Letters to the Editor

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Tag: super bowl

Feb.
7th

SEAHAWKS: Sea Gals and Blitz deserve high fives, too

It sure is nice being world champions; congratulations, Seahawks.

I watched the whole show on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with everyone patting each other on the back and complimenting players, staff and owner Paul Allen.

But something was missing: It dawned on me that not once did I hear one word about the Sea Gals and Blitz. This fine group works hard in support of the club and in all kinds of weather, so how about a “high five” to them also.

Feb.
3rd

OBAMA: Fox should be embarrassed over ambush

First, congrats to the Seahawks and the 12th Man. What a wonderful world.

So whose idea was it to ambush the president of the United States in the middle of the pregame show of the biggest sporting event in the world? Bill O’Reilly gets President Obama to come on Fox for some football talk and hits him with every “Fox News” conspiracy theory in their arsenal.

It was obvious that O’Reilly was trying to embarrass Obama in front of a worldwide Super Bowl audience and only touched on football in the last 15 seconds. Even the announcers seemed embarrassed by

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Feb.
3rd

SPORTS: Media ignore Northwest champions

What a great win for the Seahawks, and the Northwest. How wonderful for the Seahawks to receive the well- deserved and long overdue recognition that has been denied them all year. It would be nice if another very successful local pro team got the recognition they deserve as well, especially since they have won two national titles.

I would be referring to the Seattle Storm. Yet repeatedly the national coverage acknowledged the Sonics as the one and only other championship team in Seattle history. To make things worse, a local network made the same statement.

A bit of an apology

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Jan.
23rd

SUPER BOWL: Bridge tie-up could put fan in a tight spot

I’m a 71-year-old veteran of Vietnam who thought the pinnacle of his life would be to go to the Super Bowl for my hometown team, the Seattle Seahawks.

I now find out the Super Bowl is in East Rutherford, N.J., and I have to cancel my plans because I have a serious prostate problem and have to use the bathroom every three hours, and where would I be if someone in Gov. Chris Christie’s office flicked a switch and created a traffic jam at the bridge leading to the stadium that kept me in my car for six hours? I’d

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Feb.
5th

SUPER BOWL: Ads pollute family tradition

I watched the Super Bowl with my 8-year-old grandson. He played football this past fall and is an avid fan. He described the different plays to us and called out penalties that he observed. I enjoyed watching him enjoying the Super Bowl.

That changed when the Super Bowl ads started airing. Super Bowl advertisers in the past have produced some memorable ads that appealed to a wide variety of audience. Most of us remember the Mean Joe Green Coke ad. I was appalled seeing my grandson exposed to suggestive advertising, no, make that borderline pornographic

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Feb.
6th

OBAMA: Media should give opponents equal time

We have all heard in President Obama’s speeches that every one should have equal opportunity.
We have also heard that there is no mainstream media bias when dealing with political issues.

So why, during the pregame schedule for the Super Bowl, was Obama interviewed by a major TV network? Although the interview begin with thoughts on the upcoming game, it very shortly became a political presentation. This interview gave the president the opportunity to advance his agenda, an opportunity that not one of his opposition was given.

Is this the equality that we have heard so much about, and

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Feb.
7th

SUPER BOWL: Worst half time show ever

For what was a great football game, half-time was the worst I have ever seen. I thought it was just me until my teenage grandchildren said the same thing. Theatrical performance, maybe; but music, I don’t think so.

It’s no wonder that the NFL doesn’t pay the half-time entertainment, because if they did they would want their money back.