Even the clocks are getting into the spirit of the 12th Man. Seattle's own Pike Place Market clock stopped at 12 o'clock noon on Saturday, February 1. It will remain stopped through Super Bowl Sunday and resume normal time on Monday morning. The giant clock was installed in 1928, and is one of the first outdoor neon sights of its kind on the west coast.
And the Washington State Ferries has caught the Super Bowl bug, too. If you're traveling by ferry on Sunday, February 2, you may be boarding the "M/V Russell Wilson" or the "M/V Richard Sherman." Gov. Jay Inslee directed the vessels be named in honor of the Seattle Seahawks.
“We couldn’t be more proud of our Seahawks as they represent our state in the Super Bowl,” said Inslee. “We’ve already raised the 12th Man flag on each ferry, and this honorary name change is one more way for us to show our appreciation.
Although the name change is only symbolic, WSDOT thinks it's a fun way for them to show their support and "give fans a chance to cheer on the 'Hawks before they pull into port."
WSDOT has 22 vessels in its fleet and has named each one after the Seahawks starting offense and defense team members. Here is the list of ferries:
M/V Cathlamet: “M/V Malcom Smith”
M/V Chelan: “M/V Zach Miller”
M/V Chetzemoka: “M/V J.R. Sweezy”
M/V Elwha: “M/V Chris Clemens”
M/V Evergreen State: “M/V Byron Maxwell”
M/V Hiyu: “M/V Breno Giacomini”
M/V Hyak: “M/V Kam Chancellor”
M/V Issaquah: “M/V Russell Okung”
M/V Kaleetan: “M/V Doug Baldwin”
M/V Kennewick: “M/V James Carpenter”
M/V Kitsap: “M/V Bobby Wagner”
M/V Kittitas: “M/V Tony McDaniel”
M/V Klahowya: “M/V Bruce Irvin”
M/V Puyallup: “M/V Marshawn Lynch”
M/V Salish: “M/V Max Unger”
M/V Sealth: “M/V Brandon Mebane”
M/V Spokane: “M/V Golden Tate”
M/V Tacoma: “M/V Russell Wilson”
M/V Tillikum: “M/V Michael Robinson”
M/V WallaWalla: “M/V Earl Thomas”
M/V Wenatchee: “M/V Richard Sherman”
M/V Yakima: “M/V Red Bryant”