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What to expect today

Post by News Tribune Staff on Dec. 1, 2006 at 9:40 am with 14 Comments »
December 1, 2006 9:40 am

The Seahawks will be on the practice field starting in a couple hours. There shouldn’t be much drama today. Matt Hasselbeck and Shaun Alexander are both cleared to play. We’ll be watching to see if WR Darrrell Jackson and CB Kelly Herndon return to practice. And then we’ll get Holmgren’s thoughts heading into a tough road game against a desperate opponent.

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  1. Mike, Bill Simmons is reporting that:

    “Seahawks tackle Walter Jones has a daughter named Waleria and a son named Walterius…”

    Please confirm.

  2. bjr, that is true, they are paternal twins born in 1999.

  3. nomorereg says:

    PaulieP, I think you mean ‘fraternal” twins. No such thing as a paternal twin.
    I read somewhere that it was Walter’s wife that insisted on naming the kids after him.

  4. Oops! that’s what happens when you try to read the blog while working.

  5. True on Walt’s kids.

  6. Mike, What do you use to encode your recordings into MP3? Could you please make sure to set the sampling rate to either 11, 22, or 44.1 kHz? For example, the Josh Scobey mp3 had a 32 kHz sampling rate. Using the Google Reader works great to playback the files, but it (and all other websites that use the Adobe Flash MP3 playback) suffer from a bug that causes all the recordings to sound like our team is full of chipmunks.

    This thread shows another example of the same problem.
    http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Labs-Reader/browse_thread/thread/a0c9c6801be897b3/adde5751930c0fba?lnk=gst&q=audio+fast&rnum=3#adde5751930c0fba

    Note that the sampling rate is different from the encoding, which is currently 32kbit.

    I only bring this up because you’ve been directing more people to RSS, and using the Google Reader works great except for listening to the audio files directly from Google. The workaround is to download them from the Google Reader and save them locally, so if you can’t change it, it’s not a problem.

  7. mustangjss says:

    Mike,
    Possibly answer a question for me? In regards to Bobby Engram and his illness, was it ever confirmed what exactly was wrong with him? Basically my question is was it confirmed to be Graves Disease? I apologize if this has been repeated, I am attempting to clarify, if it has been done so.

  8. Another one from BenMaller.com…..

    Who Knew? Broncos QB Jay Cutler was impressive in the preseason, completing 64.5% of his passes for 561 yards, four touchdowns and one interception for a rating of 108.3.

    The thing I don’t get is how come no one ever talks about the fact that teams don’t blitz in the preseason? And tend to just play their base defensive packages?

    Counter point: There are veterans who can’t even achieve those numbers.

    Counter Point Point: My mom went to college.

  9. martygivens says:

    jver – Shouldn’t that be “counter counter point”?

    I’m naming my first born Marterius, thanks Walter!

  10. mustangjss says:

    Counter point look at the teams he faced in the preseason…Texans, Niners, Colts and Cardinals

  11. howardc: thanks for pointing to the 32kHz bug with the .mp3 files. I also can’t play those files in my RSS reader which is bloglines. Instead I right click and download to listen, which means I don’t listen to as many as used to because it takes more time. Glad you found a solution, hopefully the TNT tech guys can switch the encoding rate.

  12. Mustang, Engram does have Graves’ disease. There’s a post about it somewhere on this blog…

  13. PapaHawk says:

    Hasselbeck was known as “Mr. August” for his fine preseason play in GB. However, I remember him having a rough time as the starting QB here in Seattle. One game in particular, a blowout loss to Philly, at home, really sticks in my mind. They were blitzing him relentlessly and just kept hitting him. He looked terrible. He wasn’t even a rookie at that point, just a guy adjusting to the speed of the game.

  14. Teams don’t blitz in the preseason? They do at every preseason game I’ve ever been to. Ever watched Dallas in pre-season?

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