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WNBA's Seattle Storm upset with Fox's Super Bowl coverage

Seattle Storm (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images) The Seattle Storm won its second WNBA title in 2010. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

During the Seahawks' victory in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Fox showed highlights from what it claimed was the city's only professional sports champion — the 1979 SuperSonics.

That didn't make the Seattle Storm — winners of the 2004 and 2010 WNBA titles — very happy, according to Jayda Evans of The Seattle Times.

Team president and CEO Karen Bryant and three-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson, a member of both title teams, expressed their displeasure on Twitter.

"It’s time to look at this quantifier for what it is — sexist," Evans wrote. "The WNBA is the only successful women’s professional league in America. That makes it major. And that has to be recognized. Period. Finding a way to not mention it when simply throwing out a list of titles attached to a city is blatantly disregarding women’s pro sports and a city’s pride in its teams’ accomplishments."

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