Well today is just one day away from the kickoff of the MLS season and I am excited for this one. The Sounders FC will take to the field this Saturday with a different group then we are used to but will still have the names you love in Dempsey, Evans and Alonzo. I am pumped for this season for many different reason's but the main one is that people in my ticket group. The group I sit with is a good group of guys and we are friends so it will be great to see all the fellas and grab a couple beers. The play on the field I expect to be a lot better too then the way last season ended. Also don't forget last season ended with a loss to the hated Portland Timbers in the playoff round. What a bad taste to end the season with and it seemed the boys in green never really got their footing and chemistry as a team. There was some awesome highlights but this year I am like a bunch of people and saying that this year needs to be a title year. I myself have help the US Open cup trophy (Thanks to the ECS) and I need some more hardware in my life and so do all the Sounders FC supporters. I really do think this team needs to and will win a MLS cup this year, Sigi is ready and sounds pumped for the season. Just remember it is a long campaign and keep the faith. Either way us the fans are in for another fun year of soccer......Beer Me
I often blog about the weather is this will be no different. The winter as we know it has returned to the Northwest. Winter for us does not include a ton of snow in the city but a ton of snow up in the mountains. Also the return of winter for use the last couple weeks really means a lot of rain and wind. I personally don't mind the big rain storms nearly as much as I used too since I have lived here now for nine years. I will say this though when those storms do come though I don't feel like doing much. Last weekend for instance one day was just a soaker and a bunch of wind I got basically nothing done. The rain just seemed like a good excuse to do nothing and chill. If you are in a relationship then those are the nights to get a big cover and watch the tube with your girl. If you are single it is a great time to grab a big cover and watch the tube by your-self. Also keep in mind that the temperature is very important here because soon it will be rainy but over 60 degrees and that will suck because warm rain just makes you wish it was not raining so you could play outside. The rainy season is almost over and soon we can start bitching about not enough sun in June and I can't wait.
This week Late Night with Seth Myers kicked off after Jimmy Fallon moved to The Tonight Show at 11:30pm. Now I will not lie some of the first couple episodes have been not great and some moments of Seth looking uncomfortable but it is his first week. I think that is some of the things I want people to sit back and realize that these shows talk time to develop into show's you like and are used to seeing. Conan O'Brian was not awesome when he first started and don't forget Jimmy Kimmel fist week of shows was almost stopped because he had a bar and drunk people on the show. I was not that old when Conan started but I remember people thinking not only was he the wrong choice but he sucked in general. these types of shows take a while to get going and get their feel down. I am not sure that Seth Myers is the right choice but on the same token I do think with a show like that we have to at least give him a year to figure it out and let's revaluate then. The Seahawks did not just roll into New York and win this year it was a team that had been building for two years. Time is brutal but sometimes you just have to give it time
Two days and two defeats in a row by Canada. Yesterday it was the women's team from the USA going up against Canada in the gold medal game in the Olympics. The USA and Canada have a very heated rivalry in women's hockey and the USA seemed poised to finally get over the hump and beat the Canadian team and win the gold in the Olympics. The USA was up almost the entire game and then with just three minutes left in the game the Canadians scored a goal. At this point it got tense and then the dagger that came in was a goal to tie the game with under a minute to go. Once the game went into overtime it seemed like a fore gone conclusion and that the Canadian team would win and they did. No worries though since our men's team will beat the evil Canadians today, evil is a joke. I thought like a lot people that the USA would win today based purely out of pride and thinking with my heart. Well I got up early today and did some things then tuned into the USA VS Canada game which was a rematch from the 2010 gold medal game. Well it turns out Canada is real good in hockey and you are right to think that they won again. That's the toughest thing about the Olympics is that you have to wait four more years for the games again.
Sometime in life and honestly a lot of time in life it is hard. Now we all know this and accept it but for some reason so many of us still want to hide from our problems. I think most people know on some level what the problem is but yet they do not want to address the problem. The other thing that may shock you is if you do address the problem and have that conversation it might go better then you think and you might get a different reaction then you think. People like to bitch and everyone does it, it is part of being human but hiding from problems never helps anything. Also you have to be realistic about some problems as well. For me I know that I struggle with weight and have for years and will continue too. The point I am making is I can sit around blaming other and blaming food or I can as I have choose to do something about it. I can't really be upset about gaining a pound or two if I was eating burgers and fries for dinner. Other things in life as well we just have to confront them and see it though. As someone that for years used to run and hide trust me it does nothing and do sit around thinking about something that bugs and do nothing. Why let someone else win and control your head is just silly and just saying out loud that you are over something and your fine is a lie. Life can so tough sometimes but it is also a ton of great times, be you but be strong and face reality head on. Also don't let other define you, I work in radio I care what people think about me but I won't let it define me.
