I’ve been a Seattle Seahawks fan for a very long time. Let me rephrase that: I’ve been a Seattle Seahawks fan for an extremely lengthy and excruciating time. Jim Zorn, Steve Largent, the Kingdome, 1992’s two-win season, Bill Leavy—all indelibly burned into any Seahawks fan’s memory (whether we like it or not). We’ve been laughed at, made fun of, and looked down upon for decades.
But now all of that doom and gloom is behind us—the Seahawks are Super Bowl Champions. The Lombardi Trophy is ours and the future is bright. If not for the NFL’s salary cap, many think this team would be destined to become a dynasty. The list of young and talented football players is long: Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, and many more—all coached by the 62 year-old Pete Carroll, who still thinks and acts like he is in his 30s.
Seahawk fans are known as the 12th Man. We raise the 12th Man flag before every Seahawks home game. After years of abuse from other NFL teams and their fans, it’s our time to be loud and proud. It’s our time to let the rest of the league know that when they come to Seattle, to our stadium, all they will hear for three+ hours is us.
The 12th Man is not just in the Pacific Northwest: we’re everywhere. In fact, I just built a huge 12th Man wood flag that will soon hang proudly in southern Georgia. The 12th Man wooden flags we build here at Patriot Wood use the team’s current color scheme: College Navy, Action Green and White. When you purchase one from us, you’ll know that your 12th Man wood flag was built with love and pride.
So pick one up for your home. It's perfect for any man cave—or, even better yet, for your office. But no matter where you decide to display it, everyone will know who you root for. 12s forever.