Year of The Hawk wrote: Sgt. Largent wrote: gowazzu02 wrote:
Rat wrote:Not being the favorite doesn't mean everyone is counting us out.
The talking heads i've seen have all been atlanta.
That's cause Atlanta's at home, well rested and favored to win the game.
If there's one thing I wish would go away on this forum it's the tinfoil hat conspiracy theory that somehow the national media hates Seattle.
Now maybe some media people and other team's fans are tired of us winning, and therefore want us to lose........like we do with teams like the Pats, Steelers, etc? But to think there's some sort of bias against us is nonsense.
While I agree that there is no conspiracy against the Hawks, pundits have biases against teams (not just ours). It is individual to each person. Some hid it better than others. Just like an announcer who was an offensive player will be biased towards that side of the ball when calling things. Human nature.
Also the large media markets dominate things because that is where the money is. A bias but not personal. If Seattle became a top 3 media market then they would get all the press as well. This applies to legacy teams as well.
Also going against the grain when talking about things also gets ratings. Controversy and all that. Lets not kid ourselves about how sensitive this fan base is. If anyone criticizes or picks against us then shame on them. Once again driving up there ratings. Kind of self fulfilling for us.
I watch and listen to an unhealthy amount of sports talk, and I have for the better part of 30 years. Both local and national.
Other than the random Skip Bayless who only says crazy crap to troll and get ratings, I've yet to notice any perceived media bias against the Hawks, or any other Seattle sports team.
The issue here is not the national media, it's us. There are too many thin skinned relatively new homer Hawk fans that can't handle when media people, other players, analysts, broadcasters or anyone saying negative things about our beloved Seahawks.
So THAT'S perceived on here as a bias against us. Thus the dozens of threads started each and every month, like the one we're posting on now.