After an amazing season, a dominating win in New Jersey, and the biggest parade this town has ever seen, the Seattle Seahawks brought the Lombardi Trophy to it's new home at Century Link Field. Here are just some of the highlights the ceremony today.
Raw video on the field as players, their families and the 12s celebrate a championship season.
Here are just some of the sights and sounds as the 12th man arrived at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
A spontaneous celebration of the 12th Man by the 12th Man on Super Bowl Boulevard was shamefully interrupted by a shameless Broncos fan. Will this disgraceful display be the bulletin board material the Seahawks need to push them over the top on Sunday? We will see...
The 12th man flag that's flown atop the Space Needle since 2005 has made its way to New York City. It traveled through Manhattan and made a stop at Yankee Stadium before it will eventually be given to the Seahawks. Sean Marshall is the PR manager for the Space Needle and the caretaker of the flag. He says they've gotten signatures from as many folks as they can, helping to spread the spirit of the 12th man throughout the Big Apple.
At today's Super Bowl Media Day there were plenty of 12s showing their support for the Hawks. While many had made the trip from the northwest, we found quite a few local Seahawk fans who were excited to have their favorite team come to their hometown.
Jon Humbert and I took a walk through Times Square tonight as preparations are made to transform Broadway into "Super Bowl Boulevard". We'll have much more everyday this week. Stay tuned!
It took only a few moments after last night's game ended for the fans to pour out of Century Link field. The excitement was at serious Super Bowl levels. Here is just some of the insanity we saw, complete with a face painted Mark Miller. Enjoy!
Everyone steps it up for the playoffs, that includes the chefs at Century Link Field. Executive Chef Seis Kamimura came up with a new monster burger that's new just for the post season. It's named 'The Beast', in homage to Beast Mode himself, Marshawn Lynch.
Here is the lineup: First, a bun slathered with aioli, then lettuce, onion, tomato, onion rings, ham, bacon, and finally two patties covered in cheese.
The platter also comes with a pile of fries and of course, a side of Skittles.
The Beast Burger will be available in four locations. The Gridiron Grills on the main level and the upper level, as well as both 12th Man Grills on the club level.
The burger is estimated to contain 1700 calories, and it'll set you back $15, but who's counting.
Cody Nelson and Nicole Turner never wanted a big wedding.
The couple met playing flag football in Seattle and have been Seahawks season-ticket holders for the past four years.
Their friends gather together to tailgate before games, so they thought it would be the perfect time to surprise them and get married. Family traveled from three states to witness the nuptials. Their vows ended, as they should, with a "Go Hawks!"
They celebrated their first Seahawks win Sunday as 'fan' and wife.
Most of the time, when an icon goes away, it disappears forever.
One Seattle landmark, however, recently proved this wrong.
The Rainier "R" stood atop the old Rainier Brewery for 50 years. In the late 90's, the brewery stopped brewing and the "R" fell into disrepair. Tully's Coffee moved in and replaced the "R" with their own 12-foot tall "T."
13 years later, Tully's had new owners. As they prepared to move their headquarters from the brewery, they asked Rainier if they'd be interested in putting an "R" back up where it used to be.
"We absolutely jumped at the chance," said K.C. Blinn, creative director at Rainier Beer. "It was pandemonium. People in the office freaked out, (knowing) how important this brand was to Seattle."
"To be able to see that giant red beacon on your way into Seattle," he added, "(you) know that you're home."
Western Neon is located just around the corner from the brewery, and was asked to build the new "R". They had restored the old "R" for MOHAI, and they also built the Tully's "T." Andre Lucero from Western Neon says during their restoration of the old "R," they took exact measurements for the neon they had to replace.
"We were able to use those documentations in order to build all our new patterns that we're working off of to make the new "R,"" Lucero said.
The new "R" is roughly the same size as the old one, but more modern and efficient. It's the same dimensions, but the new one is made from aluminum, not steel. The old incandescent light bulbs had to be changed all the time, but the new "R" uses efficient, long-lasting LED bulbs. The most noticeable change is that the southern facing side now also has light bulbs, not just the northern facing side like the original "R."
KOMO News got to tag along throughout the entire process. From building the new frame and bending the neon to the dramatic raising and lighting back above the brewery one month ago, here is your inside look at how they raised the new Rainier "R."
TENINO, Wash. - Tenino's Wolf Haven held it's tenth annual Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization course this week. The course attracted biologists and students from around the world who got hands-on experience with endangered Mexican gray wolves.
The Mexican gray was nearly driven to extinction, at one point only 5 were known to exist.
Through conservation efforts from places like Wolf Haven, the Mexican gray has now been reintroduced to the wild in Southwest United States, but its numbers are still perilously low.
The 3-day course focuses on compassionate and safe techniques to capture, immobilize, and examine wild animals. Dr. Mark Johnson, who has been teaching these classes for nearly 20 years, says the work being done here has a world-wide impact.
"These wolves, in their pens, are helping animals all over the world," Dr. Johnson said. "The biologists here are from Mexico, there's a biologist that wants to work with the snow leopards in Nepal... One student here is from Ireland."
The class offered by Wolf Haven provides training for biologists, and medical care needed for the animals. Part of the rehabilitation plan includes regular check-ups, making the class a integral part for the species survival.
Participants received a Certificate of Training upon course completion.
The back corner of the store became an impromptu Nirvana convention, with fans who went to Nirvana shows back in the day trading stories with fans who were just babies 20 years ago.
There were supplies for 70 tattoos, and they expected to go through them all. Universal, who is reissuing the album, paid for the tattoo supplies and artists.
Seattle Police Department's Operation Orange Fingers went down this morning as the gates opened at Hempfest. The first thousand people through the gates were given a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos. Each bag had a sticker reminding festival goers what the marijuana rules in in Washington State are:
HEMPFESTERS! We thought you might be hungry. We also thought now might be a good time for a refresher on the do's and don'ts of I-502.
Dont's: Don't drive while high. Don't give, sell, or shotgun weed to people under 21. Don't use pot in public. You could be cited but we'd rather give you a warning. Do's: Do listen to Dark Side of the Moon at a reasonable volume. Do enjoy Hempfest.
Reminder: Respect your fellow voters and familiarize yourself with the rules of I-502 at seattle.gov/politics/marijwhatnow