by Sarah Stuteville and Eroyn Franklin

It’s no surprise that the latest Seattle culture export is a yoga practicing, media-hacking, anti-racist, non-hierarchical bunch of weirdo do-gooders.

What is surprising is that it’s our football team.

Does football offend you to your very core?

If there was any town in this country that was poised to agree, it’s Seattle. But then the Seahawks got good. Like the best. So what’s a town full of anti-establishment nerds to do? Scurry to find a justification for loving them of course!

The Seahawks actually are pretty anti-establishment and nerdy themselves. Don’t believe us?

  • Encourages yoga and meditation for all of his players and promotes safer tackling.
  • Made a name for himself by picking passed over players (too small, hearing disability, troublemaker).
  • Russell Okung, Seahawks left tackle, says he’s never heard Carroll say a negative thing to a player. Ever.
  • As a child of the Vietnam and Watergate era, Carroll the skeptic reportedly questioned a military high up with 9–11 truther conspiracy theories during a private meeting.

Lynch refuses to play by the rules and gets fined on the regular for:

Which brings us to:

We became famous for building the loudest stadium in the country so the 12th man (or woman or non gender specific person) can distract and befuddle the other teams with our barbaric screaming. The parade after the 2013 Super Bowl was rumored to have outnumbered the population of Seattle!!

And if you still aren’t convinced — if you still think this is all just a thinly veiled excuse well tailored to Seattle hipster-yuppies who can’t believe they’ve fallen so hard for American’s most mainstream pastime — consider this one last fact:

All the rest of America’s football fans hate us. Seriously, from long-horned Texans to midtown Manhattan, The Seahawks are one of America’s most reviled teams.

Even when we are the reigning champs, we are the underdog. It’s a football team only Nerd City could love.

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