Fox Sports: Seahawks Deserve a Super Bowl

Mentioning Seattle’s desperation for a Lombardi trophy is still painful to some fans. The sting of defeat from Super Bowl XL still lingers, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a Seahawks fan who is no longer disgruntled.

Especially since Seattle’s “window of opportunity” has closed for the time being; bringing up the Super Bowl can quickly trigger uncomfortable memories.

If you’re not a fan of women’s basketball, you probably covet a championship just as much as any other fan around the nation. Without counting the success of the Seattle Storm, the entire city of Seattle is championship-deprived (since 1979).

Seattle is just one of thirteen NFL cities without a Super Bowl championship, which makes commitment quite difficult. It isn’t any fun rooting for a perennial loser.

Which is why support for the Seattle Seahawks is quite unique; the 12th Man packs Qwest Field every Sunday and defines loyalty. Losing hurts, but winning feels so much better when you’re a dedicated fan.

FoxSports.com recently listed ten NFL teams who deserve a Super Bowl – some listed teams have already won a championship – and showed some love to dedicated fans tucked away in the Pacific Northwest.

From FoxSports.com, who ranked Seattle tenth on their list:

For the fans alone, the Seahawks need to be on this list. The “12th Man” flag hangs atop the stadium each and every game, and there’s a reason for that. Very few fan bases are more dedicated to their team than those who back the Seahawks, who almost got that sweet taste of victory in the 2006 Super Bowl, but lost 21-10 to Pittsburgh in Ben Roethlisberger’s rookie year. Can the new Pete Carroll regime get them back there? The entire northwest region of the country has its fingers crossed.

National recognition for a dedicated fan base is great, but I can’t wait for the day Seattle wins a Super Bowl.

Note: Gerrit Ritt of Fox Sports wrote, “Very few fan bases are more dedicated to their team than those who back the Seahawks, who almost got that sweet taste of victory in the 2006 Super Bowl, but lost 21-10 to Pittsburgh in Ben Roethlisberger’s rookie year.” The Seahawks may have lost, but Roethlisberger was far from a rookie quarterback. He was drafted eleventh overall in 2004. I just wanted to point that out.

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  • Gistacho

    I think it is effin’ ridiculous that we haven’t got a SB in Seattle. Our stadium is AMAZING. Now that they are opening it up to colder weather, we should have been first on the list!

    • http://www.12thmanrising.com Shaun Dolence

      The article was actually referring to winning a Super Bowl, not hosting one.

      It would be great if Seattle were given an opportunity to host a Super Bowl, but I doubt it will ever happen.

  • SusieQ

    Ben was far from a rookie QB? Are you serious? At the time he won the SB, he had ONE year of High School experience, TWO and a half years of college experience and ONE year of pro experience. If that’s not a rookie, I don’t know what is.

    • Hawkman

      I’m afraid Shaun is dead-serious. By definition, anyone who has one year of NFL experience or more – even it is simply holding a clipboard like our good buddy Whitehurst -is no longer a rookie.

    • http://www.12thmanrising.com Shaun Dolence

      A rookie is a first-year player in the National Football League.

      By that definition, Roethlisberger was not a rookie quarterback when his Steelers defeated the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.

      Ritt did not write that Roethlisberger was young or inexperienced, he described him as a rookie. Describing a second-year player as a rookie is incorrect.

      Roethlisberger may have been the youngest quarterback to ever win the Super Bowl — and the lowest-rated at 22.6 — but he was not a rookie.

  • http://Foxsports Martin

    I think you all have forgotten that the steelers did not win SB 40.
    It was given to them by a referee that acctually admited to doing so, during the pre-season.
    It’s a shame that it happened that way.

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