January 04, 2011

The 2010 Seattle Seahawks: Worst. Playoff. Team. Ever?: According to Mr. Sagarinís formula, the Seahawks would deserve to be favored by just 3 points against the 2008 Detroit Lions, who went 0-16. Article also includes a ranking of 10 worst teams to advance to the playoffs across all four major U.S. sports.

posted by DudeDykstra to football at 07:49 PM - 11 comments

Go Seahawks Go!

posted by NoMich at 08:14 PM on January 04, 2011

The Norris Division was so bad between 1985-86 and 1989-90, that the Toronto Maple Leafs made the playoffs 4 times in 5 seasons with a cumulative record of 144-223-33 (.401 winning %).

As a lifetime Leafs fan, even horrible stretches like that would be considered "good times".

posted by grum@work at 09:38 PM on January 04, 2011

OK, so my pants are down and my homer is showing. But form more than just my own selfish fan desires, I hope they win this Saturday. Just so all of the experts who have spent so much of their creative efforts to demonstrate how pathetic the 'Hawks are, and how undeserving the team and by association, it's fanbase, are of this post-season gift.

Truly, I would love them to go deep into the playoffs if for no other reason than to be annoying to everyone else. And then I shall do this.

posted by THX-1138 at 01:47 PM on January 05, 2011

So, if Seattle is worst playoff team and if they somehow beat New Orleans, does that automatically vault the Saints to the top of the list as the worst playoff team ever? Oh, the pressure!

posted by graymatters at 03:00 PM on January 05, 2011

It should be "worst team to make the playoffs", not "worst playoff team". A team that gets swept in a 4-game series, or loses a one-game match-up by some hideous score would be considered the "worst playoff team".

posted by grum@work at 03:25 PM on January 05, 2011

As a Jets fan, I'm in no position to mock the Seahawks.

posted by afl-aba at 03:33 PM on January 05, 2011

And for the record it is my belief that Seattle is going to get blown to smithereens this Saturday.

But hope, she do spring eternal, no?

posted by THX-1138 at 01:02 PM on January 06, 2011

If you don't believe in your team, who will?

posted by bperk at 01:13 PM on January 06, 2011

Apparently nobody but people that like to paint their faces blue and flourescent green. I have found over the course of 30+ years of belief in my team that it didn't win a single game. As a fan of the NW pro teams one learns to hedge their bets and keep expectations low so that the eventual collapse is less painful. It worked for me in 2001 and 2005.

Besides, hope and belief are two seperate things.

posted by THX-1138 at 01:22 PM on January 06, 2011

Besides, hope and belief are two seperate things.

As any fan of the Bengals or Lions will vouch for. Keep the dream alive, THX, just don't put a single cent where your heart is.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:08 PM on January 06, 2011

Bingo. It usually kills me in the pick 'ems, too.

posted by THX-1138 at 02:17 PM on January 06, 2011

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