Good morning, 12s.
Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Thursday, February 7 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
The number 12 has been an undeniable icon for the Seahawks fan base since the 1980’s. Transport yourself back to a gameday in the Kingdome— December 15, 1984 to be exact. Seahawks president (at the time) Mike McCormack stood valiantly in front of tens of thousands of Seahawks fans and retired the number 12 jersey. This was the organization’s tribute to the best fan base in the NFL, the 12s.
Fast forward to the year 2003, and the 12s were honored once again, this time with a flag. The tradition of the 12 Flag began October 12, 2003 while the Seattle Seahawks were hosting the San Francisco 49ers in a regular season game. Prior to kickoff, 12 original season ticket holders hoisted the 12 Flag, thus beginning a long-lasting tradition for Seahawks home games.
Recent 12 Flag raisers range from Seahawks Legends to local celebrities. We decided to compile a list of the 12 Flag raisers from the 2018 season:
Week 3 – Seahawks Safety Kam Chancellor
Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor raised the 12 Flag prior to kickoff the Seahawks’ week 3 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.
Week 5 – Seahawks Legend Red Bryant
Former Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant raised the 12 Flag prior to kickoff of the Seahawks’ week 5 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
Week 9 – Paul G. Allen Tribute
The Seahawks raised the 12 Flag to half-staff in memory of Paul Allen before their week 9 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Week 11 – Art Unruh
Staff Sergeant Art Unruh, a 96-year-old World War II veteran, raised the 12 Flag prior to kickoff of the Seahawks’ week 11 ‘Salute to Service’ game against the Green Bay Packers.
Week 13 – Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, film & television actor and Seattle native, raised the 12 Flag prior to kickoff of the Seahawks’ week 13 ‘My Cause My Cleats’ game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Week 14 – Seahawks Legend Matt Hasselbeck
Former Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck raised the 12 Flag prior to kickoff of the Seahawks’ week 14 Monday night game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Week 16 – Seahawks Legend Cliff Avril
Former Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril raised the 12 Flag prior to kickoff of the Seahawks’ week 16 Sunday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Week 17 – WIAA Football State Champion Coaches
Six WIAA football state champion coaches raised the 12 Flag prior to kickoff of the Seahawks’ week 17 season finale game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Social Post Of The Day
Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, as he wakes up the world with an inspiring tweet.
More From Around The Web
Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times shares his opinion on what the future might hold for Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, defensive end Frank Clark, and quarterback Russell Wilson.
Gregg Bell at The Tacoma News Tribune recaps the Seahawks’ past strategies in the NFL draft.
John Clayton at 710 ESPN Seattle breaks down Super Bowl LIII, the offseason, and recent Seahawks activity.
Ben Arthur from Seattle PI shares his opinion of six Seahawks players that need to step up in 2019.
Ben Arthur from Seattle PI reports on the Seahawks being officially set with 21st pick in 2019 NFL Draft.
Best of 2018: 12 Flag Raisers
Take a look back at some of the Seahawks' 12 Flag raisers from the 2018 season.