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Seahawks in the ‘Clink

July 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Although the Seattle Seahawks have been in Qwest of returning to the Superbowl for six seasons now, and most likely a few more – will now instead be trying to wriggle themselves outta thee “Clink,” as the Seattle venue that was originally named Seahawks Stadium has once again changed Moniker’s…

Qwest Communications (telephone provider) was born out of the ashes of the takeover of US West in 2003, one of the many “Baby Bell’s” from the break-up of the original AT&T, and bought the Seahawks Stadium naming rights in 2004. Yet Qwest has now been sold to Century Link instead, effective April 1, 2011 - who immediately renamed it Century Link Field – having also announced taking up the naming rights option that Qwest held for 2014-2019 upon unveiling the stadium’s new logo…

Yet readers of the Seattle Times overwhelmingly chose to call it Clink Field:

“A natural would be to refer to the field as C-Link, uttered as CLINK Field.
“A little education of the public would have them come to the definition of “clink” as the sound of metal coming together.
A clinker is a mass of incombustible matter fused together, as in the burning of coal … also a hard brick used for paving.
With a little time and promotion our Seahawks would take on a bit of the Pittsburgh Steelers aura as clinker-tough.”
Richard Cardwell, Seattle

As perhaps The Clink would be a good place for Seahawks Wide Receiver Golden Tate to find solitude in right now – after having pissed off legions of ‘RASSCAR Fans by tweeting that NASCAR drivers aren’t real athletes…

Tags: NFL Football


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