Skip to comments.SUPER BOWL 2014: RIOT POLICE RESTORE ORDER IN SEATTLE AFTER SEAHAWKS WIN
Posted on 02/03/2014 2:01:23 PM PST by big'ol_freeper
After the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl in franchise history on Sunday, fans in Seattle jumped on cars, took over intersections, torched couches, and riot police had to be brought in to restore order.
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Some folks just don’t know how to act
I thought that was trademarked by WVU.
My wife and I spent a couple of days in Seattle when we went on an Alaskan Cruise. If it wasn’t for the cruise line sailing from and then back to Seattle, I could find no good reason to ever visit the place again.
There used to be valid reasons for riots..now whenever you hear about a riot, it’s because of a sporting event. How far humans have come....
Truth be told, I doubt those people have EVER attended a Seahawks game.
They’re too cheap and too slovenly to do much but smoke dope and riot.
Even THIS is the fault of Bush? ;=)
B.S. Compared to other cities and events like this, last night was a kindergarten picnic.
For God’s sake...please DON’T lump ALL of us with a few fools. 99% of the people out last night celebrating were doing JUST that...celebrating. Not tearing up storefronts, breaking anything, hurting others....just having a grand time enjoying the feeling of being in the city that just won the Super Bowl.
Please fellow FReepers....DO NOT think we’re all a bunch of pot-smoking ne’er-do-wells up here.
last night...we were HAPPY. We were JOYOUS. We were ECSTATIC. We were WINNERS.
When we won the Super Bowl in New Orleans we had a parade, we know how to celebrate.
Good for the Sea Hawks on their win but SHAME on those who rioted, Makes the look like a bunch of children.
RE: Compared to other cities and events like this, last night was a kindergarten picnic.
I have a question. We have teams in about 31 cities in the NFL. Did each and everyone of these cities go for Obama? If not give me the city.(I’m thinking maybe Jacksonville and Tampa Bay?) I’m a Chief’s fan living about 40 miles away from the stadium but I know Kansas City, Mo. went Obama.
Just a bunch of young clods who think they are Pinto and Flounder living in Delta house.
You and all of us know exactly why KC went Obama.
There was no riot. There was nothing close to what happened in Vancouver when they lost the Stanley Cup. No anarchists.
This “riot” is entirely fabricated by the bull shit media that is too lazy to find a story, so they read twitter thinking that is hard core journalism.
There were large gatherings of mostly young people in various neighborhoods till the wee hours. Some dick head drunks from UW’s frat row set couches on fire (it's their house's property so it was their loss). Finally, late at night, the cops said “OK guys. Go to bed, break it up” and with their mountain bikes (that’ “so Seattle”) dispersed the revelers.
I live here. It was incredibly tame.
And we also know why riots take place in cities after big sports victories.
I would be very surprised if ANY city ever votes for conservatives. Cities are the problem.
Thanks to both of you! Seattle was VERY mellow compared to what I’ve read about other ‘celebrations’. I was ELATED that they won, enjoyed hearing all the fireworks going off around the neighborhood as I walked my Mom over to her house after the game. Still on Cloud 9, don’t give a crap about the haters that just HAVE to make some derogatory comment. Bush league, huh? We’ll see about that NEXT YEAR.
I thought that dope smokers weren’t violent?
I heard they arrested a person on frat row, and perhaps another downtown. /s
As I posted on another thread, the students that put the frat’s couches and mattresses on the bon-fire, I wonder if they’ll be forced to sleep in the bathrooms for a few nights?
I get tired of all the anti-Seattle stuff on here, as if there aren’t hordes of people in the South smoking pot, getting drunk, getting divorced, and having sex with people of the same sex. No, I don’t like the local politics, but I’ll take the climate and the geography and the low crime rate over pretty much anywhere in the USA.
