NFL, We Demand Satisfaction: Now, I know that Seattle is not exactly the shining jewel of NFL cities, but in that ad with all the sitcom characters repping their cities, here’s who repped the Seahawks. Yes, that’s Ralph Wiggum of The Simpsons, who is usually portrayed as barely a step above developmentally disabled. (Notable quote: “Me fail English? That’s unpossible!”) What, they couldn’t get a clip from Frasier? I guess the NFL thinks we’re stupid–stupid enough to steal a Super Bowl from.
Here’s the ad, you’ll see Ralphie at the :48 mark.
Huskies Slump Continues: The Dawgs lost another game, their third in a row, falling 81-76 to Oregon. Romar had the Dawgs start the game in a 2-3 zone, an attempt to protect Aziz N’Diaye from having to play Joevan Catron one-on-one. This defensive passivity led to the Huskies getting just 2 steals. That’s not their winning formula. Washington 15-7 (7-4), 3rd place in Pac-10, 2 GB. Next game Thurs. vs. Cal
Lame Seattle Faces at Super Bowl: I may have missed something, but I only saw two recognizable Seattle faces during the Super Bowl, and both were utter letdowns. There was Franklin High grad Kenny G playing a prison warden in an Audi commercial, and former Mariner Alex Rodriguez getting fed popcorn by Cameron Diaz. Both made me nauseous.
What they’re saying…
“When you heard Washington before, you’d think ‘Defense,’ and it scared teams. Now, teams are looking forward to playing us.” — Matthew Bryan-Amaning
“We know we can change out of it. We just have to stop talking about it and be about it.” — Isaiah Thomas
In other news…
In other NFL insultery, Cortez Kennedy was once again snubbed for the Hall of Fame.
Three Huskies are invited to the NFL combine: Jake Locker, Mason Foster, and Nate Williams. Here’s the full list.
The Mariners signed OF Gabe Gross to a minor league contract. Gross had one home run in 105 games with the A’s last year. Sounds about right.
A Sonics nightmare reunion: Bob Hill will be coaching Bob Swift in Japan.
NOTE: Tuesday at 7 p.m., I’ll be interviewing Nathaniel Friedman, a.k.a. Bethlehem Shoals, of the NBA blog FreeDarko, at the University Book Store, about FreeDarko’s new and amazing The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History. Come on by!