Keyhawk wrote:Thanks for posting this.
I didn't really start paying attention to the NFL and become a Seahawk fan until 2004 (I was a huge nerd in HS), so most everything before the early 2000s was unknown to me. Ken Behring sounds like a real POS and dumbass.
Ken Behring was a colossal
piece of shit! Worst....owner....EVER!! He was the guy that gave Clay Bennett (Sonics) the roadmap to steal a team. Run 'em into the ground, then steal them when the fan base shrinks to minimize the impact. Fortunately, the NFL nixed the deal to turn the Seahawks into the Oakland Blackhawks. Those were such dark days and I, as well as every single person on this board, is grateful for the NFL's intervention to prevent that tragedy! I can still picture the guys trying to stop the semi's from taking the Seahawks equipment down to California. I was so damn upset that day...
This right here taken from that article should infuriate any Seahawks fan...
Knox coached the Seahawks to a 9-7 season in 1990, but he and Behring collided in the spring of 1991 over how to use the team’s first-round draft choice. The coach wanted to pick Brett Favre (b. 1969), who would become one of the league’s all-time elite quarterbacks. The owner insisted on taking Dan McGwire (b. 1967), a 6-foot-8 quarterback from San Diego State who would play in only 12 games and throw only two touchdown passes in the next four years before being released.
Knox silently seethed. He finished that season -- another 7-9, fourth-place campaign -- and five days later the team /announced that, by mutual agreement, he was leaving. Flores replaced him on January 6, 1992, assuming the title of President/Head Coach.
And that was when we were thrust into the dark, dark days of fandom...