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(NESN)   Peyton Manning leads the NFL not only in stats during the regular season, but also in jersey sales. After the Superb Owl, however, the millions of lifelong, die hard Seahawks fans suddenly realized they didn't own any Wilson, Lynch, or Sherman merch   (nesn.com) divider line 50
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2014-03-08 01:21:45 PM  
I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.
 
2014-03-08 01:39:21 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.


Pretty much.  I don't see them repeating though, there's no way they can afford to keep that defense together.  Free agency is going to decimate them.
 
2014-03-08 02:13:53 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.


All of this.
 
2014-03-08 02:45:59 PM  
In other news, everyone like a winner
 
2014-03-08 04:39:36 PM  
Great! Thanks mother in law or obscure coworker that I barely know for buying me a, a,  jersey! Gosh, I will wear this so much!
 
2014-03-08 05:07:04 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.


Jim Zorn muthafarka!  70's old school!

No 80's list is complete without Kenny Easley.
 
2014-03-08 06:00:23 PM  
well, as a lifelong Hawks fan, if a Superb Owl victory means I'm surrounded by the 13th Man, I can live with that until I get my season ticket renewal prices for next season.....
 
2014-03-08 07:18:29 PM  
A jersey? Psh that's for amateurs. Real members of the 12th man start using Adderall.
 
2014-03-08 07:21:41 PM  
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is twenty-four.
 
2014-03-08 07:21:44 PM  
The fun part is, although I live here and enjoy baiting the Forty-Whiners, I'm not a 'Hawks "fan" - at least, in the definition that demands I either ignore them entirely or slavishly follow their every move and research the entire history of the team. I watch them now and again, and I'm glad that such a young team appears to be successful. But, let's face it, it's just sports. They're entertainment, and that's it, really.

I do enjoy the fact that, because the 'Hawks won, an entire coastline full of angry "fans" must pre-emptively bait anyone who even mentions the Seahawks, though. Can't have anyone who enjoys the Seahawks think that it's OK to do so, now...
 
2014-03-08 07:22:16 PM  
Russell Wilson has the hottest selling MLB jersey as well. I'm looking forward to mocking anyone who wears one to an Ms game.
 
2014-03-08 07:23:42 PM  
no

nobody tops Peyton Manning fans at bandwagoning, i don't care how many people jump on the 'Hawks bandwagon man it can't be compared man
 
2014-03-08 07:43:06 PM  

MFAWG: Russell Wilson has the hottest selling MLB jersey as well. I'm looking forward to mocking anyone who wears one to an Ms game.


If they are wearing it while the Mariners are playing the Rangers, buy that fan a beer.
 
2014-03-08 07:44:17 PM  
Weird thing was during last season, I'd take the bus home from work across the lake, so for the Monday game it was packed by people in Seahawks gear. Maybe it was because it was Eastside, but Thomas was by far the most popular jersey.
 
2014-03-08 07:44:50 PM  

TheOther: MFAWG: Russell Wilson has the hottest selling MLB jersey as well. I'm looking forward to mocking anyone who wears one to an Ms game.

If they are wearing it while the Mariners are playing the Rangers, buy that fan a beer.


And pour it in them? It seems excessive.
 
2014-03-08 07:45:44 PM  

MFAWG: TheOther: MFAWG: Russell Wilson has the hottest selling MLB jersey as well. I'm looking forward to mocking anyone who wears one to an Ms game.

If they are wearing it while the Mariners are playing the Rangers, buy that fan a beer.

And pour it in them? It seems excessive.


Hah! On them even.
 
2014-03-08 07:58:20 PM  
What is this Superb Owl of which you speak?
 
2014-03-08 07:58:32 PM  
Congrats, you win the off-season! What's that trophy look like?
 
2014-03-08 07:58:37 PM  

Super Chronic: Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is twenty-four.


24 Skittles in a pack, you can't explain that.  Study it out.
 
2014-03-08 08:02:55 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.


No the saehawks are the new saints, once they start winning they're bandwagon got full, now that they're average there are fewer and fewer jerseys/flags/decals around. It will be the same for the seahawks in a few years.
 
2014-03-08 08:06:27 PM  

AdamK: no

nobody tops Peyton Manning fans at bandwagoning, i don't care how many people jump on the 'Hawks bandwagon man it can't be compared man


Yeah there is a reason for that, first the man was thought to be done with his neck injury, second he's still loved in colts country, three is he came from a college program that hasn't had anything to celebrate in a while.

