We’ve discussed Hugh Millen at length before, so you know where we stand. The man is the Moses of football analysts, and questioning his word is akin to telling untruths with your hand on the Bible. Why the trio of wideouts felt the need to issue a veritable gang raping of Football Moses is beyond me, but suffice it to say everyone hates them and, in turn, loves Hugh.
Hugh Millen is only one man, but damn if he hasn’t become the mouthpiece for Seattle’s football fans in the past few years. How many of us have wanted to confront T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Nate Burleson, and Deion Branch the way Hugh did yesterday? Housh is a highly-paid big mouth that has been nothing short of a bust this season; Burleson fits under the same umbrella as Housh, though over a longer term; and Branch has epitomized unfulfilled potential after arriving from New England in 2006. All three of these guys are failures when it comes to on-field performance.
If you weren’t listening to 950 KJR AM around lunch hour this afternoon, you missed out on a rare opportunity to witness a member of the Seahawks exude passion this week.
It all began when regulars Nate Burleson and Deion Branch brought fellow wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh into the studio with them for their weekly show. Following their usual format, Branch and Burleson sat down for a cross-talk segment with midday host Dave ‘Softy’ Mahler before their show officially began.
A few minutes into their chat, frequent KJR contributor Hugh Millen joined the program via telephone and essentially littered the room with kerosene before lighting a match. (It should also be noted that Hugh Millen is close friends with Seahawks head coach Jim Mora, though that was not alluded to during the conversation.)
You’re not doing anything on Monday night. I mean, come on. It’s Monday night. The networks don’t even broadcast their good shows until Wednesday, so your excuses are futile.
Anyways, for those of you (most of you, if not all of you) who happen to be free this coming Monday (November 16th, for the temporally-challenged), why not head over to Lucky Strike Lanes in Bellevue’s Lincoln Square for the Seahawks’ 12th Man Appreciation Night. That’s right, it’s all about you, 12th Man.
The event is hosted by Deion Branch and Nate Burleson (who are pretty much joined at the hip these days, am I right?) and sponsored, naturally, by the Hawks. It gets started at 6:00 PM and runs until 10:00 PM. For those of you unfamiliar with the area, there are a number of restaurants and bars to unwind at before or after the event if you want to extend the evening.
The cost to attend is $40 for adults and $20 for kids, but here’s the good part: ALL of the proceeds from the event go to benefit families in need this holiday season. Not some of the proceeds, but all of them (and we all know that some charities out there like to pocket a little on the side).
Week one of the NFL season is less than 24 hours from being in the books, which means it’s time to talk fantasy football. Because if there’s one thing I know and want to talk about, it’s what I like to call The Three F’s: Fantasy F*cking Football.
You’re probably wondering why you should trust anything I have to say about fantasy when there are guys out there like Matthew Berry (nerd alert) and Brandon Funston (he works for Yahoo, which is the Detroit Lions of sports info websites) who make a living out of talking about fake football. The difference between guys like that and guys like me is that I can tell you the truth, while they have to worry about the repercussions of pissing off real-life football players who might eat their children if anything bad about said player is published.
Me, I’ve got two legs to stand on and eight fantasy teams, plus one survivor pool, and one Pac-10 league to worry about. If Steve Slaton is upset with me because I need his ass to put up numbers, then so be it. Bring it, Steve.