It was just a dream last year.
We tweeted using the hashtag #championshipoffseason…
We watched the draft anticipating the talent John Schneider would find in late rounds…
We celebrated the trade for Percy Harvin as the speed we were looking for…
We clamored to get into the Richard Sherman Charity Softball game, delighted with the less formal glimpse of our Hawks!
We sold out training camp before it even started because we couldn’t wait to see our guys!
We set our first world record for loudest crowd cheer on September 15, 2013 against the San Francisco 49ers!
We traveled to away games at a record setting rate and thanks to the Seahawks Road Crew, Saturday night rallies on the road became the norm.
We set our second world record for loudest crowd cheer on Monday Night Football, December 2, 2013 against the New Orleans Saints!
We matched our record for number of wins in the season at 13 and 3, assuring that the road to the Super Bowl came through Seattle.
We enjoyed a bye week before playing two decisive games against the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers, ironically the two teams we’d played when we set our world records!
We then went to NYC and endured two weeks of announcers and critics picking against us because we were playing the number one offense.
And then we won the Super Bowl in such a decisive manner that it created discussions regarding whether we were one of the best defenses of all times!
The common denominator in all this is the word “We.”
In all the NFL, there is no other organization in which the fans are so closely intertwined with their team…. where the team wears the symbol of their fans on their uniform… where the fans actually impact the game (and often the post game show)… where the fan’s jersey has been retired… where there’s actually a flag symbolizing the commitment of the fans to the team and that flag shows up around the world as fans display it with pride.
As much as this season has been about the team, it has also been about you, the fans… your world records, your travel, your cheering!
Volume 12 has been proud to support the fans this year through multiple rallies, world record successes, our official Volume 12, Lady 12s and Legion of Boom clothing, our fan caves here and in New York City, our Facebook and Blog… it’s been an incredible honor for us to make this journey with you!
Let’s do it again next year, yes?
Whether you’re on the best coast or the east coast, Volume 12 has you covered for the Superbowl!
Here in Seattle we’ve organized an epic Superbowl party… On February 2nd at The ShowBox SODO Volume 12 with support of Mercedes-Benz of Seattle and our sponsors will be throwing the largest Super Bowl party in the state hosted by Jordan Babineaux and his friends!
The Volume 12 Super Bowl party will feature musical performance Xola Malik (also known as Kid Sensation), guest DJ/MC Druha from H206 events and food by Wolfgang Puck Catering. Mercedes-Benz of Seattle will be sponsoring the VIP Lounge – where guests can enjoy complimentary food and cocktails.
Doors open for ticketed guests at 1:30 with the game starting at 3:30pm. Tickets will not be sold and the only way into the party is by winning your tickets through Volume 12 or by visiting our sponsors! 21+ only! Here’s the link to the event page!
Meanwhile, in New York, we have taken over the Copacabana all week for the Super Bowl in New York and Created a “Legion of Boom Fan Cave” The Official 12s Hang Out & Headquarters for Super Bowl Week!
Located in middle of Times Square NY 1 block from Super Bowl Boulevard off Broadway we’ve decked this fan cave out in Seahawks banners, Legion of Boom posters, football/Super Bowl swag & Skittles…. Now you have a place to call your home on the road!
There will be special appearance and performances throughout the week including:
Blue Thunder our Seahawks Drum Line
Blitz our Mascot
Seahawks Road Crew
Musical Performances & Guest DJs
There will be a Kick Off Party, Saturday Night Rally, Tailgating & a Super Bowl viewing party, we will even be raffling off custom banners & Seahawks swag every day throughout the week.
The Fan Cave is all ages so tiny 12s are welcome and are only $6 at the door.
Here’s the link to the event page, and yes, if you decide at the spur of the moment that you want to hang out in the Fan Cave, you can purchase tickets at the door!
Hello World Record Holders!
Have you caught your breath yet from our amazing Monday Night Football game? We’re still giddy about being 11-1 and bringing the world record back home for Volume 12!
We wanted to take a moment to thank all our 12s for the photos, questions and messages you send us on our Facebook page. We love knowing that we’re doing our part to connect you all and showcase your wonderful spirit of 12! Be sure to check out the great photo albums our talented admin Jenn is putting together! The holiday album is going to be awesome!
With the San Francisco game right around the corner, we want to encourage you to get connected with other 12s through our Connecting the 12s page. Whether you’re trying to find other 12s or you know of a meeting place for 12s, it’s important to us to get you together to watch the game!
Our Best Fan program is ready to announce our first round of nominees! Stay tuned for that announcement and your opportunity to vote!
Finally, our Volume 12 store is open daily at Redmond town center. We have all your Volume 12 and Legion of Boom game gear, everything from hoodies to beanies to arm socks to Volume 12 flags! Feel free to stop by and see our World Record certificates for loudest stadium cheer!
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In recent days, Volume 12 has heard considerable news and speculation regarding members of the Legion of Boom and what they did or didn’t take, and how the Seahawks will manage without them.
We think there are some inevitable truths regarding the Seahawks in general, and the Legion of Boom in particular.
Pete Carroll has created a culture within the organization that centers around Always Compete and Next Man Up. We think these beliefs are the core concepts that transform successful teams into champions.
No matter which position you look at on the team, every player there has earned his place on the squad. It was Thurmond’s injury two years ago that gave Sherman the opportunity to shine and become a leader on the team. Browner’s groin injury put Thurmond back in the line up and now Thurmond’s suspension will give Lane and Maxwell the opportunity to step and shine. Pete and John have build the team to have this kind of depth. The Hawks are better positioned than any other team to exemplify Next Man Up!
