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17 Facts About the Seattle Seahawks

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The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington.

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

Hawks are a group of medium-sized diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae which are widely distributed and varying greatly in size.

Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington.

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The Seahawks compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference West division.

The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.

The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League, the highest professional level of American football in the United States.

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The Seahawks joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

An expansion team is a brand new team in a sports league, usually from a city that has not hosted a team in that league before, formed with the intention of satisfying the demand for a local team from a population in a new area.

Buccaneers were pirates of the Caribbean Sea who challenged Spanish hegemony on the region by attacking ships and sacking coastal settlements during the 17th and 18th centuries.

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The Seahawks are owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and are currently coached by Pete Carroll.

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

Peter Clay Carroll is an American football coach who is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

Paul Gardner Allen is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist.

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Since 2002, the Seahawks have played their home games at CenturyLink Field, located south of downtown Seattle.

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The Seahawks previously played home games in the Kingdome and Husky Stadium.

Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium is an outdoor football stadium on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, United States.

The Kingdome was a multi-purpose stadium in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood.

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The Seahawks are the only NFL franchise based in the Pacific Northwest region of North America, and thus attract support from a wide geographical area, including some parts of Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska, as well as Canadian fans in British Columbia and Alberta.

The Pacific Northwest, sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and loosely, by the Rocky Mountains on the east.

British Columbia,, is the westernmost province of Canada, with a population of more than 4 million people located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.

Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas.

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Seahawks fans have been referred to collectively as the "12th Man", "12th Fan", or "12s".

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The Seahawks' fans have twice set the Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd noise at a sporting event, first on September 15, 2013, registering 136.6 dB during a game against the San Francisco 49ers and again on December 2, 2013, during a Monday Night Football game against the New Orleans Saints, with a then record-setting 137.6 dB.

Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1998 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records and national records, both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

Monday Night Football is a live television broadcast of weekly National Football League games on ESPN in the United States.

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Over the years several notable players have been Seahawks, including Shaun Alexander, Brian Blades, Dave Brown, Kenny Easley, Joey Galloway, Jacob Green, Matt Hasselbeck, Steve Hutchinson, Walter Jones, Cortez Kennedy, Dave Krieg, Steve Largent, Joe Nash, Marcus Trufant, Curt Warner, Jim Zorn, and Marshawn Lynch, as well as, for a brief time, Hall of Famers Carl Eller, Franco Harris, Warren Moon, John Randle, and Jerry Rice.

Harold Warren Moon is a former American professional gridiron football quarterback who played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, and the Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, and Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.

Stephen Michael "Steve" Largent is a retired American football player, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a former Republican politician, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma, from 1994 until 2002.

Kenneth Mason Easley, Jr. is a former American college and professional football player who was a strong safety in the National Football League for seven seasons during the 1980s.

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Largent, Kennedy, and Jones have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame primarily or wholly for their accomplishments as Seahawks.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame for professional American football with a Mission to "Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence.

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Brown, Easley, Green, Jones, Kennedy, Krieg, Largent, Warner, and Zorn have been inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor along with Pete Gross and Chuck Knox.

Peter R. "Pete" Gross a Northwest sports announcer, was a household name in Seattle, Washington for 17 years as the "Voice of the Seahawks".

Charles Robert Knox is a former American football coach at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.

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The Seahawks have won ten division titles and three conference championships.

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They are the only team to have played in both the AFC and NFC Championship Games.

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They have appeared in three Super Bowls, including Super Bowl XLVIII, where they defeated the Denver Broncos 43–8, winning their first championship.

Super Bowl XLVIII was an American football game between the American Football Conference champion Denver Broncos and National Football Conference champion Seattle Seahawks to decide the National Football League champion for the 2013 season.

Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado.

48 is the natural number following 47 and preceding 49.

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However, the Seahawks went on to lose Super Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots, 28–24.

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They are also the first, and to date only, post-merger expansion team in NFL history to play in consecutive Super Bowls.

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