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February 04, 2006

Go Steelers!

Seattle and Washington state have a lot to be genuinely proud of.  We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  We produce important and innovative products that have brought us great public and private wealth.  Our air is pretty clean, our water is drinkable.  We are tolerant, open-minded, and fair.  We have a vibrant cultural community.  We have created an amazing quality of life for ourselves here in this upper left corner of the nation.  Sure we have our faults -- who doesn't -- but there is much we should take pride in.

We shouldn't invest our civic pride -- or our public treasure -- in a football team, or the eccentric, klepotocratic billionaire who owns it. 

Like Jeff, I just can't bring myself to root for the Seahawks.  Or at least, I wouldn't be able to if I gave a crap about professional sports or thought they had any relevance to anything whatsoever.  I might watch the game tomorrow, but I doubt I'll be rooting.

This isn't curmudgeonliness, it's common sense.

Posted by Jon Stahl on February 4, 2006 at 02:10 PM in Washington Culture | Permalink


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