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State of Washington Bans Sport of Football (Satire)

By Todd Williams On November - 18 - 2009

In a move that some have felt is a long time coming, Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire has announced an official ban on the sport of football.

Citing the violent nature of the sport, Gregoire said that she,"Did not feel that the sport of football accurately represented the peaceful citizens of Washington State."

Despite having a strong history, dating back to the 1890's, there has been a strong behind-the-scenes movement to destroy support for the sport. Gregoire elaborated by commenting,"It has been a long process that has gone on through a couple of decades. The first seeds were planted when the governors office convinced the regents at the University of Washington to hire athletic director Barbara Hedges, who fully supported the more graceful sports our Colleges have to offer."

Hedges work in this endeavor is roundly praised by proponents of the ban. "Forcing successful football coach Don James to quit? BRILLIANT! The hires after that were not immediately obvious to the outside viewer, but all had a special part on the downfall of Washington Football," commented an observer who choose to remain anonymous.

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