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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Seattle's Flag Is Raised in Washington, DC, for Some Sports Reason

Posted by on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 9:47 AM

It's flapping today—for one day only—outside the Wilson Building in our nation's capital, because "DC Mayor Vincent Gray lost his bet against Seattle mayor Mike McGinn when he predicted the Washington Redskins would beat the Seahawks."

(H/t: Annie Wagner)


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seattle has a flag?!
Posted by teddy b on January 10, 2013 at 9:58 AM · Report this
@1: It looks like Cthulhu going after Chief Sealth. In the mid-80s.'s teal.
Posted by Mr. Happy Sunshine on January 10, 2013 at 10:12 AM · Report this
So they mayor gets to interfere with the normal operation of city government for the sake of a personal bet? Isn't that corruption?
Posted by Asbel on January 10, 2013 at 10:17 AM · Report this
care bear 4
Today? I was going to go to the gym but going to take a picture might be a better use of my time.
Posted by care bear on January 10, 2013 at 10:20 AM · Report this
Does that mean Seattle conquered DC?
Posted by Spike1382 on January 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 6
@3: I bet you're a riot at parties.

Now all the Seahawks need is something to put in their trophy case.

7 divisional titles in one of the NFL's historically weakest divisions (remember the 7-9 divisional title?), 1 conference title, and a 48% win percentage after a 37 year history is not much to crow about. Or whatever hawks do.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on January 10, 2013 at 10:57 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 7
Best Mayor Ever!

@5 yes.
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 10, 2013 at 11:04 AM · Report this
seatackled 8
Can Annie Wagner get her law degree already and come back to write film review here?
Posted by seatackled on January 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM · Report this
mikethehammer 9
Suppose I'm happy for the hawks who seem to have a pretty fun team that's worth embracing by a city that deserves one. That said, the DC flag is a really cool, simplistic, black & red, star/stripe pattern that serves as a source of local pride for folks of that region. Was widely incorporated into a lot of the album covers & logos of some really important and influential punk bands from the 80's.
Posted by mikethehammer on January 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM · Report this
Cascadian 10
@6, if you include the first season, the Seahawks have only been in the NFC West for 12 seasons, and they've won the division 5 times and the Conference once. That's pretty good.

In the AFC, the other 25 years, they won the division only twice and never won the conference. But the AFC West was a pretty good division back then, with some of the best years for the Raiders and the Broncos.
Posted by Cascadian on January 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 11
Ha! Another Slog post demeaning American Football & the Seahawks during a playoff run! Now, it's time for the daily NHL update!
Posted by Max Solomon on January 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 12
@11 champing at the bit for that. WE WANT HOCKEY!
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 10, 2013 at 11:55 AM · Report this
care bear 13
Man, that is a pathetic looking flag. I blame McGinn for sending such a small flag and the DC mayor for putting it in a bad spot. It was fun to see so many Seattleites there taking pictures.
Posted by care bear on January 10, 2013 at 11:55 AM · Report this

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