NEW YORK - Pete Carroll might be the toast of Seattle right now, but he no doubt made educators wince across the Pacific Northwest Monday.
The head coach of the Super Bowl champion Seahawks was asked at his morning-after news conference whether they should cancel school Wednesday for the victory parade.
“Heck, yeah, they should,” Carroll said. “There’s a big education happening on that Wednesday. They should all show up. I’m thrilled about what’s coming up.
“I feel so humbled by the fact that we get to bring this championship back to them, and it’s their championship. In my mind it goes to the kids. I know the adults will take it in, in a big way, but for the kids that started a memory of what this is all about and being connected to your team (is big).”
You can agree or disagree with Carroll on that. But there’s no disagreeing with the fact that his Seahawks were the cream of the NFL crop in 2013.