#HAWKPOCALYPSE: Seahawks Fans Take Seattle & Social Media by Storm & Skittles

Bennion & Deville Fine HomesAs locals know, Seattle often works in mysterious ways.  Yesterday our great city granted us glorious weather and one heck of a good time as the Seahawks legendary 12th man – a blue and green mass of hometown folks and hawks fans – took to the streets in numbers in excess of 700,000 to give our Super Bowl XLVIII champs and this city’s first Lombardi trophy the welcome home they so deserved.

Seahawks fans Howard & Joshua Zorzi
Seahawks fans Howard & Joshua Zorzi

We kicked off this NFL season well aware of the fact that we had a team of unique talent that was both positioned and expected to do great things.  Throughout fall, Seattleites watched as the Seahawks tromped through the league, soaring their way to the top the NFL and quickly becoming one of the best teams the sport had seen in quite some time.  It didn’t take long before the team’s cohesiveness and camaraderie on the field started to rub off at home.  For the first time in a long time, Seattle started to feel the power of being connected through a shared goal: bringing home this city’s first championship since 1979.  Stirred by the unifying outlet of a winning sports team and in this case, the 12th man, our weathered sports fans were strengthened by this shared hope and the legion of jersey-wearing, beastquake-producing fans grew strong…and loud.  Last Sunday, as the team took to the field in the meadowlands and proved that they could win it all, the Seahawks organization, it’s fans and this wonderful city practically oozed cohesion.

Bob Bennion & Bob DevilleThen yesterday, as the sun shone brightly and the snow-covered cascade mountains peeked at us through the early morning haze, our usual February rainfall yielded to frozen hands full of Skittles and confetti and bright blue skies.  Seattleites flooded onto public transportation and fans aligned along Fourth Avenue to make sure the world knew that we were “in,” and not simply a rapidly multiplying band wagon of “fair weather fans”-  a term we couldn’t possibly claim anyway due to our long-held reputation for gray skies and rainy days.  Mid-morning drew near and businesses, schools and other city happenings took pause for a moment that will most certainly go down in Seattle history as the Celebrate 48 Victory Parade kicked off.

Bennion and Deville Seattle Real Estate AgentsTo wrap up several weeks of Seahawks bragging via the blogosphere here are a few snapshots of a long-overdue win and celebration as well as a look back on the day’s events through some of our favorite tweets and twitter mentions of the day as the internet became a flurry with Hawk Pride.  The parade might now be over but #Celebrate48 continues through the endless memories and images that will stay with Seattle sports fans for years to come.  Cheers to an exciting season that carried Seattle to the top and here’s to making a run for the repeat next season! …

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Seattle’s Super Bowl Sunday Hangouts

Bennion & Deville Seattle Superbowl Seahawks It’s no secret that our city’s football team is going to Super Bowl XLVIII (go Seahawks!). But where you watch the game is almost as important as who is playing. Here we’ve outlined a few choice spots to kick back and enjoy what’s sure to be the game of the century when the Seattle Seahawks take down the Denver Broncos!

Sunday, February 2, the entire city of Seattle will be celebrating for the big game when the Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. As the hometown of the Seahawks, Seattle offers a wide-range of bars that cater to every football fanatic’s needs. Forget the hassle of preparing food and making beer runs; instead wear your blue, green, and silver painted faces at a local sports bar to watch the big game, and let’s cheer our beloved Seahawks to victory!

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Seattle Seahawk fans have a favorite sports bar here in Seattle called the Hawks Nest Bar & Grill. Located between Safers Field and Quest Field in SoDo, the Hawks Nest Bar & Grill provides the ultimate 12th man experience with an all-day celebration. Opening at 11 a.m. with door prizes and a charity raffle, the Hawks Nest Bar & Grill supplies pub-grub and drink specials for the big game. Later in the evening, local hip-hop artist K. Cartier will perform live. Located at 1028 1st Ave. S. Fore more information, click here.

Auto Battery Bar
Known for their gourmet Po-Dog hot dogs in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, this auto shop turned sports bar has big-screen TVs perfect for Sunday’s game. Order one of their signature drinks such as the Spark Plug or the 18-Wheeler as you cheer on the Seahawks in their laid back atmosphere. Located at 1009 E. Union St. For more information, click here.

