Jan 082011

Marshawn Lynch.

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:

Autopsy: My Corpse Shall Rise Again

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
Web Reporter
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.

  5 Responses to ““THAT’S METAL!” – BUT IT’S NOT MUSIC (No. 26)”

  1. Fuck yeah! Congrats on that 🙂

  2. That was awesome by the way! And I know shit about American Football

    • Thank you! As offensive shoot-outs go, it was an amazing game to watch, and man, Qwest Field was LOUD. And of course, what made it particularly sweet was that no one (including me) thought the Seahawks would win. First NFL team to make the playoffs with a losing record, and now, of course, the first team with a losing record to win a playoff game — against the defending Super Bowl champions, no less. But for Lynch’s amazing run, the Saints would be moving on instead of going home. Fucking metal!

  3. Congrats on the win. Your team did a hell of lot better in the postseason than mine did.

    • Thanks. I’m sure the fun will be short-lived. I think the odds against the Seahawks beating the Saints were 10-1. The odds of beating the Bears in Chicago are bound to be even longer. Still, I’d rather we have that match-up than playing the Falcons in Atlanta, which would have been the result if the Packers hadn’t beaten the Eagles yesterday.

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