Poll: 44 Percent of Seahawks Fans Don't Think Sunday's Big Game Is Broadcast Worthy

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There's an interesting and depressing bit of info from a poll on the P-I's Seahawks blog: only 53 percent of fans think the team's biggest game of the year is worthy of being on national television.

Earlier this week, the NFL and NBC upgraded the St. Louis Rams-Seattle Seahawks game to the Sunday Night Football primetime spot, as they are the only two teams left with anything to play for.

Here's the P-I's results to a poll on whether that was a good idea, as of late Tuesday night.

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It's no secret that the NFC West is the laughing stock of the NFL. There's not a team in the division with a winning record. And with the 7-8 Rams squaring off against the 6-9 Seahawks, the winner will have a even tally at best. Hell, if the Hawks triumph, they'll go down as the first team in the 16-game season era to enter the playoffs with a losing record.

But rules and rules. And despite the incessant shit-talking of Jon Gruden and nearly every other suit on ESPN, one of our division's teams will be hosting a playoff game, whether they like it or not.

So when even a large hunk of the team's own supporters sour on seeing them in the national spotlight, it's more than a bit disconcerting.

Fans should remember that it was only a couple years ago that the 9-7 regular season Arizona Cardinals were the joke of the playoffs and they came one play away from winning the Superbowl.

Not that those two teams have nearly as much in common as it might take to replicate the Cards' miracle playoff run. But Sunday's game is worth cheering for. Indeed, it's the most cheer-worthy match all year and certainly worth the airtime its broadcast on.

 
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