12th Man symbolism popped up all throughout the Super Bowl
By now we are all well aware of the type of impact Seattle Seahawks fans, a.k.a. the 12th Man, had on the team’s success throughout its championship season. Super Bowl XLVIII was one of the loudest in history, and Seahawks fans deserve a ton of credit for traveling well and making life difficult for the Denver Broncos. And how about the eery symbolism throughout the game?
A quick look at the Super Bowl box score will tell you how prevalent the No. 12 was as Seattle was blowing out Peyton Manning and company. For starters, the safety that set the tone and won this dude a ton of money came exactly 12 seconds into the game. That was only the beginning.
When Marshawn Lynch plunged into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown that gave the Seahawks a 15-0 lead, there was exactly 12:00 remaining in the first half. And when Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for a score, the touchdown came — you guessed it — 12 seconds into the third quarter.
Coincidence? I suppose it could be. Seahawks fans might not think so.