The NFC West’s Chance To Be Historic and Why It Should Never Be Allowed

December 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One lucky team from the 2010 NFC West Division has a chance to make history.
Barring a change in style and general competence, there’s a more than decent chance that we’ll see a division winner with fewer wins than losses.
It’s a concept that seems to be an oxymoron.
To be a playoff team that’s been more successful at losing than winning is the very definition of counter-intuitive.
To be a division winner—a distinction that’s usually immortalized with a pennant inside the team’s stadium—and be below .500 makes this even more ridiculous.
Imagine Pete Carroll, Seattle’s head coach, giving the press conference describing his emotions—the Seahawks would be the dubious trend-setters should they win next Sunday of being the first ever 7-9 division winner.
And actually, in a strange way, it would be perfect karma if Pete Carroll was the guy in that position.
After all, it was the gregarious Carroll ...

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