The Seahawks players were stunned when they learned they were facing the worst schedule in league history. Happily, it was all a prank on the part of Pete Carroll. All hail the new King of Comedy!
The Seahawks are facing their most challenging season in over a decade. No Russell Wilson, no Bobby Wagner. The LOB has been gone for five years. This will be the toughest season for the Hawks since Carroll’s first in Seattle. According to the fake schedule the team “leaked” to their players, this season looked like it would be much, much worse.
Fans of “The Office” will doubtless recognize this tactic. When things get difficult, make it seem that absolute disaster is imminent. When the impending crisis is revealed as a ruse, everyone realizes life isn’t so awful after all. The Hawks prank featured Will Dissly in the role of Dwight Schrute, aiding and abetting the scheme of none other than Pete Carroll as the unrepentant King of Pranks, Michael Scott.
Seahawks fake schedule was a true nightmare
This is how the diabolical scheme played out. Will Dissly “found” an early copy of the 2022 schedule in Mo Kelly’s office. That makes sense, as Kelly is the Seahawks VP in charge of player relations. Dissly then spread the “news” to his teammates, and.. well, see for yourself how they took it:
A few of the “highlights” included no bye week after the game in Germany, and four consecutive road games. The best part of this is absolutely the players’ reactions. I love that Quandre Diggs was having none of yet another Thanksgiving Day in Detroit. I mean, who can blame him? The man suffered enough. And Pete played this up to the hilt. Hollywood awaits!
Listen, when you’ve moved on from two of the best players in franchise history, ya gotta stay loose, amiright? Apparently, nothing lightens the mood like the worst schedule in league history. For those 12s who need a quick reminder, here’s the real schedule. At least we know this much; if they ever launch a reboot of The Office, Rainn Wilson, you’re in for some competition.