"I officially hate Seattle! This traffic is AWFUL! I left the cubs game at 530 and have moved about a mile the last hour and a half! HELP!"
-Golden Tate, on his twitter account tonight.
This is already causing a spectacular collective hissyfit online, which is well-represented by the following tweets:
"your welcome to not sign your contract and go get drafted next year somewhere else."
"the back can read 'I steal doughnuts.' what an ass."
I'm not particularly offended by this, for a couple of reasons. Though I spent the first 24 years of my life in Washington state, I never actually lived IN Seattle (18 years in the Tri-Cities, 6 in Bellingham)... and I wholeheartedly agree with Tate on this tip: When I am stuck in that traffic, I hate Seattle too. When you throw in the incredibly high cost of living, Seattle isn't for everybody.
Seattle obviously has a lot of great qualities too, and Tate will figure that out (just like millions of others have.. why do you think the area keeps growing and growing and growing?). But to start hating on this dude, who might be one of the guys that leads us to promised land, over a FUCKING TWEET? That's fucking petulant and stupid, y'all.
Every Seattlite who is taking severe umbrage about this needs to A) lighten the fuck up and B) realize that the Seahawks have a REGIONAL fan base, and a non-trivial slice of the Twelve Army lives outside the Seattle metro area, spread from Anchorage to Boise and every point in between... and a lot of us non-Seattle fans, who drive or even fly long distances to attend games at Qwest, find plenty of little things about Seattle annoying too.
Once Tate is scoring touchdowns in blue and green, I doubt anyone will remember one frustrated tweet from June 2010.
What do you think, sirs?