Daily Buzz: ’12th Man’ in the sky is pretty fly
If you happened to see a Seattle Seahawks-themed jet flying circles around eastern Washington today, don’t be alarmed – it was simply tracing the shape of a No. 12, in honor of the Seahawks’ "12th Man" fan group and the team’s appearance in this Sunday’s Super Bowl.
The maiden voyage for the 747-8 Freighter, covered in Seahawks regalia, took off from Boeing Field airport at 11:13 a.m. PST and landed at 4:43 p.m. PST at Snohomish County airport after five hours, 30 minutes and 1,353 miles in the air. (The airports, themselves, are separated by only about 26 miles.)
When it was all said and done, the flight map made for a cool tribute to the Seahawks fans:
As it turns out, the aptly named Boeing Flight 12 isn’t the only Seahawks-themed flight taking to the skies this week. Alaska Airlines is embarking on a special flight Saturday in a 737 decked out in team livery, as well.
But as fan tributes go, this is about as cool as it gets.
Now, for some links:
• In addition to the flight above, Seahawks fans also destroyed a Ford Bronco with heavy machinery:
• After Colin Kaepernick’s latest comments about Richard Sherman, the next game between the 49ers and Seahawks should be interesting.
• One Seahawks cheerleader is also a first lieutenant in the Air Force.
• Derrick Coleman surprised his two biggest fans with tickets to the Super Bowl:
• Sick burn, Wisconsin bro. Next time maybe get his name right:
On Capital Blvd in Raleigh. Unbelievable! I hate Badgers!! pic.twitter.com/rmOJjVxXm2
— Daniel Parks (@DanBParksJr) January 29, 2014
• The Brooklyn Nets will reportedly target Kevin Durant when he becomes a free agent in 2016.
• Austin Carr’s retired jersey banner at Quicken Loans Arena has gone missing.
• A New York steakhouse is offering a $150K Super Bowl meal.
• Joe Buck’s "failed Super Bowl promo" at Funny or Die definitely gets a "funny" vote from me:
• Here’s the Richard Sherman interview, as performed by Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog:
• Marcin Gortat wants to bring short shorts back to the NBA.
• Russell Wilson, football player, will be featured on a baseball card this spring.
• Could a "Major League 4" film be in the works?
• Buffalo went behind the back not once, but twice on this transition score:
• Which one of these is not like the other?:
— ROCK 100.9 (@RadioX2) January 30, 2014
• Vin Scully will travel to Australia to broadcast the Dodgers’ season-opening series against
a bunch of kangaroos the Diamondbacks.
• The Waste Management Phoenix Open made a giant, floating sign out of 140,000 used golf balls.
• The Chicago Blackhawks had a baby boom.
• Good talk, Coach Pop:
• This isn’t really Hedo Turkoglu, but that doesn’t make it less funny:
• Wayne Gretzky, noted Canadian hockey player, was named to Teen’s Digest’s list of most athletic Americans.
• The Blue Jays plan to install real grass at Rogers Centre by 2018.
• An SUV that slid into a Denver lake this week might be connected to a local championship boxer.
• Look at UConn’s new mascot:
— Patrick Eaton-Robb (@peatonrobb) January 29, 2014
• A skydiver was knocked unconscious 12,500 feet up, his friends saved him in midair, and it was all caught on camera:
• A construction worker was killed at the site of Baylor’s new football stadium.
• Former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez designed an iPhone app.
• Rod Streater of the Oakland Raiders made a hilarious Beats by Dre parody commercial:
• Petco Park is being turned into a tennis arena for the Davis Cup:
Court is ready. We're ready. Who's coming to be our home field advantage? pic.twitter.com/NhWBegfinB
— US Davis Cup Team (@USDavisCupTeam) January 27, 2014