Seahawks Invent New Final Score and New Word In Victory Over Green Bay
Week #1 of the N.F.L. season wraps-up tonight with a double-header when the New York Giants travel to Detroit and the San Diego Chargers head to Arizona for a pair of Monday Night Football games airing on ESPN.
While there were a few surprises (New England's loss to Miami, anyone?) maybe the most unbelievable feat occurred in the season-opening game in Seattle on Thursday night.
The Seahawks victory over the Green Bay Packers marked the first time in N.F.L. history that a game ended with the score 36-16.
Jon Bois at SBNation.com coined a new word after the Hawks invented a brand-new final score describing it as "the act, and art, of producing a final score in a football game that has never happened before." The word? "Scoragami."
What's weirder is that, according to Mr. Bois and his research, Pete Carroll coached teams have authored a final score that had previously never occurred before once in each of the last five seasons!
2010: Seahawks 36, Cardinals 18
2011: Seahawks 36, Giants 25
2012: Seahawks 58, Cardinals 0
2013: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8 (Super Bowl XLVIII)
2014: Seahawks 36, Packers 16
Enjoy them while they last as, eventually, the overall number every final score possible is dwindling, no thanks to the Seahawks and Carroll, especially. Check out SB Nation's article and compelling charts and graphs by clicking ---> HERE
As for me, I'm still waiting for that 4-2 pitcher's duel in the N.F.L. I won't hold my breath on that one though.