Wed Cold -4C シーフォクスのパレードは70万人の人出

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今日はダウンタウンの4th & DennyからCentury Fieldまでシーフォークスの優勝🏆パレード。70万人の人出でした。シーフォークスにペイントしたボーイングのジャンボ機も上空を旋回。みなさん、会社は?学校は?

NFLファンの熱狂が地震計揺らす、シアトルの試合で

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セインツに圧勝、それは地震も起こすわな

[3日 ロイター] -2日夜に行われた米ナショナル・フットボールリーグ(NFL)のシアトル・シーホークス対ニューオリンズ・セインツの試合で、シーホークスのファンの熱狂ぶりが地震として観測されていたことが分かった。
ワシントン大学にある地震観測所によると、シーホークスの本拠地センチュリーリンク・フィールドでの歓声や足の踏み鳴らしが、近くの地震計に感知されていた。
地震計が観測したマグニチュードは最高2で、米地質調査所に計測されるには小さすぎたという。観測所の担当者は「シーホークスがタッチダウンを決めるたびに(地震の)信号を確認した」と話した。
試合はシーホークスが34─7でセインツを下し、プレーオフ一番乗りを決めた

主力選手また退団、シアトルシーフォークス

主力選手の退団が相次ぎます。2005年のスーパーボールを戦った主力選手はいなくなります。

シアトル・シーホークスが LB ロファ・タトゥプとの契約を解除し、タトゥプはフリー・エージェントとなった。ESPN によると、シーホークスがタトゥプに減俸を打診したため、タトゥプ側は契約解除を希望したという。シーホークスのミドル・ラインバッカーの要として活躍していたタトゥプは、2008年の契約更新により2015年シーズンまでシーホークスでプレーすることになっており、今季の年俸は435万ドルの予定だった。シーホークスがスーパーボウルに進出した2005年にルーキーながら守備の要所を固め、同年から3年連続でプロボウルにも選出されていたが、2008年には親指骨折を抱えたままプレーし、2009年は後半11試合を胸筋の負傷のため欠場。また、昨シーズンは全試合に出場こそしたものの、膝を休めるために練習を休むことが多く、シーズン終了後には両膝とも手術が必要な状態となっていた。なお、ピート・キャロル監督は、今回の決定はチームとタトゥプの双方にとって最善だったと主張し、早期に FA となることはタトゥプの選択肢を広げることにつながると述べている。タトゥプがチームを離れた結果、タトゥプのポジションはデビッド・ホーソーンが引き継ぐ可能性が高いと見られる。

Seahawks will not re-sign Matt Hasselbeck

Matt Hasselbeck, who has been with the Seahawks since 2001, will not return to the team. The Seahawks have agreed to a deal to sign quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, a former second-round pick by the Vikings

The end arrived suddenly Tuesday for Matt Hasselbeck.

The best quarterback in Seahawks history was told he no longer had the option of re-signing with the team. The player who led the Seahawks to their only Super Bowl, who had made Seattle his home for the past 10 years, was gone.

Breakups are never easy. They’re even worse when they happen over the phone, and that’s exactly how the Seahawks’ most prolific passer found out the team had someone new.

That someone turned out to be Tarvaris Jackson, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings.

Hasselbeck’s future has been a topic all the way back to the end of last season. It was the unanswered question that hung over the Seahawks through all 132 days of the NFL lockout that ended Monday.

But when teams were allowed to begin talking to free agents on 7 a.m. Tuesday, the Seahawks were among five teams in play for Hasselbeck, along with Arizona, San Francisco, Miami and Tennessee.

Where Hasselbeck, 35, winds up remains to be seen, but it won’t be Seattle. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said in January that re-signing Hasselbeck was a priority, and the team attempted to do so in March. There still was an offer on the table this week, but the Seahawks weren’t willing to budge any more than they were willing to wait.

Fans spent months wondering whether Hasselbeck would leave Seattle, but no one ever really considered the Seahawks would move on from him. There was no news conference to say goodbye. No stage for the Seahawks’ front office to explain the decision.

No interviews with the principals, just a private phone call, Carroll and general manager John Schneider to Hasselbeck, explaining the team was moving in a different direction. The Seahawks were acquiring Jackson before waiting to hear Hasselbeck’s final decision.

And that’s how an era ended in Seattle.

In a sport where the average career lasts less than four years, Hasselbeck spent a full decade in Seattle’s pocket. Hasselbeck arrived here in 2001, a backup brought from Green Bay (where he played behind Brett Favre, as did Jackson in Minnesota). His wife, Sarah, was pregnant, and they moved into a condo in Bellevue.

He was booed and benched that first season in Seattle, bruised and battered.

He became the starter in 2002 because of an injury to Trent Dilfer, but he grabbed hold of the job and never let go. By the end of that season, Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said he knew he had the quarterback capable of executing his offense. What followed was the most successful stretch in team history.

Seattle had won three playoff games in 26 seasons before Hasselbeck arrived. He started five playoff victories himself. When Seattle reached its only Super Bowl in February 2006 (and lost to Pittsburgh 21-10), Shaun Alexander was the league’s MVP, but there was no doubt about the offense’s most important player: Hasselbeck.

He started 131 games and owns franchise records for passing yards in a game (449), season (3,966) and career (29,434).

He wasn’t as good these past three seasons, but then again, neither was the team. His performance nose-dived in December the past two seasons when he tried to put the offense on his back only to have his risk-taking bury the team under a slew of turnovers.

There was a rash of injuries, from the bad back that sidelined him for seven games in 2008 to the broken ribs he suffered in September 2009 to the butt muscle he pulled in Tampa Bay last December on a touchdown run in which he was not touched.

Through it all, Hasselbeck was the constant, a quarterback who played under four different Seahawks general managers and three head coaches. And when Seattle took the field against the New Orleans Saints in January as the largest home underdog in NFL playoff history, Hasselbeck put on the signature postseason performance of his career.

He was brilliant. Marshawn Lynch’s 67-yard touchdown run late in the game triggered a celebration so loud it registered on a nearby seismometer, but make no mistake, it was Hasselbeck who made that victory possible.

He passed for 272 yards and four touchdowns, and when the game ended his three children were on the field with him. He carried the youngest, his son Henry, off the field into the tunnel.

Turns out that celebration was also a curtain call, his last home game as a Seahawk.