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Blue Friday, Explained

Or: why Seattleites wear jerseys on Fridays.

By Seattle Met Staff August 20, 2015 Published in the September 2015 issue of Seattle Met

Every Friday from right about now until at least the first month of 2019 you’ll see them: Seemingly every other person on the street, on your bus, in the office dons a Seahawks jersey. Two days before game day the city’s collective fever for its Super Bowl–winning NFL team turns a fiery cobalt—everyone sheathes themselves in the navy blue nylon and spandex mesh shirts, likely emblazoned with No. 3 (quarterback Russell Wilson), or No. 12 (signifying the Hawks fan base, the 12th Man). Governor Jay Inslee even made it official in 2014, days before a playoff game that helped send the team to the first of two consecutive Super Bowls, signing a gubernatorial proclamation that decreed the last day of a January work week Seahawks Blue Friday.

Editor's Note: Updated September 14, 2018 to reflect current Seahawks players.

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