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January 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Seahawks 12th Fan of the Week: Cheers from Iceland

The Seattle Times highlighted a 12th Fan of the Week throughout the season. Each fan predicted the outcome of the next Seahawks game against a Seattle celebrity and Times reporters and columnists.

Tammy and Reynir Jónsson  Photo courtesy of Tammy Jónsson

Tammy and Reynir Jónsson
Photo courtesy of Tammy Jónsson

Name: Tammy Jónsson

Age: Tammy, 48

Resides: Selfoss, Iceland

School: Walla Walla High School (1985), Walla Walla Community College.

Family: Tammy and husband Reynir, 49, have two adult children, Tyler, 24; and Brynja, 22.

Occupations: Tammy says she’s CEO and former director of child development at the Jónsson household. Reynir is a master builder in Iceland.

Seahawks fan for: Over 30 years. “We have always stood by the Seahawks no matter what their season looked like or where we lived and will continue to do so!” Tammy says. “We are Hawks fans until the end!

Tammy’s story: Tammy was born and raised in Walla Walla. She met Reynir, who was born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland, but moved to the Seattle area in the early 1980s, while he was in college in Walla Walla. They married in 1986 and lived in Walla Walla, Southern California and Idaho before moving recently to Iceland. “Even with all our moves, we never, ever quit following the Seahawks!”  Tammy says.

Favorite Seahawks: Steve Largent, the Seahawks‘ Hall of Fame wide receiver (played 1976-1989). “THE BEST,” Tammy says. Her current favorite is Russell Wilson. “He’s not a typical NFL quarterback and we love his tenacity and fight.”

Memorable moment: The Super Bowl last Feb. 2 against the Denver Broncos. “We screamed and yelled until we didn’t have a voice,” she says of the 43-8 Seattle win. “Living in Iceland means that we always have to stay up late to watch the games, but that´s how we roll! We wouldn’t miss a game even if it means living with just a couple of hours of sleep.”

Fast facts: Tammy loves the midnight sun, watching the Northern Lights, eating skyr (an Icelandic cultured-dairy product similar to yogurt) and swimming in hot springs. She lives about 200 miles from Báðarbunga volcano, which now is erupting.

Prediction: Seahawks 24, Patriots 20 – “This is going to be a showdown, but we feel like the Seahawks will come out on top. The Seahawks have tenacity and grit and that will pull them through to back-to-back Super Bowl wins. On top of that, Coach Pete (Carroll) is a phenomenal coach and one of the best ever  in the NFL. With the talent of the team and the incredible coaching skills of Coach Pete – we got this!”

Tell your story via our interactive “Where in the World Are Seahawks Fans?” map, and check out how fans did every week against a celebrity picker and Seattle Times staffers in “Seahawks Pick ‘Em.”

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