February 2, 2014 at 6:56 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 42 Comments

Seahawks are the champions!

7:16 PM: The Junction is full of folks celebrating – horns honking, jubilant shouts of “WOO-HOO” and “SEA-HAWKS,” 12th-Man flags waving – here’s a bit of Instagram video from California/Edmunds:

And of course, fireworks everywhere right after the game – heading north from Gatewood, we saw some 4th of July-quality. Celebration photos? Share ‘em!

7:55 PM: The Seahawks have announced that the victory parade back here at home will be at 11 am Wednesday (February 5th). Route and other details to be announced. Meantime, another scene from The Junction:

More video shortly – while we were there, one group of exhilarated fans was marching back and forth across the Walk-All-Ways intersection.

8:17 PM: Update – the victory-parade route is in this story from our partners at The Seattle Times. And here’s our video from the celebration in The Junction:

More to come – including the video/photos we’re getting via e-mail – thanks!

9:31 PM: The crowd continued to grow – here’s video from Larry Murante showing a “SEA-HAWKS” chant in the intersection:

And a photo from Capt. Daniel Schwartz:

ADDED MONDAY: More intersection-celebration video, from Clove Burt:



    Comment by miws — 6:58 pm February 2, 2014 #

  2. We wom!!!!!!! Its all about the sea Hawks!!!!!

    Comment by Al — 7:00 pm February 2, 2014 #

  3. Woohoo!!!!!

    Comment by West Seattle since 1979 — 7:05 pm February 2, 2014 #

  4. That was much fun!

    Comment by Yma — 7:16 pm February 2, 2014 #

  5. Generally two teams play in the Super Bowl, right?


    Comment by DP — 7:18 pm February 2, 2014 #

  6. Who let the Hawks out!? who -who!!

    Comment by Lynn — 7:33 pm February 2, 2014 #

  7. Suberb owl approves.

    Comment by JK — 7:43 pm February 2, 2014 #

  8. Fireworks off the Space Needle?

    Comment by Admiral Janeway — 7:52 pm February 2, 2014 #

  9. Fauntleroy is jammed with cars heading downtown I presume. Stay safe out there!

    Comment by Maris — 7:52 pm February 2, 2014 #

  10. Think they will add some extra times for the water taxi on Wednesday for the parade at 11:00am?

    Comment by Erin — 7:55 pm February 2, 2014 #

  11. Now if we could only get people this excited about science, education or the arts…

    Comment by hj — 7:57 pm February 2, 2014 #

  12. I love Superb owl!

    Comment by seaopgal — 8:09 pm February 2, 2014 #

  13. Congrats, Hawks!!!

    Comment by bt — 8:13 pm February 2, 2014 #

  14. Invasion of the Bandwagoners.

    Comment by SeattleNative — 8:13 pm February 2, 2014 #

  15. Great that they won and all(especially after so long)…but in the Alaska Junction it’s been non stop yelling and honking for over and hour now…even the cops and fire engines running through with sirens etc on, not trying to calm things down. Things seem to be escalating to, especially with all the bars around.=/

    Comment by Erithan — 8:16 pm February 2, 2014 #

  16. Amen, hj. I’d love to see a headline this big about something that really matters.

    Comment by John — 8:18 pm February 2, 2014 #

  17. Who do we contact to encourage increased water taxi routes for Wednesday?
    John & Hj- my 3 y old is excited about the hawks (all season) and through the games we’ve been able to reinforce numbers 1-99 and he’s learned to associate player #s with names. And besides, it encourages him to get out doing gross motor play.. And, there’s nothing wrong with a little spirit!

    Comment by Nw mama — 8:45 pm February 2, 2014 #

  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE the 20-second parties in the middle of the WS Junction!

    Comment by B — 8:46 pm February 2, 2014 #

  19. Erithan – the police/fire engines were on their way to the Arbor Heights heavy rescue (see separate story) – there was a police car standing by midblock between Oregon and Alaska on California when we first got there in the early going. For family reasons I just had to take a run up to Capitol Hill and it was BEDLAM there. Streets blocked off and full of people, especially in the Broadway/Pike/Pine area. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 8:53 pm February 2, 2014 #

  20. ahh interesting timing, I had heard a car 2-3 times just randomly within the hour.

    Sorry very tired….

    Comment by Erithan — 8:56 pm February 2, 2014 #

  21. Awesome game!!!!! Go Hawks!!!!!! I can’t wait for the parade on Wednesday. Skipping work and kids are skipping school!!!!! First Super Bowl win for Seattle, can’t miss it. Here’s to irresponsible parenting!!!!!

    Comment by Alki girl — 9:27 pm February 2, 2014 #

  22. I remember when the Sonics won the Championship in 1979.


    I lived on California, just south of the Junction at the time, and it was a pretty steady stream of people driving by honking their horns, and flashing the “1″ gesture, until around 9:00 pm, as I recall.