It’s also worth noting that the original 4 Legion of Boom members wanted the entire backfield acknowledged as Legionnaires. Two home games ago, when the defense was introduced, the entire backfield waited to take the field as the LOB… In this way, no opposing team could overlook anyone in the backfield. Next Man Up!
Finally, it’s the reality of professional sports that every team goes through a journey on the way to their goal. That road is filled with ups and downs, good and bad, positives and negatives, injuries and incidents. But for the teams that endure, the ones that keep their focus, understand their perspective and overcome obstacles, success is inevitable. Always Compete!
So lets keep the focus where it belongs… competing for that number one seed so that all roads to the NFC championship go through Seattle and the 12s! As much as the team and the players need to keep their perspective, we… the 12s need to keep our perspective. Cheer for the Next Man Up! Focus on our next game! Monday Night Football!
Do you have your Volume 12 and official Legion of Boom gear?
Come get it today and meet some of the Volume 12 crew!
Today we’re tailgating at two locations! Come see us at our original location at 1st and Holgate with CBS Radio! This week, we’re also at Hawk Alley right next to Blue Line Express Tailgate! Hawk Alley is located three blocks south of Century Link on Utah Avenue.
We’re adding new gear each week and we’re excited at the response we’re getting, especially for our trademarked Legion of Boom approved gear! This week, we have our classic Legion of Boom tee shirts in black. We also have our Legion of Boom sweatshirt hoodies in! Even better, we have team color long sleeved Legion of Boom long sleeve tee shirts! And don’t forget your Legion of Boom rally towel!
Our famous arm socks will be back in stock next weeks, and the Volume 12 flags that you 12s voted on will be in stock soon!
Please remember, if you buy our gear, we really want to see pictures of you with the gear! You can post them on our Facebook page here
We’ll be open at 10 am this morning! We look forward to seeing you there! Go Hawks!
As your Volume12 Blog attended the final Bing training camp, we had few impressions we wanted to share prior to the second pre-season game this coming Saturday night.
10. John Lotulelei is fast and seems to have some great football instincts. He can also tackle and played like a fiend. I don’t know how he’s going to fit into the linebacker rotation, but he’s very good in the run coverage. Coach Norton has some work ahead of him if he’s going to convince Coach Carroll to let him keep more than 6 line backers!
9. Winston Guy has beefed up a bit and looks more substantial than last year. He looked very focused at training camp.
8. Sherm is just as friendly to the crowd as always… responding with charm to chants of his name. (Newly crowned Best Player in Camp)
7. The hardest working man in camp yesterday appeared to be Heath Farwell. Word is that he’s likely to make the team given his versatility on special teams and as back up to the linebacking corp.
6. Malcolm Smith looks fierce this year and seemed to play well in both run coverage and pass coverage. Although he lacks the traditional height for the position, playing SAM may be a good fit for Mr. Smith.
5. Sandwich Tha Monster between Big Red and Mebane and he is indeed a good sized guy.
4. Baldwin appears to have developed some amazing spin moves during the off-season and was particularly elusive with serious yards after catch yesterday. (Newly crowned Best Offensive Player in Camp)
3. The Legion of Boom™ spent a few minutes discussing their strategy for Saturday night. (Newly crowned Best Unit in Camp – Secondary)
2. The Legion of Zoom did the same. Kearse showed great speed and good hands yesterday as did Stephen Williams, who reminded us of the height of BMW without the weight.
1. While Russell Wilson got first team reps and looked smooth, the other two QBs got significant practice time as well. We felt TJack won the battle for better passing accuracy yesterday although we didn’t see enough scrambling from either player to call a winner at that skill. We don’t know who will get more playing time Saturday night.
So tell us… Did you go to training camp? What were your impressions?
Sure, the home-field is an advantage — but so is having a lot of talent.
~ Dan Marino
There are some traditions that are just a matter of hometown pride, especially when connected to our beloved Seahawks.
We all know about the history of the 12th Man and how the number 12 was retired…
After Seattle’s big 1983 playoff victory at Miami, Coach Knox said “this team does not play alone, we play with an extra man, a twelfth man — our fans.” Before the final game of the 1984 season, the Seahawks retired the number 12, meaning it could never be worn by any players; it was a symbolic act unprecedented in professional sports.
And then there’s our tradition of raising the 12th Man flag in the stadium…
The crowd noise from the King Dome followed the Seahawks into their new stadium in 2002. In recognition of the home field advantage fans helped create, the Seahawks installed a flagpole above the south end zone in 2003 and made the raising of a 12th Man flag part of every pregame ritual. Our identity was molded by the ones before us.
Over the last few months, we’ve seen the momentum of #Volume12, powered by former Seahawks Joe Tafoya and Kerry Carter from JumpIt Media. Using their experience as former Seahawks and current proprietors of a dynamic marketing and consulting agency, Joe and Kerry have taken it upon themselves to assure that #Volume12 continues to be connected to Seahawks fans by initiating the Guinness World Record attempt on September 15th at CenturyLink Field.
More recently, Joe and Kerry have brought Legion of Boom™ back to Seattle. Wondering why there aren’t Legion of Boom™ products for sale? A company from another state held the trademark and wouldn’t allow anyone licensing rights. After a lot of hard work and negotiation, #Volume12 has successfully acquired the rights to LEGION OF BOOM™ and brings it to the great Northwest and the rightful owners, Seahawks Fans! We are moving quickly with major partners to get something into your hands soon! We have some big things on the horizon for our 12′s and can’t wait for the season to start!
Joe and Kerry want to know, If you could buy any Legion of Boom™ product, what would be?