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By Ira Zuckerman It will only get worse: as of writing this, you can’t go five yards without seeing a 12 in Seattle. Seahawks pride has been growing exponentially since the 2013 season, and strong faith ran up and down the Puget Sound long before. And yes, football is here to stay in Cascadia. These will be the glory days we think back on in our darkest slumps and crushing losses. Within two football seasons, the number 12 has become an inescapable part of Seattle culture. It waves the city’s modernist ideals upon a Pacific-blue banner. The 12 means 12th man—the fans. We are now breaking the rules of football, as the international collective of Seattle Seahawks supporters have become the 12th man on the field, or to be precise, in the stands. Until recently out-cheered by the fans at Kansas City’s Arrowhead stadium, the CLink (CenturyLink Field, the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders stadium funded by CenturyLink Communications) held t...

 
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Finding your Sports Niche in the Olympia Bar Scene by James Gutsch This weekend the Seattle Seahawks will once again lock talons with their old adversary, the San Francisco 49ers. They’ll meet in the National Football Conference Championship in an effort to punch their ticket to the biggest stage on national television: the Super Bowl.  Although this is the biggest game of any Seattle team since the 2006 Super Bowl, allow me to reference what acclaimed sportswriter Grantland Rice once wrote back in 1908: “For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes - not that you won or lost - but where you watched the game [Slightly altered for relevancy].”  This brings us to the point of this article: finding the best sports bar in Olympia. The Westside Tavern One of my personal favorite places to watch the game, this hole in the wall is located just a few blocks from the Harrison and Division intersection. The West...