Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/11/13
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Right about midday Monday, The Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll slapped their deal for Minnesota wide receiver Percy Harvin on the sports table as if to say: "How do like us now?" A couple of hours later, their NFC rivals in San Francisco answered with the sports equivalent of "mine's bigger," announcing they had acquired Baltimore wide receiver Anquan Boldin for a sixth-round draft pick. Well played, Jim Harbaugh. Well played indeed. I imagine the 49ers coach is somewhere right now, smirking and saying, "What's your deal?" to an imaginary PC as he laughs maniacally. And thank God for that passion. This league has too much PC blandness nowadays. I like coaches with history, holding grudges from Stanford-USC handshakes from long ago, with an intense desire a couple of years later to really stick it to the other guy. And while enjoyable, this is the micro way to view Monday's developments. The trades are further proof of what an absolute beast the NFC West has become and how much...
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