In the 40 or so years since big-time pro sports came to Seattle, the town has really become something of a sports town, with even folks who migrate to Seattle for work becoming committed Seahawks and Mariners fans. It’s all done in a low-key, Pacific Northwest way, but they’re serious and dedicated nonetheless. The city lost the Supersonics franchise to Oklahoma City, where the team plays as the Thunder; Seattle will sell you the rights to the Sonics if you’re looking to buy a b-ball team, though. Women’s basketball also has a decent presence in the Seattle Storm, and then there are the Huskies — it sometimes seems like half of the people you meet in Seattle went to the UW, and they’re Dawgs for life. Don’t believe it? Have you ever heard of 100,000 people showing up for a rowing race? It happens every year at the Opening Day Regatta on the Montlake Cut.