Friday, January 30, 2015

Seattle's 12th Man - Saturday Snapshots

I'm not a football fanatic, but a person would have to be blind to avoid the 12th Man Fever* that has hit the Seattle area! So on a sunshiny Thursday afternoon I thought it would be fun to drive around my part of King County, Washington, to capture images of fan support for the Seattle Seahawks team. I found boosters in some unlikely places! Whether you're rooting for the Hawks or the Patriots (or completely indifferent), I hope you'll appreciate the community spirit I found and that you enjoy the game.

*From Wikipedia: The 12th man or 12th player is a term for fans of teams playing American football or association football. As most football leagues allow a maximum of eleven players per team on the playing field at a time, referring to a team's fans as the 12th man implies that they have a potentially helpful role in the game.

Enumclaw, WA
Small Shops
Some places are even closing on Super Bowl Sunday
This one made me smile.
Even the animals are getting into the spirit
And so is a nearby casino
My neighborhood fabric store has what you need
for your Seahawks fan wardrobe
I'm sure divine intervention would
be welcomed too!

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21 comments:

Esme said...

How fun, I did not even know Seattle was in the Superbowl until seeing your post.

drbethnolan said...

What fun! I wouldn't have known what it meant without your description -- since it's Tom Brady's jersey number, I would have assumed it was maybe Seattle's QB's jersey number, too! -Beth Beth's Book-Nook Blog

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

I love the topic that you picked this week. The closest I have seen to that was in Clemson last year when they were playing the Buckeyes in some bowl game and they had similar signs all around town.

Sean at His and Her Hobbies

grammajudyb said...

I appreciate your photos, the fans are definitely the important 12th man in the game. Being from WY, we are Bronco fans, and since last year's Superbowl was such a disappointment from our perspective, I am indifferent to the winning of this year's game. But I appreciate the "hype" and we are going to a SB party, more to socialize and eat "game day food" than particularly cheer for either side.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I do love Seattle, the city, so I should probably learn more about the Seahawks! I have enjoyed several movies that referenced the team. Loved your photos.

Thanks for sharing, and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This is just the tip of the iceberg. I saw lots of people decked out in Seahawks jackets, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and scarves. People also have flags and banners on their homes and cars.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

My husband and I were raised in Dallas, and we've always been Cowboy fans. But it has been fun seeing the Seahawks go to the championship. We're going to a Super Bowl get-together too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks, Laurel-Rain. I had fun taking those photos. It was a good excuse to get out and walk around on a crisp sunshiny day. I'll admit that the level of support from the community surprised me.

Irma Fritz said...

Thanks for posting these fun pictures, Sandra! I'm enjoying this total Seahawk mania. We're also going to a Superbowl party, and I bought a special shirt to wear. Don't have a photo, but it's pink with blue and green writing that says: "This girl loves her Seahawks."

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I had never heard that saying, "12th man" before but I like it!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for stopping by, Irma. I don't have a Seahawks shirt -- guess I'd better get one for tomorrow's party.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Evidently the idea has been around for a long time. Texas A&M University is famous for their Twelfth Man, dating back to 1922.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for stopping by, Esme. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Since the Cowboys aren't anywhere near the Super Bowl this year, my second favs are the Seahawks, so I'll be rooting for them! :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've always been a Cowboys fan too, but I'll be rooting for the Seahawks tomorrow.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Interesting idea, isn't it?

Louise said...

I was also blissfully unaware of who was playing in the Super Bowl, or that it is on today (it's the 1st already in Australia, but I do know it's really tomorrow there). 12th man is a term used in cricket for a reserve player- I didn't know of your usage. Fun to see everyone getting in the spirit. Australia just won a soccer game last night, apparently everyone in the country was excited apart from me...

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I didn't know that about cricket -- but then I know almost nothing about the game! Like you, I'm not that big a sports fan, but it's almost impossible to avoid getting caught up in Super Bowl mania around here.

jacquie said...

I love that cow! Hahahaha! Go SeaHawks!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I thought it was funny too. Honestly, you can't throw a rock without hitting a "12" sign around here!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Feeling deflated today but proud of the Hawks. One thing for sure -- the game wasn't dull!