Insufferable Blow-by-Blow Coverage of What Turned Out to Be an Insufferable Super Bowl XLIX

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Before we start, a cool article about Hauschka.
http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/what-…
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OK, Here is one final bit of pre-game trivia for Seahawk fane. There are two roofs on Century Link Stadium. At the peak of each roof is a lattice work structure supporting the roof. When flying over the stadium in an East to West axis and looking down at a 45 degree angle, the roof was designed to resemble a football and the lattice work structure resembles the ball lacing.

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Now, enjoy the game.
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Hi Spike! Love your posts!

I've been watching pre-game shows, & is it just me or does the coverage seem heavily weighted toward the #PatsCheaterBitches? Why isn't it 50/50? Does the rest of the country not like us??

GO HAWKS!! 💙💚💙💚💙
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@4: The rest of the country finds us insufferable.
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Dang. Sherman missed the tackle.
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Yeah! 6 and out.
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Running Lynch up the middle predictably in the first quarter will pay off in the 3rd and 4th.
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Time to force a turnover.
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There it is.
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Ha ha Brady.
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There goes Wilson. This is the key to the game. Wilson running will win it for the Hawks.
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Shit. It almost seems like the Seahawks need to score 21 points on defense. Gotta get some 1st downs.
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So close to pick number 2 right there.
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Fuck. So quick on the inside. Damn.
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Ugh. They played a Boston song. Does that mean Soundgarden or Nirvana when Seattle scores?
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Come on, Wilson. This is a big drive. Come on, Lynch. Bring it.
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Apparently they're saving Macklemore for Seattle?
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Time for another pick.
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This is the kind of offense I was expecting at various times over the course of the regular season. This was why I kept speaking of Seattle getting lucky and saying the luck would run out.

Now, two weeks ago the Seahawks showed that they could suck for most of the big game before pulling it out. But this isn't a typical recipe for championship.

So what are we going to get? Will the magic keep happening?
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Fuck yeah. 3 and out. The NFC game looked a fuckload worse than this. Go Hawks!
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Marshawn has looked good, but passing plays have been debacles except that one good scramble.
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Wow. Huge fucking spot there for the Hawks.
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What a catch! Now you're competing.
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Lynch is SERIOUSLY pumped up.
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We are in 4th down territory here, if need be.
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YEAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
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Had to be Lynch there. Good call. Tied up!
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Beli-cheat is looking nervous. He knows what's coming.
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It's almost Katy Perry time.
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Gotta shut down the Pats 3 and out (or 6 and out). Now.
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The Space Needle just shot off fireworks.
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Throw it long, Brady. It'll get picked. One of these throws.
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Ouch. That penalty will bite you in the ass.
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Picking on Wagner a lot here.
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Told you.
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Nice play, good time out.
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Nice run. 17 seconds left...
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Great run by Wilson.
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Not so good. 11 seconds...
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Make NE pay for that facemask.
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Gutsy call. NE time out. This is how two minutes ends up taking twenty.
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Wow!
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New England. Terrible fucking timeout there. Gave Seattle a chance to figure it out. Fuck, yeah. Go Hawks!
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Where the fuck is DOUG. and the other homers?
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@46: Probably watching the game. I'm here though! Or does it not count because I live far from home?
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Looks like a Voltron lion in the halftime show.
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The commentators keep blabbing about the Seahawks inability to stop Brady thru the air. But cornerback #25 for the Pats doesn't have a clue for stopping/playing jump ball w/ Matthews. And the Seahawks just keep coming up with the plays when they need them to keep them even.

My gut tells me the game will be deciding on a Patriot turnover that the Seahawk defense either runs back for a TD or puts the offense in a great position to score.
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@ 47, it all counts. We can watch and blog at the same time. What a country!
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Voltron is a Seahawks fan. Go Hawks!
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You go Lynch.
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Lynch up the middle. Play action. This is the time. Go Hawks!
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Matthews. 3rd catch of the season. It's all Wilson. Fuck yeah.
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I'm feeling good. Hawks tend to play better in the second half.
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Oo, stuffed. Hauschka FG good though.
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3 points not enough. Hawks need to be more aggressive.
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Something good must've just happened. Space Needle just exploded again.
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@ 57, patience. It was gutsy as hell late in the second period, but you can't do it every time.
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More hitson Brady, please.
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INT!
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Matt, you're right. 2 seconds every play was just begging for the pick. And there it was.
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Oooooof =(
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Patience is a virtue, and Wilson has a lot of it.
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Lynch almost had it there.
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There was nobody on Baldwin. Nobody! Incredible.
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Space Needle again.
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Ooooof =(
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That was an impressive umpire pick.
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Let's bring it home, boys. Lynch and Wilson on the ground. Eat that clock. Pick up a few more field goals.
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Did Budwiser just run an ad insulting the microbrew community? After buying up a bunch of microbreweries?
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3rd and nine. Keep those long 3rd downs coming.
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Spike, you must be dying. This is too fucking good right now.
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Wilson. Seriously. He's a fucking stud. He can hit anyone right now.
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Seahawks look very comfortable right now.
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And then that happens.
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Big play. But lots more football to come.
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4th and 3. That is pretty big.
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Wilson needs to run it.
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Sacked! Shake it off, Russ.
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Sacked! Ha ha Brady.
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Dumb penalty. This is going to lead to a NE TD.
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Fuck. The refs are calling fouls to keep it close.
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There it is.
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This is worse than the fucking NBA right now.
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If I gave you a Bud Light, would you be OK with the fact that this beer tastes exactly like fizzy water?
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So Baldwin feigned pooping out a football? That's pretty funny and I get the unsportsmanlike penalty, but is nbc really so prissy as to ban al/chris from so much as mentioning it? Could've been a huge impact, they're obligated to provide some context there.
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Good game so far. So I have hated it =P
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Gotta go more than 3 and out now.
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Three and out. Oh oh.
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Big three and out.
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And that was a missed call on DPI.
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Now NE looks comfortable.
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@93,

Yeah, if I'm BB im even thinking of going for 2 following a touchdown.
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14 unanswered points. I think Seattle will like being in this position.
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This game is not over.
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(actually guess that would'nt have made sense. Thought it was tied. Gah.)
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@94: No gain in it. If you're up 4, you can't lose to a FG, same as if you're up 5, and you can't beat a TD without points.
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@ 94, seems like the wrong time to do that. Whether a four point lead or five, SEA needs a TD.

What a pass!
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This game is too good. Go Hawks!!!