Joey Porter just found something to get fired up about:
The Seahawks and the City of Seattle apparently know the outcome of the Super Bowl already, and it isn’t a good one for the Steelers.
According to a report Thursday in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the team already has planned its victory parade for the Tuesday after the game.
The Seahawks’ victory parade is set to begin at the Seattle center at noon Feb. 7 and will culminate at Qwest Field, where a 30-minute program has been scheduled, complete with entertainment and speakers.
The Steelers have not made any plans for a victory celebration.
Oh, it is on. Go Steelers!
Also, congrats to my favorite Steeler, Casey Hampton:
Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton will replace the injured Richard Seymour of the New England Patriots on the AFC Pro Bowl roster.
Hampton, in his fifth season, also played in the Pro Bowl following the 2003 season.
Hampton missed all but six games of the 2004 season with a knee injury, but returned this season to make 44 tackles and force one fumble. He is considered one of the NFL’s best run defenders and is a major reason why the Steelers haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in their three playoff victories.
I am wearing my Hampton jersey as I write this, and I am psyched he wil be making the trip to Hawaii.
Oh give it up. The Steelers are favored in both Vegas and the press – just try to find an article on nfl.com or espn.com about the Seahawks. All of the press about the parade has made that out to be a contingency plan, not set in stone. Sheesh.
It’s good to know that John and Tim are already getting ready to deal with the Steelers losing, though.
As a Pats fans, I vividly recall the Steelers presumptions and early preperations for the 2001 Super Bowl. Not an insignificant incident. I think it was a double dose of humility (that year and last) which helped them get there this year because if ever a team was the victim of its own hubris, it was the Steelers.
If either team need something as silly as this to get them fired up, then they don’t deserve to be in this game.
Looks like we just needed an excuse to do a Go Steelers thing this morning. Fine with me.
I think most cities pre-plan celebrations like this, just to make sure they have the police lined up and the crowd-control plans up to speed.
That said, this is the BIGGEST INSULT IN THE HISTORY OF HUMAN CONFLICT!
I think this plays into the hands of the Seahawks ;)
Seattle will be asked all week questions like, “How do you plan to stop Pittsburgh’s balanced attack?” and the Steelers will be asked how excited they are to let the Bus win one in front of his home crowd. We’ll focus on tactics and game plans, while you guys can think about how you’re a team of destiny who somehow magically deserves to win.
Works for me ;)
I foresee some very active live-blogging next Sunday.
By the way, between my earlier post and my last one, I made a run to the grocery store. You know your team is in the Superbowl, when you can’t even go out to get some fruit without being tempted by some cool shirts for your team. The Seattle Times front page one was very tempting. I wish I had purchased the ones from the M’s 95 run after all.
Seahawks ain’t got nothin’. Maybe a parade will boost their lagging spirits once the Steelers run them into the ground. East side!
Seahawks have something. We have the power of First Cous!
As long as I can get her to sit in my lap (instead of the top of the television), the Seahawks will win. All of Carolina’s points last week were scored when she was off playing with Last.
Yeah–this is really bottom of the barrel OMG WE ARE SO DISRESPECTED NOBODY BELIEVES IN US stuff. Especially given that everyone favors the Steelers in this game. I’ll be pleasantly surprised if the Seahawks stay competitive in the first half (the question always being if the Steelers can put up enough points in the first half to cover for however badly Cowher screws up the second half.) As Bill Simmons would say, when your quarterback is Matt Hasselbeck, your quarterback is Matt Hasselbeck.
I like Joey Porter, but I also think he’s nuts. Remember his brilliant conspiracy theory that the U.S. government pressured the NFL to let the Patriots win during “the 9/11 year?”
Seattle should give ’em a parade regardless. The fact that they’re the Seahawks and they made it to the Superbowl is itself worth celebrating.
You own a nose tackle’s jersey? Man, you really are a fan.
Good for Casey Hampton. Pro Bowl spots typically go to gaudy-stat glory boys, whereas Hampton prefers being devastatingly effective to racking up big numbers.
The Pistons already used this ploy to win game 6 of last year’s finals in San Antonio. Copycats!
I saw my first Steelers game in a while last week. It was Polamalu, actually, who really impressed me. The total package — big, quick, skilled and bright.
Does either city have its post-game riot planned yet?
I’m sorry, don — are you planning to join other anarchists in starting riots in Seattle?
Rocky Bleir would kick your ass
This game will come down to which Samoan makes the biggest play. My money is on Polamalu but Tatupu has been very impressive as a rook.
PS – Congratulations to Patsy fans who are now officially more annoying than Yankee fans
“As a Pats fans, I vividly recall the Steelers presumptions and early preperations for the 2001 Super Bowl. Not an insignificant incident. I think it was a double dose of humility (that year and last) which helped them get there this year because if ever a team was the victim of its own hubris, it was the Steelers.”
it is actually a part of NFL RULES that you take a day out even before the divisional title game to plan the logistics of taking your team and all of the enterage to the Super Bowl.
I find it bizarre that in the 2004 SuperBowl, the pats would use this as motivation against the Steelers, WHEN THEY DONE THE SAME THING!. lol – anyway, whatever get’s your goat up! :)
correction to above, should have read I find it bizarre that in the 2004 AFC Title game, NOT I find it bizarre that in the 2004 SuperBowl.