Crowd of 700,000 on hand for Seahawks victory parade

AP

The Seahawks couldn’t have done it without their 12, but they had way more than that to greet them Wednesday.

According to the Seattle Times, a crowd estimated at 700,000 has gathered to celebrate the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII win.

The parade just started moving around 3 p.m. ET, and isn’t expected to reach CenturyLink Field until around 6 p.m. ET.

It’s apparently quite the celebration, with running back Marshawn Lynch tossing Skittles into the crowd from the hood of the vehicle carrying the SeaGals cheerleaders.

It’s turned into a holiday of sorts, with more than 13,000 students absent from school today, of the 51,000 enrolled in the district.

Education is valuable, but for events like this, playing hooky might be the best call.