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Russell Wilson to play spring ball with the Texas Rangers...

Originally posted by LisaTwelve:
Nah, not hard at all, cuz the twelves are very real.
Just ask Christine Michael, Red Bryant and Michael Bennett who have experienced both the collegiate and pro versions (and seem proud of both)

Seems like the licensing agreement has been a win-win so far but, due to the Hawks recent success, the price may be going up . . . DallasNews.com
"Not only does Seattle acknowledge that Texas A&M is the owner, it gave us the ability to say within the NFL … we are the owners and we've licensed the team that right. I believe it helps us in protecting the mark."

A&M and the Seahawks talk often and are already in discussions about the future of the agreement, according to Hinckley.

The royalty is subject to renegotiation after this contractual period, "in response to economic factors such as the cost of living, changed market conditions or similar market factors," the current contract reads.

Also expected to be discussed, according to Hinckley, are issues that weren't commonplace in 2006, such as the use of Twitter and Instagram, among other updates.

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A&M representatives typically take at least one trip to a Seahawks game a year — and it's not to ooh and aah over star quarterback Russell Wilson."We go as kind of a mystery shopper, so to speak, and enforce it up there quite a bit," Hinckley said. "They've been a good partner."

The 'Twelves' are not 'real'. It is a group of people who happen to attend games to cheer for a team of cheaters who happen to play in a stadium that was designed to be loud, and nothing more.


You aren't part of the game, you don't put on a uniform, the millionaire players on the Seahawks don't know you and don't give a damn (other than the home field advantage artificially inflating their stats) and none of the rest of the educated universe can wait until you fade back into the rain-soaked obscurity from which you crawled.
Originally posted by Existence:
The 'Twelves' are not 'real'. It is a group of people who happen to attend games to cheer for a team of cheaters who happen to play in a stadium that was designed to be loud, and nothing more.


You aren't part of the game, you don't put on a uniform, the millionaire players on the Seahawks don't know you and don't give a damn (other than the home field advantage artificially inflating their stats) and none of the rest of the educated universe can wait until you fade back into the rain-soaked obscurity from which you crawled.

Actually, just finally drying out . . .
Seattle has had more rain the first few days of March than it normally records in the entire month ;-)

The twelves are just as real (and rabid) as any other fan base. Are they actually part of the team? No. Do the players personally know every fan? No. But, they take every opportunity to thank the fans for their support (as I assume most players of every team do, because without the fans, there would be no teams).

As for the the noise only being a HFA . . . ask Peyton about that ;-)

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/watch-listen-really-caused-broncos-mistake-first-snap-151952943--nfl.html
Originally posted by Existence:
The 'Twelves' are not 'real'. It is a group of people who happen to attend games to cheer for a team of cheaters who happen to play in a stadium that was designed to be loud, and nothing more.


You aren't part of the game, you don't put on a uniform, the millionaire players on the Seahawks don't know you and don't give a damn (other than the home field advantage artificially inflating their stats) and none of the rest of the educated universe can wait until you fade back into the rain-soaked obscurity from which you crawled.

This is pretty funny but you contradict yourself. If the 12th man isn't real then why would we have any home field advantage? Fact is the 12th man does have an impact on the game if we didn't then Niner fans wouldn't have wrote into a news paper complaining that their team couldn't hear so the game wasn't fair.
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/23721252/er-fans-write-to-newspaper-complaining-about-seahawks-loud-stadium

As for artificial or a stadium design, you've been proven wrong multiple time. The super bowl should be enough evidence but if not then go read about the king dome which was also known as one of if not the loudest home fields all the way back to the 80's.

Oh and the Aggies didn't invent anything. They stole/borrowed the 12th man saying from others who are on record as using it long before they did. Minnesota was using it (in the same format as Seattle) in 1906. The Aggies only trade marked it to cash in on Seattle's success. It was nothing more than a marketing ploy, We actually retired the 12th man jersey before the current stadium or the Aggies had trade marked the phrase They never said a peep about the phrase until Seattle was going to the super bowl in 2005 when they sued.

Consider what the saying was worth before Seattle built up it's reputation. If not for Seattle and the true 12th man the phrase would still be worth absolutely nothing and the fact is most of the people that are familiar with the phrase recognize it as the Seahawks fan base not the Aggies or any other team.

But hey if it helps you sleep at night believing the 12's are not real or have no impact on the game then great but don't read the link I provided. It won't help you.
Can't wait to beat this prick three times next season.
I'm thinkin Sunday night'r @ Sea, Monday night'r in SF and a Sun afternoon'r in SF for the frickin Championship.
Originally posted by ECLaloosh:
Originally posted by notsoempty86:
Originally posted by AmpLee:
Meanwhile Kaep is in Florida working on football with his teammates. #goldenstateofgrind

but his hat will be sideways or backwards, therefore Wilson is still the better person.

In Russell's defense, Kaep clearly needs more work. Hope he's throwing a lot of fade routes.

Uhh, no. Russell does do one thing better - he lobs rainbows and prayers, which his receivers somehow manage to catch at least once per game. Kap doesn't do that. Other than that, Russell needs as much work as Kap.
Originally posted by LisaTwelve:
Originally posted by Existence:
The 'Twelves' are not 'real'. It is a group of people who happen to attend games to cheer for a team of cheaters who happen to play in a stadium that was designed to be loud, and nothing more.


You aren't part of the game, you don't put on a uniform, the millionaire players on the Seahawks don't know you and don't give a damn (other than the home field advantage artificially inflating their stats) and none of the rest of the educated universe can wait until you fade back into the rain-soaked obscurity from which you crawled.

