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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

January 16, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Seattle celebrates Blue Friday: Raising the 12th Man flag, downtown rally

WALTER JONES -- SPACE NEEDLE -- 12TH MAN FLAG --  144316 CHANGE IN CAPTION -- FINAL SCORE PREDICTION BY JONES IS 27-17 HAWKS After raising the 12th-man flag over the Space Needle early Friday morning, former Seahawks player Walter Jones tells media and others his prediction of Sunday's game -- it'll be a Seahawks win with a final score of 27-17! MethodeID: 4.0.537574581#News#Local#20150117#4.0.537574599

After raising the 12th Man flag over the Space Needle early Friday morning, Hall of Fame left tackle Walter Jones gives his prediction for Sunday’s game: a 27-17 Seattle victory over Green Bay. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

It’s Blue Friday in the Land of the Seahawks.

The city’s thoroughly amped for NFC Championship Game when Seattle takes on the Green Bay Packers at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Transit buses flashed “Go Seahawks” along with route numbers. Blue 12th Man flags hang from windows and the tops of buildings. Cranes sport blue and green lights.

Seattle legend Walter Jones raised the 12th Man flag at the Space Needle Friday morning and hundreds of fans attended a rally at Westlake Park.

The celebration included  former players, the Sea Gals cheerleaders and Blitz the mascot. It appeared everyone was wearing a Seahawks jersey, jacket or hat, or at least the color blue for Blue Friday.

At one point the crowd took up the chant “No cheese! No cheese!” but no harm came to a smattering of cheesehead Packer fans.

Just announced today: Alice in Chains will play at the game’s halftime show.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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Photos: Blue Friday before NFC Championship game

MORE PHOTOS:

Flags are flying at the Seahawks fan rally. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Flags are flying at the Seahawks fan rally. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Betty Jasper (center) shows her support with other fans at the downtown rally at Westlake Park. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Betty Jasper (center) shows her support with other fans at the downtown rally at Westlake Park. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Fans rally at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle on Friday. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Fans rally at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle on Friday. Nikki Jones of Everett holds her sign made out of Skittles. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

 

The 12th Man flag from the top of the Space Needle. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

The 12th Man flag from the top of the Space Needle. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

 MORE PHOTOS FROM AROUND THE AREA:

The Mariners show their support with a giant 12 in the outfield at Safeco Field. (Larry Stone / The Seattle TImes)

The Mariners show their support with a giant 12 in the outfield at Safeco Field. (Larry Stone / The Seattle TImes)

 

The 12th Man has even taken over the skies. (Lewis Kamb / The Seattle TImes)

The 12th Man has even taken over the skies. (Lewis Kamb / The Seattle TImes)

Staff at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research gather for a 12th Man photo. (Bo Jungmayer / Fred Hutch News Service)

Staff at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center gather for a 12th Man photo. (Bo Jungmayer / Fred Hutch News Service)

Karen Kessinger submitted this photo, "Blue Friday in Shoreline," on our Facebook page.

Karen Kessinger submitted this photo, “Blue Friday in Shoreline,” on our Facebook page.

 

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen's office flies the 12th Man flag. (Jim Brunner / The Seattle Times)

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen’s office flies the 12th Man flag. (Jim Brunner / The Seattle Times)

 

 

 

 

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