“Pioneer Square is friendly.
I throw (football) passes at folks that I know ;
I’ve been through about 6 footballs on this corner.
One car stopped in the middle of the intersection
and just drove off with one of them.
Someone else brought me a new one two days later.
Jon Young gave me his NFL ball; he has 6 NFL passer rating titles.
He said he gave the ball to me because he thought I would appreciate it
and I could always sell it if I needed to.
I haven’t sold it.”
Robert Surles is sort of a local celebrity.