On Tuesday, 710 ESPN in Seattle reported that the Seahawks, in conjunction with the Seattle Sports Commission, made a submission to the NFL’s Super Bowl Advisory Committee, in the apparently hopes of eventually submitting a formal bid to host a Super Bowl. Seattlepi.com wrote about it, we wrote about the item about it, and now the Seahawks are denying it.
“We are not presently pursuing a Super Bowl bid for the City of Seattle,” says the Seahawks at their official Twitter page.
It would be easy to say that the 49ers’ rivals in the NFC West aren’t “pursuing” but simply “evaluating” a Super Bowl bid, and it also may be accurate. Indeed, 710 ESPN didn’t report that the Seahawks are pursuing a Super Bowl bid. Before a bid can be pursued, the Super Bowl Advisory Committee has to invite the city to make a bid.
Seattle has not yet been invited to make a bid, so there’s nothing yet to pursue.
Until the Seahawks declare that the report that the team and the Seattle Sports Commission made a submission to the NFL’s Super Bowl Advisory Committee is false, the denial that a Super Bowl bid is being pursued does nothing to contradict the 710 ESPN report.