The Seattle Seahawks are finally Super Bowl champions, and the 12th Man will have a chance to celebrate when the team parades across Seattle to show fans the Lombardi Trophy.
Despite most predictions calling for a very close game, the Seahawks came out with a ton of energy, especially on defense, and completely destroyed the Denver Broncos, winning 43-8. This was supposed to be Peyton Manning's Super Bowl win to cement his legacy as an all-time great, but the storylines were more about how good the Legion of Boom was.
With the win, the 12th Man can finally celebrate a Super Bowl victory with its team. The Seahawks had gone to only one Super Bowl prior to this one, losing 21-10 to the Pittsburgh Steelers back in 2005.
Considering the fans, this parade is likely to be loud one. Let's take a look at the parade information.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. ET, 11 a.m. PT
Route, via The Seattle Times: "The parade will start at 11 a.m. on Fourth Avenue, south of Denny Way, and will continue along Fourth, arriving at CenturyLink Field around 1:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to carpool or travel to the parade route using transit, as parking will be very limited."
The city of Seattle just received its first title in major professional sports since 1979, when the Seattle SuperSonics were able to take down the Washington Bullets. Considering that the city no longer has an NBA team and that its MLB team, the Seattle Mariners, went 71-91 last season, this is a huge deal for Seattle sports fans.
Details are continuing to be released about the exact logistics of the parade, but the time and route appear to be set. Seattle mayor Ed Murray and Washington governor Jay Inslee will be joining the Seahawks during the parade.
The mayor said the following, via Seattle.gov:
What a great day for the Seahawks and a great day for Seattle. ... This is the first NFL Championship for the team and a great achievement for the franchise. My congratulations go to the players, coaches and to the fans who all contributed to win this title. Now the city will prepare to celebrate in the way that only Seattle knows how.
Fans are likely to be antsy to see their team after not being able to watch them arrive at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. According to The Seattle Times, team officials immediately announced after the game that, because of safety concerns, fans would not be granted access to greet the team when they arrived.
Considering how involved Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been with the team, it seems pretty likely that Seahawks fans will be treated to the Seattle musicians during the event. Macklemore showed his excitement over the win in this tweet:
Overall, it's bound to be an exciting event for Seahawks fans, as they'll be able to party it up in Seattle with a Lombardi Trophy for the first time.