Last week was great, wasn't it? Basketball was perfect, Seahawks shocked the world and Eastern Washington brought home the national title. Remember that? Well keep remembering, because this week we had none of that. We weren't even close. After the jump we'll review every day of the previous week and take a look at some of the best stories from right here on SB Nation Seattle.
Monday, Jan 10
Nothing much Seattle-wise happened today. Most of the news revolved around more fallout from the Seahawk game on Saturday and looks at that evening's BCS National Championship between Oregon and Auburn. No, it didn't much to do with Seattle, but it was a game with Pac-10 pride on the line. Both The Huskies and The Cougars could use an Oregon win, whether Huskies choose to admit it or not, to better the national prestige of their conference.
- In a story that shook the foundation of the internet (about an event that shook the foundation of Qwest Field) Marshawn Lynch tries to define exactly what Beast Mode is
- In a move that could shake up the Pac-12 North, Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers decided to declare for the NFL Draft
- The BCS title game came down to one very controversial play. Our Brian Floyd asks if Michael Dyer should have been ruled down
Tuesday, Jan 11
The day after the BCS Title Game and controversy is abound. The key play in the biggest game of the year came down to one body part: A wrist. Does a wrist constitute a downed body part? It's a question for the ages and it may never be answered (Unless you read this post). Also today, we took a look at a lot of college basketball as we get ready for Thursday's full slate of games.
- How does a Division 1-AA team get a vote in the top 25 poll? As it turns out, it wasn't a case of homerism, the voter came from San Fransisco.
- A phenomenal freshman has been uncovered in Seattle, and our Nate Parham thinks that he has no where to go but up
- With conference play in full swing, I take a look at where "experts" from around the web place us in the first of a weekly bracketology segment
Wednesday, Jan 12
With the college football season long gone, players are deciding whether to stay at school or go pro. The big name for Washington fans was Chris Polk. Also today, we start to get excited about The Seahawks and their playoff game on Sunday. Is it just me or does Pete Carroll look a little nervous?
- No... Pete Carroll does not look nervous
- Chris Polk has made his decision and he will stay at Washington. In other news, the Pac-12 North has stated to softly, but surely, start to cry at the thought of one of the more underrated runningbacks in the NCAA running all over them
- The new Husky Stadium looks fantastic, the first Husky opponent there looks even better
Thursday, Jan 13
We have college basketball! However, thanks to the worst TV contract in the history of the NCAA, neither Washington's nor Washington State's games were televised. It's a good thing that neither of them were, you know, two point game or overtime finishes. That would've have just been terrible... Also... Wait! What's that?!?! In the sky? It's a bird! No! It's a plane! No! It's the 2011 MLS superdraft!
Results: MBB: Utah Valley Wolverines Def. Seattle University Red Hawks (89-73) [Covered by AP], Gonzaga Bulldogs Def. Pepperdine Waves (92-75) [Covered by SB Nation's The Slipper Still Fits], California Golden Bears Def. Washington State Cougars (88-81 - OT) [Covered by SB Nation's CougCenter], Stanford Cardinal Def. Washington Huskies (58-56)
- Sounders did pretty well for themselves in the 2011 Superdraft
- The great rap tribute from Seattle rapper Macklemore about Dave Niehaus now has an equally great music video
- Does Blake Griffin remind you of someone? According to Twitter, he's very similar to former Sonic Shawn Kemp. What do you think?
Friday, Jan 14
A quiet Friday in Seattle, but the news didn't quit. Lot's of news about the draft and college basketball. The hot topic of the day was Oregon's new arena, which they showed off during a primetime showcase on FSN on Thursday night. I hated to forested court when I first saw it, but I started to come around on it. What did you think?
- SB Nation Seattle's Brian Floyd thought the floor was an eyesore
- Nate Parham gave his reasons why Washington's loss to Stanford is nothing to worry about
- Eastern Washington's Taiwan Jones has decided to declare for the NFL draft. If jumping out of a swimming pool backwards is part of the combine, this kid could go really far in the NFL.
Saturday, Jan 15
Another day of college basketball action as the Cougars and Bulldogs battle conference foes. The Zags look to remain undefeated in conference, while The Cougs want to regain .500 status in conference. We also have a full day of NFL playoff action AND a kid being kicked out of school for wearing a rivals jersey. Does that sound like a perfect day or what?
Results: MBB: Washington State Cougars Def. Stanford Cardinal (61-58) [Covered by SB Nation's CougCenter], Gonzaga Bulldogs Def. Layola Marymount Lions (79-59) [ Covered by SB Nation's The Slipper Still Fits]
- Coaches always say to play to the whistle. Apparently Cory Redding is the only person to have ever listened to that advise
- Ah... Freedom of speech... I guess that doesn't apply to Seahawk pride day in the Tacoma School District
- The Packers win and The Seahawks have a shot at hosting the NFC Championship! Oh... What could have been...
Sunday, Jan 16
The day is here. The NFC divisional playoff game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks. The excitement lasted many, many, many
hours minutes into the game. I expected a close one, but that didn't happen. In the end, however, it ended up being the best Seahawk loss, by point margin, of the year so far. Don't worry Hawk fans, there's always next year.
- One of the bright spots of 2010 for the Seattle Seahawks was the rise of Mike Williams, who came up with a nice catch during garbage time of today's game
- Also in today's game, two Seahawk players left the game with nasty looking injuries. They will remain in Chicago overnight
- Before the game, we took a look at two of the most embarrassing music videos in sports history: The Super Bowl Shuffle vs. The Locker Room Rock