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NFL Hall of Famer Walter Jones is one of us

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Walter Jones is one of us. There’s just a few differences between us. He has a Gold Jacket from the NFL Hall of Fame; I have a Golden Scarf. His number adorns the Ring of Honor; I took a picture of that once. He has a Super Bowl ring; I have a replica Seattle Sounders MLS Cup Ring.

Small things really, but we are unified in something significant. We both want to #DefendOurCup.

And we are both going to a watch party (although he’s still looking for a place to go).

This is a great reminder. No matter the day, whether in ‘74 or on Dec. 9, someone is becoming a Sounder. No matter their sports history, they can embrace this team. No matter their city of birth, they can love the Sound.

Whenever they choose to be a Sounder, they are. Big Walt is one of us now. Macklemore is one of us now. Kenny Mayne is one of us now.

On Saturday, there will be more of us. If all goes well there will be more of us next week. In February for the CONCACAF Champions League, there will be more of us. In March, there will be more of us.