The Seattle Seahawks are the ideal. As the current Super Bowl champions, their path to success is presently being dissected, deconstructed and emulated by 31 wannabe-champion contenders. The chief architect of the team, Executive Vice President/General Manager John Schneider, was once an acolyte of Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson, himself a former Super Bowl champion.
The student is a student no more. The tables are now turned and decorated in Seahawks blue.
Read my latest article for Oregon Sports News about the intertwined history of the Seahawks and the Packers and how the student has become the new master.