TALE OF THE TAPE

Seahawks Players vs. Game Of Thrones Characters

Seattle Seahawks wide reciever Doug Baldwin made some interesting comparisons between the team’s roster and the popular HBO show during a recent interview — so naturally, we’re taking a closer look.

 

Seattle Seahawks
Game of Thrones
(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
Premiere Of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 3 - Red Carpet
(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
Leaders
Winner Quarterback Russell Wilson and head coach Pete Carroll represent the Hawks in this round. Both men not only helped lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory to cap the 2013 season, but are also regularly involved in the Seattle community. Wilson is well-respected among his teammates and recently won the PFWA's "Good Guy Award."
One of this series' most beloved leaders, Daenerys Targaryen, believes (perhaps rightfully so) that she is heir-apparent to the Iron Throne and will stop at nothing to reclaim her title. Despite her struggles, she's certainly becoming a respected queen. The problem? Dany is stuck in Meereen, which means the current King of Westeros is none other than Tommen Baratheon (AKA Baby Joffrey). There's just no way an inexperienced boy king can compete here.
Weapons
The Seahawks roster boasts star power at pretty much every position. Players like Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Percy Harvin are sure to pose a threat to any challenger (with the exception of, oh, say a dragon or something).
Winner Dragons.
Stomping Grounds
Winner The Hawks practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC) in Renton, located on the shores of Lake Washington. The VMAC is the second-largest training facility in the National Football League. For games, the Hawks host visiting teams at Century Link Field -- the loudest venue in the league.
The Seven Kingdoms in Game of Thrones reign over the mythical continent of Westeros. Westeros certainly has its own appeal, with lush, scenic landscapes and grand castles. Only there's also a lot of murder and pillaging and war. Century Link and the VMAC win here (if only for the lack of plague).
Archenemy
The NFC West has become the most dominant division in the NFL, and the Seattle Seahawks have found a rival in the equally competitive (and oft-similar) San Francisco 49ers.
Winner Game of Thrones is pretty much a free-for-all, meaning anyone that isn't your family is an enemy (and even then you have to watch out, am I right Tyrion Lannister?). The 12th Man might hate 49ers Nation, but there's just no backstabbing like Game of Thrones backstabbing.
Tie Breaker: Battle of the Blondes
Seahawk blondies Zach Miller and Cassius Marsh are holding it down for the Seattle in this category. Tight end Miller recorded five touchdowns for the team in the 2013 season. Marsh was selected in the 4th round of the 2014 draft (really, with a name like 'Cassius,' he was destined to be either a football player or a Joaquin Phoenix-esque Roman warlord). Miller and Marsh are great, but just can't compare to...
Winner Daenerys Targaryen. Emilia Clarke's fan-favorite character is strong, smart, determined and really, really good looking.

The Winner Is

Premiere Of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 3 - Red Carpet
Winner Game of Thrones
3 out of 5

Sorry Seattle, but George RR Martin and his Game of Throne universe have won this battle. The Seahawks can walk away graciously in defeat with a shot at another Super Bowl ring to look forward to; the characters in Game of Thrones, meanwhile, are still trying to kill each other.

MORE TALES OF THE TAPE

  1. Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Peyton Manning (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
    Super Bowl 50 Tale: Panthers Have Edge Over Broncos

    It will be a shock if Cam Newton is not handed the NFL’s MVP award the night before the Super Bowl. He is a game-changing superstar who is still ascending.

  2. ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 02: Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals throws against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
    NFC Championship Tale: Arizona Cardinals At Carolina Panthers

    The Cardinals have depended on Carson Palmer to lead them all season, and he was good enough to lead them to a 13-3 record during the season.

  3. Tom Brady (Photo Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images) Peyton Manning (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
    AFC Championship Tale: New England Patriots At Denver Broncos

    The New England offense had new life in the win over Kansas City with the return of wideout Julian Edelman.

See All Tales of the Tape

More From CBS Seattle

6 Business Card Mistakes New Owners Make
Watch Now: Live Video & Video Highlights

Listen Live