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Weekly ESPN power rankings are up.

I'm not pulling for a disrespect card here, in fact we are getting some respect (Sando and Fox have us 7th)

But who is this Graziano guy? His rankings are just atrocious

Cowboys, Steelers, and Lions are ranked ahead of us with a 2-3 record. Guess he ranks off what he thinks the team can do in the future not what they have actually done this season.

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Weekly ESPN power rankings are up.

I'm not pulling for a disrespect card here, in fact we are getting some respect (Sando and Fox have us 7th)

But who is this Graziano guy? His rankings are just atrocious

Cowboys, Steelers, and Lions are ranked ahead of us with a 2-3 record. Guess he ranks off what he thinks the team can do in the future not what they have actually done this season.

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I don't object to stillirs & Lions being ranked above us because they were/are considered better teams to start the year.

'boys however are hopefully not going to even make the playoffs and should not be considered a "superior" team at this point of the season.

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 Post subject: Re: Want a good laugh? Power Rankings
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amill87 wrote:
Cowboys, Steelers, and Lions are ranked ahead of us with a 2-3 record. Guess he ranks off what he thinks the team can do in the future not what they have actually done this season.

Not that I agree with Graziano, but isn't that what power rankings are? Here is a list of rankings based on only what the teams have done this season.

Those overall rankings seem pretty fair to me. I would probably put the Seahawks at 10 instead of 9 as I think the Broncos should be much higher.


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Graziano is the NFC east blogger so I'm sure he want the teams he covers to like him and give him access. He is just looking out for his own interests there. Obviously his rankings are ridiculous, but it just underscores how meaningless power rankings are


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amill87 wrote:
Weekly ESPN power rankings are up.

I'm not pulling for a disrespect card here, in fact we are getting some respect (Sando and Fox have us 7th)

But who is this Graziano guy? His rankings are just atrocious

Cowboys, Steelers, and Lions are ranked ahead of us with a 2-3 record. Guess he ranks off what he thinks the team can do in the future not what they have actually done this season.

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Someone I guess asked him about this in the chat:

OleSagginSeahawk (60 miles west of Seattle)

Indeed. One more if you have the Time. Why did do you skirt the question? How do you Rank the Cowboys above the Hawks?

Dan Graziano (12:42 PM)

I think they're better.


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 Post subject: Re: Want a good laugh? Power Rankings
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Haha what a penis. He responded to a poster on the ESPN blog.

" Hi Graziano. Just visiting from the NFCW. I can maybe understand GB being above the Hawks, But How in the World do you rank the Cowboys above the Seahawks in the rankings. Thanks and keep up the biased work!"

" "I believe the Seahawks are purely a product of their home field, which is the only place they can even eke out a win. The Colorado Rockies of the NFL. And they lost to the Packers, as everyone saw, so I consider them 3-3 and not 4-2. Any more questions?""


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Being able to "eke out a win" at home still puts them 1 up on the Cowboys.


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Ask the Texans how important meaningless power rankings are.

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It is kind of funny to see a professional be such a hater. Love it.

With this much hate out there, we must be doing something right.

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I think referring to that guy as "a professional" can only be done on the same level as referring to a crack whore as "a professional" in that they are only called that because in both cases they receive money (and/or crack) to perform a task regardless of actual skill.


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Well he gets a paycheck from ESPN, like it or not, it's his job, and therefor a professional.

Sad I know, but the truth.

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More proof that everyone has opinions, but a lot of opinions are more informed than others.

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Meh.. its not like the postseason is determined by these power rankings. Let them think what they want, 4-2 is 4-2 at the end of the day..

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Meh.. its not like the postseason is determined by these power rankings. Let them think what they want, 4-2 is 4-2 at the end of the day..


I am LymonHawk, and I approve of this message. :mrgreen:

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Graziano is partially right, the Hawks are a different team on the road, they don't play with the same energy and sharpness as they do at home.

You can't plan on having home field advantage through the playoffs, so if the Hawks consider themselves Superbowl contenders, winning on the road is a must. Whatever the Giants are doing to be the road warriors of the NFL, copy that shizzle toot sweet Pete.







Hey that rhymed.

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The NFL.com power ranking has us at 7, right behind the 9'ers and right in front of the Packers and Patriots respectively. I think that's realistic (though I hope we'll be in front of the Whiners this time next week).

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100000 ... hot_topics

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 Post subject: Re: Want a good laugh? Power Rankings
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Well Florio and CBS had us at 7 so I am good with that ESPN sucks anyways not much better than Bleacher Reports.

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Didn't we go down and beat Carolina in their house? That was supposed to be a dynamic offense. Obviously we have a lot to prove on the road, but I'll tell you what winning in your house sure beats losing in your house. Look at San Diego last night. There are plenty of teams who have gotten beat at their house. The Pats lost to the Cards in their house. The Pack got beat handily by the Niners (8 pts, read not a squeaker) at Lambeau and they only beat the lowly Saints by 1 at home.

I get it, respect is earned. Some teams have folks respect based on the year before and I am cool with that.

