The Seattle Seahawks have been a part of the NFL since 1976, when the team joined as an expansion along with the Tampa Bay Buccanneers.
The team was originally going to be called the Seattle Kings, but the name Seattle Seahawks (“Seahawk” is another name for Osprey) was selected on June 17, 1975, after a public naming contest which drew more than 20,000 entries and over 1,700 different names.
This will be Seattle’s second Super Bowl appearance. The Seahawks have won two NFC Championships — in 2005 under Mike Holgrem and this season. In 2005, Seattle lost to Pittsburgh, 21-10, in Super Bowl XL.
The Sunday dispatch found 78 in Greater Pittston predicting a Seahawks win in the Super Bowl. Here they are:
Mike Kosik (Dupont) 30-24 Go get em, Seahawks!
Ronald Pesotini 28-24 Let’s go get them, Seahawks
The Rick (Rick Notari) 24-17 John Glenn not only traveled to space but will win Smokey a Super Bowl as well!!!
Marina Castellino 24-20 Seattle NFC defense to strong
Noah Johnson 28 - 14 Peyton Manning is overrated and has really good wide receivers that make him look good!
Corey Rutkoski 23-20 Big money if that score comes in!
Doug Wagner 27-24 Much more cash on that end of it
Ray Bierbach 25-21 Seahawks defense mans up and gets to Peyton early.
Joe Casale 23-17 Fly Eagles, I mean, Seahawks, fly.
Jeanette Vasil 23-20 Manning 0-4 when under 40 degrees.
Jack Vasil 31-17 Get to Manning, win the game.
Jacob Setser 25-6 Got a feeling.
Jeff Jaikes 35-27 Wilson can’t pass? We’ll see.
Jesse Mascioli 21-8 Yeah, 8, what’s it to ya?
Darcy Huff 41-31 Wrong Manning playing.
Michelle Beck 25-7Defense wins championships.
Todd Howe 32-28 Are The Beatles really playing at halftime?
Tyler Turan 27-22 No, it’s Bruno Mars.
Kyle Magda 24-17 What’s more likely: Peyton winning a cold weather game or free Papa John’s pizza?
Blase Twardowski 12-7 Cold weather will do that.
James O’Malley 24-21 Yay, deaf guy.
Jeremy Shurites 37-24 I don’t care.
Marcus Avery 28-14 Nailbiter until the 4th.
David Orrson 42-35 A shoot out.
Dean Jones 35-24 It’s all about the wings.
J.P. Forlenza 28-24 Seahwaks are closer to Eagles than horses.
John Tomsak Jr. 28-11 Lots of running.
Ari Pharion 34-24 Richard Sherman int. the difference.
Rebecca Martine 20-15 A defensive battle.
John Allardyce 24-17 Sherman or Lynch gets MVP.
Paul J. Reedy 21-20 Everyone will be “Sleepless In Seattle!
Rocco P. 21-17 Go Seattle!
Lorraine M. 25-28 Go Seahawks!
Jordan Rose 27-24 Go Eagles!
Adam Ginacchetti 35-21 The team with better defense has better chance to win
Kevin Boone 2-0 Stranger things have happened
Greg Grabiec 24-17 Seahawks will win because I’m Batman
Tyler Sokdoski 20-17 Defense always wins.
Anthony D’Eliseo 23-20 Only the bookies will win.
Bob Costello 27-20 In overtime, too.
Ken Hoover 28-24 Manning picked to end the game.
Devon Piednota 24-17 They’ll do what they did to the 49ers.
John DeLeo 27-24 Seahawks!
Megan Farrell 23-17 Better uniforms.
Kate Coe 35-28 I like lime green
Spike Bezek 27-24 Tired of hearing about Manning, time for new blood
Frank Dupack 35-28 Wilson outguns Manning.
Joshua Gustinucci 42-24 Panthers will win it next year!
Brendan Kelly 21-14 Go ‘Hawks
Debbie Kelly 33-27 Lets Go Hawks
Gene Ellsworth Jr. 23-20 Sherminator takes on to the house! LOB!
Alex Ellsworth 30-24 Because Sherman’s father drives a garbage truck
Daydrian B. 21-20 Blocked extra point the difference.
Celeste Calpin 27-24 Field goal in OT.
Vito Quaglia 31-28 Who was talking about you?
Brett Rooney 38-28 Peyton throws 4 TD passes but still looses.
Sarah Justave 28-24 Confusion
Jessica Brennan 30-21 Not sure
Joe Healey 23-0 Yep, zero.
Kenny Morgan 31-21 Common sense
Aaron Carter 38-31 If they don’t, Sherman will get mad
Mike Fanti 34-31 Run The Ball
Anthony Pamias 21-14 Seahawks defense
Drew Bednarski 27-24 Nice uniforms
Steven Spess 42-24 Green lightning
Blaise Alan Dente 38-24 Get the 12th man to ship Manning to Omaha!
Robert Tomkavage 31-17 Should have kept Tebow as quarterback.
Traci Stuart 20-14 They have way prettier uniforms, and, oh, that logo.
Bob Chabak 24-21 Evil defeats good
Stacy Spigarelli 28-27 Hawks can fly higher than horses
Al Zangardi 24-14 Refs let the teams play; Seattle secondary wins the day
Stu Piaumass 27-20 Zorn to Largent
Ciaran Bilbow 26-17 Russell Wilson rocks!!
Kim Bilbow 36-27 How did all these people get in my house!!??
Laurie Rebovich 21-14 Sherman knows his stuff
Jacob Gustitus 20-16 Seattle has the coolest jersey in the NFL
Alyssa Gustitus 26-25 Good defense beats good offense