If the rumors are true, god bless the Seattle Supersonics. The only franchise in Seattle history with a title could be coming home. I know the storm won a title but that’s like a dog from Seattle winning the Westminster dog show. A good story and I’m happy for them but you know it’s just not the same.
I am going to be honest (I guess that means I'm normally not honest but I digress). I have not watched a lick of NBA basketball since we were abused by David Stern and his minions. It was too hard. It feels like it’s been a decade. I used to be able to name every player in the NBA and the college they attended, now I will have a hard time naming any player that has entered the league since we left. Besides feeling old it hurts inside. I feel a little ashamed, but so should the NBA. We are a great NBA city.
It feels good to be thinking about it again. I have hated hating the NBA, but I had no choice. I feel like I have been scorned by a woman and now I would take her back with no questions asked. Pathetic but true.
ME: Who have you been seeing? …..Nevermind I don’t want to know.
NBA: Oklahoma City
ME: You Bitch!!!!!
I am ready to forgive and never forget what the NBA has done to me. Let’s hope we never have to go through something like this again. Oh and Sorry Sactown.
The Glove, Reign man, Big paper daddy, Big Smooth, X man, Mac 10, Downtown Freddie Brown , Hawk, Can’t wait.
On January 9th 2011, Qwest Field (now CenturyLink Field), at 4:43pm a small tremor was recorded by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. The cause? Marshawn Lynch putting an end to the defending Super Bowl Champions, New Orleans Saints, playoffs on a run that what will forever be know as “BeastQuake.”
Nearly two years to the day, Lynch pulls off another play that very well may have saved the Seahawks post-season, helped propel them to victory and could be one of the greatest plays in Seahawks Post-Season history. In the second quarter, with nine minutes and change on the clock, the Seahawks started a drive that took over five minutes off the clock as well as scoring a much needed touchdown. Early in that drive Russell Wilson and Lynch had a bad exchange on a zone read resulting in the ball bouncing around on the grass. The game was 14-3 Redskins and the Seahawks were just starting to get things going on both sides of the ball. If the Redskins pick this ball up the season could be over. Instead Marshawn hustles back after feeling something wasn’t right on the exchange. He scoops up the football, like skittles out of a giant bowl, and races 20 yards for another SEAHAWK FIRST Down.
It happened so fast I don’t think most had the time to react to it other then “WOW” we needed that. The “Skittles Scoop” (I’m calling it) gave the Seahawks momentum that they were fighting so hard to obtain after trailing 14-0 early. That play and that drive changed the game and we all know the final result. I’m sure SportsScience on ESPN will do some analysis of the play but what they won’t be able to tell you is that the Skittles Scoop will go down as one of the greatest plays in Seahawk Post-Season history.
In the wake of “Beast Mode” overshadowed by the record season of Shaun Alexander and clouded by the one of the greatest Seahawks of all times, Curt Warner, there played a running back seemingly lost in the “Dark Period” of Seahawk football.
The “Dark Period” 1989-1998 saw one team have a winning record, no playoff appearances and the teams best player was on defense. So it was easy for a running back to have had four straight 1000 yard seasons, 3 Pro Bowls and until Alexander, franchise records for rushing yards in a career, rushing yards in a season as well as rushing TD’s in a season. Chris Warren is that lost runner.
Most Seahawk fans know the name and would say that he was a good running back. Few really knew how great he was. On a team with little to no Quarterback play surrounded by mediocre Wide Receivers and a line that never produced one Pro Bowler during the “Dark Period” Chris Warren was all the offense had and teams knew that. He was a big back, 6’2 225, that had breakaway speed but could run over linebackers if they got in his way.
The fourth round pick (Ferrum Panthers, DIII Virginia) in 1990 started out as a kick return specialist. He spent two seasons as the Seahawks return man while trying to prove that he was a running back. He compiled 17 carries at running back those first two seasons behind Derrick Fenner and John L. Williams. Warrens third year saw his patience and hard work pay off starting 16 games rushing for over a 1000 yards with a 4.6 ypc average. After his fourth straight year rushing for 1000 yards Warren had back to back years for rushing in the mid 800’s. He was hampered by injuries and with new coaches coming in the Seahawks parted their ways with Chris Warren in 1998.
Warren finished his career as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles but played almost three full seasons with the Dallas Cowboys after he departed from Seattle. He was never the same running back after the injuries. In the three seasons with the Cowboys and Eagles he carried the ball only 232 times for 990 yards and 8 tds. He had three seasons alone where he had more attempts when he was a Seahawk. Chris Warren currently is a Running Back Coach at Ferrum, where he attended college. He has a 16 year old son that plays running back and is every bit the 6’2 225 his Father was now in high school.