Seahawks

We Are The Champions
12:56 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Some 700,000 Fans Pack Seattle Streets For Seahawks' Victory Parade

Kam Chancellor holds up the Lombardi trophy.
Justin Steyer KPLU

The 12th Man showed up in full force for the Seattle Seahawks’ victory parade on Wednesday. Seattle police estimated some 700,000 people braved the cold to line the streets and cheer for the Super Bowl champions. 

"I think it just gives us a sense of pride. It's given everyone something to rally around and be excited about. It's just brought joy to so many people here," said Lesli Burns, a fan.

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The 12th Man
10:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Meet The Diehard Fans Who Spent The Night On The Seahawks' Parade Route

Greg Kockritz, left, and Sean Cochran are ready for action.
Ed Ronco

These two are no fair-weathered fans.

Diehard Seahawks fans Greg Kockritz and Sean Cochran spent the night in a tent on Fourth Avenue, determined to stake out front-row seats for the teams’ victory parade on Wednesday.

Never mind the cold. These two arrived at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, a two-person tent, a propane heater and an air mattress in tow.

“It don’t get no better than this,” said Kockritz. “Come on, this has been 39 years coming!”

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Super Bowl XLVIII
11:39 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Seahawks Say They Figured Out Manning's Signals

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during Sunday's Super Bowl. Some players on the Seattle Seahawks say they studied his hand signals. That helped them shut down the Broncos defense, they say.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

Originally published on Tue February 4, 2014 10:56 am

Here's a window into why the Seattle Seahawks' defense so thoroughly dominated the Denver Broncos' offense during Sunday's Super Bowl, which Seattle won 43-8.

Yes, it certainly seems as if Seattle's players were just bigger and faster and played better.

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Super Bowl XLVIII
7:42 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Seahawks Fans Snap Up Merchandise After Historic Win

Shoppers browse and buy at The Pro Shop at CenturyLink Field.
Paula Wissel

The day after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl, the team store at CenturyLink Field was doing brisk business. Fans crowded into the space, buying everything from towels to shirt to hats sporting the Super Bowl XLVIII logo.

Arby Asatorrians, who'd already waited in line to buy a hat, was holding a souvenir football he planned to purchase. 

“We were already downtown last night, celebrating after the game. I was wanting something to commemorate having a piece of the Super Bowl,” he said.  

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Super Bowl XLVIII
7:48 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

All Hail Legion Of Boom: Best Defense In NFL Carries Seattle To Title

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is doused with Gatorade late in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
Julio Cortez AP Photo

The Seattle Seahawks' mantra all season was to make each day a championship day.

They made Super Bowl Sunday the best day of all with one of the greatest performances in an NFL title game — sparked by a defense that ranks among the best ever.

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Super Bowl XLVIII
1:54 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Thiel: Seahawks' Road To The Super Bowl Began With Miserable 2009 Season

Seahawks general manager John Schneider, left, and coach Pete Carroll talk before an NFL game against the St.Louis Rams in Seattle on Dec. 29, 2013.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

How did the Seahawks end up in Super Bowl? Thank the team’s abysmal 2009 season, says KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel.

Art says that miserable season led the Seahawks to fire both their general manager Tim Ruskell and first-year coach Jim Mora. The team, which had a short list of candidates for general manager, made Pete Carroll an offer he couldn’t refuse.

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BirdNote
12:10 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Just What The Heck Is a Seahawk Anyway?

The first Seattle Seahawk to storm the field during home games isn’t the head coach or the quarterback — it isn’t even human. It’s Taima, a captive-bred Augur Hawk that has accompanied the team before every home game since 2007.

She is a beautiful representative of a species from the aridlands of East Africa, hardly a hawk of the sea.

So, what is a “Seahawk”?

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Super Bowl XLVIII
11:15 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Super Bow: Seattle, Denver Philharmonics Face Off With Iconic Songs

They’re calling it the “Battle of the Batons” or the “Super Bow," complete with maestros in NFL hats.

In a video mashup, the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra faced off in a battle of iconic songs representing the two cities.

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Super Bowl XLVIII
10:05 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Seahawks' Lynch Finally Makes Peace With Media, Answers Questions

Jeff Roberson AP Photo

Marshawn Lynch, who faced NFL fines for not talking to reporters, appears to have made his peace with the media, says KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel.

The Seahawk took reporters’ questions for 15 minutes on Thursday morning, just a day after the Football Writers Association of America lodged a complaint with the NFL regarding access to Lynch.

“He appeared in front of the media with his aide de camp and horse whisperer, Michael Robinson,” said Art. “Michael has been a great asset and a great friend to Lynch, and the two of them together kind of entertained everyone.”

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Super Bowl XLVIII
5:06 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Seahawks Fans Wait In Rain To Sign New York-Bound 12th Man Flag

Seattle Seahawks fans sign a 25-by-35-foot "12th Man" flag, which honors fans, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, near the Space Needle in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

The rain didn’t dampen the spirit of Seahawks fans who turned out in force for a rally and flag signing at the Seattle Center on Wednesday.

After Mayor Ed Murray and former Seahawks players spoke from an open air stage, a 12th man flag that had flown on top of the Seattle Space Needle was taken down and put in a tent. Fans lined up to sign it.

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Football Fever
5:30 am
Tue January 28, 2014

From Big Lo To The Mile High Monsters: How The Super Bowl Foes' Superfans Match Up

Shannon "Mr. Love" Love and Big Lo pose for the camera.
Florangela Davila

It isn’t just the Seahawks and the Broncos who are facing off in the Super Bowl on Sunday. The big game ups the ante for the teams' superfans — those over-the-top, devoted individuals who are fixtures off the field.

So how do the two teams' super fans match up? We teamed up with Colorado Public Radio to get up close and personal with four of these off-the-charts characters.

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Football Fever
12:17 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Are You A True-Blue Seahawks Fan? Take This Quick Psychology Test To Find Out

Seahawks fans cheer late in the second half against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

A University of Washington professor has come up with a 10-minute test to measure the fervor of your Seattle Seahawks fandom.

Psychologist Anthony Greenwald's test is designed to measure the strength of one’s support for a team over another.

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Road To The Super Bowl
7:32 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Seahawks To Face Off Against Manning's Broncos At Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, celebrates with Russell Wilson , right,after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.
Matt Slocum AP Photo

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will face the best defense they've met all season when they play Richard Sherman's Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.

It will be a matchup between the NFL's No. 1 offense, led by Manning, against the NFL's No. 1 "D," led by Sherman, when the AFC's Broncos (15-3) take on the NFC's Seahawks (15-3) on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Road To The Super Bowl
7:21 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Seahawks Beat 49ers 23-17 For NFC Title, Shot At Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson holds up the George Halas Trophy after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.
Matt Slocum AP Photo

Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.

Seattle will meet Denver for the NFL title in two weeks in the New Jersey Meadowlands. It's the first trip to the big game for the Seahawks (15-3) since they lost to Pittsburgh after the 2005 season.

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Football Fever
5:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Seattle Vs. New Orleans: How The Football Foes Measure Up Off the Field

Seattle Seahawks fans celebrate with a variation on the New Orleans Saints slogan "Who Dat?" in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Seattle.
Scott Eklund AP Photo

Hear from the people of the two cities.

The Seahawks will play the New Orleans Saints at the Clink this weekend, but it's clear both teams' fan fever runneth over the football field and deep in their hometowns. 

So we wanted to know what off-field bragging rights each team might have. Who has it better at home? And whose mascot reigns supreme? We teamed up with WWNO Public Radio in New Orleans to consider the facts.

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