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Hip Hip Hooray Returns in Seattle

Pretty cool. (By John McDonnell - TWP)

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.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 23, 2008; 8:05 PM ET
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Give me a break - First of all - we BARELY beat a 2-8 team, a team that has gotten destroyed their last 4 games. Then if thats not enough, the Neandrathal Goon I like to Call Mike Sellers and his fumbleitis side kick Ladell Butterfingers Betts do their best to try and cost us the game. Does anybody really think that beating the worst team in football (barely) is reason to smile and be happy? This is why I Hate this team so much - they should be outright disgusted that they barely one. Once again members of our own team sabatoge us. Against the rams it was that jerk Pete Kendell, usually its J. Campbell, and this week its Sellers dropping a 3rd down sure Touchdown and Betts fumbling with a minute and a half remaining on the Seattle 17. Giants are gonna KILL us.

Posted by: KevinDunne | November 23, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

KevinDunn: "This is why I Hate this team so much"

Then maybe you shouldn't be bothering wasting your time, or ours, posting here. Your half-arsed blathering is tiresome.

Posted by: fan1 | November 23, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse


You should be disgusted that you can't tell the difference between "won" and "one".

Gotta love the so called "fans" who actually hate their own team. Switch to Dallas they seem more like your brand of team.

Posted by: rpetersen | November 23, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

I think the revival of hard fought is more striking than Hip Hip Hooray.

Posted by: StetSportsBlog | November 23, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Kudos to skins fans who came out in full force for this game. I am a skins fan /transplant living in Seattle and I couldn't be prouder.

Skins have had amazing turnouts for today's game, and the last 2 playoff games.
For all the grief that skins fans have gotten after the Pittsburgh game, I can say that it looked like 1/5 fans today was a skins fan and we were loud and proud, which is noteworthy considering that Seattle is pretty much southern Alaska.

Posted by: 202-206 | November 23, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Seattle didnt get destroyed in their last 4 games....last week they lost to the ALMIGHTY CARDINALS by 6 points. Hasselbeck was even rustier a week ago in his first game back & I dont think Branch even played. If Suisham makes the very makeable kick of 44yds then we win by 6. I dont think Cards fans were jumping off bridges after last weeks win.

Not saying we beat the Giants or anything but a win is a win especially on the road.

I recall the CINCINNATI BENGALS taking the Giants to Overtime this year. I dont think the Giants fans were in crisis mode.

This team is NOT great nor are we bad, but 7-4 is 7-4 that is better than where we were last year at this point (we were 5-6).

Posted by: Redskins2Win | November 24, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

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