All cities, worldwide, are “stuck on leftist politics”, and they have been, probably, since day one of their existence. There are very rare exceptions where actual conservatives do win political offices in cities, but they are, usually, temporary victories for conservatives and conservatism. Unfortunately, this is, also, the ongoing problem with maintaining the survival of long-term conservatism, overall, everywhere in the world. If conservatives can’t find successful ways of, finally and consistently, winning political races throughout all of the world’s cities, then conservatism will, eventually, become a political minority, worldwide, and, even, nonexistent throughout much of the world. In the U.S., if the electoral college is, eventually, abolished, then it will, always, be all of the U.S. cities who will determine who all future POTUS/VPOTUS are, and they will, always, be far leftists who end up winning all future races for POTUS/VPOTUS.
Remember, if something cannot continue, it won’t. Big city politics depends on the ability and willingness of voters to be looted forever.
Even MINORITIES get wise after awhile, and people start voting with their feet, leaving the cities impoverished.
They burned a couch??
Call the National Guard!!
Exactly. It’s a beautiful state, despite the ultra-blue leanings of King County. I like being able to see Mt. Rainier out my kitchen window. I LOVE THE HAWKS TOO!!!! So, pffft! to the haters.
That was the most boring football game I ever tried to watch. The riots were probably a lot more entertaining. And the commercials just plain sucked.
I don't, personally. I have a good (conservative!) friend from Washington state. She and her husband and son are currently living in Kentucky, due to the husband's work, but she's excited as can be. They all are. And they haven't torched a single couch. ;)
Oh BS. One or two couches photographed from ten different angles by the MSM equals a riot? When the Bronc’s won a SB people were smashing store windows and flipping cars over. The MSM is trying to make out that Seattle was rioting.
The one good thing you can say about the New York City area is that they do not have sports riots. Anytime a New York team wins, no riot. The reason might be we have more than one team in each league, thus when one team wins, a good portion of the population is bummed. If the Giants are in the Super Bowl, the Jets fans are rooting for them to lose.
I think the anti-Seattle people on FR need to be reminded that in most states the Rep/Dem split for presidential elections breaks about 53%/47%, it varies based on the candidate, and that there is probably no state in the country that isn’t at least 35-40% liberal. The Red State/Blue State dichotomy is largely a fabrication based on relatively minor differences, and that no one can afford to be smug merely because their state currently enjoys a 55%-45% conservative majority.
People in cities do vote with their feet, if they are able to, eventually, leave, but, they are, also, replaced by other people who vote leftist, as a majority. Even in cities with dwindling populations, they continue to vote, overwhelmingly, for leftist candidates for political office.
Your right, you have to look deeper into the demographics. For example you might think that Iowa is more conservative than NJ. However the white vote in Iowa went for Obama in 2012, while the white vote in NJ went easily for Romney.
A few frat boys playing “Animal House” in the front yard of the frat house is a riot? The Blaze is as guilty of warping reality for a headline as a typical liberal rag.
I smelled no smoke from burning buildings last night, but I do detect more than a hint of sour grapes today.
Seattle has SF beat. Smaller, easier to get around and better restaurants. I’d like to retire to Fox Island.
It’s just those whacky anarchists........
Dungeoness Crab at Elliott's Pier! mmm...mmm...mmm
Hi fellow Hawks fans!
Thanks for your various posts above about our city and the so-called “riots” (which, as you have stated were nothing of the kind - - just media hype and a few young people that got a little out of hand).
There was some glass broken on top the Pergola at Pioneer Square, apparently it was done accidentally when a few, not so smart people thought it would be a good idea to stand on it. This, the sofa(s) at Frat Row at UW and 1 Starbucks window was the only destruction I’ve heard/read about. There were 6 or less arrests the whole night across the entire city and the entire Seattle PD was on.
BTW - not sure if you heard this or not, but wrt the Pergola, the original estimate was $25k to repair. A woman Seahawks fan thought it would be a good idea to see if she put something together to try to get donations from fans so the city didn’t have to bear the cost. She put a site up, asked for $12 donations from fans and in less than a day, over $16k had been collected. The repair cost was revised to $15k, so the fans have taken care of the repair.
I’m with you, Mama Shawna - - SO EXCITED!! My family and I are going to the event at CLINK today. Can’t wait!!
SEAHAWKS ARE #1 !!! (And so are their fans - the 12th man)