PHOTOS/VIDEO: Giant 12th Man flag at West Seattle Corporate Center

January 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 10 Comments

(Video by Craig Baerwaldt, added 4:07 pm)
West Seattle’s most famous flagpole now flies the blue 12th Man logo – in a big way:

(Photos by Christopher Boffoli and Patrick Sand for WSB)
Hundreds of people came to West Seattle Corporate Center, to see it go up:

Ex-Seahawks Jack “The Throwin’ Samoan” Thompson and Robbie Tobeck raised it, with assistance from Paul McNicholas (below center), chief engineer for Development Services of America, which manages the building:

DSA is one of the West Seattle Corporate Center companies, along with the organizers of today’s mega-flag rally, Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) and Bartell Drugs. Yes, a Broncos fan tried to crash the party:

The hoopla also included what you might call a mini-bronco, but Dreamland Ponies had it decked out in Seahawks mode:

The 12th dogs were on hand too:

Some fans brought their own flags:

Oh by the way – about the scale of the “official” 1,500-square-foot flag (made by Flags A’Flying in Tacoma) – this gives you a bit better idea:

With the game three long days away, it was a moment to savor and remember:

A few more photos on the way – check back!


  1. #GoHawks!

    Comment by Findlay — 1:04 pm January 30, 2014 #

  2. #sadlittlepony

    Comment by smokeycretin9 — 1:31 pm January 30, 2014 #

  3. Nice 12 shirt!

    Comment by michele — 2:02 pm January 30, 2014 #

  4. Just noticed it has on it – I’ve been going through something like 150 photos!

    Comment by WSB — 2:17 pm January 30, 2014 #

  5. HAHA that Broncos fan was one of the King5 reporters, this was RT’d in my feed today:

    Comment by trickycoolj — 2:40 pm January 30, 2014 #

  6. My husband and co-publisher Patrick hails from Colorado but I don’t think you’ll catch him in orange on the job.

    Comment by WSB — 2:44 pm January 30, 2014 #

  7. I LOVE the photo of Seahawks pony!

    Comment by CK — 3:03 pm January 30, 2014 #

  8. Looks. Like a lot of fun. I’m sorry I had to miss it…

    Comment by JanS — 3:22 pm January 30, 2014 #

  9. Nice to see former Seahawk, Tobeck, and former Bengal/Buccaneer, Thompson, there.

    Comment by JickMcG — 8:00 pm January 30, 2014 #

  10. What a fun event! Thanks for the lovely photo of the Cascadian Nomads 12th dogs; more fun photos of those super (furry) Seahawks fans here:

    Comment by Bethany of Cascadian Nomads — 9:03 pm January 30, 2014 #

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