Seattleites and all Washingtonians know Monday night's last-second victory over the Green Bay Packers was lucky as a winning lottery ticket.
But few feel the need to apologize about that fact.
Out West, 'Hawks fans are saying, the team has caught its share of bad breaks and worse calls. (Remember Superbowl XL against Pittsburgh?) So when the team caught a good one – with the generous help of Packer defensive back M. D. Jennings and replacement refs -- the thinking in the Evergreen State was, "It's about time."
Call it the Karmic Katch. Although to be honest, few seem to think that either the catch or the penalty just prior were exactly fair to the Packers faithful.
Seattle-area Patch sites already got a dose of the reaction from Wisconsin. Here's a sampling of comments from Patch users in Washington:
Tonight, I finally know what it feels like to be a Steelers fan.
I'm assuming that the Zeus of football is FINALLY paying us back for Vinnie Testaverde?
Hey, it's ugly, but it's a W. As a kid, it would be a do-over. Either way, bad calls throughout the game, just want the regular refs back.
I think it was a good call. Since it was dual possession, it goes to the offensive player. If it was basketball, it would have been a jump ball. Since football does not have jump balls, they have other rules so the refs followed the rules. It was a good call. Get over it.
Who's gloating? Just happy to have a tough win against a quality team who did not play well enough to clearly win. Green Bay left the door open and there were many bad calls. Pass interference on Seattle to keep a drive alive by Green Bay, spotting the ball for a first down for Green Bay are just a couple that went their way. So the W goes to Seattle, be happy that it may help us get into the playoffs and quit whining about fair play, it's football for goodness sake, blame the NFL but not the Seahawks
There were bad calls all night on both sides of the ball. I can remember several bad calls that extended the Green Bay touchdown drive. If you are going to only focus on the last play of the game you are missing 99% of the problem. A win is a win is a win...