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Sport Town in Downtown Spokane saw a slow shopping day Monday. Sport Town in Downtown Spokane saw a slow shopping day Monday.

Sport Town in Downtown Spokane saw a slow shopping day Monday, as Seahawks fans struggled to come to terms with the reality of Sunday's game.

"People aren't in the mood today to buy anything Seahawks, at least right now" said Sport Town owner Steve Warwick.

"Today is dead," he said. "Last year, people were standing and waiting to get in."

He said his store had only one customer in the morning, who bought something non-Seahawks related. And then, in the afternoon, one man bought two Seahawks jackets, but that was it for the entire day.

Warwick thinks things would have been different if the Seahawks lost in any other manner.

"If they would've got beat, instead of beating themselves," he said, "there would've been people downtown, and at other retailers."

Warwick is himself a Seahawks fan, who found it hard to even sleep after last night's game, but as a businessman, he knows it's time to move forward.

"I think we'll have people come in all week long, disgruntled," he said. But, "being in business, we have to move past, look to what's next, and what's next for us is Gonzaga getting to the big dance."

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