Good morning Longbranch.
It is moist and blustery on Drayton Passage this morning. The sun has been playing peek-a-boo through the clouds and hungry hummingbirds have been busy buzzing by the feeder. What a perfect morning to enjoy our coffee watching the weather blow through Anderson Island.
The weather geeks say it is currently 45 degrees and to expect a mostly cloudy day. The low tonight will be 39.
Anyway, a great day to stay indoors and watch the Hawks play the New York (football) Giants at the Meadowlands. A Hawks win mean home field advantage throughout the playoffs — increasing the odds of Seattle going back to New Jersey for the Super Bowl in February.
With Russell Wilson under center for the Hawks, it has been an exciting two years for the 12th man nation of Puget Sound. This kid can sure play and nothing seems to faze him.
Here is what Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News wrote about Wilson this morning:
“No stage has shaken Wilson yet. Able to energize the Seahawks into the divisional round last season before falling to the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome, Wilson and the Seahawks rebounded in the offseason. Now 11-2 as they head into Sunday’s matchup with the Giants at MetLife Stadium, Wilson has only improved from his impressive rookie season, completing 64.5% of his passes and picking up more than 5 yards per rush. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell maintains that Wilson’s willingness to study his mistakes from last season opened the door to higher pursuits this winter, namely a return trip to the Meadowlands on Feb. 2. for the Super Bowl.”