Tonight is the night and it’s going to be a big one. The Seattle Seahawks vs the Packers at Century Link Field (downtown Seattle). The Seahawks finally are back in the spotlight on prime time TV (kinda see below) Yes, its a home game and the city is sprawling with Packer fans. I was driving downtown Saturday and they were pouring in all dressed up in Packer gear. Tailgating parties started early this morning. The game starts at 5:30pm so if you get out of work at 5pm you may have some trouble getting home. Ticket prices at a minimum are $200 bucks and I would expect a full stadium of 70,000 screaming fans.
In the 43 years Monday night football has been running, the Seahawks have only been featured 25 times. There record for Monday night games is 17-8 which isn’t that bad in my opinion. Both teams have 1-1 records coming into tonight’s game. Packers are favored in Vegas by 3.5 points. However, the Hawks at home and the 12th man can change how a game is going.
You should know that you probably won’t be able to see the game at home though. Unless of course you pay the big bucks to upgrade your TV package (with ESPN). It’s a sleavy move by the people in charge to have you buy the tickets, go the bars and buy dinner or $8 drinks, or make you pay more for cable each month. With that attitude, it sure makes me want to support another stadium (not!). If you want to stay home, you’ll have to settle for the radio stations 710 AM and 97.3 FM.
Sorry Seattle fans, I’m all about the numbers/odds so I’m taking the Packers on this one. However, being a Seattle resident I do hope the Hawks can pull it off.