Break out the chips and dip. Fire up those BBQ grills. And, if you’re old enough, crack open that beer because football season is finally here!
Thursday night the reigning 2014 Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks dominated a team with the biggest NFL fan base, the Green Bay Packers in the season opener 36-16. Russell Wilson threw two touchdowns with 191 yards of passing and Marshawn Lynch ran in two touchdowns himself with 110 yards rushing on the night for the Seahawks. Aaron Rodgers of the Packers had a mediocre night with 1 touchdown, along with 1 interception, and 189 yards passing.
The Seahawks are determined to win back-to-back championships. After all, they are the favorite to win it all this season.
The Seattle Seahawks fan base may not be as big as the Packers, but it is a growing and exciting one. It is a fan base that truly values the 12th man concept. So much so that they fly a flag with a big 12 on it. For those of you who don’t know, only 11 players per team are allowed on the field at one time. The 12th man concept comes from the idea that the fans play a role in helping the team win. Thus, making the crowd, metaphorically, the 12th member of the team.