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A different spin on sports by The Seattle Times staff and readers.

November 14, 2012 at 5:45 PM

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Poll: What kind of sports city is Seattle?

I've pondered this question for as long as I've followed Seattle sports:

What kind of sports town is Seattle?

I've heard different answers depending on the season and the success of the local teams.

When Don James was taking teams to the Rose Bowl every year, many thought it was a Husky town. It may be returning to that under Steve Sarkisian. Lorenzo Romar and the success of other UW sports like volleyball, softball and crew.

A few years later, when Lou Piniella, Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez and Randy Johnson led the 1995 Mariners to an historic American League West title. There's no denying the Mariners were the toast of the town.

The 12th Man has been a force for 35 years, from the years of Steve Largent to Matt Hasselbeck and the current Seahawks.

Sounders FC fans are setting MLS attendance records and would tell you Seattle has become a soccer city.

The Sonics set NBA attendance records, won a championship and their colors are still around four years after the region's first major-league pro team left town. And don't forget the Storm's passionate fan base.

What do you think? What team or sport best defines our city and region? Vote in our poll and weigh in on the comments on why you feel the way you do or if we've left out the sport that best defines our region.

If you'd like to write a Take 2 post, email Sports Editor Don Shelton at dshelton@seattletimes.com or sports@seattletimes.com.


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