These days it is very hard to tell who are friends and who are not. I bring this up because I feel like the word friend has gotten deluded with Facebook friends. These people for the most part are not your fiends and are people you know but not really friendly with. I think friend is a word that should mean something. Now I have lot of people I know and they know me but I don't think I would say we are friends. Some of these people are just people I know though other people as well. Everyone is going to have different views on friendship as they see it but I think you should have some good friends and from time to time you are going to lean on each other. Also most of the friends I would say are good friends I have had issues with. I think it is a lot like family and who has not had a issue in their family before, also if you are reading this and saying I have never had a issue in my family someone is lying to you. Friends are a important part of life in my opinion and they should be. Also it is valentines day and even though I am not a fan of it I will remind everyone that has a girl to get a card. Not saying go crazy but you better at the very least have that card my man, I got mine on Tuesday myself
Today as I walked in to work with the glorious sunshine and warm temperatures on my back I realized we are back to normal in the city. It is not just the weather either, when I say back to normal I mean all the Super Bowl excitement is done as well. The holidays ended but January was like a extension of the holidays because it was so fun and it was a excuse to drink and eat chicken wings and snacks. The parade was last week as well and the excitement lasted until the weekend and then boom it was over. Friday night was a pretty quite night in Seattle and then Saturday night there was snow so it was shut down by midnight. I think that people were fine with the snow and it gave them a reason to stay in last weekend as everyone in this town seemed to be a bit hung-over from Super Bowl Sunday. This week the rain returned with some strong winds and we got snow up in the mountains which is great for them and snow boarders out there. Today we got one of those nice sunny Seattle winter days for now but I am sure the rain will be back for my walk home, like I said back to normal.
Sunday was the day the city had been waiting for and it was better then people could even imagine. It was a blow out and granted I was kind of drunk but it never really seemed to be much of a question who was going to win that game. The Seahawks dominated from the jumped helped out by a bad Denver mistake to make it a quick two to nothing lead. By the way that was good use of the word two and too suckas. I watched the game with a good sized group of people and it was a already a party in full swing when I got there but after the start of the second half it was on. People were so happy and nice the whole day. It was really one of the coolest things I have ever been a part of being in Seattle the last couple of weeks. I have never seen people so excited and everyone was into showing love to Seattle if you have ever lived here. I was a little shocked how it appeared the whole rest of the country was cheering for Denver but I think a lot of people had a bad impression of the Seahawks as people. Payton Manning is the standard smart white quarter-back that people seem to like and feel good if he won but the hell with that. Every year people clearly have a reason on why they pick which team they want to win the super bowl but its harsh when you live in the city no one picks. Also I think Seattle does not have a long past of winning Super bowls so people don't cheer for them. Tomorrow is the parade and you better be going. Take off from work or school or whatever it has to be and go see the parade tomorrow. I am hoping to see you there
It is Friday and a very Blue Friday since the Seahawks are in the Super Bowl this Sunday. Now as I have stated before I am a Redskins fan being as I grew up in the DC area (Shout out to PG County) l am though caught up in the Seahawks fun. I have lived in the city for nine years and for me I am pumped to see all the people of this town get a Super Bowl win. As a season ticket holder for the Seattle Sounders FC I have also put in a lot of time at the C-Link myself and know how ready this city is for a champion. I am also fired up for Seattle to win for many reason's but has to be for just how much fun the city is right now. People are in it to win it together and I don't know that I have ever seen this town more fired up then right now. My thoughts on the game are very simple I have always believed that defense and running the ball wins championships and I think that will prove true in this game and after a hard fought game the Hawks pull out a gutty win in the fourth quarter. Also I believe that the kickers will play a important part in the Super Bowl. Clearly special teams are always part of the game but I feel they will have a huge impact in the Seahawks winning on Sunday. So enjoy the day and the game and be safe, but most important for this weekend is Go Hawks
Media day at the Super Bowl is a crazy day where all types of people from the media show up and ask questions. Now some of the questions are legit and there is a ton of sports reporters there but there is also a lot of silly questions. People dress up and to be honest media day is about the media being on show as well as the players. If you are a football fan I don't have to explain to you the zoo that is media day but I thought the Seahawks handled it very well. Now there is some truth to the fact not one single Seahawk has ever played in a Super Bowl but on the same token from what I saw it appeared to me that the Seahawks are ready for action. A few years ago I had some buddies on Sounders that would hang with from time to time and I remember seeing them the week of a playoff game and their demeanor was a lot different than the rest of the season. I saw that kind of change in the Seahawks at media day, while they are enjoying it I like the fact they were all so serious. I also like the fact the Pete Carroll put the game plan in last week so they could have a normal practice week. The wait is almost over and this town is about to burst at the seems. Should be a hell of a weekend in town and I can't wait for the game either