GLENDALE, AZ -- It almost feels like a home game here in Glendale, so many 12's have made the trip to the big game. Check out some of the fans as they make their way into the stadium.
PHOENIX, AZ -- For a news photographer, navigating the madness of Super Bowl Media Day can be overwhelming. Over 4,000 credentialed media are stuffed into a basketball court, and given one hour with each team to get all their shots and quotes. Whether your assignment is getting close to a particular player or just capturing the whole circus, media day is a wild event.
I asked some of the local Seattle photographers how they get the right shot on such a crazy day.
LAS VEGAS, Nev -- If you were thinking about betting on the Super Bowl next week, the pages and pages of different bets you can make can be a little intimidating. We met with Jason McCormick, Sports Book Director for Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas, who broke down the different bets and told us who he is picking to win to win big on Sunday.
LAS VEGAS, Nev -- After more than 1300 miles the KOMO 4 Hawk Flock rolled into Las Vegas. We knew 12's were meeting us at the Seahawks adopted bar in town, but were blown away by how many great fans showed up.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - We have met Seahawk fans at every stop of our KOMO road trip to the Super Bowl, but no fans are as brave and dedicated as those who live in the belly of the beast. Today we met the 12s of Santa Clara, California.
What started as a small Facebook group for fans has now grown into a larger Facebook group. Some drive 45 minutes on game day to watch the game with fellow 12s. Many are from Seattle and grew up fans of the Hawks. They said getting together offers a little taste of home.
We met up with the Silicon Valley Seahawk fans at the 49ers stadium and brought them Top Pot Doughnuts, Skittles, and had them sign our 12th man flag.
The KOMO 4 Hawk Flock met up with some great Seahawk fans in Vancouver, Wash. Thursday morning when a Patriots fan came along looking for trouble (or maybe it was disc golf.)
The #KOMO4HawkFlock rolls on...
SEATTLE - Usually the phrase ‘go join the circus’ is meant as a joke. But when Gabriel Beaudoin’s mom told him this as a kid – it’s exactly what he did.
Growing up in Quebec City, Beaudoin was just like any other youngster: he spent hours playing video games. He would sit on the floor with his legs folded in front of him, and was so flexable his mom called him "The Elastic Man."
"When I was young I was really troubled, as a kid with a lot of energy, always moving around you know?” said Beaudoin. "Always talking, always hyper. I have some hyperactivity problems."
He needed to find a focus for all that energy, so like his mom inadvertently suggested, he went to circus school. He originally trained as a gymnast, but after an injury he discovered juggling and hasn't looked back.
"What I love the most about juggling, I'm a really hyperactive guy, and what juggling gives me is this calm,” said Beaudoin. "I can use my energy in a really specific way, and it teaches me how to focus really well. How to be in the present and in the right place."
Beaudoin has a simple message for other kids who are hyperactive like he was.
“For all the kids at home who have problems with being all over the place all the time, if you want to find something to focus you, you can juggle, maybe you can do piano, but just find a passion,” he said. "That's what juggling is for me. That's the thing that gives me what I needed in my life to have the right path, and now I've got it and I'm passionate."
Cirque Du Soleil's new show is called KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities. It opens January 29th and runs until March 22nd at Marymoor Park.
LA PUSH, WASH. - Today's storm brought high winds, heavy rain and dangerous surf to Washington's coast. We were in the town of La Push, and shot this video from First Beach.
SEATTLE - The Cinerama opened almost 52 years ago, at the time its three-camera setup and louvered screen was the state of the art.
On April 20th, 1962, almost a year before the theater opened, the president of Cinerama came to Seattle to tout the new technology. Joe Wren, KOMO's film archivist, dug up footage we shot back then, including a short interview with Cinerama President Nicolas Reisini.
WEST SEATTLE - Two 8-inch water mains broke Saturday night, one at 52nd and Charlestown and the other two blocks away at 53rd and Dakota. A crew from Seattle Public Utilities came out early Sunday to repair the pipes. They used a jackhammer and backhoe to dig down to the pipe, exposing the break which geysered 20 feet up into the air. The crew then put a clamp around the break and filled the hole and poured new concrete.
BREMERTON, WASH. - A new commemorative stone, recognizing the lives of two local sailors lost at sea, now stands near the USS Turner Joy on the shore of the Puget Sound in Bremerton, Washington. Seaman apprentice Alan Carl Flummer and Ensign Alan Herbert Armstrong were two of the “Lost 74” who perished on June 3, 1969 when the USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) collided with the Australian Aircraft Carrier HMAS Melbourne (R21) and was cut in half. The forward section of USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) sank in 1100 fathoms of water within two minutes.
The program has a unique agreement with the Bellair Airporter, an airport shuttle service. Each bird gets a seat on a van with other travelers. This process means a bird can be relocated within a matter of hours, minimizing crate time and stress.
Raptors typically wander for the first two or three years of their life before finding a mate and settling down. Some of the birds that have been relocated from Sea-Tac have been spotted as far north as Nanaimo, British Columbia, and as far south as Sacramento, biologists said.
In the 13 years of the program, more than 686 birds have been relocated. Only seven have returned to the airport.
"Lots of food, open fields, no jets," added Anderson. "There are so many field mice and other sources of food like rabbits. They do very well here."