Why are the Seahawks 3rd from the bottom on opening odds to win SB XLVI?

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    Just saw it in todays paper.

    Couldn't believe it.

    100-1 odds - ahead of only Buffalo and Carolina.

    Didn't they win their division over teams with better odds (SF, St louis, Arizona.)?

    Didnt they beat the defending SB champs Saints in the first round?

    And they made a game of it in the second half in Chicago.
     
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    Because the Rams are winning that division next season and Seattle wont even be in the playoffs.
     
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    Seattle was 7-9 last season and deserved it.

    The only reason I would give them better odds is that they play in a piss poor division and it is easy to get a home game in the playoffs
     
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    Good BB Material for Pete Carroll - hope he posts those odds in the Seahawks locker room.

    Meanwhile - the Chargers are overrated as usual - tied for 2nd - with NE and Pitt -at 10-1.

    The bolts didnt even make the playoffs in 2010.
     
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    Seattle sports team don't get any respect.

    Hawks were 6 point underdogs to the Steelers in 2006 SB -despite fact they had a better record at 12-4, and Steelers were Wild Card. Sure -the Stealers won in worst reffed game in SB history - if Hawks had played their usual game they would have won by 10.

    This season - Terry Bradshaw (one of the reasons I am glad Pitt lost to GB) - referered to Seattle as "Alaska South")

    Should have said Alaska Left -don't think Sarah Palin has ever set foot in Seattle.
     
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    Self proclaimed "experts" in sports media haven't a clue. It only matters that they make the playoffs.

    This is just helping the Vegas bookies set the odds.
     
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    I usually think that losing teams that complain about the refs are whiners

    In that case, I thought Seattle got hosed. There were about five calls that you could argue "could go either way". They all went to Pittsburgh. Any of those calls would have made a difference in the outcome
     
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    Yep. Even Big Ben himself said he didn't make it into the endzone on that one scoring drive.
     
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    After Pete Carroll was hired - Seahawks had the biggest player turnover in the NFL.

    Do you think he is going to stand pat in the off season?

    Don't think so.

    Number One priority is resigning HASS.

    Seahawks will blow down the door getting into the playoffs in 2011 - not sneak-in the backdoor.

    3rd from the bottom lol
     
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    Unless there have been/are expected to be major personnel moves in Seattle, third from the bottom is silly.

    On the other hand, they were 7-9, did not play well for a lot of the season, so they shouldn't be ranked too high, either.

    And, of course, these kinds of projections are always going to be subjective and arbitrary.
     
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