The Seattle Seahawks aren't leaving anything to chance, ensuring that they utilize every last one of their fans' voices. To that end, they will welcome hip-hop artist Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis to CenturyLink Field for Sunday's halftime show.
Seahawks.com's Tony Drovetto reports the two will complement what many are hoping is an already highly entertaining football game between two NFC superpowers.
Here is what the Seahawks had to tweet on Friday:
This is hardly one franchise plucking just any artist from the city to perform, because Macklemore and Lewis have been vocal about their love of Seattle sports, and they infuse their work with references any chance they get.
As Drovetto reminds, each Seahawks touchdown means more than six points, as it also means another replay on the CenturyLink jukebox for "Can't Hold Us." Drovetto features an apt mashup of that song and Seahawks highlights.
Here are the two performing at We Day Seattle this past March, introduced by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll:
In 2011 at Safeco Field, Macklemore performed "My Oh My," his tribute song to Dave Niehaus, an iconic voice of the Seattle Mariners who passed away in 2010 at the age of 75.
It stands to reason that the two, who hold such an adoring affection for the area, will help keep spirits high during one of the franchise's biggest games.
Not that the fans will need any help keeping things loud or raucous. The stadium holds the distinction of being the loudest in sports, per the Guinness World Records—a distinction that rivals the fact that the same fans caused a minor earthquake in the same game.
So, if you feel any shaking, it might just be the halftime show.
Of course, this is hardly the only subplot of note from the upcoming game. Some San Francisco 49ers fans pooled their money to fashion a billboard to mock the Seahawks faithful this past December, and the Seahawks ticket office reportedly blocked all but a few states from buying tickets to the game. Sorry, California.
Not all behind-the-scenes gamesmanship is equal, because Deadspin's Barry Petchesky reports the two sides are now competing to see which can donate the most to charity, so everybody wins.
There is a great deal for everyone to enjoy, much like a halftime show that is sure to invigorate and entertain. Obviously, we are leaving out those with 49ers loyalties, whom we assume will choose to excuse themselves from the room at halftime.
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