What Is the Seattle Seahawks' 12th Man?


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The phrase "the 12th Man" refers to the Seattle Seahawks' fan base, specifically those who attend any Seahawks home football game. The 12th Man is known for being incredibly loud and distracting for the away team, causing an average of 2.36 false starts per game due to their extreme noise.

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The Seahawks claim that the 12th Man is the loudest football home crowd in the National Football League. The team's website even claims that the fans caused an earthquake at a game against the New Orleans Saints in 2011. Seahawks team president Mike McCormack retired the number 12 in 1984 in honor of the legendary fan base.

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