Seattle Seahawks Are America's Villain

By Ryan Wenzell
Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are going into Sunday’s matchup with the Denver Broncos as the undisputed bad guys. America has hopped on the Broncos bandwagon and for good reason. These guys like to talk.

From Richard Sherman to Earl Thomas even to their head coach Pete Carroll (at times), they are a talkative bunch. They aren’t afraid to speak their minds and while some people consider this refreshing, others are rubbed the wrong way. Sherman’s little outburst at the end of the NFC Championship Game turned much of the world against this team. Not to mention, the fact that the Seattle crowd supposedly threw trash and beer at Navarro Bowman, a player who was being taken off on a stretcher with a broken leg, did not help.

Stay classy Seattle. The point is the Broncos are being looked at as America’s darling. They have the All-American quarterback Peyton Manning who is searching for his second ring to round out his legacy. They are the quieter bunch who just go out and let their play do the talking. Manning leads that charge as he almost never has a bad word to say about anybody.

The Seahawks on the other hand love the attention. It’s almost like they relish being the bad guys and welcome the hate.

It’s an interesting sub plot to a juicy Super Bowl matchup. The No. 1 offense versus the No. 1 defense. Good versus evil. The talkative Sherman versus the reserved Manning. One things for sure, this game won’t lack excitement or story lines.

It should be a game for the ages. An instant classic.

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