Nothing compares to the bandwagon Michigan fans did for Brady and I don't think he ever started a game for them or maybe I'm thinking of Cassel at USC.
 
2014-03-08 08:06:34 PM  
Hey, I know who Steve Largent was.

I played Tecmo Bowl.
 
2014-03-08 08:17:59 PM  
Century Link was selling out tickets long before the 2012-2013 season.  I'm not saying we don't certainly have a fresh infusion of band wagoners, but the Seahawks have been getting plenty of support from Seattle for a while.
 
2014-03-08 08:24:16 PM  

steamingpile: Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.

No the saehawks are the new saints, once they start winning they're bandwagon got full, now that they're average there are fewer and fewer jerseys/flags/decals around. It will be the same for the seahawks in a few years.


I can't hate on it all too much. This town has suffered enough.
 
2014-03-08 08:35:16 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.


I've got an old poster of Largent in front of the Blue Angels somewhere, a small statue of a anthropomorphized Seahawk with Krieg's jersey on from when I was a kid, and if you don't know who Warner is you don't deserve a freaking 'fan' tag IMO, so I'm pretty certain I'm kosher on that subject.

/agrees however
//hasn't bought any of the new jerseys as he's still rocking his Hasselbeck and Alexander ones
 
2014-03-08 08:55:40 PM  

Summoner101: Century Link was selling out tickets long before the 2012-2013 season.  I'm not saying we don't certainly have a fresh infusion of band wagoners, but the Seahawks have been getting plenty of support from Seattle for a while.


To Seattle's credit, the Seahawks have been tolerable since the turn of the century, and the fans have responded by showing up since then.

/not as embarrassing as the Kingdome days when it was only half filled

Ishkur: Hey, I know who Steve Largent was.

I played Tecmo Bowl.


He was great for the Blackhawks in the late '80s early '90s. Too bad he didn't win the Cup though.
 
2014-03-08 09:07:03 PM  
You mean kinda like every team's surge in sales after the win the Championship in any sport?  Weird.
 
2014-03-08 09:55:58 PM  
I got a Red Bryant jersey and an Earl Thomas one.
We'll miss Red next year.
 
2014-03-08 11:21:54 PM  
Not for long. Manning will be back on top when the season starts.
 
2014-03-08 11:34:15 PM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-08 11:38:07 PM  
The Super Bowl winning quarterback and his teammates saw their jersey sales spike?!? How utterly unprecedented and particularly damning of that particular fan base!
 
2014-03-09 12:48:08 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.



Gah!

/At least our owner is a likeable guy.
 
2014-03-09 01:15:27 AM  
Hey, I have a Seahawks pennent from my childhood.   Believe me this, it's just as annoying to see bandwagon fans for my team.   But don't be butt hurt cuz your team blows.
Our team won the Super Bowl, expect fans to celebrate in different ways.   1 being buying gear.
Go hawks
 
2014-03-09 01:19:37 AM  

Solid State Vittles: Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.

Jim Zorn muthafarka!  70's old school!

No 80's list is complete without Kenny Easley.


We used to live next door to Jim Zorn back when he was playing. Actually, our backyard bordered his. Remember him building the eventual fence, what else do you expect to happen when we're a gaggle of kids always playing? My older cousin has a picture of the two of them in front of Zorn's I-Roc.

CSB,
 
2014-03-09 08:32:06 AM  
As a Seahawks fan that still clearly remembers buying a t-shirt that had Largent, Warner, and Krieg on it, and one who suffered through 2-14, I say this: damn, jerseys are expensive.  I'd love to have one, but I just can't bring myself to part with $130 for what amounts to an overshirt.
 
2014-03-09 08:33:27 AM  

Summoner101: Century Link was selling out tickets long before the 2012-2013 season.  I'm not saying we don't certainly have a fresh infusion of band wagoners, but the Seahawks have been getting plenty of support from Seattle for a while.


yup. not to mention there is a very strong following in Vancouver, BC and the outlying areas that drives down for every home game.
 
2014-03-09 09:56:12 AM  
Fair weather fans. How do they work?
 
2014-03-09 11:12:24 AM  
Yeah, and Kyle Orton's shirt was the number one seller in 2010...
 
