Hip Hip Hooray Returns in Seattle
It's been a while, huh? There was no Hip Hipping after the win in Detroit. Then the Hip Hip Hoorayride capsized during the losses to Pittsburgh and Dallas, when Team Skins didn't score a single point in 60 minutes of second-half action.
But good cheer came back today, following Jim Zorn's successful homecoming.
"Yeah, he did it," Mike Sellers confirmed during a post-game interview with Comcast SportsyNet, speaking of those three words. "He did it."
Zorn himself gave a standard Zorn answer when asked about winning in front of his old friends; "it's cool, you know," he said.
But he also again paid tribute to ex Coach Joe Gibbs, whose two playoff trips in NFL Part II both ended in Seattle.
"It was hard fought on both sides," Zorn said. Then he started calling everyone "warriors," and talking about "heroics," which is as Gibbsian as it gets. I didn't go to Seattle, which prevented me from taking a photo of the fan sign that read "Zornucopia," but I did get to watch the Post Game Live show, which included a Yankees-hat wearing Santana Moss describing the left cross he threw into Josh Wilson's face mask, which is a bad spot to punch, I'd think.
"He was saying something and he was holding me a way I didn't want him to hold me," Moss said. "He wouldn't let go, so I did the best thing I knew at that moment. It wasn't the best decision, but I did it, and I'm glad we don't have to sit here saying that cost the game or anything."
Jason Campbell also played the role of a mobile Zorn, running all over the place and finishing with six carries for 32 yards and a couple awkward crumples that doubled as slides. "I'm too tall and lanky man, it's difficult," Campbell explained.
One final note: This week the Skins were about a 3.5-point favorite and won by three. Last week the Skins were about 2.5-point underdogs and lost by four. Three games ago the Skins were about seven-point favorites against the Lions and won by eight. Las Vegas is all over this team. (The Giants next week are about three-point favorites right now, but that'll go up.)
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