Readers: Winning Seahawks to cause reaction

Thu, Jan 13

Texting Roland Emmerich, texting Roland Emmerich. Have we got a script for you. Actually we have dozens of potential scripts that make your "2012" disaster film seem simplistic in comparison. What we asked for were predictions of the repercussions if the (8-9) Seattle Seahawks somehow win the Super Bowl. In many instances what we got were long descriptions of a series of global calamities set off by that improbable Super Bowl event.

• Mark S. of Everett, Wash., wrote pages about "cosmic correction" that eventually led to college football's FBS champion being determined fairly on the field of play. No offense, Mark, but that's just not going to happen.

• Michael K. of Bamberg, Germany, predicts Mexico declares itself "The World's Seahawks" and pulls off a stunning upset of the United States that forces us to make soccer our national sport and call it "football." (Oddly enough, 18 of you suggested a Seahawks victory in the Super Bowl would lead to soccer becoming our No. 1 sport, which is worrisome.)

• Todd B. of Tampa, Fla., went historical when he noticed that the last time there was an upset this unlikely was in 79 AD when a bunch of villagers beat a great team of visiting Romans -- in Pompeii just before Mount Vesuvius erupted. Are there any dormant volcanoes in Dallas?

• But the best script for Mr. Emmerich comes from Eric H. of Des Moines, Iowa, who describes how "the sun will break through the perpetual cloud cover over Seattle, causing the thousands of vampires hiding there to go mad, leading to a war eventually won by a group of humans that call themselves 'the 12th man.'"

Call us, Mr. Emmerich, 'cause we're thinking Oscar!

Meanwhile, let's get to the list:

Top 10 Repercussions If Seattle Wins the Super Bowl

10. "Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the NASCAR title," predicts Carl B. of Modesto, Calif.

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