And since last Sunday’s 29-3 victory over the 49ers, the Seahawks are now hearing the screams of the pundits and football fans everywhere. It was a victory that made Skip Bayless apologize to
Richard Sherman is having a hellacious game.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 16, 2013
The @Seahawks gave Pete Carroll the perfect birthday gift: A statement win.— ESPN (@espn) September 16, 2013
In a world where items can go viral with a simple retweet, a pair of football watchers found out just how fast something can spread. Following the successful fan-organized attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records mark for loudest roar by a crowd, two Bay-area residents penned an earnest letter to the editor.
Congratulations Seahawks 12th man & Centurylink field! We are officially the loudest stadium in the world!— Joe Tafoya (@JoeTafoya) September 16, 2013
The letter says that the fans at Century Link create an unfair advantage. Do 12s make things easy? Absolutely not. As my voice is not 100% recovered, we can definitely be loud. And on social media, the letter made people #LOUDER. All we have to do is look at the stats. When @JoeTafoya, who has only 2,545 followers on Twitter, announced the initial record had been broken, it generated 568 retweets and countless mentions. On Sunday alone, the #LOUDER was used 11,369 times and the three posts to the official Seahawks Facebook page during the game generated nearly 80,000 likes and almost 6,000 shares.
Oh, and the Seahawks won the game on Twitter too.
This chart shows the total number of mentions of certain words on Twitter last weekend. As far as I’m concerned, "Seahawks" won Sunday by a score of 310,599 to 234,662.
On to Jacksonville
This #TGIBF, we turn our attention to the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars as Coach Gus Bradley and a few former Seahawks makes their return to Seattle. It’s going to rain, it’s going to be sloppy and the Seahawks are big time favorites.
The Jags are 19.5-point underdogs to Seattle this week, making them the 10th biggest underdog in NFL HISTORY. http://t.co/hzGKaKnXYV— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) September 17, 2013
But if the talk on social is any indication, the Jags aren’t going to take this laying down. A contingent of fans will be at the game, but the #12s are ready.
So the Jags are in Seattle to play the Seahawks. The National Anthem will not be finished and the 'Hawks will be up by 7.— John Olson (@jrolson1013) September 19, 2013