Gotta hand it to Pete Carroll, he’s enjoying the hell out of this. When he’s not begging top comedians to support the Hawks or tweeting “Song of the Day” choices to his billionaire boss, he’s hijacking reporters’ phones and saying hilarious stuff. Can’t remember a Seattle sports coach who had this much fun — let alone a football coach.
Chuck Knox had a song of the day. Same one every day…the sound of teeth grinding together.
Carroll did say one thing of note: He said he wants Matt Hasselbeck back with the Seahawks next year. Don’t know if I can take it. Not Hasselbeck, but the avalanche of “Matt’s done, bench him now” vitriol bound to start up again approximately 1 incomplete pass into the 2011 season. Well, fans might be more lenient if Hasselbeck leads the Seahawks back to the Super Bowl. In that case, the boos would begin after 2 incomplete passes.
The MLS draft is today at 9 a.m. I expect the Sounders to take some guy I’ve never heard of. That’s because I’ve never heard of anyone in the MLS draft…check Stanley Holmes’ coverage on our Sounders page for a draft preview and coverage of the new Sounders.
What they’re saying…
“Boise state is a high level BCS school? I’d rather of seen another SEC or Big 10 team.” — @ymmij2k
“Can they install a purple field with gold lines?” — @LimerickThugsta
“I think Seattle will not select a goal keeper with its No. 1 pick despite Kasey Kellers planned retirement at the end of the season. A rookie keeper will not help the Sounders achieve their stated intention winning a championship.” — Stanley Holmes, SPNW
In other news…
The Husky hoopsters play Stanford today with the cloud of sexual assault allegations hanging over the team. The full roster is practicing, will travel, and presumably will be available to play.
Marshawn Lynch has some advice for you in the event of future Beastquakes: “Don’t be up under somethin’.” Video!
Seattle hip hoppeners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released a video of their Dave Niehaus tribute song, My Oh My. Do not watch at work without Kleenex.
Killing time? Today’s pick: The six-minute NFL Films Sound FX video highlights from the Saints/Seahawks game.
MLS draft, 9 a.m. (ESPN2)
Pac-10 hoops: UCLA @ Oregon St., 5 p.m. (FSN)
WCC hoops: Pepperdine @ Gonzaga, 6 p.m. (Universal Sports)
Indy hoops: Seattle U @ Utah Valley, 6 p.m. (710-AM)
Pac-10 hoops: Washington @ Stanford, 7 p.m. (950-AM)
Pac-10 hoops: USC @ Oregon, 7:30 p.m. (FSN)
Pac-10 hoops: Wazzu @ Cal, 7:30 p.m. (850-AM)