif | , , , , , , | Leave a comment