Jesus, you're like a Canadian when their local festival lands Explosions in the Sky. Does getting an extremely high priced injury prone lazy team cancer really deserve CAPS AND HOLY SHIT SEATTLE WOOHOO OMG?
Upon reading your post, I thought the Kings were officially moving to Seattle. That would be a HUGE FUCKING DAY FOR SEATTLE SPORTS.
Did I fucking say say "TODAY IS A HUGE DAY FOR THE SEAHAWKS?"
No. Do your homework. There are other things happening with other Seattle teams right now.
I DO my homework so I don't sound like a complete moron when I reply. I went to espn.com and read the headlines. Harvin was the top story. Nothing else about Seattle. Do you expect me to dig through MLS links looking to see what minor transaction the Sounders made, just so I can f.igure out why you think Harvin isn't the reason it's a huge day for Seattle?
I think it's a decent move for the Seahawks. It might end up being a little costly but it's not a horrible move at all. They just need another good pass rusher, a good solid linebacker to replace Hill, and a new CB to replace Trufant and I think they will be in damn good shape. I just saw on their schedule that they are playing an away game in Houston which means I will get to attend a game this season! Hell yeah!
The Sounders just made the second most expensive acquisition in MLS history today, by basically stealing a Nigerian national and starting La Liga striker in his prime. It's fucking huge for Seattle. Sorry mainstream American sports magazines don't like the world's sport.
Tell me more about this "minor transaction." I'm dying to hear your enormously ignorant response. A top scoring starter in his prime from one of the biggest leagues in the world CHOOSES to come to the MLS, and it's a "minor transaction" that no one cares about.
Man it fucking hurts to see Boldin go but from the sound of it, he was going to be gone one way or another come Tuesday or Wednesday so instead of flat out losing him, we at least got another draft pic and managed to free up ~ $4 million of cap room.
Boldin is currently the only Ravens jersey I have and I will continue sporting it on gamedays because I love what he gave the team and I think he is one of the most physically impressive players in the WR position of recent time. It is a shame that we couldn't get him to stay on the team, but such is the way of the NFL. I love the salary cap and what it does for parity in the league.
And before any of you hurf blurf about Joe Flacco's contract being the reason we could not keep Anquan, just shut the fuck up. Flacco's new contract only hits us for $7 million next year.
No fan should be too upset about losing a 32 year-old, 950yd/4TD (regular season) receiver who was going to be hitting their team's cap for a cool ~6-7million next year but Boldin was an all-around damn good guy and his field presence once the Ravens fired Cam Cameron and they hit the postseason was critical in getting us to and winning the Super Bowl.
I'm pumped for Seahawk football as well, but nothing will ever top my love for the Ravens. Their arrival at Baltimore got me into sports. Period. And you had better believe I will be wearing my Boldin jersey at the 49ers/Hawks game this year even though I will be pulling for the Hawks!
The best part about Seattle football is the fact that a lot of transplants live here, so you end up with a really diverse group of fans at the bars (when the hawks aren't on). As a transplant Bears fan I've ended up sitting with a whole table of strangers from who moved here from Chicago too. It's so fucking fun.