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You know, my beloved Philadelphia Eagles had the great Ron Jaworski as QB some time ago. I'm sorry, no one rightfully gives a shit about me talking about my beloved Philadelphia Eagles.
Because it's absolutely irrelevant to an article about a parade.
The Sounders didn't do it for their league ever yet, but we did one specific tournament we play in three consecutive years. Soccer, though, is a different animal. Your main league title is the holy grail there; winning more than one in a year is fantastic and gets counted as a Double, Triple, or Quad. Many teams have Doubled; few have Tripled; a super elite handful have a Quad. I don't know if anyone has won 5, or even has so many to play that many.
Note: you all sadly always forget that Seattle is on the damn Stanley Cup. The Metropolitans were the first-ever American hockey team to win Lord Stanley's cup.
Couldn't agree more, Charles. That is not to say that I think people should be unfriendly in the city, but rather that our experiences as urban-dwellers do not comport with the nincompoop author's stereotyping. A better description of Seattle's "politeness," as it were, would be passive-aggressive fear of confrontation or substantial human connection.
Ride the Ducks drivers pull anecdotes out of their asses for the tourists. I'll blame them.
Yes, because 1991 was the beginning of the end for polite uncrowded and lackadaisical Seattle, where, in fact, as often happened to me (living here since 1986) if I crossed in the middle of Broadway or 45th, drivers would slow, stop and wave.
Once the rest of you showed up, then it started sucking.
This guy has clearly never heard of Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton
But he may have heard of Michael Jordan who was on hiatus during our "reign". Up until the Seahawks of 2013/4 we were notorious for being the best team in a weak division or Conference (2005/6) and then getting creamed when we met up with a real team. 2014 it finally went the other way round.
Oakland of the north?
I've been saying Pittsburgh of the West. Decreasing immigration, the slowing of Big Tech. Eventually it will all have an impact from the go-go days of the 90s...much as leading publications keep the Tribute alive.
We'll have great football though. Great football!
I WISH Seattle was the Oakland of the north"
What, more crime? No thanks.
IQ = 160
EQ = 2
I love Seattle and I've lived here for over 20 years, but compared to SF, it's a glorified town. To be honest, I think that's what drew a lot of people to Seattle over the last 25 years.
In my experience, Seattle is much closer in feel to Madison, Wisconsin (3,037.sq mile) than it is to SF (17,620/sq mi), which is really the only dense-pack, east-coast-feeling city on the west coast.
That's why people from the east coast love it so much.
On the other hand, the population density of Oakland (7,004/sq mile) is just about exactly the same as the population density of Seattle (7,402/sq mi). The topography is also more similar in terms of how the hills feel.
That said the urban area around SF and Oakland, is significantly more dense than the urban area around Seattle. The SF urban area is the second most dense in the US (6,266.4 sq/mi). Seattle is not even in the top ten by the measure (3,028.2 sq/mi).
Just for the sake of comparison the Madison, WI urban area has a density of 2,660.0 sq/mi, which is probably why Seattle feels as much like Madison as it does. In actual practice, much of the greater Seattle area is not any more dense than the great Madison area, it's just bigger and even more sprawling. But it has similar attributes, which are very different than the attributes of a place like San Francisco.
Yeah, I wondered about that as well - was the author simply mistaking common courtesy between drivers as something they perceived as being (inexplicably) directed towards them? Or is it just that it normally wouldn't occur to NYC drivers to offer a wave of thanks to another driver for accomodating a lane change, for example, and so they don't recognize it in the context for which it's meant?
Not sure if Seattle will ever step up. But I am clear that a million screaming fans does not a city make. We need to get behind everyone, not just a handful of very rich footballers.
I am just glad we are being talked about beyond salmon and gloom.
Way to go Seattle! You scared white America with the sincerity of your embrace of the individuals on the Seattle Seahawks.
Northwest drivers really suck. I get confused when I drive in CA. People don't ignore the traffic laws and screw around waiting for outward showing of politeness to figure out who has the right of way, but actually end up being more polite because they know being a dick fucks up the flow of traffic. On the other hand, lots of people here, especially Eastside drivers, follow the flipside of not knowing what the traffic laws are by ignoring the fundamental basis for traffic laws, which is to act in a way the makes your driving predictable to other people, by using things like turn signals and common sense when traveling at high speeds.
Seahawk fans, not the dumbass bandwagon leather hat buyer that just turned up for the playoffs, but people that watch them every year, can't even tell you who Steve Largent was, whom I notice you didn't mention... that's your guy... your only Seahawk and none of you know him.
Skittles, video game references and a coach that chews gum like a coked up 29yr old divorce lawyer. This is Hawk history in the making.
Oh, and that dickweed that dresses like the Incredible Hulk every game. What the fuck is that anyhow? I guess that comic book weirdo is marginally better than the people that dress like Fraggles for some unknown reason.
Seattle is the San Francisco of the north and/or the Boston of the west: people pretend to be laid back and cool, but they are uptight and cold. That is the 'Seattle chill'. Try to break the veneer and get to know someone here. It's 100 times harder than New York City. I'm not from either, and I've lived in both.
now, without looking at wikipedia, who was horst muhlman?
Still stands that this article was written in response to the Super bowl hysteria currently sweeping Seattle and our beloved stranger natters about their bygone basketball team... not Steve Largent or the story of the Seahawks. Shawn Kemp and sonics ref in a retro gangsta rap classic.
No one knows you. Your fandom doesn't even know you. Ever see an NFL films presents, The Seattle Story... I haven't but I don't watch the NFL channel these days I bet they dragged a B rolls out of the archive they make on every team and pieced it together for the big run of 2013.
Really there's not much to tell. I'm sorry. Congrats on the win.
Then he should write about it versus making up this bizarre reality.
And then goes on to make a bunch of half-assed generalizations based on nothing.
I lived there a long time ago and quickly realized that my preconceived idea that New Yorkers are sophisticated, cosmopolitan people couldn't be more wrong. It's the most provincial place in the world. The difference with other places is, people elsewhere tend to have some awareness that they're provincial...
1. World class: NY LA DC Chicago. SF.
2. Great cities: Miami Boston Philly Dallas Seattle San Diego. Atlanta. . Not in any order.
3. third tier cities: Denver, Phoenix, Minneapolis, all those cities in the Midwest. Houston. Cincinatti, St. Louis, Cleveland, Memphis, Nashville. Albuquerque. Salt Lake. Tampa, Orlando, any other city with a professional male sports team not listed above.
4. Cities with no such team.
5. class by itself: New Orleans. and sadly, Detroit.
Seattle moved up from 4 to 3 to now 2. Yay Seattle.