Seahawks fans turn out for last Blue Friday

Seahawks fans turn out for last Blue Friday
SEATTLE -- The 12th Man took over the tarmac at Paine Field in Everett. Revved up Boeing workers rallied by the runway for the final Blue Friday.

Puffing after running past hundreds of workers with a 12th Man flag, Scott Horton said, "Look at all these people. This is truly a community event and we are excited."

The crowd beamed as the they stood near the newly painted 747 which displayed the spirit of the Seahawks on its body. Jaimy Brown, who was a mechanic on the 747, called it fantastic.

"Kinda brought tears to my eyes the day they unveiled that," Brown said.

In front of a fired up City Hall, Issaquah's Mayor Fred Butler proclaimed that on Super Bowl Sunday the city will be renamed 12saquah in honor of the Seahawks and 12th man. Fans held rallies in Federal Way, Tacoma, Bellingham, and Everett.

Construction crews at Google's Kirkland campus leveled mounds of dirt and painted a 150 foot Seahawk. Jackson Buck said the space was the perfect canvas and they used 12 men, 150 cans of paint, and 15 bags of white chalk at 50 pounds a pop. Every two weeks they photograph their expansion construction project and the crew wanted a huge hawk in this week's photo.

The Expedia high rise in Bellevue won the battle of the buildings. Workers inside made a 9 story image of Richard Sherman out of colorful construction paper. The folks across the street at the Puget Sound Energy Building wrote back "U Win."

Congregations around the region are praying for a Seahawk Victory. At the Crown Hill Methodist Church in Ballard the outside sign reads "God Doesn't Play Favorites But We Do. Go Seahawks!"