Sports is about stories, which is why we enjoy amazing successes as well as ongoing train wrecks.
Publicity does not lead to success, and on some level it really does not matter if your favorite team is covered.
Still, when you are a team like the Seattle Seahawks and you are playing some good football, it would be nice if more people noticed.
When ESPN puts up a graphic that shows a cartoon version of football helmets on a "Road to the Super Bowl," you expect your 6-4 team to be in the picture.
No such luck.
Who continues to be discussed even though they have inferior records?
Would someone explain the fascination with the New York Jets?
Last time I checked, this team just is not good. At 3-6 they are not relevant in the NFL, but they continue to be a story.
Never has the NFL world been so concerned with the career movement of a backup quarterback.
Will the Jets start Tim Tebow? Will they? Won't they? Oh, the intrigue.
Aside from news about the Chosen One, the Jets are not interesting. Even Rex Ryan has not been particularly interesting of late.
The Seahawks certainly took care of business when the Jets came to town, but there is still a Tebow watch.
Michael Vick was pretty exciting to watch when he came back to the NFL.
Now, the Eagles are a mess, but they are still a fairly consistent topic.
Will Mike Vick remain the starter? Will Andy Reid keep his job?
Here is a thought. Who cares? This is another 3-6 team that is going absolutely nowhere in 2012. So much for Philadelphia being a "dream team."
Remember when that term was going around? This team is not interesting from a football standpoint, but they are still generating a buzz.
Time to move on.
Yeah, I know. The Dallas Cowboys are "America's Team."
Not in my version of America.
For some reason, Tony Romo and the 'Boys are always in the news, even when they are not winning. This is another team that the Seahawks took apart earlier in the season.
The problem with Dallas is that Tony Romo is, well, Tony Romo. Wanting him to be an elite quarterback will not make him so.
At 4-5, the Cowboys are not out of the playoff race. However, there are other teams that are a lot closer to locking up a playoff spot.
Like the Seahawks.
I will admit that Robert Griffin III can be pretty exciting to watch.
However, the Redskins are yet another 3-6 team that seems to get a lot more coverage than a team like the Seattle Seahawks.
Is this an east coast bias thing? Possibly.
If RGIII can stay healthy, this squad may be relevant in the future. However, right now they are just not very good.
Still, they remain in the news even when they lose. In addition, we get fascinating news about Mike Shanahan's missing briefcase.
Fascinating. Can you sense my enthusiasm?
Oh no, Cam Newton is not doing well. Whatever shall we do?
What has happened to Cam Newton? I do not know, but I do know one thing.
The Carolina Panthers are terrible.
On some level, you do feel bad for a talented young man that is struggling, but this team is not exactly compelling to watch or still. Still, they continue to be a topic of conversation because of Cam's struggles.
What did people expect? They were 6-10 last year. Was there an expectation that they would go 13-3? Nope. 2-7 so far.
You know who is interesting? The Seahawks.
Or so I have heard.