As for the game; there's so much you miss when you're actually there, especially when you're screaming and yelling the entire time your defense is on the field. Also, that last touchdown where The Beast stopped right before the end zone and walked it in looked so weird from our angle. Nobody knew what was going on - we thought maybe there was an offensive line penalty stopping the play, so we were looking for the flag. So, I apologize for the lack of analysis in the articles about the games for which I'm there.
The lightning delay sucked, and there was no way I was going to leave my seat and fight the crowds on the concourse, but our seats are under the "umbrella" thing anyway, so we were fine. We also got to see some crazy lightning, which probably would have scared me if I wasn't sitting there "ooh-ing" and "ahh-ing" the light show with thousands of my closest friends.
Before the delay, I thought the Seahawks forgot they had Marshawn Lynch. (My daughter the birthday girl even made a sign to remind them - mmmm, Skittles.) Russell Wilson also didn't look his best again. It seemed as if he missed a lot of opportunities for the run after noticing he didn't have anybody open. It's like he's trying to prove to someone he's not a "read-option QB".
At first when they called the game for the storm, I was ticked. However, I realized it was a good opportunity to make adjustments earlier than halftime, and they sure did. Rumor has it Wilson went back into the locker room and took a shower to "reset himself." He still wasn't fantastic, but he was good enough. The offensive line still makes me want to rip my hair out; once again, McQuistan and Giacomini were taking stupid penalties. I'm not 100% sure Max Unger's penalties weren't phantom, however...either that or they were calling the wrong guy's number.
Did it feel like Pete's coach's challenge and going for it on 4th down at the end of the game were kind of a "F-U" to Harbaugh? We didn't mind...I'm just asking.
Defensive Play of the Game:
Everybody's talking about Richard Sherman's interception - which was pretty, I must admit. Dude has springs in his feet. I'm not going to pick the safety that got us two points either. My favorite play was the tipped ball by Thurmond that made it into Earl Thomas's hands right as the Niners were threatening. Between the relief that the Niners weren't going to score after the heart attack and then acceptance that they would, and the fact that we got the ball back, it was a roller coaster of emotions.
Offensive Play of the Game:
Marshawn's silly stroll into the end zone.
In the words of the Seahawks and their coach, play every game like it's a championship game. Next up: Jacksonville Jaguars.