Deflated in Seattle | Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

February 15, 2015 6:47 PM

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The last two weeks have been rough in Seattle after "the game." Many of us can't even bring ourselves to utter the words Super Bowl; it's just "the game." On the Monday after that Sunday, the word "fine" also seemed to have vanished from Pacific Northwest vernacular. The ubiquitous "how are you?" was regularly answered with a dead-pan expression at best or a torrent of verbal venting at worst. After almost two weeks, blue and green bulbs still shine from Northwest porch lights, number 12 flags still whip from closed car windows, number 3, 12, 24 and 25 jerseys still dot the clothing landscape but, the truth is, we're slow to emerge from our state of shock.

The rest of the country may say, "Who cares?" having moved on to other things. But Green Bay probably gets it. We were seconds away from a "Re-Pete" (Pete for Pete Carroll, the Seahawks head coach). We were pumped and primed for victory and then defeat happened. What do you do when the thing you can...

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