BY Seth Kolloen 12:07AM 01/18/2011

January 18, 2011: Seahawks Pack Up, Wroten Rises as Roy Rehabs

The Seahawks are looking forward to next season, but what about the Sea Gals?

Seahawks Wait ‘Till Next Year (If There Is One): Sounded like packing day at Seahawks camp was upbeat as the players looked forward to next year ahead after an unexpectedly successful 2010. Then again, with a lockout deadline just 46 days away, who knows if they’ll even get to play next year.

(What I really want to know is, which Sea Gals will be back next year? Will Tiffinee return? What about Tifny?)

Wroten Shines As #1 Beats #1: Top-ranked Garfield (4A) beat top-ranked Rainier Beach (3A) at the King Holiday Hoopfest, proving that the state school classification system is always right. Lorenzo Romar watched his future player, UW-bound senior Tony Wroten Jr., score 29 points in Garfield’s 63-58 win.

Dark Day For Brandon Roy: Former Garfield and UW player (and nine years Wroten’s senior) Brandon Roy had arthroscopic surgery on each of his “knees” yesterday. There is no timetable for Roy’s return to basketball.

Ugh, this is lame news…let’s look at a goofy photo of Steve Largent and Jim Zorn.

What they’re saying…

“There was a lot of positive talk today about what we accomplished this year and the direction of this team. (Pete Carroll) wants to own this division. He wants to win it year after year after year after year.” — Matt Hasselbeck

“Thanks for all your messages of support… still feeling disappointed but very much excited for the future of this program.” — Pete Carroll, who thinks he’s still coaching in college, via Twitter. Wait ’till he finds out he can’t recruit!

“So much has happened toward so little obvious direction that anyone who says they have a handle on the Seahawks’ near-term future isn’t going to pass a drug test.” — Art Thiel

In other news…

The Huskies fell to 20th in both hoops polls. They had been 18th in the coaches’ poll and 17th in the AP.

Concussed Seahawks John Carlson and Marcus Trufant both came back from Chicago today, where they’d been held for precautionary reasons.

Seahawks DB coach Jerry Gray is leaving
to take the same job at the University of Texas, his alma mater. Gray is the third Seahawks assistant coach to leave.

God that was boring too…let’s watch that press conference where John McLaren lost his mind. “Total team effort!” Ha ha ha!

Today’s action…

Nothing going on. If you didn’t get your fill yesterday, there are a bunch of high school games today. I’ll be at Prep/Blanchet.

And since that was also lame, let us end with a glimpse at Le-Lo Lang, owner of the greatest jheri curl in Seattle sports history.

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  • Carkeek

    Mel Kiper predicts draft picks, he doesn’t predict NFL success, so what happens 10 years down the road has nothing to do with what he does.
    Also, NFL teams make draft picks independent of what Mel Kiper thinks.  Whether he is good or not is not relevant to real life.

  • Herb Huseland

    Good Point.