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January 30, 2014 at 11:42 AM

What I sent to a San Francisco Chronicle writer after the Seahawks-49ers NFC game

What Marshall Kilduff of the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board sent The Seattle Times. (Photo by Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times)

What Marshall Kilduff of the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board sent The Seattle Times. (Photo by Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times)

Leading up to the NFC Championship Game between the Seahawks and the 49ers, San Francisco Chronicle editorial writer Marshall Kilduff sent me a 49ers T-shirt. He and I had both argued over which team was better and which city was superior.

After the red tee showed up, I asked readers in a blog post what I should send back to Kilduff.

What editorial board member Sharon Pian Chan sent to a San Francisco Chronicle writer after the Seahawks beat the 49ers in the 2014 NFC Championship Game.  (Photo by Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times)

What editorial board member Sharon Pian Chan sent to a San Francisco Chronicle writer after the Seahawks beat the 49ers in the 2014 NFC Championship Game. (Photo by Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times)

The most popular answer was a Seahawks T-shirt. So here is what I sent to Kilduff: an exclusive pre-shrunk, 100 percent cotton, heavy-duty tee with a reprint of The Seattle Times’ front page after the Seahawks-49ers NFC Championship Game — and a bag of Skittles. (The Seattle Times is selling these T-shirts. Here is how to order yours.)

I was also intrigued by these two reader ideas:

— “You can also go the ‘Good Will Hunting’ route: send a box of Washington apples. Send a polite follow up note asking how they liked said apples.” – Tiffany Mitchell, Shoreline

— “Box of Kleenex.” – Rose Feliciano, Seattle

Kilduff said he ate the Skittles.

The 49ers shirt he sent me is still hanging on the back of a chair in my office. I asked readers for ideas on what to do with it.

The most popular reader idea was to use the red shirt as a cleaning rag. Some readers were more charitable, suggesting I donate it to a homeless shelter, a charity in San Francisco or any patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital who is a 49ers fan.

Is there a 49ers fan/patient at Seattle Children’s out there? E-mail me at schan@seattletimes.com and the T-shirt is yours. (You have to genuinely be a fan of the San Francisco team. I’m not sending it to someone to use as a cleaning rag. Please include in your e-mail evidence or anecdotes detailing what makes you a fan, your full name, address and phone number.)

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