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Morning links: Glass half-full for Hawks

John McGrath of The News Tribune says the glass is half-full as the Seattle Seahawks try to get into the playoffs with a losing record, using some examples from other professional sports leagues like the 1938 Stanly Cup winners, the Chicago Blackhawks, who got into the playoffs with a 14-25-9 record.


While the Seahawks are hoping to defy history – as well as a porous defense, an unstable offensive line and a backup quarterback less inclined to harbor deeper thoughts than Billy Madison – they should remember that a team that once won 14 of 48 regular-season games is recognized on the oldest, most hallowed pro sports trophy in North America.

As far as the potential embarrassment of lugging a 7-9 record into the playoffs? It can’t be denied: Never has an NFL or MLB team qualified for a postseason berth after losing more games than it won. (I’m discounting the 1982 NFL season that was truncated by a strike.)

Lack of a Pro Bowl invitation could serve as motivator for Hawks.

Clare Farnsworth of takes a quick look at the St. Louis Rams.

Rod Mar of offers these photos from the Tampa Bay game.

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated pens his Media Awards for 2010 column, a very entertaining, must-read that breaks down the year that was in sports television.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated writes that Sam Bradford’s rookie numbers compare favorably to Peyton Manning’s numbers as a rookie.

Rob Rang of offers his all-rookie team for the NFL.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams have a chance to finish an impressive turnaround, with the possibility of going from 1-15 in 2009 to 8-8 this year with a win over Seattle on Sunday.