First Appearence By Each NFL Franchise on the cover of SI

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    Really cool to see them all in one place. I'm somewhat surprised it took until 2005 for the Hawks to make it. Thinking back though, the only person i'd expect would be the Boz around his debut.
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  • Anyone who would argue that the East Coast bias against the Seahawks is a lie, look no further. Hell, Tampa Bay made the cover in their (our) inaugural year!

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  • Wow we didn't make it until 2005? Ridiculous
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  • Basis4day wrote:Image


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    Really cool to see them all in one place. I'm somewhat surprised it took until 2005 for the Hawks to make it. Thinking back though, the only person i'd expect would be the Boz around his debut.


    I remember the Boz being on one when I was a teen, but iirc he was still a Sooner predraft.
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  • JaiSeaSea wrote:
    I remember the Boz being on one when I was a teen, but iirc he was still a Sooner predraft.


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  • Trenchbroom wrote:Anyone who would argue that the East Coast bias against the Seahawks is a lie, look no further. Hell, Tampa Bay made the cover in their (our) inaugural year!

    Unbelievable.

    This ^^^

    But if we win 2 or 3 more Owls in the next 10 or so years, that may finally change. Then again...........not only did Tampa Bay get on the cover their first year so did another east coast team, Miami ('66).



    EDIT to add: Wow, I had forgotten OJ started off with number 36 his first season.
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  • Trenchbroom wrote:Anyone who would argue that the East Coast bias against the Seahawks is a lie, look no further. Hell, Tampa Bay made the cover in their (our) inaugural year!

    Unbelievable.


    East Coast bias?

    Oakland: 1968
    LA Rams: 1961
    San Diego: 1963
    San Francisco: 1954

    Now, maybe you can make the argument that there was a more significant East Coast bias back in the 60s through perhaps the 80s, and West Coast teams had to do more to merit a cover. But to be blunt, from the late 80s through the early 2000s, what did the Seahawks do to deserve a cover, really? If you're not good, you don't get covered for the most part. Notice that the Steelers didn't get a cover until 1971, and they'd been around for about 40 years before that.

    I'd argue that the bias toward the East Coast in the past doesn't exist now, but the effects of it still do. Teams that were embraced in the past became fan favorites and therefore received more coverage. And that status has remained while teams like the Seahawks have to get by more on merit because they don't have that link to the storied past. If Seattle can maintain their current level of excellence and grab a couple more Lombardis, they'll reach that level, too (it will help that we are keeping Sherm and Wilson long-term... those marketable faces help increase the team's visibility).
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  • BlueTalon wrote:What the heck is up with this helmet?

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    It's one of the first attempts at a facemask.
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  • Strictly speaking, the first Seahawk to ever grace the cover of SI was Keith Butler in 1982, but not in a good way:

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