Want to watch Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning duke it out on the big screen? Cinebarre is screening the Super Bowl for free on the big day for the 21+ crowd. With a full bar featuring craft beers and specialty cocktails, Cinebarre will keep you hydrated for the full four quarters. But don’t miss out on their pizzas and subs appropriately named for cinematic stars and movies. Located at 6009 244th St. SW

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.Rated the best sports bar to watch the Super Bowl in the nation, Spitfire will be opening its doors early at 9 p.m. so fans can beat the rush. Located in Belltown by the waterfront, Spitfire’s viewing room filled with leather couches is just like watching the game in the comfort of your own home, but without the post-game cleanup. Watch the Seahawks’ No. 1 rated defense in the league hold back the Broncos over a plate of chicken wings and nachos. Located at 2219 4th Ave. Click here for more information.

The People’s Pub
More low-key than the rest of our picks, The People’s Pub has been serving up German fare to the locals since 2000.  Locals of Ballard know The People’s Pub for their quick bar service and generous portions of cured meats and tasty cheeses, sounds like the perfect combination for a game-winning Sunday. More information at their website here.

Wear your 12th man jersey proud this Sunday and show up early to one of these hot spots for a prime seat. Drink specials will vary so call ahead for more information.bennion and Deville Fine Homes Inc Real Estate Seattle

Weekend Roundup- MLK Weekend, Seahawks Playoffs

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day means an extra day to relax and play this weekend, but more importantly, an extra day  to celebrate our Seahawks eminent win over the 49ers this Sunday to secure our spot in the Superbowl 🙂 .  To those of you lucky enough to be pocketing some of those golden tickets, cheer loudly, dance loyally (Macklemore is, after all Seattle’s ultimate 12th man), and do us proud; the rest of us will be rooting for our boys from the comfort of our own homes. In the meantime, take advantage of the extra downtime with these unique happenings around Seattle…

Lowercase Brewing’s Grand Opening Party
Bennion & Deville Fine Homes IncLowercase Brewing invites you to join them for their grand opening this Friday, January 17. The brewery, which started off as friends making beer in their basement, is one of the newest additions to Seattle’s Southpark neighborhood. Friday’s grand opening begins at 6 p.m. at 8103 8th Ave. S. and tickets available here.

Can’t make it? No worries, Lowercase Brewing will be serving up craft beer for $4.00 all weekend. 

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Join Rock the Bike at the Columbia City Theater on Saturday, January 18 at 8 p.m. for their charity karaoke event to raise money for Bike Works, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering youth to use bicycles as a healthy and environmentally friendly form of transportation. Prizes will be given for best performance, so there’s no need to hold back when belting out your best rendition of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” or Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” – the more enthusiasm, the better! Karaoke begins at 9:30 p.m., so arrive early to get your name on the list for your favorite karaoke tunes. The event is located at 4916 Rainier Ave. S. and entry is free; however, $10 donations are encouraged.

MOViN 92.5’s Dress Dash
Seattle Weekend HappeningsMOViN 92.5 and Brides for a Cause have joined forces this weekend to host a Dress Dash benefitting Wish Upon a Wedding. Fifty percent of proceeds will go directly to the non-profit which provides couples facing terminal illnesses or life-changing circumstances weddings that they otherwise couldn’t afford. The event will take place from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 18 at Cedarbrook Lodge’s Cedars Ballroom. Featuring over 500 dress designs, all for only $150, this event is a great opportunity for brides-to-be to find their dream dress at dream prices. The Dress Dash will carry dresses in sizes 2 through 20 along with veils and slips. Find more details here.

40th Annual Model Railroad Show
This weekend marks The Pacific Science Center’s 40th Annual Model Railroad Show. Perfect for the whole family, the event lets visitors explore dozens of model railroad displays, discover the history of the region’s railroad system and build their own LEGO trains at interactive stations. The show will be open from Saturday, January 18 through Monday, January 20. Tickets are included in the cost of general admission to The Pacific Science Center. Learn more here.

14th Annual Seattle Aquarium Octopus Census
Calling all divers! If you are looking for something more adventurous this weekend, this may be for you. The Seattle Aquarium needs your help in this weekend’s 2014 Octopus Census in Puget Sound, north of Magnolia. The annual survey seeks to collect information about the habitats, size and location of octopi from dive sites including Sund Rock, Octopus Hole, Flagpole, Jorsted Creek and Black Point, among others.

Hoping to see a giant octopus on your dive? Here’s a tip: last year the highest number of giant octopi were recorded at the aquarium’s Sunrise dive location!

Find the complete list of the dive sites and details for the 2014 Octopus Census here.

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