(Rerunning Scott Nelson‘s photo since we’ll see this from WS for two more weeks!)
7:02 PM: Fireworks are echoing around West Seattle (and we’re guessing the rest of the city) with news that the Seahawks have defeated the 49ers 23-17 and are headed to the Super Bowl, where they will face the Denver Broncos two weeks from today! First official political news release, from King County Executive Dow Constantine:
“What a tough, hard-fought game. On to the Super Bowl! It’s Denver vs. Seattle, cowboy boots vs. hiking boots, the Rockies vs. MUCH taller Mt. Rainier – Bring home the trophy! Go Hawks!!”
Since Washington and Colorado both have legalized marijuana, this has also already been widely dubbed The Pot Bowl (or similar).
ADDED 9:03 PM: Via the WSB Facebook page, Kristan shared this photo of fans she spotted on a mini-parade around Westwood Village after the game:
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