2014-03-09 11:51:50 AM  
I'm a huge Russell Wilson fan.  He was my school's QB before the coach made him walk.  When he went to Seattle, I wanted to buy his NFL jersey, though he was 'backing up' Matt Flynn in training camp.  I bought tickets to the North Carolina state return of Wilson vs. the Carolina Panthers, then looked on Ebay for the merchandise.  Fortunately, Russell wears #3 and Rick Mirer was a bust.  I have nice retro 'Hawk jerseys for my lady friend and me with #3 on the back for 10-15 bucks a pop.

Maybe interesting to some (probably not):  NFC West Seattle played on the road at NFC South's Carolina Panthers for the past two seasons.
 
2014-03-09 11:57:45 AM  
I remember the first time I saw someone wearing a jersey. I was a kid, and it was Cameron in Ferris Bueller's Day Off wearing that hockey jersey. It looked so goddamn silly and ugly. I never thought it would one day be everywhere. There is simply no excuse for a grown man to be wearing a sports jersey.
 
2014-03-09 01:16:33 PM  

Curt Blizzah: Maybe interesting to some (probably not): NFC West Seattle played on the road at NFC South's Carolina Panthers for the past two seasons.


And I think they'll be doing it again this season.
 
2014-03-09 01:34:08 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Curt Blizzah: Maybe interesting to some (probably not): NFC West Seattle played on the road at NFC South's Carolina Panthers for the past two seasons.

And I think they'll be doing it again this season.


They will be.  It's one of those weird quirks of the NFL scheduling system that this can happen.
 
2014-03-09 03:35:04 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: I remember the first time I saw someone wearing a jersey. I was a kid, and it was Cameron in Ferris Bueller's Day Off wearing that hockey jersey. It looked so goddamn silly and ugly. I never thought it would one day be everywhere. There is simply no excuse for a grown man to be wearing a sports jersey.


lol @ idiots who base anything off of movies they watched as a child.
 
2014-03-09 10:51:53 PM  
so does my Nash 72 jersey make me pathetic fan or bandwagon jackhole?  (I know it makes me pathetic)
 
2014-03-09 11:35:02 PM  

Fark It: Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.

Pretty much.  I don't see them repeating though, there's no way they can afford to keep that defense together.  Free agency is going to decimate them.


That might happen after next season, but the most important pieces will still be with us for 2014. I'm nervous about the post-2014 offseason, but then I have to remind myself that this team was not put together by accident, and so maybe Schneider and Carroll can keep it rolling even with different players. Frankly I'm not sweating it too much, as long as we hold on to Wilson, Sherman, Lynch, Thomas, and Chancellor.
 
2014-03-10 10:47:17 AM  

Safari Ken: Fark It: Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.

Pretty much.  I don't see them repeating though, there's no way they can afford to keep that defense together.  Free agency is going to decimate them.

That might happen after next season, but the most important pieces will still be with us for 2014. I'm nervous about the post-2014 offseason, but then I have to remind myself that this team was not put together by accident, and so maybe Schneider and Carroll can keep it rolling even with different players. Frankly I'm not sweating it too much, as long as we hold on to Wilson, Sherman, Lynch, Thomas, and Chancellor.


They'll have to transfer the cost of the dline to the secondary.  Not impossible but they will have to hit the draft and hope that the younger guys they have now can fill in for Red/Mebane/Bennett etc...  Maybe sign some more guys on the cheap that want to prove something.

They have proven to be one of the best front offices in the NFL so I don't see them falling off a cliff any time soon.
 
2014-03-10 11:05:40 AM  

stappawho: Safari Ken: Fark It: Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.

Pretty much.  I don't see them repeating though, there's no way they can afford to keep that defense together.  Free agency is going to decimate them.

That might happen after next season, but the most important pieces will still be with us for 2014. I'm nervous about the post-2014 offseason, but then I have to remind myself that this team was not put together by accident, and so maybe Schneider and Carroll can keep it rolling even with different players. Frankly I'm not sweating it too much, as long as we hold on to Wilson, Sherman, Lynch, Thomas, and Chancellor.

They'll have to transfer the cost of the dline to the secondary.  Not impossible but they will have to hit the draft and hope that the younger guys they have now can fill in for Red/Mebane/Bennett etc...  Maybe sign some more guys on the cheap that want to prove something.

They have proven to be one of the best front offices in the NFL so I don't see them falling off a cliff any time soon.