    Then, just after 2:00 in the morning, it started all up again for awhile. :-)



    Comment by miws — 9:39 pm February 2, 2014 #

  23. Since I am unfortunately a later arrival – 1991 – co-publisher Patrick had to remind me tonight that this is the first major sports championship since ’79. That’s a long wait. And probably the most excitement since the Mariners’ big run in 1995, which was such a thrill … and yet also long ago; the child I was expecting then is about to officially hit adulthood. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:51 pm February 2, 2014 #

  24. The last weeks have been constant over-the-top hype from every direction, but a lot of people enjoyed it and the result. Wilson is a class act and I think he represents his religious faith well.

    Comment by G — 10:13 pm February 2, 2014 #

  25. thank dawg our loooooong national nightmare is over and we finally have a decisive winner in the Puppy Bowl!!!!!

    Comment by metrognome — 10:30 pm February 2, 2014 #

  26. Wsb- I think you’re forgetting the storm (as is every other news outlet)

    Comment by Nw mama — 11:18 pm February 2, 2014 #

  27. Classy Seattle. Loud and Proud. Bigger, younger, stronger and faster. Start of something special? Go Hawks!!?

    Comment by Mike in Shorewood — 11:20 pm February 2, 2014 #

  28. NW – I just saw that mentioned on Twitter, and yes, you’re right, and that’s awful. At least I only made the mistake in comments. As their website points out, 2004 and 2010 WNBA champions!

    Comment by WSB — 11:38 pm February 2, 2014 #

  29. I stepped out on my porch after the game and it sounded like the stadium was right outside. Our whole neighborhood was outside cheering and honking and it was perfect! I’ll remember that moment forever. Thanks 12th man – especially the North Delridge faction!! :)

    Comment by Cait — 11:45 pm February 2, 2014 #

  30. Don’t forget we also have a Stanley Cup win too.

    Comment by jim — 11:54 pm February 2, 2014 #


    Comment by yes — 12:04 am February 3, 2014 #

  32. BEAST MODE!!!! Im About That Action Boss!!!!

    Comment by Vanilla Gorilla — 12:37 am February 3, 2014 #

  33. Hahaha this is why I love WS. Only here can you have a rowdy group of fans cheering in the street, then as soon as the light changes everyone politely rushes back to the sidewalks!

    Comment by Paige — 6:08 am February 3, 2014 #

  34. ….and don’t forget the Miss Bardahl either! :-)



    Comment by miws — 7:41 am February 3, 2014 #

  35. Good point, Paige!



    Comment by miws — 9:10 am February 3, 2014 #

  36. Thank you, NW Mama and WSB for acknowledging: up until recently, the Seattle Storm has been this city’s most competitive, winningest team. It’s so sad that we don’t celebrate our women in sports like we do our men. :(

    Still… So excited about our Seahawks and how the 12th man has unified this city. I hope this energy lasts for a while. It’s been just awesome to be a part of it these last few weeks. :)

    Comment by Dr AR — 9:37 am February 3, 2014 #

  37. Exactly, Seattle Native. You should have to prove that you were a season ticket holder in 1976 to qualify to support the Seahawks. And they should trade everyone on the team besides Kearse and Walters because they’re the only two natives of the area.

    Comment by Alphonse — 10:39 am February 3, 2014 #

  38. +1 Alphonse — never understood the problem with “bandwagoners” when it is so fun to have a city come together over something like this. Yesterday was the first football game I watched start to finish, but I relished the pride I felt in the team, the fans, and the city itself. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

    Comment by Bandwagoner — 11:30 am February 3, 2014 #

  39. Chinese new year was this weekend, ushering in the Year of the Horse. And this horse is no Bronco. This horse has wings!

    Comment by BlairJ — 11:48 am February 3, 2014 #

  40. Don’t forget the Mariners 2001 – 116 game winners!

    Comment by Johnny Baseball — 12:02 pm February 3, 2014 #

  41. @ AJ…. I agree too.

    “Now if we could only get people this excited about science, education or the arts…”

    Comment by Me — 3:42 pm February 3, 2014 #

  42. while we’re on the subject of seattle teams that did well but didn’t win a title, how about the seahawks’ 13-3 season in 2005? superbowl XL was a good game, and that was a great team; but it lacked the cohesion of the ‘hawks’ 2013 team. this team earned every yard with hard work and guts.
    or how about the 1996 sonics?
    anyone else remember the reign man dunking on rodman, then wrapping his legs around the illustrated man as he hung from the rim during the finals? or payton shutting down jordan?
    and, man, how i miss kevin colabro.
    last night, the ‘hawks redeemed all of those past seattle teams that came *that* close.
    thank you for a great and exciting season, gentlemen.

    Comment by redblack — 10:09 pm February 3, 2014 #

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