Sound Stories. Sound Voices.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
You are on the KUOW archive site. Click here to go to our current site.

Seahawks-Patriots rematch Sunday is also political grudge match

Fans at a Seattle Seahawks match.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
Fans at a Seattle Seahawks match.

It's been almost two years since the Seattle Seahawks lost the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots. This Sunday, the two teams meet for the first time since then in a game that's being called a Super Bowl rematch. 

Sports writer Dave Zirinsaid for some fans in Seattle, which voted overwhelmingly against Donald Trump, it will also be political grudge match.  

That's because the night before the election, Trump told a crowd in New Hampshire that Patriots quarterback Tom Bradyand head coach BillBelichickbacked his campaign.

That's given Seattle fans, many still reeling from the election results, yet another reason to root against Brady and Belichick this weekend. 

Zirin said the politics also go back to the Patriot's own locker room back in New England, where a majority of players are likely unhappy with Trump, Brady and Belichick. So Zirin said he's putting all of his money on the Seahawks to win on Sunday.  

Update, 11/14/2016: And BTW, Seattle's defense stopped New England on the 1-yard line in the final seconds on Sunday, preserving a 31-24 Seahawk victory.

Year started with KUOW: 2004