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I was put off by their fans both this year and during the season they lost to the Steelers in the Super Bowl (even more so because they're awfully loud when their team is good, but a lot harder to find during the down years, it seems), but as far as the players go, I think Seattle is very likeable. I like the intensity and physicality they play with and I hope Denver took notes.

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That's pretty much how every fan of every team is. Why in Florida would you hear a lot from seahawk fans if they're not particularly relavent? As for the Super Bowl, you were whining about a missed PI call in a blowout game. Their team was possibly robbed of a Super Bowl in a game that was so bad that the actual referee said he couldn't sleep for weeks and regreted that he affected the outcome of the game.

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That's pretty much how every fan of every team is. Why in Florida would you hear a lot from seahawk fans if they're not particularly relavent? As for the Super Bowl, you were whining about a missed PI call in a blowout game. Their team was possibly robbed of a Super Bowl in a game that was so bad that the actual referee said he couldn't sleep for weeks and regreted that he affected the outcome of the game.

And every time I mentioned it I made clear my understanding that it had zero impact on the result of the game -- hell, it was on the Broncos lone TD and would have been declined to begin with. I'm able to look at officiating pretty objectively and just thought it was a curious no-call. I hear from a lot of fans of bad teams. I worked with people assembled from all over the country (being in the Air Force) and I hear from a lot of fans about a lot of teams, but didn't even know the Seahawks fans were Seahawks fans until this year, and there happens to be quite a few of them. With the internet, my interaction with people consists of more than my trip to Publix for groceries. It likely stems from the whole 12th man thing and how much play it gets when the team is good.

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The 12th man thing is pretty obnoxious - I'll grant you that. Of course I'd probably feel differently if I was part of it. I think it's better than saying "Seahawk Nation", which is pretty much the same thing. I think there's "bandwagon" fans of every team, it may just be more noticeable when it's a team that doesn't have a national fan base, like the Seahawks. I don't think there's anything wrong with being a bandwagon fan - sports is supposed to be entertainment, and there's nothing wrong with someone starting to like a TV show in season 3 after it won awards for the first 2 seasons. Now you're likely not going to be able to have a meaningfull duscussion about the history of the team, or the crappy obscure players they had before they were good, but there's plenty of other people out there that the "hardcore" fans can converse with.

I guess that part about bandwagon fans wasn't particularly relavent to our discussion here, but I guess my point is that Pittsburgh fans are everywhere, Dallas fans are everywhere, but Cardinal fans, Seahawk fans, Ram fans, etc. probaby aren't, which makes it way more noticeable when they come out of the woodwork.

Edit: I did think it was cool when they said they were bringing the trophy back to the 12th man. It's a cool way to "label" their fanbase, as opposed to the generic "our fans", or "insert team name Nation". The flags and retired number are a little much though.

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People who use "class" as a noun to mean "refinement" generally lack it themselves.

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Sorry, but sabresrule is right. The Seahawks came off as a chest thumping bag of dicks. They absolutely earned Super Bowl XLVIII, no question. It just saddens me that teams can't with class anymore .

When was the last time a "team with class" won a title?

The St. Louis Cardinals.

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Edit: I did think it was cool when they said they were bringing the trophy back to the 12th man. It's a cool way to "label" their fanbase, as opposed to the generic "our fans", or "insert team name Nation". The flags and retired number are a little much though.

They got into a dick measuring match with Aggy over that label. Annoying self-entitled stupidity confirmed.

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If a team of kittens and puppies won the Super Bowl, this place would find a way to hate on it. B)

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It'd be kind of ironic if that team of puppies beat the Eagles.

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If a team of kittens and puppies won the Super Bowl, this place would find a way to hate on it.

If they wear Seahawks, 49ers, or Patriots uniforms, hell yeah I would hate on it.

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For what it's worth, I'm not a gung ho sports fan (I'm only saying that to provide perspective, not to convey a sense of being better than you, although I am probably in fact better than you) and other than Eagles games probably only saw 2 or 3 other games this season, but I pretty much fell in love with that Seattle team during this Superb Owl. The whole two weeks leading up to it, I got to see their highlights, hear their interviews (except for Lynch), and then saw them actually play, and I have to say that I can't remember another team that I liked and wanted to win as much as them. I was torn about the Super Bowl because I've also grown to like Peyton Manning in the past couple of years (I think the Buick commercials did it for me - same with Shaq), but as the game went on, I found myself wanting the Seahawks to hit 50 points and shut the Broncos out.

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Sorry, but sabresrule is right. The Seahawks came off as a chest thumping bag of dicks. They absolutely earned Super Bowl XLVIII, no question. It just saddens me that teams can't with class anymore .

Breno is sorry you feel that way.

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A team that's celebrating it's first Super Bowl win ever, I say thump away. This chance may never come around again.

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If a team of kittens and puppies won the Super Bowl, this place would find a way to hate on it.

If they wear Seahawks, 49ers, or Patriots uniforms, hell yeah I would hate on it.

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For what it's worth, I'm not a gung ho sports fan (I'm only saying that to provide perspective, not to convey a sense of being better than you, although I am probably in fact better than you)

At least you're humble about it.

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For what it's worth, I'm not a gung ho sports fan (I'm only saying that to provide perspective, not to convey a sense of being better than you, although I am probably in fact better than you)

At least you're humble about it.

I just like to reinforce it every now and then, just so the rest of you know where you stand.

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As for Peyton, he torched his legacy for good Sunday to such a degree that he's gone from top 5 to fringe top 15 QB all-time.

You're out of your mind if you really believe that.

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As for Peyton, he torched his legacy for good Sunday to such a degree that he's gone from top 5 to fringe top 15 QB all-time.

OK, so name the 10 QBs that keep him out of the top five. Interesting that one game could have such a big impact.

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He is still arguably on par or better than Brady. The only ones that should be considered better at this point are Montana and Elway.

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