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How to hate Seattle. 5 things you should boycott this playoff weekend

Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman (24, center right) gets into an argument with Seattle Seahawks' Jimmy Graham (88, center left)  in the first half at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, October 18, 2015. The Panthers won, 27-23.
Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman (24, center right) gets into an argument with Seattle Seahawks' Jimmy Graham (88, center left) in the first half at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, October 18, 2015. The Panthers won, 27-23. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

The Seattle Seahawks come to Bank of America Stadium Sunday to play the hometown Carolina Panthers in the playoffs. It’s a big game.

The Panthers already beat the Seahawks this season, but this time more is on the line. It’s win-or-go-home time.

[Related: Listen to Panthers reporters Jonathan Jones and Joe Person talk Panthers on the latest The Good News Is podcast.]

Seattle is a perfectly lovely city most days. But not this weekend. Nope. In support of the Panthers, we’re going to avoid all things Seattle. Join us.

Sidenote: Did you know that on average Charlotte gets more rainfall in a year than Seattle? BOOM. We’re already winning. Take that, Rain City. 

(1) Avoid all things that remotely resemble the Space Needle.
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Like The Shake Weight.

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(2) Slowly … set the cup of Starbucks coffee down.

Seattle is its hometown. Try one of these local winter coffee drinks instead.

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(3) No grunge at the tailgate.

Don’t use Pearl Jam or Nirvana or any of the classic grunge acts to get fired up in the parking lot.

Other artists to avoid:

– Jimi Hendrix

– Foo Fighters

– Macklemore (who calls it “Downtown,” anyway?)

– Sir Mix-A-Lot (no one wants “Baby Got Back” on repeat)

– Dave Matthews Band (Dave lives there now, according to Wikipedia)

– Kenny G (because we all know how a soprano sax can fire up the crowd)

(4) No “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Take one weekend off from that Netflix binge you’re on. (The show is set in Seattle.)

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(5) No “Sleepless in Seattle.”

Choose another Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks movie. We recommend “You’ve Got Mail,” a reminder that AOL was the shiz back in the day.

Have ideas for other things we should be boycotting? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook.

Images: David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer; Giphy.com

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