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December 30, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Seahawks win unites us during dark days of winter

I was at a ramen house in University Village on Sunday with my sister from Los Angeles, refreshing the Seahawks app on my phone between slurps and conversation. My Twitter feed, too. We headed to a dessert shop afterward. A well-dressed mother and young daughter sitting next to us wondered aloud what the score was. I broke out my phone and gave them an update. Just four ladies at Fran’s Chocolates, talking football. The little girl’s father is a rabid fan and season ticket-holder. They weren’t with him at the game, but they were with him in spirit.

Russell Wilson takes the field as the Seattle Seahawks face the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, December 29, 2013. (Photo by Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

Russell Wilson takes the field as the Seattle Seahawks face the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, December 29, 2013. (Photo by Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

On Sunday, the Seahawks won the NFC West division title by beating the St. Louis Rams and secured home-field advantage until the Super Bowl.

For the first time in my life, this Washington native is genuinely interested in Seahawks football.

I’m cheering on my home team because it unites us. Brings us together during these dark, cold dreary days of winter.

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December 6, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Reader responses: Seattle vs. San Francisco

We’ve gotten quite a few responses to our post this morning about which city is better, Seattle or San Francisco. We trumpeted our beautiful summers and our liberal social policies. The San Francisco Chronicle retorted, calling Microsoft a “lumbering” enterprise and poked fun at Amazon.com’s drone idea.

Our readers are having their say as well, with 49 (coincidence) in support of S.F. and 34 in favor of Seattle. That’d better not be the final score of the game. Keep the responses coming. Here’s the best of what has been submitted so far (note, load times may vary):

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December 6, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Seattle vs. San Francisco showdown: Which is the better city?

(Screenshot from Google)

(Screenshot from Google)

Top: Space Needle and downtown Seattle seen from Kerry Park at sunset in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. (Aaron Jaffe/The Seattle Times)

Top: Space Needle and downtown Seattle seen from Kerry Park. (Aaron Jaffe/The Seattle Times) Bottom: The Golden Gate Bridge (Robert Durell/Los Angeles Times)

Seattle has for too long been labeled a “smaller San Francisco.” We see the similarities. Like San Francisco, Seattle is made up of neighborhoods on hills. Both cities are shrouded in grey. The politics of both are proudly left.

But Seattle is not a lesser San Francisco. It’s a better San Francisco.

A San Francisco editorial writer seems to think differently in a post that went up this morning. As if. We’ll still continue to proclaim our superiority this week as the Seahawks prepare to take on the 49ers. Seattle trounced San Francisco earlier this season at CenturyLink Field, when the fans broke the sound record. Two S.F. fans called for the NFL to punish a team for fan noise in a letter to the San Francisco Chronicle. I called the letter-writers wussy babies in an earlier blog post. We’re not only louder, Seattle is better in a number of other ways:

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San Francisco, we have news for you. You’re no longer the leftiest city on the left coast. In 2012, our state voters legalized same-sex marriage with Referendum 74. (California voters rejected same-sex marriage with Proposition 8.) Washington state also legalized recreational marijuana with Initiative 502. Eat your liberal heart out.

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September 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM

San Francisco Chronicle reader letter complains Seahawks fans too loud

Seattle Seahawks fans show their spirit after their team forced a safety against the San Francisco 49ers in the first half on Sunday, September 15, 2013, at CenturyLink Field. (Photo by John Lok / Seattle Times) Two readers complained in a Monday letter to the San Francisco Chronicle that the sound-record-breaking cheering of Seahawks…

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