Happypuppy wrote:It's easy to see what they are doing. They are just talking the talk..... We are going to do this... Or that... We don't want to " overspend" ( I am not an idiot. The market decides the cost, not the Ms...sorry Ms ) ... They managed to save enough pennies to by ROOT. Why? Because it increases the valuation.
The owners just want to make as much money as they can. The Front Office gets the marching orders from them. As we have seen since 2008 started they could care less about a pennant contending team unless it can be built on the cheap. They understand that there are a lot of " True Believers " that coin lovingly little ditties like " In Jack we trust ". They will buy in year after year... Sad really.
Sports Hernia is right, Paul Allen is the polar opposite. He cares about winning and has quality teams that we love. He still make a lot of money, I am sure. He is a true icon of the PNW.
yeah, the attendance really shows how well we are all "buying in" each year.
Its pretty easy to show the faults in the organization. we all recognize it. youre not offering anything new or enlightening. many disagree that the club needs to throw big money at free agents versus a more efficient plan. you seem to think that makes us "true believers" or "apologists".. no.. it makes us effing fans desperate to see their team brought back to its former glory. if you were a fan of the Seahawks in the 90s through the lean years of the Holmgren era just to get to where we are now you should understand.
The point that I'm making is that we have no idea what Howard and Lincoln's plans are, which makes them awful leaders of the club. We can say that all they care about is money, and you've obviously chosen to look at their potential expenditures over the last few years as cynical at best. fine... its hard to argue (although this isnt the CIA, so I tend to lean towards they really did want to buy Fielder then Hamilton and were willing to trade for Upton).
The only way to resolve it is to win. If we went out an spent a ton Cano it would generate both eye rolls and frantic applause, because noone has any idea what the direction the team is trying to go (are we a young team built on the shoulders of burgeoning talent sprinkled with a strong vet presence? are we a young team that wants to use its talent to trade for and buy big talents? are we a young team that just sucks and will always suck?)
But again, thats my point, these two are not believable, and as you said are the polar opposites of Paul Allen, who as an owner has had many downs in his choices. lets be honest. the seahawks are great right now. But Allen has made many mistakes over the years that have frustrated the fans to no end... his one saving grace is that we all believe that he's trying to win, and thats all we care about.
Lincoln and Armstrong dont offer that. hell, would any of us even be able to pick them out in a semi crowded room?