The Seattle Seahawks and Texas A&M are deadlocked in a court battle over the use of the "12th Man" moniker. Thank God, too, because America needs more litigation.
Texas A&M claims that the 12th Man tradition that dates back to 1922, blah, blah, blah. There are a lot of traditions that date back to Texas in the 1920s, and we’re not sure that all of them are worth remembering or celebrating. Texas A&M might have history and tradition on its side, but it would be hard-pressed to find a more die-hard fan than this guy (blurb at the bottom).
Seahawks fan Kathy Mittge, persuaded talk-radio host Dori Monson of KIRO-AM in Seattle to take a small portion of her late husband's ashes to Detroit to honor his wish, never fulfilled in life, to be in the stadium when the Seahawks made it to the Super Bowl. Her husband died in October.
"He was a fan from the first game on," Mittge told the host, Dori Monson of KIRO-AM. "It would have meant a lot to him to be at this game, and I think it still does."
Monson confirmed on ESPN radiot this morning that he has the remains with him. Now that is a 12th man. What would be your dying wish as a sports fan? Talk about it in the Hater Nation Forums.