Yep. That must be the explanation. I'm sure Mark Shea is struggling to understand what went so wrong. Hey, I like underdogs, too, and having grown up in Washington when the Seahawks came into existence, I have to say that I was pulling for 'em. But it's obvious why they lost—because God is mad at Seattle.
But you can rebuild. You can make a fishier, owlier, more anarchist Seattle. One that's evergreenier.