Letters to the Editor

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Tag: super bowl

Feb.
4th

SEAHAWKS: Pass had chance of being a brilliant call

I am an avid Seahawks fan, and I have to congratulate the team for making it to the Super Bowl for the second consecutive season.

OK, so what if Ricardo Lockett had made that catch in the end zone, and the Hawks had won as a result? There would be far less talk, if any, about that play call being the worst call in Super Bowl history.

With millions of people (including myself and the Patriots) assuming that Marshawn Lynch would attempt to dive into the end zone for the winning score, the Hawks called a different play. Give some credit to

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Feb.
3rd

SUPER BOWL: Passing call not so bad

I learned some interesting facts from an ESPN analyst last night.

•  Marshawn Lynch was 1 for 5 this year rushing from the 1-yard line (defenses are waiting for him).

•  There were 101 touchdown passes thrown from the 1-yard line this year (league wide) and only one interception.

Put the 20 percent chance of a Lynch TD against the 1 percent chance of an interception, and it seems like it was a pretty solid call, just bad luck and a fantastic play by the defender.

Feb.
3rd

SEAHAWKS: Woody has the last word on passing

The controversial play call by the Seahawks at the Super Bowl reminds me of a quote attributed to famed former Ohio State coach Woody Hayes.

The Buckeyes were a running team known for the motto, ”Three yards and a cloud of dust.” When asked why the team didn’t pass more, Woody stated: “There are three things that can happen when you throw a pass, and two of them are bad.”

Enough said.

Jan.
23rd

NFL: You cheat, you forfeit

If the footballs used by the New England Patriots against the Indianapolis Colts were tampered with, then the Patriots should forfeit the AFL Championship and the Colts should play in the Super Bowl.

The Colts did not deserve to be humiliated in front of the whole nation when they were playing by the rules.

You cheat, you forfeit; that’s it. Cheating is cheating. End of story.

Jan.
23rd

NFL: Patriots shouldn’t be going to Super Bowl

If the New England Patriots are found guilty of using low-pressure footballs against the Indianapolis Colts, then they should be treated just like the colleges are and should have several penalties enforced effective immediately. The only way to prevent such behaviors is to make the penalties so hard that nobody dares to violate them again. I suggest:

• No playoff appearances for five years including this year (put the Colts in their place), and those directly involved should be removed from the sport permanently.

• Loss of all draft picks for no less than two years, which would mean they could

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Feb.
7th

SEAHAWKS: Sea Gals and Blitz deserve high fives, too

It sure is nice being world champions; congratulations, Seahawks.

I watched the whole show on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with everyone patting each other on the back and complimenting players, staff and owner Paul Allen.

But something was missing: It dawned on me that not once did I hear one word about the Sea Gals and Blitz. This fine group works hard in support of the club and in all kinds of weather, so how about a “high five” to them also.

Feb.
3rd

OBAMA: Fox should be embarrassed over ambush

First, congrats to the Seahawks and the 12th Man. What a wonderful world.

So whose idea was it to ambush the president of the United States in the middle of the pregame show of the biggest sporting event in the world? Bill O’Reilly gets President Obama to come on Fox for some football talk and hits him with every “Fox News” conspiracy theory in their arsenal.

It was obvious that O’Reilly was trying to embarrass Obama in front of a worldwide Super Bowl audience and only touched on football in the last 15 seconds. Even the announcers seemed embarrassed by

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