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Did Seahawks fans throw popcorn at NaVorro Bowman as he was carted off? (GIF)

NaVorro-Bowman-popcornSeattle Seahawks fans are known for being some of the loudest in sports. The team feels a special connection with its “12th man,” and you can understand why. Seattle has been one of the most difficult teams to play on the road in recent years, mostly because of the noise. However, the person or persons who threw popcorn at NaVorro Bowman on Sunday have no reason to be proud.

Bowman suffered a gruesome leg injury on a play near the goal line in the fourth quarter. Those of you who have a strong stomach can watch the play here. As he was being carted off the field and into the locker room, Bowman appeared to get a popcorn shower.

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Seahawks fan got Super Bowl champions tattoo before season began

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One Seattle Seahawks fan will either end up being the biggest jinx ever, or the greatest prophesier the NFL ever saw.

Before the season began, Seahawks fan Tim Connors got a Seahawks tattoo that called the team the Super Bowl XLVIII champions. He says he had to talk the tattoo artist into doing the tattoo, because the artist knew there were 31 other teams who could end up being the Super Bowl champ.

“I said, ‘hey man, people are going to attack you… that you’re the jinx of the team,’ ” tattoo artist Lonnie Moon of Good Karma Body Art told KOMO. And when Connors convinced him to go through with it, Moon answered: “He’s right, you know what, you think like that, you’re not a real fan.”

Connors says he’s received a positive reception from about 95 percent of Seahawks fans and a negative response from about five percent, who think he may jinx the team.

Though Connors’ preseason tattoo declaring his team the champions may seem unique, not to mention risky, it’s hardly new. Jason Terry got a Dallas Mavericks championship tattoo and the team went on to win the NBA title that season. He doubled down upon being acquired by the Boston Celtics, but the bold move failed; the Celtics went 41-40 and lost in the first round of the playoffs.

At this point, Connors has a 1-in-4 chance of being right in his tattoo decision. I probably would favor the Seahawks to win it all.

H/T Black Sports Online

Photo: Twitter/KOMO News

Seahawks fans throw Skittles after Marshawn Lynch TD (GIF)

The Seattle Seahawks jumped out to a 13-0 start over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, capitalizing on an early Mark Ingram fumble deep in New Orleans territory. Marshawn Lynch scored a 15-yard touchdown after the Seahawks took over, and the fans at CenturyLink Field reacted accordingly.

As Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch returned to the sideline, Seahawks fans showered them in Skittles. I’m guessing the team doesn’t want its fans tossing hard little objects that could take someone’s eye out, but that’s what you get for serving a side of Skittles with the “Beast Burger.”

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As many of you know, Lynch eats Skittles after he scores touchdowns. If the Seahawks go up by three scores, somebody might lose a tooth.

GIF via SB Nation
Photo via Twitter/Darren Rovell

Washington politician Joe Fitzgibbon calls Arizona ‘racist wasteland’ after Seahawks loss

Joe-FitzgibbonLike many other Seattle Seahawks fans, Washington State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon was angry that his team lost to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Seahawks are supposed to be unbeatable at home, but the Cards limited them to just 10 points and came away with a crucial 17-10 victory to keep themselves alive in the playoff hunt. Fitzgibbon probably should have tipped his cap and said “good game” after the tough battle.

Instead, the politician got himself in trouble by doing something we see countless athletes do every season — tweeting without thinking. Fitzgibbon called Arizona a “racist wasteland” after the game.

One would think Fitzgibbon would apologize after writing something like that, but he didn’t seem to take it as seriously as some of his followers. He offered somewhat of a non-apology and said people are taking his comment too seriously.

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49ers fans write letters to the editor complaining about Seahawks fans making noise

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In an era where arrests are constantly made at sporting events for stuff like fighting and intoxication, innocent fan noise should be the least of anyone’s concerns. The idea of a home field advantage is to make as much noise as possible, and the Seattle Seahawks have probably the best home field advantage in sports. At least two San Francisco 49ers fans think it has to stop.

On Wednesday, a Reddit user shared a letter to the editor from the San Francisco Chronicle that had to have been a perfectly-executed joke. There can’t actually be someone out there who thinks a visiting team should be able to stop a game when the crowd noise becomes too much, right?

Was anyone else appalled by the unsportsmanlike conduct of the Seattle Seahawks and their fans, juiced on noise, which surely creates as big an advantage over an opponent as any performance enhancing drug and which, to their shame, NFL officials turn the same blind eye they have to concussions and drugs?

It would be simple to fix. Seahawks players and managers would ask their fans to cease and desist, and the NFL would implement a new rule: The visiting team may stop the game when fan noise is greater than a specified decibel level, and should this rule be violated in more than three games, no home games will be played at the offending field for the rest of the season, including playoff games. Things would quiet down.

At a time when the world seems sour, sports give us a place of joy, community and hope, and to have it spoiled is a bigger loss than it seems on the surface.

Believe it or not, someone actually agreed with this person. Another fan wrote a letter to the San Francisco Chronicle the next day entitled “Game, less noise.”

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Seahawks Fans Discover Beer Controversy at Qwest Field (Video)

For those of us who were already conspiracy theorists, the controversy discovered at Qwest Field by some alert Seahawks fans was quite a concern. Two Seahawks fans demonstrated that the small and large beer sold at Seahawks games actually hold the same amount of liquid. Here’s the video from 12th Man Army:

The Seahawks have quelled the notion that fans are getting ripped off by saying both containers hold 20 ounces of liquid, implying that everyone who bought the smaller beer throughout the year got a sweet deal. I don’t know if that’s true, but the good news is all beer will be sold at the lower price the rest of the season (which will only be one more game).