SEATTLE -- Seahawks fans in Seattle are trying to make enough noise to be heard in the New York/New Jersey area. Hundreds skipped work and school for a fan rally at Seattle Center Wednesday.
The day started with a 12th Man flag-raising by someone who could be considered a good luck charm.
"Winning a championship , you can’t get any higher then that," said local legend Lenny Wilkins, before he hoisted the flag as high as it could go on the Space Needle.
Wilkins brought the last major, professional mens' championship to the city in 1979 when he coached the Sonics to the NBA finals.
"I think it’s time for this city to have another championship," said Wilkins, and everyone at the rally wholeheartedly agreed with that.
"We’re going to win the Super Bowl, baby," said Trishandra, who stayed up until 4 a.m. creating her outfit for the rally, which included a Seahawks tutu.
"I wanted to show my 12th girl spirit," she said.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray joined the rally and proclaimed this “Seahawks Week” in Seattle. He also asked everyone to wear blue for the the rest of the week.
That was not a problem for the hundreds on hand, who then lined up for hours to sign the 12th Man flag lowered from atop the Space Needle.
The flag -- and yard after yard of well-wishes -- will now be shipped to New York/New Jersey and the Seahawks team in time for Sunday's Super Bowl.