Giants no match for Beast

Beast Mode was in full effect Sunday at CenturyLink Field as the Seahawks hosted the New York Giants. The Seahawks got back to the formula that has been so successful in the past, running the ball down the other team’s throats. The Hawks finished with a franchise record 350 total rushing yards, 140 of those belonged to Marshawn Lynch who also had 4 touchdowns on the day. The Giants actually had the lead at halftime, but the Hawks wore down the Giants defense on their way to a huge 4th quarter and a 38-17 win. It was a steady rain for most of the day and pretty heavy at times, especially when it was raining Skittles from the stands after a Lynch score.

Head Coach Pete Carroll pumping up his guys during warmups
Head Coach Pete Carroll pumping up his guys during warmups
During the pregame, the Seahawk mascot Taima decided to go hang out with the fans.
During the pregame, the Seahawk mascot Taima decided to go hang out with the fans.
Captain Scott Smiley, who lost his sight in battle, raised the 12th Man flag as the NFL saluted the Military. The crowd went nuts after he revealed a 12 jersey under his uniform.
Captain Scott Smiley, who lost his sight in battle, raised the 12th Man flag as the NFL saluted the Military. The crowd went nuts after he revealed a 12 jersey under his uniform.
A couple of Military helicopters do a fly over during the pregame ceremonies.
A couple of Military helicopters do a fly over during the pregame ceremonies.
Cliff Avril tries to drag down Eli Manning.
Cliff Avril tries to drag down Eli Manning.
Christine Michael tries to get outside of the Giants defense.
Christine Michael tries to get outside of the Giants defense.
Michael coughs up the ball near the goal line, but was down by contact.
Michael coughs up the ball near the goal line, but was down by contact.
The Seahawks defense breaks up this pass in the end zone intended for Larry Donnell
The Seahawks defense breaks up this pass in the end zone intended for Larry Donnell
Russell Wilson unloads a bomb downfield.
Russell Wilson unloads a bomb downfield.
Andre Williams spins out of the grasp into the end zone for a score.
Andre Williams spins out of the grasp into the end zone for a score.
Michael Cox gets around the defense for a gain.
Michael Cox gets around the defense for a gain.

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Michael Cox looks for a hole.
Michael Cox looks for a hole.
Eli Manning rolls out looking for a receiver.
Eli Manning rolls out looking for a receiver.
The Giants try to stack up Lynch on the goal line.
The Giants try to stack up Lynch on the goal line.
Wilson takes a look over to the coaches.
Wilson takes a look over to the coaches.
Lynch takes a quick break.
Lynch takes a quick break.
Coach Pete Carroll looks on.
Coach Pete Carroll looks on.
Marshawn Lynch breaking tackles.
Marshawn Lynch breaking tackles.
Eli Manning fires a bomb from mid-field into the end zone...
Eli Manning fires a bomb from mid-field into the end zone…
...that was picked off by Earl Thomas and returned to the 40.
…that was picked off by Earl Thomas and returned to the 40.
Marshawn Lynch looking for the next person to run over.
Marshawn Lynch looking for the next person to run over.
Eli gets his face buried in the turn on a sack.
Eli gets his face buried in the turn on a sack.
Another Lynch run, another broken tackle.
Another Lynch run, another broken tackle.
Lynch carries a couple of Giants into the end zone with him on this score.
Lynch carries a couple of Giants into the end zone with him on this score.
Beast Mode in full effect.
Beast Mode in full effect.
The Seahawks swarm to bring down Michael Cox.
The Seahawks swarm to bring down Michael Cox.
Marshawn Lynch bowls through for his 4th score of the day.
Marshawn Lynch bowls through for his 4th score of the day.
Lynch adds his flair with a head-stand.
Lynch adds his flair with a head-stand.

 

Eli Manning trots off the field after the game. Eli Manning trots off the field after the game.
Eli Manning trots off the field after the game.
Taima on the sidelines
Taima on the sidelines

Orange Juiced

Well, I’ve been waiting for several month for this, but It’s finally here. FOOTBALL SEASON!! Washington opened it’s home season against the Syracuse Orange this last Saturday at Husky Stadium. The Day marked the 9th Anniversary of 9/11. The Huskies started off slow, but then the offense started clicking and they rolled to a 41-20 win. Jermaine Kearse had a big day with 3 touchdowns from Jake Locker.

Washington DT Simone Potoa'e leads the team out of the tunnel on the anniversary of 9/11
Washington DT Simone Potoa'e leads the team out of the tunnel on the anniversary of 9/11
Jermaine Kearse tries to break away from a defender. He finished the day with 3 touchdowns.
Jermaine Kearse tries to break away from a defender. He finished the day with 3 touchdowns.
Chris Polk tries to get around the Orange defense
Chris Polk tries to get around the Orange defense
FB Austin Sylvester gets uprooted trying to get to the goal line
FB Austin Sylvester gets uprooted trying to get to the goal line
Chris Polk throws up a "W" after a touchdown
Chris Polk throws up a "W" after a touchdown
Cort Dennison tries to haul down Syracuse's Delone Carter.
Cort Dennison tries to haul down Syracuse's Delone Carter.
Jake Locker unloads a pass
Jake Locker unloads a pass
Chris Polk cuts thru the Orange D
Chris Polk cuts thru the Orange D
Syracuse coughs up the ball but nobody has found it yet.
Syracuse coughs up the ball but nobody has found it yet.
Jake Locker finds a receiver downfield
Jake Locker finds a receiver downfield
Chris Polk gets uprooted by the Orange
Chris Polk gets uprooted by the Orange
Jake Locker gets a pass off just as he gets hit by Max Suter
Jake Locker gets a pass off just as he gets hit by Max Suter
Chris Polk tries to shed off Shamarko Thomas
Chris Polk tries to shed off Shamarko Thomas
Jake Locker scrambles away from Syracuse's Chandler Jones
Jake Locker scrambles away from Syracuse's Chandler Jones
Orange QB Ryan Nassib scrambles away from the Washington Defense to get a pass off
Orange QB Ryan Nassib scrambles away from the Washington Defense to get a pass off
Jermaine Kearse breaks away for one of his 3 TD's on the day
Jermaine Kearse breaks away for one of his 3 TD's on the day
Chris Polk breaks away from the last defender for a long TD run
Chris Polk breaks away from the last defender for a long TD run
Jake Locker and Ryan Nassib congratulate each other after the game
Jake Locker and Ryan Nassib congratulate each other after the game

Hellava lotta helmets

Here’s a fun piece that I put together with shots of all the helmets of teams that I have shot over the past few years. It sure looks like a lot when you get them all together like this. You will see the black and white version below. It’s funny how they all blend together when you take out all of the colors that make them distinctive and iconic. You can see the color version and see the difference for yourself. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph all these teams over the past few years for Lindy’s Sports Annuals and hope to do it for several more years.

Various football helmets
Various football helmets