Sunday is a big day for sportsball. The Seattle Seahawks will battle in Super Bowl XLIX for the rare opportunity to be crowned back-to-back NFL champions. Sure, the sport is brutal, causes brain damage, and treats its players as human collateral. But the rise of the Seahawks and the communal power of the “12th Man” is also a fantastic shared cultural experience for a city with major insecurities. As you wait for the big game, your Friday on Capitol Hill will feature two opportunities to let your 12 flag fly.
- From 10:30 to 11 AM, the folks at the Seattle Space Needle will make a Pine and Broadway stop with the “Tattered 12” — the Seahawks flag that was ripped to shreds by fierce winds atop the Needle the day the team staged its incredible comeback in the NFC Championship game:
- Meanwhile, at 5 PM on E Pike, Cupcake Royale will be handing out celebrity-sliced pieces of “the largest 12th Man cake”… ever:
Cupcake Royale invites everyone to be a 12th Man and to celebrate with the city’s LARGEST 12th Man cake! Celebrity cake cutters will be on hand to serve you a FREE slice.
Looking for ideas on where to watch Sunday’s game? Here’s our Where to watch Super Bowl XLIX on Capitol Hill.