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Seattle Seahawks Roundup

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After what can only be generously termed as an average start to last year’s NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks went on to win seven of their last eight games to enter the postseason with a winning record for the first time since 2007. They won their first road playoff game since 1983, defeating the Washington Redskins, and they were about 30 seconds away from advancing to the NFC Championship game for the first time since the year they advanced to the Super Bowl against the Team That Shall Not Be Named.

So, you might say that expectations are high for the isolated upstarts from the Pacific Northwest. What have they been doing during the offseason? Let’s take a look.

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War Room: Draft Day Suit Takes on the First Round of the 2012 NFL Draft

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NFL Football fans! Are you awake? Craving input? Trying to decide if you should proudly wear your favorite team’s jersey to the mall or buy out all of the head-sized paper bags at the local grocery store? Well, the writers at Draft Day Suit have done our part to help you make these important, football-related decisions for next season. Our painstaking research and in-depth analysis of each team’s first round pick will surely arm you with the bragging rights and information that you crave.

Actually, we just chose our favorite team’s picks and, for the most part, lambasted them. I mean, that’s why you come here, right? Right.

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Randy Moss Wants to “Unretire”

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Being an NFL player must be the greatest job in the world. I mean, that’s how it seems to me. Why else would players subject themselves to severe physical injury in their 20s and early to mid 30s, retire, and then want to come back? Is it the camaraderie with teammates, the thrill of defeating the competition, the satisfaction of breaking records, the monetary compensation?

It’s probably the money.

Of course, I would say this, as I am not an NFL athlete. Still, it’s the only reason I can come up with for Randy Moss’s announcement, via a live Ustream chat, that he wants to play again in 2012. Moss, who turned 35 on February 13, said in the video, “I wanna play football. Your boy is going to come back here and play some football, so I’m really excited. I had some things I had to adjust in my life.”

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LA Greenlights NFL Team

Tuesday the LA City Council voted to give the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) the go-ahead to build a stadium in the downtown Los Angeles location.

Los Angeles has been without a pro football team since 1994 when the Raiders moved back to Oakland and the Rams left for St. Louis. While an environmental impact report will still take about 8 months to complete, this is as far as any group has gotten on a new stadium deal in recent history. The Council said that it expects for the project to give a huge boost to the LA economy. AEG, the development group that will back the project, says it will not require any public funds. The stadium, and moving an existing portion of the Los Angeles Convention Center, is projected to cost 1.2 billion dollars.

Ed Roski and the Majestic Realty Company is still attempting to go forward with plans for a stadium in the City of Industry, a location east of the downtown area.

If approved the stadium in the downtown/convention center location is projected to be completed by the start of the 2016 season. Of course this raises the question of which team will move to LA? The top contenders seem to be:

  • The San Diego Chargers-While San Diego got behind the development of Petco Stadium, it seems to be dragging its feet on fixing up the football digs. Qualcomm Stadium is not in the best shape, the city is strapped for cash and seemingly unwilling to help out, or dump money into a sinking ship. The move to LA could retain fans, give them a new venue in the near future. Their current lease with the city and terms of ownership between current Chargers owners and AEG seem to be the only unknowns.
  • The Oakland Raiders-Having the Raiders back in LA would suck even though their current stadium lease looks to be less of a stumbling block than other teams. Less likely? Please, God, no.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings- These 3 teams, while their names keep coming up, seem to be unlikely because, again, the lease agreements with the stadiums/cities that they are in are difficult to get out of in the time frame that may be needed for the LA agreement.

While the NFL coming to Los Angeles is still a few years out, Tuesday’s agreement is getting the ball rolling in that direction, and that is good news for Angelenos who have been waiting, impatiently, for almost 20 years.

Kendra wants the Chargers to move to LA… only so she can go see her beloved Broncos a little more often.

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McNabb to Vikings?

It looks as if the Redskins and the Vikings have completed their trade for McNabb, bringing Donovan to the Vikings and the Redskins getting… anything they could get.  Couple of draft picks or something. Does it matter? I think what matters most is the the Redskins decided that 78 million dollars can be better spent. For example:

You could buy one of those tiny giraffes from the DirectTV commercials.

You could buy everything in the “As Seen On TV” store.

You could rent high profile billboards on major interstates for the sole purpose of mocking Brett Favre, and even have enough leftover for… 300 flying cars.

Now I ask you: What’s better? Donovan McNabb or 300 flying cars?

The answer: One flying car is better. If you even thought about this question, you have been eliminated. (taps index card on podium, offers disapproving head wag)

Next Question:

Would you rather have 70 cars that turn into boats, or one Donovan McNabb for 4 months?

If you answered Donovan McNabb, you are dead inside. Boat cars are one of God’s greatest gifts to man. Imagine you go to the beach with your friends, turn to one and say, “Hey, you want to go to Cuba?” How fucking cool would that be? You could basically have your own navy of awesome boat cars… or Donovan McNabb.  And your boat car will never whine about its knee and will eventually learn the overtime rules. Is there really a choice here? No.

Next question. This one’s for double the points:

How many Brett Favres does it take to screw in a light bulb?

“Screw? Who said screw? Yee-haw!!”  -Brett Favre

(See? If I had 78 million dollars, this is exactly the kind of thing I would do on billboards all over the country. Then I would just fly around in my fleet of awesome flying cars and laugh all of the time.)

The terms of the Minnesota deal weren’t disclosed, but it’s probably in the 35 flying car range. And if you remember our formula from earlier (1 flying car = better than Donovan McNabb), you can extrapolate that the Vikings got ripped off.

Tarvaris Jackson is now in Seattle, and if you listen closely, you can still hear Seahawk fans cheering, “Oh.”

Can you tell I’m still bitter about the lockout? Well, I am. Whatever.