Seattle Seahawks

OOOOH WEEE! It’s Almost Super Bowl Time!!…oh, and other things

First of all, Happy Lunar New Year ladies and gentleman. It’s the year of the horse, making it “my” year. FINALLY, (according to Chinese Horoscopes lol) things are going to start happening for me. 

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sweet ass snow sculpture from Ice on Whyte

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I don’t really believe that the year I was born in has anything to do with who I am, or what is going to happen (ok, I do a little bit), but I will admit that today was pretty good. A couple of days ago, my “long” struggle with unemployment was ended when I got a call from a Christian elderly care facility offering me a position as a food service attendant (basically I’m a server at an “old folks home”). Today was my first day, and so far I’m loving it. 

I’ve always believed that our friends that are categorized as “Golden” at the movie theatre, have been largely neglected in society. I’ve seen my grandma struggle at various facilities and heard stories from friends and in the news, and its just something that REALLY upsets me. People are people, are people, and I’ve just never gotten why when someone gets old, they are no longer taken seriously and not always afforded the dignity they deserve. Please note: I’m not preaching. It’s not like I’m saying that I’ve never been guilty of this too. It’s just that it makes me really happy to have the chance to give some of favorite people the best service that I can, and to hopefully brighten their day at least a little bit.

So thank you Year of the Horse. Even though it’s only one day in, I feel secure in saying I may have found a job that actually has some meaning to me (other than the pay check).

But anyways, moving on to the stuff you people REALLY care about 😉 . My pick for Super Bowl XLVIII. As always I made a little video up here, so if you want to go and check that out feel free. 

I’ve decided to go against (almost) everything that I’ve read, and say that the Denver Broncos are going to win it all. Some may see this as the obvious choice, because of the historic season that Peyton Manning has had, but it’s not all about him.

Yes, Manning is the better quarterback when compared to Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, but it’s hard to deny just how great Seattle’s defence is. A lot of my (more well known) contemporaries, believe that the “Legion of Boom” is going to stuff Manning, and that without his ability to throw big plays, Denver will be done.

Well my friends, this is my theory. Seattle isn’t the only team with unbelievable defence. If you’ve been watching Denver play in this post season, you would have seen that their defensive line is getting steadily better and better (i.e. not allowing the Patriots to get ANYTHING going, in championship week). Because of this, I believe that both teams are going to have to get creative and go against the norm, to get some points on the board. Denver will have to try and run the ball, and Seattle will have to try and throw it. And that’s what is going to get them. Seattle’s WHOLE offensive strategy is based around Wilson running out of the pocket to make plays and Marshawn Lynch’s workhorse-like running game. 

Based on some of the passes that I’ve seen Russell Wilson throw under pressure, things aren’t looking so bright. Although I said that this game isn’t all about Manning, who can deny that he has the ability to adapt better than anyone, and switch things around to help lead his team to victory? Regardless of who wins though, this is going to be one of those games for the ages, and I’m excited to watch!! (although now I’ll be working, so I’m not sure how much I’ll get to see).

So has your Year of the Horse started off well? Who do you think will win the Super Bowl? Which Super Bowl commercials are you most excited for? Or, do you just not care? Whatever the case, leave a comment!!

Thanks for reading, and I hope all your weekends are off to a good start!! I’ll be seeing you Sunday 😀 

PEACE!!

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Ps I’ll close you out with another rad sculpture from Ice on Whyte

 

Life , and Sports, and Things, and Stuff

Hello there all my lovely internet friends!! Today I have a couple of things to talk about; some of them sports related, some not (btw, what do you think about this whole sports idea? comment below!).

This has been an interesting week. I live in Edmonton and we’ve been having the strangest weather. Unlike the polar vortex that is ravaging the East coast as of late, its been unseasonably warm here. Like-as far as I can remember-January has always been the coldest month, but not this year. I think it was something like 5 degrees celsius here today. I’m not complaining, just saying; its weird.

Along with the warm weather, came an email from the the casting director of the Amazing Race Canada. Alas, as they said in the email “Season 2 of the Amazing Race Canada will not be the season we (you) will be running in.” It was a bit of a bummer I will admit it, but honestly I wouldn’t take back putting ourselves out there for a second. We’ve gotten WAY more views on that video than we ever expected, Russ and I had a lot of fun together and it’s an accomplishment that we are both very proud of. Plus, doing it really helped me hone my editing/writing/being in front of a camera skills.

Speaking of which, I did up another little “Three Days Late NFL Report” that you should go and check out. I talked very briefly about some of the things that went on in the games last Sunday, and discussed tactics that may prove useful for the Broncos and Seahawks in the Super Bowl (the first of a few instalments, leading up to the big game). While we’re on the topic, was I the only one who thought the San Fran/Seattle game was WAY better than the schlacking that was New England at Denver? (get it together Tom Brady)

I really shouldn’t have changed my pick on that one, because Seattle really pulled it out of the bag there in the second half. I know that probably all of you have heard about the pick that Richard Sherman pulled at the end of the game to seal the win for Seattle (and his “horrible, disgraceful” tirade to Erin Andrews right after (seriously people, get over it)), and their call to go for it on 4th and 7th-rather than kick a field goal-was quite the TSN Turning Point, but I have to say that for me neither of those were even the play of the game. My favourite was when, in the third quarter, Seattle fumbled the ball and 49er Jonathan Goodwin recovered it, ran it for a couple of yards, and then in the next play San Francisco scored a touchdown. For those of you who didn’t watch the game, Goodwin is one of those HUGE defence men, and watching him run was fairly entertaining.

Seriously girls (or just people who don’t tune in), football is so much fun to watch, even if you only have a feeble grasp of the rules. It’s almost like a soap opera in a way. The NFL has story lines that have arced over months, and years, many of which are pretty dramatic and make the games that much more interesting; and Superbowl 48 is no exception. The number one offence in the league pitted against the number one defence. Young versus old. “Crazy”(smart) dudes like Richard Sherman will be there, and even though I’m pretty green at this, I can already tell its going to be a gooder.

So if you agree with me, stick around over the next week or so, because I’ll be talking about a whole bunch of stuff Super Bowl related, and will be making my official pick on Saturday the 1st (if you want to get in on my action). I’m even potentially planning a party, that’s how into it I am.

Until next time, have a great weekend. And if you aren’t into the football thing, at least stay for the food (like most of my party guests 😉 ) PEACE!!! 🙂