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The 12th Man made the trek to New York


Eight years ago, the 12th Man helped propel the Seahawks to the Super Bowl.  And then, when the team got to Detroit, it seemed like a Steelers home game at Ford Field.

This year, based on a very unscientific assessment arising from walking around New York City over the last few days, it looks like the 12th Man has fully infiltrated Midtown Manhattan.

From the Russell Wilson jerseys to the Richard Sherman jerseys to the Marshawn Lynch jerseys to the 12 flags to the spontaneous shouts of “Go . . . Hawks!” in restaurants and hotel lobbies and thankfully not during last night’s performance of Jersey Boys, it feels like Seahawks fans will have a strong presence at MetLife Stadium — and possibly an even greater showing than Broncos fans.

While that may not be enough to cause an earthquake in East Rutherford, it could give their team a nudge when they need it most.

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53 Responses to “The 12th Man made the trek to New York”
  1. montym232 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:45 AM

    Let’s get it on! Go Hawks!

  2. pfic15 says: Feb 2, 2014 9:47 AM

    Are they bringing their speakers, too?

  3. seatownballers says: Feb 2, 2014 9:50 AM

    Go hawks
    One more game
    One more win

  4. bobleblah says: Feb 2, 2014 9:54 AM

    It will be hard for the “12th man” to be as loud without those home-field speakers blaring fake applause to give him a boost.

  5. golforepar says: Feb 2, 2014 10:01 AM

    Seattle’s 12th man, is that the ref that hosed the Packers?

  6. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 2, 2014 10:03 AM

    They will lose. Big.

  7. fancyleague says: Feb 2, 2014 10:13 AM

    The whining about the refs will be thunderous!

  8. dennisatunity says: Feb 2, 2014 10:19 AM

    Number one offense against the number one defense? Doesn’t get any better. Well, I guess we will all know in a few hours. I’m rooting for the Hawks.

  9. wwwmattcom says: Feb 2, 2014 10:25 AM

    The 12 the man never left New York. It’s in Buffalo.

    Who are Seattle fans going to see in New York? The game is in New Jersey.

  10. clowntown1 says: Feb 2, 2014 10:39 AM

    Am I the only one that realizes this is a complete and utter rip off of Texas A&M? There is nothing genuine about this team….they can’t come up with anything original so the steal from real programs.

  11. skishred12 says: Feb 2, 2014 10:49 AM

    Peyton will love playing with your 12th man.

  12. wishingtonredslur says: Feb 2, 2014 11:05 AM

    As long as they left the audio booth in Seattle.

  13. realitycheckbaby says: Feb 2, 2014 11:37 AM

    The REAL 12th Man!

    Hands down, the best home field advantage and fans in the NFL.

  14. realitycheckbaby says: Feb 2, 2014 11:39 AM

    Hawks by double digits.

    Surprisingly easy.

    Manning’s stats will look better than they should given the score but turnovers will kill Denver.

  15. forevercorr says: Feb 2, 2014 11:43 AM

    No worries, Broncos fans. I’ve seen a pretty even split in the city.

  16. thegreatsantini56 says: Feb 2, 2014 11:46 AM

    As a Panther fan I say good luck and go get them. You deserve to be there.

  17. willnit says: Feb 2, 2014 11:49 AM

    The bandwagon is bursting at the seams.

  18. bonniebengal says: Feb 2, 2014 12:20 PM

    I will bet the Giants fans are supporting Peyton. Home field advantage: Broncos.

  19. outlawshark says: Feb 2, 2014 12:27 PM

    Seattle’s got nothing on the Packers and the Steelers for the travelling 12th man.

  20. Chris says: Feb 2, 2014 12:40 PM

    You mean New Jersey.

  21. pacificnw7722 says: Feb 2, 2014 12:41 PM

    Early and often to Percy Harvin…..GO HAWKS!!!!

  22. aceakking says: Feb 2, 2014 12:45 PM

    The SB 40 was a sham. The referees stole it from the Seahawks.

  23. seahonky says: Feb 2, 2014 12:52 PM

    Go Hawks!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. h4wksf4n says: Feb 2, 2014 12:58 PM

    A lot of bitter fans.

  25. realitycheckbaby says: Feb 2, 2014 12:59 PM

    Comparing 12th man traveling to GB and Steeler fans isn’t fair.

    Let’s face it, anyone with half a brain would use ANY excuse to get out of those cities.

    Seattle is a travel destination.

    GB and Pittsburgh???

    Not so much.

  26. fitzmagic1212 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:00 PM

    texas a&m is the real 12th man. my bills put the 12th man on the wall of fame in our stadium back in the 80s or 90s. the seahawks were terrible not to long ago and had a half empty stadium. BANDWAGON FANS!!!!!!!!

  27. kayakattack says: Feb 2, 2014 1:03 PM

    New Jersey hates you, take your gimmick and go home.

  28. raiderrob21 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:06 PM

    RAIDER NATION got your back BEAST MODE!
    Go Hawks!

