Seattle Seahawks Fan Photo Blog - 12/12/12

Being the 12th Man: A Seahawks Fan Photo Blog

12/12/12 in NFL   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

When we reserved our Seahawks season tickets last May after finding out we were moving back to the Pacific Northwest, we never imagined this season would be as exciting as it has been for Seahawks fans. We knew it would be a great year for us, because we would have the opportunity to go to every home game, but we were resigned to the fact that the Hawks were rebuilding, we had no idea who would be at the helm, and we would have been happy with an 8-8 season. This Seahawks team changed all of that. They've exceeded expectations this year and they've shown us that they're on the cusp of something special. Our team has given us hope and even a bit of confidence in the future of this franchise for the first time since I can remember in my 25+ years as a fan. And what better year to get that ball rolling?

Today may just be "the last repetitive date of our lifetime" to some, and just another day to others, but to a member of the 12th Man family, today is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. The Seahawks raised the 12th Man flag today, on a Wednesday, in honor of us. The Seahawks twitter account is treating its 12th Man followers to an insider's tour of the practice facility and Centurylink Field. Many fans (myself included) are wearing their Seahawks gear today with pride to recognize the day of the #12s.

Please enjoy my gameday experience photos below - my tribute to 12/12/12, the day of the 12th Man.

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First home game of the season - 12th Man jersey banner over the Hawks Nest before kickoff
 
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Every game, a Seattle celeb raises the 12th Man Flag & pumps up the crowd prior to kickoff
 
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Cortez Kennedy jersey finally retired 10/14/2012 (Right next to ours!)
 
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Centurylink & 12th Man celebrate Veterans Day with style
 

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Before taking our seats, we always hit Touchdown City. Seattle may not have much for conventional tailgating, but they do have a place for fans to get together before the games, watch other NFL games going on, and have a drink. There are fan giveaways, free food, hair coloring, face painting, poster stations, Blue Thunder, Sea Gals, Mack Strong & the media, pro shop stations - the works. Games for the kids help make it totally family friendly, and it's free to anyone who wants to go; you don't even need a game ticket to join the pre-game festivities. It's usually quite crowded, but we got there pretty early on the day these shots were taken.

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Four different games play on our "jumbo tron" every game day morning
 
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Mack Strong & Co. Seahawks Pre-game Show
 
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Blue Thunder - Seattle's Drumline - provides entertainment
 
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Games, Games, and more Games!
 
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Making Posters (notice the other colors for opposing team fans? We're cool like that)

My apologies for the lack of Sea Gals pics. They come to Touchdown City to perform during pre-game warmups and we're always in our seats by then.


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With it being so close to the holidays, when sharing 12th Man photos for the 12th Man holiday of 12/12/12, how could I leave out the 12th Man tree we have every holiday season in our home? Besides the cheap star tree topper (which used to be a Seahawks Santa hat) and white garland accents, and the homemade bows, all ornaments are Seahawks ornaments. 
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We might be a little bit out of control...but hey, isn't that what being a fanatic is all about? 
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12/13/12   |   JenX63   |   31555 respect

Awesome, thanks for sharing

12/13/12   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

awesome

12/12/12   |   Sharp Square   |   11906 respect



sad at lack of Sea Gal pic's smiley  but the rest of it was great !    Touchdown City yes