Most 12’s know by now that the Seahawks changed conferences, from AFC to NFC, in 2002. This cemented the Seahawks in NFL history by becoming the only team to switch conferences twice. Yes, twice. The Seahawks actually played their first season, in 1976, as a member of the NFC West. It was apparently part of a plan so both expansion teams, the Seahawks and Buccaneers, could play every NFL team.
Despite spending most of their history in the AFC, the Seattle Seahawks only reached the AFC Championship game once, losing to the L.A. Raiders in 1983. Taking on the Carolina Panthers in 2005, the ‘Hawks made history by becoming the only team to play in both a NFC and AFC championship game.
Fast-forward to present, Pete Carroll has a chance to make history becoming the best in both worlds. If Pete leads the Seahawks to victory this Sunday (Or Friday. Or Saturday. Or Monday.) he’ll join only Barry Switzer and Jimmy Johnson as coaches that have won college national championships and a Super Bowl.