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12/04/2008

HASSELBECK ON BEN: GIRLS CAN PLAY IN THE NFL



I've got to give it up to the Mondesi's House readers. They never cease to amaze me with some of the tips they dig up. Today's first tip (yes, there's more to come) is of the "there's always some truth behind the joke" variety.

Apparently, Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck accompanied a sixth-grader to school earlier this week. These types of visits are fairly frequent in the NFL; for instance, Hines Ward dropped by Stewart Elementary School in Lower Burrell, presumably to deliver a clinic on how to throw a clean downfield block.


Usually, there's a Q&A with the students at these events, and Hasselbeck's visit was no different. So a little girl asks Hasselbeck if girls can play in the NFL, and he responds with this:

"Girls can play in the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger plays for the Steelers, right?" Hasselbeck said, in a playful flashback to Seattle's Super Bowl loss three seasons ago.

"Joking. Totally joking. That was a joke," Hasselbeck said, chuckling.

Yeah, yeah, totally joking. Hilarious. We all know that Seattle holds no bitterness towards anyone, especially the officials, after their spectacular performance in Super Bowl XL, which came up a little short. Of course, if I were Matt Hasselbeck, I'd probably prefer to think about the 2005 Super Bowl season, with his 24 TD passes and 98 passer rating, as opposed to his injury-plagued, 57-rated 2008 season, in which he's 1-6 as a starter.

But in all fairness, the entire city of Seattle is pretty bitter towards all things sports-related right now. The Sonics took Kevin Durant and their entire team to Oklahoma. The Mariners were 61-101 (yes, even worse than the Pirates). The Seahawks are 2-10. The Washington Huskies are 0-11, and Washington State is 2-11. So if Matt Hasselbeck is a little testy on behalf of his constituents, I can certainly understand why.

*Thanks to Andrew H. for the tip

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7 comments:

Jan said...

Matt Hasselbeck is the girl. Where's your career going buddy?

Steve said...
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Steve said...

What a little Hasslebitch. Not only is he a loser on the field, his pathetic Expedia commercial is fairly representative of how talented he actually is. Yes, when I think of rain, bad sports cities, Starbucks and the music that killed the 90's, Seattle's what comes to mind. Yup, if I were to kill myself that would be the place alright...sitting in a Starbucks on a rainy day, listening to Pearl Jam's Daughter and watching a Seahawks game all the while making sure the direction of the blood splatter made it nicely into the latte machine.

HotDog_Zanzabar said...

Pot...meet kettle

MemphisHeel said...

Plus Tuba Man got murdered. 2008 has sucked for Seat-hole sports fans. I actually feel bad for them.

Unblowupable said...

Michael Stipe plays for the Seahawks?

bigswa said...

Episode #110: STEELERS VS. COWBOYS GAME GRADES
Show Link: http://media.libsyn.com/media/wtcb/5AE_110.mp3

Show Topics:
Can the Steelers continue to win Ugly?
Why the Steelers secondary graded out at an A?
Will the Steelers win out?
Is the Steelers Cup: Half-Empty or Half Full ?
Will the Steelers finish 13-3, or 12-4, or 11-5, or 10-6?