Pete Carroll is encouraging a different kind of education for Seattle-area kids on Wednesday.
The Seattle Seahawks coach says school should be canceled Wednesday for the team’s celebratory Super Bowl championship parade. The Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday night for Seattle’s first professional championship since the Supersonics won the NBA title in 1979.
“Heck yeah they should,” Carroll said of calling off school during his Monday morning press conference. “There’s some big educating going on this Wednesday. Seriously, in my mind, it really is about the kids. It starts a memory about following your team that lasts a lifetime. This is all what it’s all about.
“And I feel so humbled about bringing this championship back to Seattle. There’s no fan base that deserves this more, one that has supported this team with more passion and love and spirit. So yeah, shut down school. Let’s do this celebration rightfully and peacefully.”
Carroll coached at the college level at USC before making the jump to the pros, so his anti-school stance is slightly ironic. But if anyone should enjoy Wednesday’s parade — Carroll is correct — it should be the kids.