Lynch's Run Shook the Earth

This is pretty amazing. Marshawn Lynch's crazy run Saturday caused an earthquake.

Yes, that's correct, an earthquake. The roar of the crowd caused a small tremor near Quest Field, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. Check out the picture on the above link. And here's a seismic timeline of Lynch's run.

"We looked at the stations nearby and one station in particular just clearly showed the crowd roaring," said John Vidale, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.

I don't know if Lynch's run is the greatest ever, but I don't know of any others that caused the earth to move.


By: jnowak2799
On: 1/10/2011 9:30:00 PM
It was a great run, I will give it up to Lynch, but he is loser, always has been and always will be, one great run doesn't make up for the other thousands of runs where he is junk, sorry, but I call it like I see it, the guy is a thug who drives drunk and hits people and leaves the scene of a crime, gets caught by cops smoking weed in his vehicle, the guys a bum and will always be a bum, good for him he had a great run in the playoffs, I just feel sorry for a guy like Justin Forsett who is always a pretty good player.
By: assman
On: 1/11/2011 2:16:00 PM
I liked the run, it was a great effort, but it was a flukey run on a flukey team in a flukey game. All the stars and planets lined up for the Seahawks last weekend......great, kudos to them, but they are spent....emotionally and physically......look for the Bears to win by 3 TD's or more!
By: Jason Thornbury
On: 1/13/2011 11:28:00 AM
The Seahawks definitely had flukey wins this year (SF, SD), but the playoff win wasn't a fluke. It was almost a replay of the first meeting with the Saints except this time the Seahawks scored TDs instead of settling for four field goals.
By: assman
On: 1/15/2011 12:30:00 PM
Was it more of the Seahawks playing great or the Saints playing like crap?......I think the latter!
By: assman
On: 1/15/2011 12:31:00 PM
Plug in the Packers, Falcons, or Bears in that game. No way would it be that outcome.
By: wds225
On: 1/23/2011 5:32:00 PM
The same thing happened in Baton Rouge back in the late 80s, during a football game between LSU and Auburn. LSU's Tommy Hodson hit Eddie Fuller for a TD pass to win the game on the last play, and crowd roar set off the local seismigraffs. It is known as the "Earthquake Game" in LSU lore.

Seattle won the game, but the Saints get what they deserved with that lousy tackling effort. The Saints have had really bad tackling games several times all season. Something is really wrong there.

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