Monday, September 27, 2010

In praise of the 12th Man (as featured on Seahawk Addicts)

"I used to regale my wife with stories of Chicago sports. Of Soldier Field. Of Cubs fans in summer. Of Sox fans yelling at Cubs fans in summer. And, in comparison, we have the normally stale, “family-friendly” environments of Seattle sports that have always diluted the experience for me. But as we walked toward Qwest Field, thinking we were getting to the stadium so early parking would be a breeze, I saw that same intensity, that same passion in Seahawks fans that I thought only existed in other cities. At 10 a.m., half the city was drunk, cooking brats on full grills and watching the morning games on satellite television. I was blown away. It felt like Chicago. It felt like those heralded, almost legendary Bears fans. But it was Seattle."

The Gunning Hawk >> When squad players attack!

Winning the Premier League has to be Arsenal's number one priority, and depending on squad players in any league match just isn't going to cut it, as we saw this past weekend with Arsenal's stunning 3-2 home loss against newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Gunning Hawk >> I love when you talk dirty, Arsene

 Oh to be a Gooner! Thumping the Spurs 4-1 at White Hart Lane was an absolute delight, but hearing from Arsene Wenger that the team can't use inexperience as an excuse anymore put me over the top.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quick Takes - LeBron James, keeping it classy

Whether you agree with LeBron's decision to go to Miami or not, just don't forget what a stand-up guy he is.

Thanks for catching this, ESPN. Surprised you didn't burn the tape.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Gunning Hawk >> Does playing for Arsenal still motivate Andrey Arshavin?

After a season filled with lacklustre performances, I'm starting to wonder if Andrey Arshavin still loves to play the beautiful game. Would he rather go back to Russia where the game is easier?


Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Gunning Hawk >> A lifelong Gooner shares his story

I had the opportunity to interview Bob Bennett, a lifelong Arsenal fan, now 65 years old and living in New Zealand, who recounted his tales of Highbury and winning trophies. Come on Arsenal!


Monday, September 13, 2010

The Gunning Hawk >> Is Alex Song Arsenal's most important player?

Alexandre Song, Arsenal's barrel-chested defensive midfielder, put on a show against Bolton this past Saturday. Is he the most important player to don the Arsenal shirt? Is the expansion of his role and skills into a more aggressive attacking player so important that it can influence the match more than anyone else?

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Friday, September 10, 2010