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Sad news yesterday, Former South African President Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday. He was 95. I always had a lot of respect for Nelson for how he acknowledged the importance of sports in communities, amongst many other things. I wish some local politicians would have watched this back when the Sonics were on the verge of leaving…
In case you don’t have time to watch it…here is the text.
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”
I 100% agree with this…just look at the Hawks right now, this city has a great energy and overall excitement…I love striking up a conversation with stangers when I see them rocking hawks gear…which is saying a lot, since I am usually an introverted mess that doesn’t talk to strangers!
Today's Video Blog is another Max Long Report! On Monday, the Seahawks beat the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. Hours before the game, our very own Max Long went down to Century Link Field to talk to tailgaters.
Here is the same Vlog if you are watching this on a phone...