Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable had a teleconference with the local media today to talk about Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, and when the questions died down at the end, the 1982 graduate of Snohomish High School was a little surprised he wasn’t asked more about his hometown, so he brought up the subject himself.
“It’s the greatest high school in America, it’s the greatest place on earth,” he said. “Come on guys. … That’s where football started.”
Well if football started in Snohomish, should the Pro Football Hall of Fame be moved from Canton, Ohio, to Snohomish?
“It should be,” he said.
Cable’s coaching career has moved him around the country, but he still has plenty of ties to the area.
“My mom’s there, all my buddies are there, my coaches are there, it’s awesome,” he said. “Awesome. Flat out awesome.”
But despite his ties to the area, Cable is not a Seahawks fan. Since Seattle didn’t have an NFL team until he was 12 years old, Cable was already a Raiders fan by the time the Seahawks came to town.