The Seattle Sockeyes should replace Seahawks | Letter

Regarding the Reporter’s illustration in the Jan. 5 issue, the “less traveled” road to renewal for the Seattle Seahawks lies in a visit to the pro football “hospital” for major rehab and rebuild. Doing this right — getting it off on the right foot — requires first of all a name change.

Seahawks? What a dumb name. What’s a sea hawk, anyway? How did we get stuck with that moniker when our Puget Sound area is so blessed with the perfect name for a nasty football team: The Seattle Sockeyes. All in favor, say Sock Eye!

(If this were Cleveland, which lost all its games this year, fans must be even more upset than we are — and surely must be of a mind to kick out the dumbest pro-team name of all: the Browns. And Cleveland, too, has right under its goalposts the perfect new name: The Cleveland Cleavers).

R.J. Schon


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.