67 yards from the line of scrimmage for the winning score in the first NFL playoff round. Six broken tackles. One massive stiff-arm.
Seattle Seahawks: 41
New Orleans Saints: 36
There will be crow. And it will be eaten.
That is all.
Except for the new Hawks theme song:
UPDATE: Okay, this is fucking ridiculous: The crowd uproar at Qwest Field that erupted when Lynch made this run was recorded as a seismic tremor — seriously. Details after the jump.
Here’s the news story, originally reported here (and for you outlanders, “The 12th Man” is the name given Seattle fans by the Seahawks and the Kingdome is the old Seahawks stadium that used to exist adjacent to the new one — Qwest Field):
Seahawks 12th Man Creates Measurable Seismic Tremor?
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network Records Tremor as Marshawn Lynch Runs for TD
Q13 FOX News Online
9:37 PM PST, January 9, 2011
With every yard Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch gained, Qwest Field got louder.
But by the time his 67-yard, eight tackle breaking scamper in Saturday’s playoff game against the New Orleans Saints was over, the 12th man was rocking.
And apparently so was the earth below the stadium.
The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network recorded a small tremor at exactly 4:43 p.m. Saturday afternoon from an old monitoring system near where the Kingdome used to stand.
That time is almost exactly when Lynch broke what turned out to be the game-deciding touchdown run in the 4th quarter, sealing the improbably win by the Seahawks.
And while Qwest Field is famous nationwide for it’s crowd noise, PNSN scientists think their readings show that was the first recorded 12th man tremor, ever.
After all, the “quake” was recorded only at that single SoDo station.