From the skyscrapers in Seattle all the way to the everyday wardrobe of the Seattle public, it is no secret that the Seattle Seahawks are headed to the Super Bowl XLVII in New Jersey. Coached by Pete Carroll, and led by Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Golden Tate, Marshawn Lynch, and Doug Baldwin, the Seahawks are stronger than ever. One of the most important players this season has been the 12th man. Being notoriously loud, enthusiastic, and dedicated, the fans have forced some opponents to wear ear plugs while playing. Being the biggest day of the football season, Super Bowl Sunday is cause for concern as some fans have been less that sportsman-like. A video of fans burning Colin Kaepernick’s jersey –quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers- was released as well as others videos that showed fans booing an injured 49ers player, Navorro Bowman, as he was carried off the field. While the dedicated fans are passionate about the Super Bowl, some students of Seattle Academy feel a little different. James Watson’s Digital Journalism and Podcasting class interviewed students and faculty of Seattle Academy and discovered that while some seemed to be passionate and pumped for the game, others have different opinions. Seattle Academy does not have the ultimate enthusiasm as other schools do. This could perhaps be the result of not having a high school football team to support. However, there was a mutual agreement between most of Seattle Academy community that the success of the Seattle Seahawks has brought together this city in a positive way.
Interviews conducted and podcasts produced by Josh Brown '14, Grady Burdick '14, Alex Scoggins '14, Harris McNeil '14, Margaret Garrison '14, Gabby Kretschmer '14, Sarah Hughes '14, and Atticus Shantz '14.
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