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Morning links: Hawks 20th in NFL team valuations at $994 M

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 3, 2009 at 11:38 am with 10 Comments »
September 3, 2009 11:43 am


Forbes magazine recently released its annual valuations of NFL franchises on Wednesday, and the Seattle Seahawks came in at No. 20 overall, valued at $994 million.

Dallas tops the list again at 1.65 billion, followed by Washington (1.55 billion), New England (1.361), the New York Giants (1.183) and the New York Jets (1.170.

The Seahawks’ value dropped by 2 percent from last year. Seattle ranked 19th overall in 2008, valued at $1.01 billion. According to the report, a quarter of the league is worth less than they were last year, as the NFL was affected by the recession like everyone else. However, the NFL isn’t doing that badly, as 2008 represented the league’s third-most profitable year ever.

Forbes also ranked the New York Giants the best managed NFL team over the past two seasons in terms of the amounts of wins the team has accumulated during that time compared to the amount of players salary they spent over that time period.

Tennessee, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Philadelphia round out the top 5.

Also, the state department of transportation is asking that folks heading out to the game tonight leave a few minutes early in anticipation of traffic delays because of road construction underway near Qwest Field.

My story today takes a look at the kicker battle between last year’s starter Olindo Mare and second-year player Brandon Coutu.

Mike Florio of speculates that the Seahawks may ask for Deion Branch to take a pay cut to be the team’s third receiver.

Greg Johns of Seattlepi says to expect to see a lot of third string quarterback Mike Teel on the field tonight.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times offers his projected, final 53-man roster here.

More O’Neil: Some position battles to look for tonight as the Hawks take on Oakland at home.

ESPN’s Trent Dilfer rated the league’s quarterbacks, with Matt Hasselbeck rated a star. Dilfer rated Tom Brady and Petyon Manning elite, and Drew Brees and Phillip Rivers superstars.

Dilfer defended his rating system while talking with ESPN 710’s Brock and Salk in this audio link. The interview is about 15 minutes in. It’s worth a listen.

Brock Huard previews the Seahawks’ game against Oakland.

Sports Illustrated projects the Seahawks to win the NFC West.

I talked with KJR’s Ian Furness about the position battles highlighting the team’s upcoming game against Oakland in this audio link.

Dave Boling talks with KJR’s Elise Woodward about the Seahawks in this audio link.

Morning links
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  1. Soggybuc says:

    Anyone got $993,999,950.25 i can borrow?

    I’m really hoping to see a lot of Teel tonight. Seneca can play we all know that so nothing to see there. for good or bad let the rookie roll the team all night and just play some football.

  2. hellomouthbreathers says:

    Kinda puts the Hawks in perspective so the next time you cry because Kornheiser ignores the team or ESPN doesn’t show enough highlights, you know why. We are like the outpost on Dances With Wolves, no one outside of here cares.

  3. nightwulf says:

    But Ballard si in Seattle, and Ballard is the center fo the universe, so EVERYONE should care…


    I have been following Teel since high school. This Kid is a winner. He just need ssometime to grow.. I think Matt will start for 2 or 3 more years before handing it off to Mike in 2011 or 12.

    Are there any other fans from New Jersey on here? I have always considered myself the only Seahawk fan in the Garden State.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Isn’t Freemont the center of the universe? At least when I stumble out of the Triangle, that’s what I think I read on that sign. But of course Ballard has the Tractor Tavern, my favorite music club in town. Moving on…

    I like the fact the Seahawks don’t receive the hype and avoid the media circus that follow other teams. I guess there’s something I like about being in the minority or the feeling that when they finally do win the Super Bowl, that not everyone will understand (or be able to share) what we went through to get there.

  6. bgstunna says:

    Yea i have been a fan of Teel’s since i first saw him at Rutgers, great guy and great college QB, i’m sure he can transition to the NFL level given the tutelage of Matt. And yes the Garden State repping it proudly as well, you are not alone NEWJERSEYMIKE

  7. Boyd, MN is actually the center of the universe.

    If I had an extra billion dollars laying around, I know what I’d do with it.

  8. s3ahawk5 says:

    That’s a beautiful picture – too bad it isn’t accurate anymore because our endzones look like a high school field. Screw soccer – paint the endzones blue!

  9. nightwulf says:

    Duke, you could be right…I’m sure Freemonsters think so:) And I’m with you on the Hawks being the underdog…gotta love that…
    Bobby, with that billion dollars, would you use that to tell everyone where in the hell Boyd Minnesota is?:)
    Tuna, ya, I have high hopes for Teel, we should use our early draft picks on some other position (LT, S, RB come to mind…)

  10. It’s just a little town of about 150. lol

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