Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Commence Seahawk Overload

I'm just as excited as the next guy about the Seahawks finally making it to the Super Bowl, but I think things have gotten a bit ridiculous around here lately. You would think that with two full weeks between the last round of the playoffs and the big game, people would run out of things to talk about. Of course, you would be wrong, wrong, wrong. It is true that gabbing on about match ups this, defense that, and offense the other can only take you so far, but in this final stretch before the Super Bowl the local media has taken things to a whole new level.

Behold today's front page of Seattle's largest newspaper's website:
Seahawks, Seahawks, SEAHAWKS!

Take a gander at the thrilling and important news stories that are important enough to be gathered together in this box the top of the front page. Allow me to summarize:
  • The date and time of the game, just in case you didn't know. Because maybe you've been asleep for the last two weeks. Or maybe you just now finally got that life-sucking alien un-stuck from your head.
  • A digital clock counting down the seconds until the game. Be sure to keep it open from now until kickoff.
  • A story about the one Seahawk player that speaks French, and how special that is.
  • Three blog links, including one in which the "reporter" recalls a conversation with a toll-booth operator—thrilling!
  • The startling revelation that there is no such bird as a "seahawk." What's next, will we discover that there is also no such thing as a Titan, neither in Tennessee nor anywhere else?
  • Coverage of the suit that a Texas school has brought in order to protect their ego.
  • Something about the sex industry—in Canada. Because that has so much to do with the Seattle Seahawks playing in the Super Bowl.
  • Various links highlighting the "response" of readers to the upcoming game. Seems like a bit of a temporal disconnect there.
  • And of course, let us not forget the biggest headline in the box, which highlights the media circus. How appropriate.
Wow. What a thrilling and important bunch of stories. So relevant and unique. Unlike any of the coverage that can be found from other local outlets—wait, no. And we are sure to see even more exciting "news" of this nature in the coming four days, five hours, four minutes, and thirty-two seconds! Thirty-one, thirty, twenty-nine...

Of course, by taking this space to mock the growing insanity surrounding our team's upcoming performance, I have now become a part of it. How deliciously ironic, no?
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