  29. buttfumbles says: Feb 2, 2014 1:17 PM

    Was walking around Manhattan yesterday…Seahawks fans outnumbered Broncos fans at least 10 to 1

  30. braceyourselffor12 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:25 PM

    Bandwagon hoping hacks.

  31. realitycheckbaby says: Feb 2, 2014 1:31 PM

    Maybe the 12th man traveled from A&M to follow a good team.

  32. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Feb 2, 2014 1:32 PM

    Saw a family of four, all in Hawks jerseys, at a cafe in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. It’s a long haul to the Meadowlands from there….talk about dedication.

  33. ninefingers9 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:37 PM

    How much you wanna bet Seattle is gonna have 12 men in the huddle at some point in this game!

  34. cruuuzcontrol says: Feb 2, 2014 1:38 PM

    I just left Secaucus Junction train station where everyone was gathered waiting to go to the stadium… And it sure seemed like there were way more Seahawk fans than Bronco fans by my count.

  35. groshkar425 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:38 PM

    … has it really come to the point when a declared Raider fan, with raider in their screen name can end their post with “GO HAWKS”?

    One more win boys, for all us 12s whose childhoods were tormented by Mr. Ed. The football gods shall shine glorious retribution upon us today!


  36. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Feb 2, 2014 1:40 PM

    Steelers fans wouldn’t even fill their own stadium this year. They’re about as fair weather as it gets.

  37. sf49ers4 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:54 PM

    Or it could be a 12th man band wagon who’ll won’t be paying the cost to attend the Super Bowl.

  38. thatswhatimsayin says: Feb 2, 2014 2:06 PM

    Kind of like how democrats pay homeless people, to vote for them and then bus them to the polls. The Mayor of NYC is like, if you’re gonna walk around anyway, may as well wear a jersey

  39. 1phd says: Feb 2, 2014 2:14 PM

    Here’s hoping they bask in stunned silence at the outcome and I don’t even like the Broncos.

  40. lilmidas says: Feb 2, 2014 2:16 PM

    yeah the 12th man thing is lame……. thats Texas A+M’s thing.

  41. doe22us says: Feb 2, 2014 2:23 PM

    That will be a lot of sad/disappointed fans existing the stadium pretty quick.

  42. guinsrule says: Feb 2, 2014 2:27 PM

    Rainy, cloudy and generally depressing all the time…Seattle.

  43. chubrock50 says: Feb 2, 2014 2:28 PM

    You really would think that the 12th Man was just created in Seattle. They act like its theirs. It has totally been blown way out of proportion from a fan base that weren’t even close to being the ones who created the term. The media just feeds into it though so it just keeps getting worse.

  44. ariani1985 says: Feb 2, 2014 2:33 PM

    The 12th turd will be no factor!

  45. shotdoc56 says: Feb 2, 2014 2:47 PM


  46. jdouble777 says: Feb 2, 2014 3:14 PM

    Couldn’t imagine local fans not supporting Peyton, but I’m sure SEA traveled well also so should end up pretty close, no?

  47. rukkus1 says: Feb 2, 2014 3:21 PM

    I know a chick who lives right in the thick of things and she said its nothin but blue and green everywhere

  48. vincentbojackson says: Feb 2, 2014 4:20 PM

    Never realized until this year how many Texas A&M fans live in Seattle.

  49. doggeatdogg says: Feb 2, 2014 5:11 PM

    For a minute there it looked like 2 week old baby Cydnee Lee 12th Mann was traveling cross country for the SB.

  50. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says: Feb 2, 2014 5:41 PM

    Lots of Bandwagon fans at this time of the year, Suddenly “Joe” who had his Titans shirt on all year now went and bought a Seahawks Jersey and if they lose he will show up to work Monday with a Broncos Jersey and say “Yeah Broncos have always been my second favorite team”
    Or I like the Me: “Hey Why do you have a Seahwks hat I thought you were a Patriots fan?”
    Bandwagon Fan: “Yeah but Seahawks are my NFC team, I been a fan for 20 years”

    I seen a ton of this living in New England where 90% of people here were Cowboys,Giants,Packers,Steelers fans but once Brady won a Superbowl…
    Everybody has a Brady Jersey

  51. GenXJay says: Feb 2, 2014 6:14 PM

    trekking morons. it’s all for not.

  52. herb96 says: Feb 3, 2014 6:34 PM

    Per the Seahawks website:
    The term 12th MAN is a trademark of Texas A & M University and its use is pursuant to a license agreement with the university.

  53. chawk12thman says: Feb 21, 2014 11:35 AM

    What fun it is to read these and other pre Super Bowl Game Comments. Hindsight is 20-20.

    Have to give Florio credit, however, as he correctly pointed out that there was much more support for the Seahawks in NY/NJ than in the SB in Detroit. Credit the excitement and 12th man for making noise and causing that first two points on the first play from scrimmage. In fact, you could hear the difference in the fan support during the entire game.

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