Halloween may be a little over a week away, but Fox TV is playing trick-or-treat with Seattle Seahawks fans. The gift isn't likely one that will please the palate, either.
Among announcements of weekly commentator assignments, the matchup of 2-3 non-conference opponents doesn't rank too highly on the list of games. In fact, it comes in dead last and will draw the sixth squad led by Ron Pitts handling play-by-play duties.
The trick-or-treat component comes with the analyst who just barely beats out the seldom-used Chad Pennington. Yes, Seahawks fans. You will be "treated" to Jim Mora adding his unique brand of color commentary on his former team.
Mora made it clear last season that he has just a bit of an ax to grind. He has issues with the team that paid him an obscene amount of money to alienate his players, along with the coach who took his spot leading the Seahawks.
Mora has claimed to be of high moral character, but wasted no opportunity to make unfounded accusations against coach Carroll. In one of his regular appearances on a local Seattle radio station, he called Carroll a cheater along with other thinly veiled attacks.
If you’re a person that does not have integrity, that doesn’t play by the rules, that doesn’t put other people first, that cheats (at this point he mouthed what plainly seems to be "Pete Carroll cheats") that doesn’t necessarily play by the rules, then I think at the end of the day, you’re gonna struggle emotionally.
It will be interesting to see what additional color Mora can add to this game. Thank you, Fox, but next time perhaps you can at least schedule Mora for a Seahawks home game. That way fans going to the game will at least be able to avoid listening to him.