The farthest Seahawks fan from Seattle
The winner of The Longest Yard Contest is 1/4 Earth from Lumen Field! Seaside Joe 1636
The circumference of the Earth is just under 25,000 miles and the greatest distance between any two cities, according to Wikipedia, is 12,425 miles. That’s how far you’d have to go to get from Xinghua, China to Rosario Argentina.
Well, the greatest distance between any of you who responded to last week’s survey about where Seahawks fans who read this newsletter are from to the home of the Seattle Seahawks is not that much shorter of a trip.
When I created the survey, I didn’t have any plan. I just want to know your stories. When I made The Longest Yard Contest, I didn’t have any plan. I was curious to find out which fan who reads this newsletter is the farthest away from “the team” they follow.
If that fan is you, I want to hear your story. I think we all do.
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It took me a lot longer to gather the results than I anticipated. It wasn’t much more than doing a lot of Google searches, but hundreds of people replied and the time to click adds up.
In case you missed it, the original survey answers were previously posted.
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Everybody closer than Europe
Thank you to everyone who replied to the survey, whether you entered a city in the longest yard contest or not. It was very interesting to see the results and find out that most of you are not in Washington at all! And that many of you have been following the team since ‘76.
If you entered your city and it was located somewhere in America, I didn’t look up how far you were from Seattle. But thanks for your answers!
The same goes for Canada and the one person who said they live in Mexico. I just had to cut down on my research time as much as possible.
England to 5,000 miles
At first, I was calculating the distance of each city in the U.K., but I soon realized that was not going to even be in the top-10. Two of you said you live in London, one each in Birgmingham, Wiltshire, and Cambridge. I stopped counting the cities after that, but there were a total of 10 people from the U.K..
Two people responded with a city in Sweden (Gothenburg, Stockholm), one person is from Denmark, another from Helsinki, and that completed Europe. Also between 4,500-5,000 miles were Nagano City and Osaka in Japan, Hamburg, Germany, and two people live in Paris. A slightly farther fan in France lives in Marseille.
Berlin, Germany: 5,041 miles
Großeicholzheim, Germany: 5,133 miles
Dresden, Germany: 5,137 miles
Karlsruhe, Germany (x2): 5,138 miles
Valladolid, Spain: 5,185
Vienna, Austria: 5,365
Marseilles, France: 5,411 miles
Cardiz, Spain: 5,412 miles
Piegaro, Italy: 5,587 miles
San Terenziano, Italy: 5,602
Belgrade, Serbia: 5,611 miles
That’s right, two of you are from Karlsruhe, Germany. I thought maybe it was a double answer, but one person answered that they started following the team in the Knox era, while the other answered the Pete era.
I have no idea how far things are apart from each other, especially cities, so I had no idea if maybe Serbia was super far from Seattle. It is, but relatively speaking this was not even close to the longest yard.
Athens, Greece: 6,051 miles
Santiago, Chile: 6,445 miles
Mendoza, Argentina: 6,469 miles
Uberlandia, Brazil: 6,469 miles
Hong Kong: 6,467
Itabaiana, Brazil: 6,524
Sao Paulo, Brazil (x2) : 6,780 miles
Florianopolis, Brazil (x2): 6,911 miles
Kathmandu, Nepal: 6,951 miles
That’s right, six of you are in Brazil! At least, this is just people who replied to the survey.
And apparently a place with the coolest name in this entire game show—Uberlandia, which sounds like a board game in itself—is the exact same distance from Seattle as Mendoza, Argentina.
If someone had said, “Wow, you have a reader in Nepal. That’s gotta be the winner!” I would have agreed and stamped the prize then and there. Still not even close.
Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia: 7,327 miles
Christchurch, New Zealand: 7,430 miles
Sydney, Australia (x2) : 7,744 miles
Singapore: 8,059 miles
Early on I noticed someone write in New Zealand and I kept expecting that to be the winner. Not. Even. Close!
Hello to Sauda Arabia, New Zealand, Sydney, and Singapore. Technically if the person from Singapore had won, I would not have qualified the answer because that fan says they no longer live there. They’re from there. Since it’s not the winner, I can count it though and it nearly won. Singapore came in third place.
Melbourne, Australia: 8,186 miles
I have a bond with Australia. I went there a few times growing up because that’s where my father lived at the time, in Brisbane. I didn’t know that Melbourne would be quite a bit farther (Dear Freud, I accidentally wrote “father” at first) than Sydney. If any of you live in Perth, you might have almost won: Perth is 9,240 miles from Seattle.
But even that is still almost 1,000 miles away from the Longest Yard winner.
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And the winner is…
Cape Town, South Africa: 10,200 miles!
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Over twice as far as Berlin. Should the Seahawks play a home game in Cape Town as their next International trip?