Dave Matthews Raises 12th Man Flag On Seattle Space NeedleMusician and Seahawks fan Dave Matthews raised the 12th man flag Thursday on top of the Seattle Space Needle as the city rallies for its team in the Super Bowl. The new 25-by-35-foot blue flag with the white number 12 will fly through Sunday when Seattle takes on the Patriots at the NFL championship game in Arizona. The old 12th man flag that flew over the Space Needle for the NFC title game was in tatters after heavy winds. Matthews signed that flag, which will be signed by others around the city and presented to the team. Asked what would be the most appropriate Dave Matthews Band song for the Super Bowl, he said either "Halloween," which has a lot of shrieking, or "Crash Into Me," a love song. SEATTLE (AP) – January 30, 2015
Fans Snap Up Caps Designed And Worn By Seahawks' Lynch
Hats off to Marshawn Lynch. While barely saying a word, the Seattle Seahawks running back has created a run on the "Beast Mode" caps he has been wearing at Super Bowl media appearances. The two baseball caps Lynch has worn this week while answering - or not answering - reporters' questions have sold out on Lynch's website, where they're part of his Beast Mode apparel line.
EWU QB Adams Says He Has Scholarship Offer From Oregon
Eastern Washington's record-setting quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. says he has received a scholarship offer from Oregon and will visit the school this weekend. Adams told The Spokesman-Review on Wednesday that he will fly to Eugene, Oregon, on Friday and return Sunday. The strong-armed Adams, who will be a senior next season, owns nearly every major passing record at Eastern Washington, a perennial FCS power. He would be seeking to replace Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota. Dave Williford, a spokesman for the Oregon football team, says he cannot comment on any potential player transfers.
Super Bowl-Pregame Show
Dierks Bentley and Gavin DeGraw will perform during the pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium before the Super Bowl on Sunday. The two acts will perform at the tailgate party and part of each performance will be televised live as part of NBC's pregame show. Bentley is a country music star, who is an Arizona native. DeGraw is a multi-platinum Grammy nominated singer-songwriter. Idina Menzel will perform the national anthem, John Legend will perform "America The Beautiful" and Katy Perry will headline the halftime show. (AP) - January 29, 2015