It looks like the Texas A&M Aggies finally don’t have to worry about anyone else infringing on their gimmick in the future. The Seattle Seahawks are no longer using “Home of the 12th Man” at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
According to College Spun, the Seahawks will still be using the number “12” to represent their fans at the stadium, but they took down the “Home of the 12th Man” signs that were hanging outside of the gates. Chris Daniels shared pictures of the new signs hanging up around the stadium via Twitter.
While the “12th Man” has been used by multiple football teams, both professional and college, and even some non-football organizations, Texas A&M was the first to call itself “Home of the 12th Man.” That story dates all the way back to 1921 when it was printed in The Battalion, the school’s newspaper.
“Home of the 12s” doesn’t sound as intimidating as the classic adage, but I can understand where the Seahawks want to be able to brand themselves. In the end, this change was simply about money.
Rejoice, Aggie fans. You are the true 12th Man.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports