Found June 17, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
The 2013 Seattle Seahawks are getting something from the national media that until this point has been nonexistent: Attention … and a lot of it.  Playing professional sports in the Northwest has a media disadvantage where more often than not they forget about the teams up here and when they pick winners, they usually stay on the East Coast or California. And heaven forbid that when a team from the Northwest goes across the country with a better record, they always seem to pick the East Coast team. My father loves to use the term East Coast biased when the announcers and national pundits pick anyone but the Seahawks. But is it a bad thing to have no respect?  Last year, Seattle made headlines by paying a backup quarterback big money to compete for a starting job, and then went in the third round and grabbed an undersized rookie that fell down all draft boards due to his height. After those two bold moves, and a draft class that most NFL "experts" deemed poor, the ...
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