Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl win buoys a city used to losing not just games, but teams

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Seattle Seahawks fans Brittney Gutierrez, center, and her husband Mike Gutierrez, left, celebrate while watching Super Bowl XLVIII at Big Al's in Vancouver, Wash., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Seattle defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8. (AP Photo/The Columbian, Steven Lane)

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There were the championships of the WNBA's Seattle Storm in 2004 and 2010. Suggestions that the Seahawks' win was the city's first championship overall since 1979 struck a nerve among some in the city, including Storm President Karen Bryant, who wondered about the reports on Twitter even as the Storm congratulated the Seahawks on the win.

But even Keim, a Storm fan who welcomed their championships, said the Seahawks win resonated more. She reserved a 56-passenger bus to take all of the staff and students at her maritime school, Compass Courses, and some friends, to the upcoming parade, which is slated to cover a route of about 2 miles through downtown before ending a CenturyLink Field.

"I hope it's just crazy," she said. "Just being in a crowd where people have so much love for the team is going to be exciting."

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