Two good drafts doesn't make a great front office.  Last year's draft hasn't exactly done well for them so far.  Over half of it has already been released and all it's produced so far is a decent but not great TE and a situational O-line player.  That kind of drafting will sink a team quickly.
 
2014-03-10 11:13:02 AM  

flak attack: Two good drafts doesn't make a great front office. Last year's draft hasn't exactly done well for them so far. Over half of it has already been released and all it's produced so far is a decent but not great TE and a situational O-line player. That kind of drafting will sink a team quickly.


Eh?  The last draft wasn't the bonanza of Carroll's first year, but, every year, they've drafted solid guys in multiple positions.  Sometimes they're superstars, other times they're not.  The last draft, Tharold Simon and Spencer Ware showed promise before getting injured.  Christine Michael looks like a bruiser, but he's behind two other quality backs (and will probably replace Lynch in a few seasons).  And remember that Seattle has done an excellent job of shaking out some quality undrafted free agents, like Derrick Coleman.
 
2014-03-10 11:14:46 AM  

flak attack: stappawho: Safari Ken: Fark It: Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.

Pretty much.  I don't see them repeating though, there's no way they can afford to keep that defense together.  Free agency is going to decimate them.

That might happen after next season, but the most important pieces will still be with us for 2014. I'm nervous about the post-2014 offseason, but then I have to remind myself that this team was not put together by accident, and so maybe Schneider and Carroll can keep it rolling even with different players. Frankly I'm not sweating it too much, as long as we hold on to Wilson, Sherman, Lynch, Thomas, and Chancellor.

They'll have to transfer the cost of the dline to the secondary.  Not impossible but they will have to hit the draft and hope that the younger guys they have now can fill in for Red/Mebane/Bennett etc...  Maybe sign some more guys on the cheap that want to prove something.

They have proven to be one of the best front offices in the NFL so I don't see them falling off a cliff any time soon.

Two good drafts doesn't make a great front office.  Last year's draft hasn't exactly done well for them so far.  Over half of it has already been released and all it's produced so far is a decent but not great TE and a situational O-line player.  That kind of drafting will sink a team quickly.


You mean three drafts that were not just good, but brilliant. (The 2010 draft that brought Okung, Thomas, Tate, Thurmond and Chancellor was also the work of this front office.) Pointing to the one draft that has not yet paid dividends -- when the team has made quite clear that they were drafting certain players to redshirt, such as Michael, Hill and Williams -- is a severe case of missing the forest for the trees. This FO took over a 4-12 team four years ago, turned over almost 100% of the roster and now has a Super Bowl winner. That's a great front office by any criterion.
 
2014-03-10 11:17:39 AM  

flak attack: stappawho: Safari Ken: Fark It: Adolf Oliver Nipples: I can't wait until the new season starts, when every sports bar will be packed with new Seachickens fans, all of which have been fans since the 1980s but can't tell me who Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, or Curt Warner were.

The Seahawks are the new Cowboys.

Pretty much.  I don't see them repeating though, there's no way they can afford to keep that defense together.  Free agency is going to decimate them.

That might happen after next season, but the most important pieces will still be with us for 2014. I'm nervous about the post-2014 offseason, but then I have to remind myself that this team was not put together by accident, and so maybe Schneider and Carroll can keep it rolling even with different players. Frankly I'm not sweating it too much, as long as we hold on to Wilson, Sherman, Lynch, Thomas, and Chancellor.

They'll have to transfer the cost of the dline to the secondary.  Not impossible but they will have to hit the draft and hope that the younger guys they have now can fill in for Red/Mebane/Bennett etc...  Maybe sign some more guys on the cheap that want to prove something.

They have proven to be one of the best front offices in the NFL so I don't see them falling off a cliff any time soon.

Two good drafts doesn't make a great front office.  Last year's draft hasn't exactly done well for them so far.  Over half of it has already been released and all it's produced so far is a decent but not great TE and a situational O-line player.  That kind of drafting will sink a team quickly.


It's 3 very good/great drafts and a 4th that we don't really know about yet.  They built that team from scratch.  Only two guys left on the roster (one now) that was there when they took over.

As for this last year, kind of hard for anyone to earn playing time on that team.  Except at oline where two rookies performed admirably filling in for injured starters.

What exactly makes a great front office to you?
 
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