I also laugh at Power Rankings. We ain't college football. It's one reason why I am a much bigger NFL fan than college fan. Power Rankings are for folks with esteem issues. We play this out on the field. I don't need to know what some pencil necked pen pusher thinks of my team to feel good about them.

I laugh at the continued dis of the Hawks over the Green Bay game. This season is unfolding like a microcosm of our team. Folks may think we're faltering in the first half now and again, but we steadily land body blows and by the end of the fourth the alligator arms are showing up and teams just want to go back to the sidelines.

I don't know that we will win a Super Bowl, but I tell you what, this is emerging as one of my top five all time Seahawks clubs. I love the characters on this team and I love the character of this team. I promise I will support these guys win, lose, or draw and even in a blowout. I hate the way the national media inserts the so-called "Fail-Mary" at every opportunity. I hope that this team shoves that "Fail-Mary" where the sun don't shine and it's just us and our team in a bunker celebrating victory to victory.

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Shoot - why didn't I think of this before. I am going to start publishing my own power rankings. I have some salt. A bit of "experience" as they say. Look for me to build a website in the coming days - I will SEO optimize the foshizzle out of it and we can get some damn respect. My only pledge: unbiased viewpoint. If we are x, I won't say we're y.

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Haha what a penis. He responded to a poster on the ESPN blog.

" Hi Graziano. Just visiting from the NFCW. I can maybe understand GB being above the Hawks, But How in the World do you rank the Cowboys above the Seahawks in the rankings. Thanks and keep up the biased work!"

" "I believe the Seahawks are purely a product of their home field, which is the only place they can even eke out a win. The Colorado Rockies of the NFL. And they lost to the Packers, as everyone saw, so I consider them 3-3 and not 4-2. Any more questions?""


Wow, I'd really like to simultaneously punch and choke this guy....

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I'm sorry, you physically dominate the Cowboys, defeating them 27-7, and somehow that's "ekeing out a win"?

Sheesh.


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Read comments section. The entire nation agrees that Graziano is an idiot. Also seeing people from all over country giving Seattle love is refreshing


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Read comments section. The entire nation agrees that Graziano is an idiot. Also seeing people from all over country giving Seattle love is refreshing


We're not the only ones who want the analysts to choke. I think a lot of people are sick of the nonsense, but we're all susceptible to reading and enjoying writers who bring out the ire and outrage.

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I think those look alright except Baltimore should be ahead of the Texans. The just got blown out Ravens haven't been


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Didn't we go down and beat Carolina in their house? That was supposed to be a dynamic offense. Obviously we have a lot to prove on the road, but I'll tell you what winning in your house sure beats losing in your house.


Regarding Carolina.. they're 1-4 for a reason - they're not any good. So yeah it's obviously better to beat a bad team on the road than lose to them, but it's not like they went into Candlestick and dominated a contender.

Not yet anyway :mrgreen:

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Didn't we go down and beat Carolina in their house? That was supposed to be a dynamic offense. Obviously we have a lot to prove on the road, but I'll tell you what winning in your house sure beats losing in your house.


Regarding Carolina.. they're 1-4 for a reason - they're not any good. So yeah it's obviously better to beat a bad team on the road than lose to them, but it's not like they went into Candlestick and dominated a contender.

Not yet anyway :mrgreen:


I totally get that (that's why I said the offense was supposed to be dynamic, their team isn't that good), but it was a road win. I don't mind you pointing it out, either, but a road win is a road win, in my book. .

If you can do your work at home and win 7 or 8 it decreases the pressure of having to win 6 or 7 on the road. Really, we have a shot at going 8-0 at home or 7-1 this year, a shot. That makes us only having to win about 3 road games to make the playoffs. We already won one and we have the Niners, Lions, Dolphins, Bears, and Bills. If we can win at least two more of those I like our chances and it makes these Power Rankings irrelevant.

Cool thing about a great defense is you can win any game. Bad thing about a great defense and a poor offense is you can also lose any game. If the offense continues to develop, we've got a great shot. Sorry, rambling now cause I'm drinkin' the kool-aid!! :179422:


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I think it's kinda funny how people try to talk about our ability to win at home almost like it's some kind of bad thing. Are you kidding me? If the Packers or the Steelers were undefeated at home it would add to their legend and the pundits would all be in awe, but since it's the lowly Seahawks, it's all acoustics and tricks. If it's all about accoustics, how come the 9 teams with actual enclosed dome stadiums don't rock it out loud like we do then? Are they not cheating too? Clowns... It rains in Seattle, so they gave us a little roof. That's it. Maybe it helps with the sound a bit, but it's also one of the smallest stadiums in the league capacity wise so what about that? It's not like the roof covers every seat in the stadiaum, and the giant holes on the north side probably lets some sound out too, so what about that!? Idjits.

Their disrespect makes me laugh. Then it makes be want to smack a sucka!

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Their disrespect makes me laugh. Then it makes be want to smack a sucka!



:3-1: laugh or smack, laugh or smack, laugh or smack :thfight7:


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When you have played one of the very toughest schedules in the league and sport a 4-2 record, you should be at least in the top 10. To put that team at #16 is beyond bias- that's just idiocy.


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