The TNIAAM Seattle Tour Of Hate

My mission to infiltrate the Washington Husky menace and see what makes it tick was a rousing success.  The intel I recovered will be invaluable to Doug Marrone as he preps the Orange for their game against Washington in September.  I also uncovered many secret and tips for the Syracuse fans who will descend on the city at that time in an attempt to overthrow it and name for ourselves ("Syracusattle?")

  • They like the color green.  A lot .  Like...really, really a lot.
  • They're really into soccer.  The Seattle Sounders game (er, match) on Saturday seemed to have a bigger crowd than some SU football games last season.  Living in a city where 99 out of 100 Angelinos couldn't even tell you where the Galaxy play, it's a welcome change.
  • The rain stereotype?  It's true.  But it's also nice there.  And warm.  And cold.  Pretty much you have to bring clothing for every conceivable season, climate and weather.
  • Here in LA we have homeless people.  In Seattle, they have town characters.  Much more fun.
  • Washington State has set up a couple shops in town to try and promote their fanbase in enemy territory.  I saw plenty of folks in Husky purple but only one in Cougar red.  He was also wearing a camouflage hat and chewing tobacco.  I felt as though this was apt.

I also took some time to snap a few photos so you can really get a visual on what I'm talking about.  And I used this as an opportunity to start up the rivalry a little early.

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Of course, there's someone (or someplace else) that deserves a bit of the ol'thumb downturn.

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Walked into the Seattle Niketown and one of the first things I saw was a Syracuse shirt.  Clearly, they know their demo here in Seattle. (I just wish mannequin Cuse fan wasn't holding thundersticks.  Makes him look douchey.)

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Sakura-Con was in town this weekend.  And it was also Easter.  You have to believe there was no way Jesus wasn't showing up for that two-fer.

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There's a few cab companies but Syracuse fans will be required to use this one when they're in town.

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Me at the famous Jim Calhoun Sculpture.  Looks so much like him, it's uncanny.

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It was a harrowing six days filled with hate, disdain and anger towards all wearing purple.  By the time it was over, the entire city basically galvanized against me.

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You win this round Seattle. But I'll be back.  And in greater numbers. Gird your loins.

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