Actually, just finally drying out . . .
Seattle has had more rain the first few days of March than it normally records in the entire month ;-)

The twelves are just as real (and rabid) as any other fan base. Are they actually part of the team? No. Do the players personally know every fan? No. But, they take every opportunity to thank the fans for their support (as I assume most players of every team do, because without the fans, there would be no teams).

As for the the noise only being a HFA . . . ask Peyton about that ;-)

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/watch-listen-really-caused-broncos-mistake-first-snap-151952943--nfl.html

LOL @ "The 12th Man" and now "Twelves." That has to be the corniest thing in all of sports.

I'm sure Seahawk fans will just chalk that up as a Niner fan hating on them, but, unlike most Niners fans, your team doesn't mean much to me. I dislike Cowboys and raiders fans, but you guys are still too new for me to care all that much. The "Twelves" is just corny.
Oh yes, the "Twelves" are most definitely real. Seattle pays good money to Texas A&M so their fans can call themselves that while trolling the internet. Frankly, I'm amazed that DC Comics hasn't sued yet for the 'Hawks use of the Legion of Boom (clearly a rip of the Legion of Doom).

Which is an odd name anyway. Chancellor is the only one known for big hits. The rest, not so much (Sherman being their worst tackler, IMO). So what's the significance of the "Boom"?

Or is this another one of those things where Seattle doesn't care it doesn't make sense because (they think) it sounds cool?
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
He says there have been more then a few since Chete Carrol arrived. But he gets your point.

You're alright Braun. You're alright.

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Originally posted by Empire49:
LOL @ "The 12th Man" and now "Twelves." That has to be the corniest thing in all of sports.

I'm sure Seahawk fans will just chalk that up as a Niner fan hating on them, but, unlike most Niners fans, your team doesn't mean much to me. I dislike Cowboys and raiders fans, but you guys are still too new for me to care all that much. The "Twelves" is just corny.

Yeah, I suppose there's lots of stuff that's a bit corny from the outside but, still fun for those who participate.

And this, from Texas A&M alum, Michael Bennett . . .
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/seahawks/2014/03/10/michael-bennett-at-the-end-of-the-day-it-was-about-being-comfortable/
(On if he could put the last three months into perspective:) "It's crazy man. Like I said I came here at the beginning of my career and to come back and win a Super Bowl, and the fans still remember me from my first years. Like in said, the fans are one of the biggest reasons I came back. These peoples love their Seahawks. The 12th Man is the biggest thing and they just love the players, and I really appreciate how much they put into being one of the biggest reasons why we win games."
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Originally posted by LisaTwelve:
Originally posted by Empire49:
LOL @ "The 12th Man" and now "Twelves." That has to be the corniest thing in all of sports.

I'm sure Seahawk fans will just chalk that up as a Niner fan hating on them, but, unlike most Niners fans, your team doesn't mean much to me. I dislike Cowboys and raiders fans, but you guys are still too new for me to care all that much. The "Twelves" is just corny.

Yeah, I suppose there's lots of stuff that's a bit corny from the outside but, still fun for those who participate.

And this, from Texas A&M alum, Michael Bennett . . .
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/seahawks/2014/03/10/michael-bennett-at-the-end-of-the-day-it-was-about-being-comfortable/

(On if he could put the last three months into perspective:) "It's crazy man. Like I said I came here at the beginning of my career and to come back and win a Super Bowl, and the fans still remember me from my first years. Like in said, the fans are one of the biggest reasons I came back. These peoples love their Seahawks. The 12th Man is the biggest thing and they just love the players, and I really appreciate how much they put into being one of the biggest reasons why we win games."

The thing you seem to be missing is the arrogance it takes to believe you're so special. Any fan base would make the same amount of noise if their stadiums amplified the noise. Good for you guys to have a stadium that increases the effect you fans have on the game, but please get over yourselves. Contrary to your beliefs, you're not special.
Originally posted by AmpLee:
The thing you seem to be missing is the arrogance it takes to believe you're so special. Any fan base would make the same amount of noise if their stadiums amplified the noise. Good for you guys to have a stadium that increases the effect you fans have on the game, but please get over yourselves. Contrary to your beliefs, you're not special.

Nope, I'm not special.
I just enjoy rooting for my team (as I assume you enjoy rooting for yours).
As for the Hawks nickname for their fan base, there's not much I can do about it whether I like it or not, so, I just embrace it and have fun :-)
Originally posted by AmpLee:
The thing you seem to be missing is the arrogance it takes to believe you're so special. Any fan base would make the same amount of noise if their stadiums amplified the noise. Good for you guys to have a stadium that increases the effect you fans have on the game, but please get over yourselves. Contrary to your beliefs, you're not special.

They "All Can" but they don't. Chiefs at least tried, everyone else just acts like they can. Put up or shut up, we all about that action boss.
Originally posted by AmpLee:
The thing you seem to be missing is the arrogance it takes to believe you're so special. Any fan base would make the same amount of noise if their stadiums amplified the noise. Good for you guys to have a stadium that increases the effect you fans have on the game, but please get over yourselves. Contrary to your beliefs, you're not special.

The roofing at The Clink doesn't amplify noise, it funnels it down toward the field. The crowd still needs to generate the noise and that takes effort, which most NFL crowds don't want to put forth consistently throughout the game. So, yes, we are special.
Originally posted by TXHawk:
Originally posted by AmpLee:
The thing you seem to be missing is the arrogance it takes to believe you're so special. Any fan base would make the same amount of noise if their stadiums amplified the noise. Good for you guys to have a stadium that increases the effect you fans have on the game, but please get over yourselves. Contrary to your beliefs, you're not special.

The roofing at The Clink doesn't amplify noise, it funnels it down toward the field. The crowd still needs to generate the noise and that takes effort, which most NFL crowds don't want to put forth consistently throughout the game. So, yes, we are special.

"Special" indeed....