Big 12th Man symbol en route to Super Bowl: Flag that flew atop Space Needle
Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press
Seattle Seahawks fans sign a 25-foot by 35-foot 12th Man flag today at the base of the Space Needle in Seattle. The flag, which flew over the Needle, will be sent to the East Coast and presented to the team on Sunday, the day that the Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
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The iconic 12th Man flag — symbol of Seahawks fans — was hoisted to the top of another Seattle icon, the Space Needle, above thousands of rallying fans at Seattle Center on Wednesday morning.
Then it was brought down to have fans sign it in a display at the base of the Needle.
At 4:30 p.m., the 25-foot-by-35-foot flag — the one flown atop the Space Needle for every recent playoff run — was to be taken by caravan to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to be flown to New Jersey.
For the first time, the 12th Man flag will tour New York City and New Jersey landmarks.
Then it will be given to the NFC champion team prior to Sunday's 3:30 p.m. kickoff between the Seahawks and AFC champion Denver Broncos.
Last modified: January 29. 2014 3:13PM