7-9 and In? Defending the Seattle Seahawks

January 6, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The nation’s worst fears came true Sunday night in Seattle.  The woeful Seahawks beat the equally woeful St. Louis Rams to win the NFC West Championship.  They became the first team ever to win a division and host a playoff game with a losing record.  There has already been a lot of hand-wringing and calls for the whole system to be changed to avoid a tragedy like this in the future. 
Cries of unfairness are echoing throughout the sports world.  How unfair that the Saints have to travel to Seattle despite their much better record.  How unfair that the Giants and Buccaneers, who both hammered Seattle this year, sit at home while the losers in Seattle host a playoff game. Never fear sports fans! The world is not going to end because the Seahawks are in the playoffs.
First off, the notion that the NFL should change its playoff system because of something that has happened once in 90 years is beyond absurd. If this were happening every three y...

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