.
News Alert
Wildfire Growing Fast; Zero Containment

Who Is Number 12 On The Seattle Seahawks?

The NFL divisional playoffs continue throughout the weekend.

Seattle honors the 12th man. Photo/Seattle Seahawks
Seattle honors the 12th man. Photo/Seattle Seahawks
If you're watching the Seattle Seahawks host the New Orleans Saints today, you may be wondering: Who is Number 12 and why are there so many fans wearing and waving that number?

According to the Seahawks, "Seattle's fans are known as the loudest in the NFL, so much so that the league instituted a noise rule in 1985. Despite the rule, the 12th man continued the tradition, giving the Seahawks a home field advantage to this day."

In other words, the fans are Number 12.

"In 2003, the 12th MAN was honored once again, this time with a flag. The tradition of the 12th MAN Flag began October 12, 2003, when 12 original season ticket holders hoisted the flag prior to kickoff," the Seahawks webpage reads.

"The Seattle fans had such an impact on the success of the team in the 1980's that Seahawks President Mike McCormack retired the number 12 jersey on December 15, 1984 forever. A tribute to the best fans in the NFL."
Goo Pah January 14, 2014 at 02:12 PM
"Feed the Beast in the Temple of Doom And the Legion of Boom come down on you" Lyrics from the song "Feed the Beast" - GO HAWKS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDFC8AxoSLs

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »