Remembering Ballard 4 years ago after the Seahawks Super Bowl win

You’ve seen the video, but we can’t help ourselves sharing it again four years later.

Fresh off the Super Bowl win in 2014, ecstatic Seahawks fans hit the streets of Ballard and… politely waited for a green light to cross the street.

The video was shared all over the country — sometimes with the #HowSeattleRiots hashtag — and the mayor praised the neighborhood for our law-abiding ways.

Such a Seattle moment. (Go Eagles!)

King County Council shows 12th Man pride

For the second year in a row, members of the Metropolitan King County Council and County Executive Dow Constantine have joined 12’s all over the city in showing their support as the Seahawks prepare for their second Super Bowl.

“With great pride we join King County residents in enthusiastically supporting our world champion Seattle Seahawks as they play their second Super Bowl in a row, helping to shine a national spotlight on our great region,” said Council Chair Larry Phillips. “It’s thrilling joining my fellow ‘12s’ in cheering on our remarkable team! Go Hawks!”

“It would be hard to match the most exciting NFL playoff game ever, but the Seahawks have shown a flair for the dramatic,” said Executive Constantine. “The 12s now look forward to seeing the Hawks deflate the Patriots, and make history as repeat Super Bowl champions. Go Hawks.”

“The Seahawks are living proof that teamwork and perseverance pay off,” said Council Vice Chair Jane Hague. “After another magical season, I say “Go Seahawks!”

“I’m so excited for a ‘re-pete’ on Sunday of last year’s Super Bowl,” said Councilmember Kathy Lambert. “This is truly a thrilling time for our entire region. Go Hawks!”

The 12 flag displayed in council chambers will be hoisted up the flagpole in front of the County Administration Building tomorrow when the County declares that Friday is Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Friday in King County!

Hawks fans to get free cake at Cupcake Royale

On the final Blue Friday before the Super Bowl, Hawks fans will have the chance to score some free cake at Cupcake Royale in Ballard (2052 NW Market St).

Locals are invited to show their 12th Man pride and celebrate with Seattle’s largest 12th Man cake. Celebrity cake cutters will be on hand to ensure that everyone gets their free slice.

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12th Fan Cupcakes are available for purchase and pre-order for your Super Bowl parties at all Cupcake Royale cafes and all Metropolitan Markets.

Head down to Cupcake Royal this Friday, January 30, at 5 p.m. to grab your free slice of cake! Go Hawks!

KuKuRuZa gives free popcorn to Hawks fans

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This Friday and next local Hawks fans can sweeten up their day with some free KuKuRuZa popcorn.

Simply stop by the Ballard store (2211 NW Market St ) while wearing your Seahawks gear and receive one free flight bag of “Beast Corn” all day while supplies last.

The local company is celebrating the Seahawks with the special popcorn that is made with real lime and blueberry.

Head down and be rewarded for your 12th Man pride!

Metro shuttles set to take Hawks fans to playoff game

Seahawks fans can climb on King County Metro Transit game day shuttles to travel to the Seahawks playoff game against the Green Bay Packers this Sunday, January 18.

The shuttles accept cash only and leave specific park-and-ride locations two hours before kickoff, and return to those park-and-rides after the game.

The closest shuttle location to our area is Northgate Transit Center (10200 1st Ave NE) which will begin shuttle services two hours before kick off. Each shuttle will leave as it is filled. The last shuttle leaves for the game about 35 minutes before kickoff. All pre-game shuttles arrive near CenturyLink Field on Fifth Avenue South at South Weller Street.

Shuttle fares cost $4 each way and no ORCA cards will be accepted. Exact change is required.

Buses returning to the park and rides leave from 5th Ave S at S Weller St. Details can be found on Metro’s Seahawks shuttle page.

Travelers in the SODO, Pioneer Square and downtown Seattle areas can expect traffic congestion and delays before and after Seahawks games.

President Obama applauds Ballard celebration of Seahawks’ victory

140521_obama_seahawks_lgDuring today’s speech honoring the Seahawks victory at the White House President Obama made reference to the amazing Seahawks fans in our ‘hood.

The President gave a shout out to the Ballard fans who politely waited for the lights to turn green before spilling onto Market St during the victory celebrations back in February.

Check out an excerpt about Ballard fans from President Obama’s address:

After the Super Bowl, when they had the chance to celebrate, they let loose in true Seattle style. And while some got a little carried away, there’s actually video of a huge group of Seahawks fans interrupting their celebration to wait for the walk sign before crossing an intersection. (Laughter and applause.) So that’s Seattle for you. (Laughter.)

The viral video of the celebrations below must have made it all the way to the White House!

Check out KOMO’s website to read the entirety of the President’s address.

Photo courtesy of Associated Press. Photo credit – Susan Walsh.

Mayor praises Ballard for post-Super Bowl politeness on Twitter

Twitter feeds have been jam packed today with the hashtag #HowSeattleRiots, describing the polite and considerate way in which Seahawks fans celebrated after the Super Bowl win. Our very own celebrations in Ballard, complete with lack of jay-walking and all, have been featured all over the internet today.

The celebration by the crowd at Market and Leary even drew special attention from Mayor Ed Murray. He posted the tweet below in response to a video of fans in full celebration mode, while at the same time obeying the law and only crossing to high five when the pedestrian light flashed green.

The Stranger also featured a post on the post Super Bowl celebrations in our ‘hood commenting on the “revelers in Ballard rioting without jaywalking.”

The My Ballard team was there to witness the joy, excitement and the extreme amount of high fives exchanged as fans crossed Market St (only when the light was green of course). Check out some photos and a video below:

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Overall, it was a fantastic victory for Seattle and a fantastic night of celebration in Ballard. So, in closing, as Mayor Murray said, “good job Ballard!”

Seattle Times initiate second press run following Seahawks victory

Due to overwhelming demand following the Seahawks victory last night our news partners The Seattle Times has initiated a second press run for today’s newspaper.

If you missed out on grabbing your very own piece of history papers will be available at normal retail outlets tomorrow morning, February 4, along with the Tuesday edition.

Normally, Monday retail (non-home delivered newspapers) sales run at approximately 27,000 copies. Although The Seattle Times printed an additional 106,000 copies of today’s newspaper it still wasn’t enough. They are now in the process of printing 35,000 more newspapers in the second press run.

The last time The Seattle Times performed a second press run was  September 11, 2001.

Ballard celebrates as the Seahawks crush Denver

Updated 9:30 p.m.: It’s not just Pioneer Square and the U District, fans are celebrating here in Ballard, from Market St. to Old Ballard. A crowd at Bergen Place turned a Market St. crosswalk into a roving party:

And here’s Leary and Market:

And Old Ballard:

Here’s another video of the celebrations at Bergen Place:

Earlier: Fireworks, car horns and hollering echoed around the neighborhood as the Seahawks closed out the Super Bowl in grand fashion, trumping the Denver Broncos 43-8. Congratulations Seahawks and the 12th Man!

The City of Seattle says the victory parade will be on Wednesday.

Enjoy it and stay safe everyone!