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SEAHAWKS: Government help isn’t the issue

Letter by Steve Bourdage Sr., Bonney Lake on Jan. 31, 2014 at 1:40 pm | No Comments »
January 31, 2014 2:05 pm

Re: “NFL doesn’t need government’s help” (letter, 1-31).

It isn’t a matter of the government helping the Seahawks. It’s a little thing called pride and support.

I don’t know the writer’s brother-in-law or his business, but I doubt that he or his business have provoked the pride that most Seahawks fans have for them.

When was the last time the brother-in-law’s business had more than 65,000 people in it on any given day? And how much money has he brought to the businesses all over this state like the Seahawks do?

As far as the government rooting for the Seahawks, since when can’t the government employees root for their favorite sports teams like almost everyone else in this state? Besides, the city isn’t just rooting for a NFL team; they are showing the people of the area that they support and are rooting for the people.

I say if they want too paint all the school buses Seahawks colors, good for them.

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