The Origins Of Seattle Seahawks And Tampa Bays Bucs Football

June 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was the mid 70s and America was not far removed from the end of the Vietnam War, Watergate, and the resignation of the U.S. president.
During a period replete with political history, the NFL had generated important history of its own.  The announcement was made that the league would be adding teams far removed regionally.
In the Pacific Northwest a new team would be added, the Seattle Seahawks.  Near the Southeast corner of the nation another new organization would be created, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
What would be the odds the two head coaches shaping those new teams respective destinies would be two guys from Oregon?
It would not be that tough to guess the new mentor of the Seattle Seahawks, the most populous city in Washington state would have an Oregonian at its helm.  What created unique circumstances were that so did the Florida team.
Jack Patera was born in South Dakota.  He moved with his family to Portland, Oreg...

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