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Bill Wixey: Seahawks, fans feeling the power of ’12’ ahead of NFC Championship

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SEATTLE — As I walked into CenturyLink Field Saturday night, I ran into Mama Blue.

Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Image

Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Image

I gave her a hug and wished her happy birthday. She thanked me, and said, “I’m 84.”

I replied, “’84. That’s the year the 12s became the 12s.” The Hawks retired the number 12 in ’84 In honor of the fans. ’84 was also the first year the Hawks ever played for a Conference championship (8+4=12).

Did you notice the final score of Saturday’s game? It was 31-17. (3+1+1+7= 12.)

Oh, and my Seahawks Super Bowl ring has magic powers.



The ring was sent to me by a local Seahawks fan who created this special Ring for the 12s. He sent me a note with the ring, saying that he appreciated my support for the Hawks, and wanted me to have one. He didn’t mention the magic powers it possesses, and I didn’t know about the powers until I witnessed it firsthand on Saturday, when Kam Chancellor picked off that pass and returned it for a touchdown. I could explain it further, but I’m afraid I’ll jinx it. Just suffice to say that the Hawks have not lost when I have worn the ring at CenturyLink Field. I’ll definitely be wearing it again on Sunday.

And speaking of Saturday’s defining play, check out this picture:

Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Chancellor’s TD (at 4:31 of the 4th qtr) accounted for the last of the Hawks 31 points they put up against the Panthers.  Kam Chancellor wears number 31. And look who is right behind Kam.



It’s number 84 (8+4=12).

The 12s are behind the Hawks every step of the way.

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