Thursday, February 6, 2014

Celebrating the Superbowl Champion Seahawks - Seattle Style

Lobardi Trophy carried through the streets of Seattle
I was part of the crowd of  the estimated up to 1 million people who cheered the Superbowl Champion Seahawks as they carried the Lombardi trophy from the Seattle Center through the streets of Seattle to C-link stadium. No words will adequately describe what it was like, so I'll mostly let the pictures tell the story.

The crowd gathers and is packed in from street to the edge of the buildings
One of many interesting characters dressed in Seahawks colors for the occasion
Because of the heavy traffic, the Seahawks arrived approximately 30 minutes late to the parade starting point at the Seattle Center, but there were plenty of entertaining characters to see as we waited.
Seattle Mounted Police
It finally began with the Seattle motorcycle officers clearing the streets, followed by the Seattle Mounted Police.  Then came Blue Thunder.  Unfortunately there were too many people in front of me to get a photo.

Then came the Seahawks bus, followed by several other buses which carried the Seahawks from their headquarters in Renton, WA to the parade in Seattle and would take them back at the conclusion of the ceremonies at C-link.  Next came several cars of local dignitaries and politicians which we didn't bother to photograph.

Seahawk Marshawn Lynch throwing Skittles to the crowd
And then there was Marshawn Lynch leading off the players everyone was waiting to see.  He rode on the hood of one of the Seattle Ducks throwing Skittles to the crowd.

The Sea Gals were riding in a duck.

Sea Gals

Seahawks General Manager John Schneider

Seahawks GM John Schneider

Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll

And Humvees full of players identified by position
Russell Wilson and the rest of the Seahawks Quarterbacks

Seahawks Tight Ends
Seahawks Offensive Line Players

Seahawks Defensive Line

Seahawks Tight Ends

Seahawks Wide Receivers

Seahawks Running Backs

Seahawks Special Teams Players

Seahawks Linebackers
And ending with the Seahawks Legion of Boom - LOB

Seahawks LOB