Seahawks advance to “Sweet 16″ in bracket to determine Greatest Uniform in NFL History

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Oh, how sweet it is.

The Seahawks’ current jerseys (a No. 6 seed) have advanced to the round of 16 in Dave Dameshek’s NFL.com bracket to determine the greatest uniform in NFL history. The club’s current digs toppled the current uniforms of the New York Giants (No. 3) in round two by a final vote count of 74,688 to 35,085 – an achievement that came one round after more than doubling up on the No. 11 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 51,937 to 25,689, to open bracket play.

The Seahawks unis are now matched up against the current unis of the New Orleans Saints in what should be a close battle between two fierce fan bases – Seattle’s 12th Man and New Orleans’ “Who Dat” nation. Voting for Round 3 ends on Sunday, July 14 at 6 p.m. PT.

And if you’re playing catch up, the Seahawks’ current jerseys and 1976 throwback digs were featured when Dameshek unveiled the competition early last week, but by way of fan vote only the club’s new jersey made it out of the competition’s first-round.


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Greatest uniform in NFL history?

Seahawks Uniforms

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“It’s the Super Bowl for pro football get-ups.”

Those are the words from NFL.com personality Dave Dameshek, who for the purposes of this exercise dubs himself, “The Uniform Moderator.”

Dameshek has unveiled.. Err, excuse me. The Uniform Moderator has unveiled a bracket to let football fans determine the greatest uniform in NFL history. The bracket pits current uniforms against each other on one side and select throwback uniforms against each other on the other. The Uniform Moderator has doled out seeds (No.1 – No. 16) for each club’s uniforms and placed them in a four-region bracket reminiscent of NCAA’s March Madness tournament – NFC teams against NFC teams and AFC teams against AFC teams until final round of four jerseys, where the two conferences will finally meet.

The Seahawks’ current uni’s earned a No. 6 seed and are up against the current digs of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 11 seed) in the bracket’s first round, while Seattle’s 1976-79 throwback uni’s earned a No. 10 seed and find themselves the underdog against the throwback get-up of the 1941-48 Chicago Bears.

Voting for the first round runs through Friday, July 5 at 2 p.m. PT. As of this writing, the Seahawks’ 2013 digs had a sizable advantage over the Buccaneers, but the throwback jerseys could use your help against the Bears, so why not log on and cast a vote for both.


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Photoblog: A Not-so-Happy Holiday

With playoff implications at hand, the Seahawks traveled cross-country on Christmas Day to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16.

Kevin Hunton of St. Petersburg, Florida, greets the arriving Seahawks charter while standing outside the fence at Tampa International Airport.

A digital countdown clock and a whiteboard with the pregame schedule keeps players and coaches on time in the visitor's locker room at Raymond James Stadium.

Members of the Seahawks equipment staff make last-minute changes to Lofa Tatupu's cleats in the locker room before the game.

Tight end John Carlson (standing) goes over the game plan as Russell Okung and Tyler Polumbus wait to take the field.

Linebackers coach Ken Norton, Jr. talks the team right before they take the field.

Head coach Pete Carroll races to call an early timeout.

Seattle's defense came out firing, with linebackers Lofa Tatupu and David Hawthorne sacking Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman and knocking the ball loose in the process

Seattle's offense also looked good early, with running back Marshawn breaking into the secondary with a 29-yard gain.

Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck scored on one-yard run, but came up limping as center Chris Spencer came to his aid.

Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons breaks through for a sack of Tampa Bay's Josh Freeman.

Seattle's defense continued to apply pressure but Freeman got the ball away under pressure from Chris Clemons and Aaron Curry on this play.

Seattle's special teams got a highlight when Craig Terrill blocked Connor Barth’s 44-yard field goal attempt. The block is Terrill's eighth career block, tying a team record.

Tampa Bay's Mike Williams sails over Seattle's Walter Thurmond to score on a seven-yard reception in the third quarter.

Head coach Pete Carroll stands on the edge of the field in the fourth quarter.

Running back Leon Washington scored on a 16-yard run in the fourth quarter.

This Seahawks fan didn't have a lot to smile about as his team fell to Tampa Bay, 38-15 on a cold Florida night.

In the locker room after the game, Pete Carroll, reminded the players that despite the loss, they still had an opportunity to play for the NFC West title and a playoff spot at home.

In the hallway outside of the locker room, Carroll faced the media, answering questions about Hasselbeck's injury and the upcoming game with the St. Louis Rams at Qwest Field.