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10 Reasons Why the Seattle Seahawks are the Most Hateable Team in the NFL

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The Seattle Seahawks are currently one of the most hateable teams in the NFL. That really shouldn't surprise anyone at this point, but Seattle seems to relish this underdog mentality. Many NFL fans complain that the Seahawk players are overly loud and cocky, and Richard Sherman did not help to counter that image for the current Seahawk haters.

When a team is generally hated in the NFL, it normally comes down to some of the personalities in the organization. While Pete Carroll is viewed as a positive guy and the players seem to love him, Carroll is viewed by many to have ruined an entire college football program. When facing the possibility of a reprimand, he just fled to the NFL.

Some of the players who do not sit well with the NFL fans are Russell Wilson, Sherman, Percy Harvin and Marshawn Lynch. When you are bombarded by announcers of how underrated Wilson is, and how much Lynch loves skittles, you can get pretty sick of Seattle very quickly. Fantasy football players are also known for their grudges, and Harvin has turned many fantasy owners into Seattle haters this year.

If you want to pick one of the biggest reasons why Seattle is so highly hated, it is normally because of the defense. From performance enhancing drug scandals to taunting and over celebrating, the defense can give you plenty of reasons to be a hater.

Everyone has a team that they absolutely hate, but here are 10 reasons why Seattle has become one of the most hated teams in the entire NFL.

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Pete Carroll

Pete Carroll
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Pete Carroll ran away from a program that he helped destroy.

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Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning
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Almost every single person outside of Seattle wants Peyton Manning to win.

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Seahawks 12th Man

Seahawks 12th Man
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It is great that the fans are so involved, but we have heard enough about how loud the stadium is. It is loud. We get it.

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Marshawn Lynch and His Skittles

Marshawn Lynch
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Between fans throwing Skittles on the field and announcers always talking about it, we all know what to get Marshawn Lynch for Halloween.

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Seattle Celebrations

Seattle Celebration
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It seems like Seattle has to celebrate after every single play.

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Seattle and Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Under the short tenure of Carroll, Seattle is becoming know for their performance enhancing drug issues.

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The Golden Tate Touchdown

Golden Tate
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If you hated Golden Tate for catching that touchdown on Monday night football, you probably still hate him.

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Percy Harvin and Fantasy Football Injury

Percy Harvin
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Percy Harvin burned a few fantasy owners this year, and those owners will not be rooting for Seattle.

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Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson
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Russell Wilson seems like a decent guy, but I think everyone is sick of hearing that he is underrated. He is in the Super Bowl, so the underrated dialogue can stop.

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Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman
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If you wanted any reason to hate Seattle at all, Richard Sherman answered your prayers. Whether you agree or disagree with how Sherman acted, he provided those looking for a reason to hate Seattle with a pretty good target.