Originally posted by Protoman:
Originally posted by hawker84:
You realize Seattle is a big city in a very big State right? I live 234 miles east of seattle in eastern Washington, have never lived there or wanted to... i've been a diehard from day 1... i don't think the fact that i don't reside in Seattle or King County makes me any less of a knowledgable die hard fan than somebody living in the City... I would suspect that many franchises has their largest portion of fans not living in the City it was named after including SF...
He's referring to the sheer number of transplants from out of state that have flooded Western Washington in the past 20-30 years that suddenly jumped on the bandwagon when Holmgren came to town.
I was. I even went to college in Eastern Washington. Western Washington is only about 1/3rd geographically, the size of the entire State...Eastern WA takes up 2/3rd and it's mostly farms and desert (they have season's there). I even grew up at Crescent Bar every summer.
We're certainly not talking about you or a few other good, humble Hawk fans who have come on here to talk football. We're talking about the 3/4 of the NEW 12th Man fans...ones that have moved there from all over the country to reside in Western WA over the past 10 years (esp.) d/t the Microsoft (tech-boom), Boeing and even corporate Starbucks/BOA. Seattle has the 2nd worst traffic in the country d/t this very reason.
My last game up there with my Seattle family was the Norv Turner/Alex Smith route up there. My own family doesn't go anymore b/c it's "not their type of crowd." They all just watch from home. My brother still goes but he's an obnoxious, loud-mouth drunk so he fits right in. LOL