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Seahawks Super Bowl Parade: Why I couldn't get enough

Yesterday, Seattle experienced the gorgeous, raw power of shared victory. Let's drink to that.

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KCPQ's well-respected Aaron Levine is a big part of the station's local coverage of the Seahawks but Fox is threatening to yank the NFC broadcasts.

Yesterday, Seattle experienced the gorgeous, raw power of shared victory. Let's drink to that.

We all remember shared traumas — the earthquakes, assassinations, 9-11. Rarer are the civic opposites, the moments of pure joy that create those I-was-there-moments. If you want one of those, win yourself a Super Bowl.

You want an event that brings all classes, races and ethnicities together, don't go to a Noam Chomsky lecture. Win yourself a Super Bowl.

You want to unite East and West, Red and Blue, the 1 percent and the 99 percent? Win yourself a Super Bowl.

Want to prove that some days — probably many days — kids and teachers can learn more outside a school than inside? Win yourself a Super Bowl.

Want to experience the unity of tribal joy and bragging rights? Win yourself a Super Bowl.

Want to remember what it's like to have heroes? Win yourself a Super Bowl.

Want to see what 700,000 people in the streets actually looks like? Win yourself a Super Bowl.

Want to see mass numbers of people using public transit? Win yourself a Super Bowl.

Want to speculate about the power of the people to accomplish other things with great leadership, personnel and a plan? Win yourself a Super Bowl.

Want to see a police department that serves and protects as one with the people? Win yourself a Super Bowl.

Want to regenerate the locally owned dead-tree media — boost their sales, their egos, showcase what they can do for a city? Win yourself a Super Bowl.

Want to see the power of the 12th Man and Woman voice, of sticking with an effort through thick and thin over more than a generation? Win yourself a Super Bowl.

Want to see the counter to Seattle's habit of second guessing and gridlock? Win yourself a Super Bowl.

Want to make memories that will become the oral histories of the 22nd-century? That elders will recount as they speak about the day like no other, the first time Seattle brought a trophy home?

Win yourself a fucking Super Bowl.

  

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Seahawks Super Bowl Parade: Why I couldn't get enough

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