I haven’t had time to archive the latest SNSS until now, so I’ve had a few days to recover and decompress from the Super Bowl. Hmm, where to begin? I could write a book on it, but let’s just summarize it from a perspective I think most Seahawks fans will agree with: it was a great game with a few chances for both teams to really seize control (that 3rd down play to Kearse will never be forgotten), but it was always going to be difficult with our lack of dynamic WR’s and an increasingly hobbled secondary. That said, magic happened and there we were, just 1 yard away from back to back Super Bowl victories, a feat almost unthinkable with free agency and the parity fostered by the league.
2nd down, 50 seconds, 1 time out…and the Seahawks OC, Darrell Bevell, makes the worst (on field) decision in American sports history. I’ve heard folks complain about this “exaggeration,” but umm…name one that’s worse? Webber’s timeout gets mentioned, but that’s a mental error, not a premeditated decision. There’s nothing that eclipses this in terms of stature, scale, importance, opportunity, etc.. Hindsight is 20/20 but as soon as they walked to the line with an empty backfield, every Seahawks fan sick of Bevell’s misuse of Marshawn inside the red zone felt it coming. Run. The. Ball.
There’s been a lot of talk trying to defend the call (and Bill Belichick’s clock errors too) this week, but I’m not having it. You run the ball with #BeastMode on 2nd down and still have every option you want on 3rd and 4th if he doesn’t get in. There’s even a decent chance the Patriots let him score there to ensure Brady has a little bit of time left. And say for some ridiculous reason you decide to pass…you do not run THAT call with THAT personnel and in THAT situation.
Malcolm Butler made an incredible play, possibly the greatest in NFL history, but it never should have happened. Patriots fans will say Kearse’s catch never should have happened too, and they’re probably right. Sports just happen like that sometimes, which, cruelly enough, is why we watch. You never know what’s going to happen, unless you’re a Hawks fan and you see Marshawn spread out wide at the goal line.
ANYWAY, back to the music. J. Moore continued to hold it down in the studio while your boy is across the pond on that international steez (“hardly home but always reppin”). Peep #503 for new tracks from Fabolous, Lupe, Joey Badass, Raz Simone, J. Cole, Elzhi, OverDoz., OnCue, Meek Mill, Vic Mensa, Sampha, Kali Uchis, Warm Brew, Alina Baraz, Wale, and my theme song of the moment (despite the game), Big Sean’s “Blessings.” Sometimes I’ll be walking through these London streets and randomly belt out, “waaaaaaaaaay up, I feel blessed!”
Show #503 (2-1-15)
1. Big Sean ft. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”
2. Fabolous – “Rap & Sex”
3. Lupe Fiasco – “Dots & Lines”
4. Joey Badass ft. Raury – “Escape 120”
5. Raz Simone – “Why Aren’t You Mine” (Local Music)
6. J. Cole – “Role Modelz”
7. Flip ft. Phat Kat & Elzhi – “Without Warning”
8. Dave B – “Leaves” (Local Music)
9. OverDoz. ft. Hit-Boy – “Rich White Friends”
10. BJ The Chicago Kid ft. Schoolboy Q – “It’s True”
11. OnCue – “No Way”
12. Tre Ross – “Deep Lake” (Local Music)
13. Meek Mill – “Monster”
14. Snakehips ft. Syd (of The Internet) – “Gone”
15. Vic Mensa – “Down On My Luck”
16. Scarface ft. 2Pac & Johnny P – “Smile” (Throwback of the Week)
17. Jay Prince ft. Fabienne – “The Trip”
18. Emile Haynie ft. Sampha, Charlotte Gainsbourg, & Devonte Hynes – “A Kiss Goodbye (Reprise)”
19. Kali Uchis – “All Or Nothing”
20. Geovarn – “4am”
21. Alina Baraz & Galimatias – “Fantasy”
22. Warm Brew ft. Dom Kennedy – “Hold On To Her”
23. Wale ft. Chance The Rapper – “Friendship Heights”
24. Jean Deaux – “Who Am I”
25. Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West – “Put On” (Throwback of the Week)
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