She had never seen a city in such harmony before. Seattle was jubilant. The Seahawks had won against the Greenbay Packers. The 2014 champions were to be playing in the Super Bowl again.
A few days after the game, the girl with the red umbrella was drawn to Pike Place Market and she saw the 12th man. Everywhere! Although she was not from Seattle, she knew it was because of the spirit of the 12th man that the Seahawks kept playing so well. At a game, the cheer of the 12th man was always louder than a jet plane and felt electrifying.
She had heard a story about when the Seahawks won the Super Bowl last year, thousands came out in the city, celebrating, jumping, dancing, hugging and feeling so happy that there was hardly any trouble anywhere. A few days later, 700,000 fans flocked to the cold Seattle streets for the parade to CenturyLink Field. Number 3, Russell Wilson held the Lombardi Trophy up to the crowd.
"Our plan is to win another one for you next year".
The Seahawks will play their best against the New England Patriots on February 1, hoping to be the first back-to-back champions in 10 years. They know the 12th man, where ever in the world, will be cheering loud.
The girl with the red umbrella wondered if she would be able to find a Seahawks umbrella before the big game.