Seattle Seahawks: Prosperity or Punchline?

June 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Three guys walk into a bar: a USC fan, a Jets fan, and a Seahawks fan.

“Pete Carroll is the greatest coach since Vince Lombardi!” the USC fan exclaims.

“Seeing as my team was 6-10 the year we had him as head coach, I’d say he’s closer to Lane Kiffin than Lombardi,” moans the Jets fan.

The Seahawks fan just sits there.  He knows a year from now the argument will settle itself, but for now has no idea how to contribute.

The USC fan is right that on the collegiate level Pete Carroll set the bar for head coaches across the nation.  As the Jets fan pointed out, though, his time in the NFL was not nearly so romantic. 

The Seahawks fan wants desperately to shout that Pete Carroll is the greatest thing to happen to football and the Seahawks are going to prove it this year as they make a run for the Super Bowl.

But he can’t.

So should he be the martyr?  Should he whine about how Carr...

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