Superbowl XLVIII Preview from a 12th Man’s Perspective

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You can’t blame Seahawk bandwagon jumpers for wanting to be a part of something great. From the top of the organization all the way down to the players, they seem to have a symbiotic relationship with the fans. For good reason; it’s HARD to come up to the Clink and win! Our cheers have shaken the Earth and registered on the Richter Scale. The only equivalent would be if another stadium cheered and caused a small tornado or hurricane. The 12th Man is something special, and so are our Seahawks.

How unbiased of a Superbowl prediction will this be coming from a Seattle Native who was cheering for the Seahawks when Steve Largent and Brian Blades were running around? I may not have been a “hardcore” fan, but I always wanted my hometown team to have recognition and be put on the map. That’s why we scream so loud; that’s why the 12th Man has become something bigger than just some crazed fans. We are a part of something that not only shakes the ground, but will hopefully shake up the NFL. There is little known about Seattle, it’s people, and it’s Seahawks. All that is about to change.


Seattle is coming into the Superbowl with the #1 overall defense, but it will not be an easy win because they face Peyton Manning and the #1 overall offense. Everyone knows that with enough time to prepare, Manning can dissect any defense. I have hope that this is not the case. I expect big hits and a few yards allowed by the Legion of Boom. I expect pressure on Manning, and zero rushing yards from the Broncos. Are these expectations simply the wishes of a hopeful fan? Possibly, but to quote the one good thing to come from the mouth of Jesse Jackson, I will “Keep hope alive.”

We are days away from creating franchise history, and history for the city of Seattle. I understand that this is “just a game”, but it is more than that. It is THE Game. It is the Superbowl of games. It is, in fact, THE Superbowl. It is what every young football player dreams of at some point, and it is what few grow to realize or even win.  I am hopeful for many things this coming Superbowl Sunday: A win for the Seahawks, some respect for the city of Seattle, and for another great football game.




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  1. Let’s see. You’ve got the world’s coffee supply cornered. You’re in one of the most beautiful locales in the world. You’ve got Microsoft money. And now you want the Lombardi Trophy. Harumph.

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