If you're like me, you look at the Seahawks in the long run just as much as 'this year' when it comes to their prospects. My fandom will be a lifelong passion and though I want to win every year, it's not always in the cards. Though I'm optimistic, I'm also fairly pragmatic (or I think I am anyway) when it comes to the Hawks' chances of winning it all in 2011. As it looks right now, it's going to be a long, hard walk. But we'll WALK HARD. How far will we get? I don't know - right now it's not looking super rosy. I think a lot of pieces to the puzzle have yet to fall into place, so I've really tried to hold off on deciding how many games I would hope to win going into this season but as it stands right now I'd hope for 9 wins and probably expect a few less. Maybe a lot less. But that's neither here nor there.
What I wanted to bring up is that FoxSports columnist Peter Schrager just put out a 2012 mock draft and has the Seattle Seahawks picking... wait for it.... hooooooolllllld.... first. Yes, first.
To be honest I'm not sure how he compiled the ranking system - maybe he got it from someone else's power rankings or maybe he just put it together himself. Well, you can either tell him he's an asshole or thank him profusely because he has the Seahawks selecting the QB God Incarnate himself, Andrew Luck.
To be fair, Schrager is fairly
self-deficating self-depricating in his piece and points out how utterly pointless and inaccurate these types of mocks are, but it's interesting nonetheless to feel some sort of excitement at the thought of being 'able' to pick first and get the most lauded quarterback since Ryan Leaf John Elway on your team. It really begs the question - would you trade a 2-14, 1-15, or even 0-16 season for the chance to get Andrew Luck? Is it really worth it? My immediate and guttural response would be to say "hell no, only asshole fans want their team to lose so they can get better players next year!" But then, it is Andrew Luck. Why am I sort of half-excited to see someone putting the Seahawks in the number one position in 2012's draft? Sigh... the eternal internal battle of moralistic fandom rages inside me.