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Look who’s coming to the Seahawks’ preseason game against the Bears
The Seahawks close out their home preseason schedule on Friday night against the Chicago Bears, and the game at CenturyLink Field will attract another sold-out crowd of 67,000-plus 12th Man fans.
Among the early arrivals were a man who’s looking forward to another Super Bowl victory this season; a woman who was sitting 15 rows above the end zone for Super Bowl XLVIII and felt like she could reach out and touch the ball as it became a safety; and a fan-since-birth who is looking forward to seeing a lot more of Percy Harvin this season.
From: Lake Stevens
Accompanied by: his wife, Marlene; their daughter, Christa, son-in-law, Jacob, and grandson, Brock; Brock’s friends, Noah and Hunter; and son-in-law Andy.
Fan since: “Well, we’ve lived here all our lives. But I’ve become more of a fan in the last year.”
Favorite all-time Seahawk: Steve Largent. “He made it when no one else was there. He made the team,” he said of the Hall of Fame wide receiver.
Favorite current Seahawk: Marshawn Lynch. “He’s making the team. He’s front and center. He’s making it happen.”
Favorite moment from Super Bowl XLVIII: “The first 12 seconds,” he said of the Seahawks getting a safety on the first play.
Favorite moment in franchise history, other than winning the Super Bowl in February: His grandfather was stumped, but Brock offered, “When we beat the 49ers (to win the NFC Championship in January).”
Moment most looking forward to this season: “Another Super Bowl win.”
D. Mon Pratt
Age: “I’m three months older than Warren Moon.”
Accompanied by: her grandchildren, Ethan and Olivia
Fan since: “Forever for them,” she said of her grandkids. And for her? “Since about ’76.”
Favorite all-time Seahawk: Shaun Alexander. “I really liked him. He added a lot when he was here,” she said of the franchise’s all-time leading rusher.
Favorite current Seahawk: Kam Chancellor. “I just like the way he hits,” said Pratt, who was wearing a Chancellor No. 31 jersey. “When he hits, you can hear it.”
Favorite moment from Super Bowl XLVIII: “The very first snap. Because I was at the Super Bowl, 15 rows up in the end zone and just felt like I could reach out and touch the ball. But, the Denver Post emailed me a picture. I was there holding a sign – one of those ‘Louder’ pullouts. I didn’t realize how many Bronco fans were around us. I told them ahead of time their team was going to lose.”
Favorite moment in franchise history, other than winning the Super Bowl in February: “The Tip,” she said of Richard Sherman’s “Immaculate Deflection” in the end zone to ice the NFC Championship game in January. “And my other thing that I really liked was the Green Bay game,” she said of the Week 3 game against the Packers in 2012 that the Seahawks won on the final play of the game.
Moment most looking forward to this season: “I really am looking forward to playing Denver,” she said of the Week 3 game at CenturyLink Field.
Accompanied by: his wife, Jasmine
Fan since: “Since I was born – ’86”
Favorite all-time Seahawk: Walter Jones. “Just because he’s the best at his position, ever,” he said of the Hall of Fame left tackle.
Favorite current Seahawk: Kam Chancellor. “He plays hard. He hits hard. He and Earl (Thomas, the free safety) are basically the back of the defense,” he said, despite the fact that he and his wife were wearing No. 3 Russell Wilson jerseys.
Favorite moment from Super Bowl XLVIII: “Percy’s return,” he said of Percy Harvin returning the second-half kickoff for a touchdown. “That ended the game right there.”
Favorite moment in franchise history, other than winning the Super Bowl in February: “Beast Quake,” he said of Marshawn Lynch’s electrifying 67-yard TD run to ice the 2010 wild-card win over the defending Super Bowl champion Saints. “I think that’s where the Hawks started turning around.”
Moment most looking forward to this season: “Percy being healthy.”