Why I Do This

Reason No. 1: It’s about the people

First off I just wanna say thank you for helping me to become a fan of Seattle sports again. I’m just a sophomore in high school, I live on orcas island it’s one of the sanjuan islands. Anyways I grew up watching and cheering and crying for the mariners. I remember when Griffey was traded and everyone was so sad. I still have an original Griffey poster in my room. It’s been there for 12 years. Anyways I love to play and follow sports, but somewhere along the way after the seahawks had that great superbowl year but after they lost I kept saying their gonna win next year. They still haven’t and I still have a newspaper hanging on my wall that has Darrell jackson with his head down and above it says xl letdown. I kept it there and I said when they win I’m gonna take that down and put up the newspaper that says Seahawks super bowl champs. So anyways I quit being a fan of anything Seattle I forgot that hometown teams are the most important. That they represent you and that you root for your team through the good and the bad times. I didn’t understand that until I read your blog. I’m a huge sports fan and I love to play most sports. I used to memorize players stats in 4th grade, I love sports with all my heart thank you for teaching me one of the most important things hometown pride.

-herbie

3 thoughts on “Why I Do This”

  1. With respect to Herbie, I just want to mention that I didn’t edit this in any way because it’s better in its untainted, unadulterated form.

  2. That is inspiring. Not many people can convert someone back to a sports team, but you can. I write because I love doing it. You write because you love it. And this is the fruit of you labor.

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