[Originally posted by Yosh at No One Reads Your Blog, a blog collaboration by the members of the band Jake Wilkinson’s Unicycle]
Matt Roberts has been a Seahawks fan for as long as he can remember, and now Seattle’s NFL representation, as well as the world’s Seahwaks fans, should get to know Matt. Why? Matt claims to be the reason for the big win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
“I knew it, I knew it I knew it! It was this jersey,” exclaimed Matt as he pointed to his #12 jersey. The “12” represents Seattle’s “12th Man”, which refers to the fans who’s cheering through the 2013/14 season was measured to be the loudest in the NFL.
“I mean, if you think it about it, we the fans are already considered part of the team…you know the 12th man,” he said. It is noted that crowd noise can sufficiently disrupt an opponent and is part of the advantage of playing at home.
“I have all kinds of ‘Hawks t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, jackets, pants, shoes…but I have noticed this season that when I wear my 12th man shirt, we win! Well…maybe not always…sometimes we just make big plays when I have the shirt on!” Roberts explained excitedly.
When asked if he actually believed his shirt had to do with the Super Bowl blowout, Matt said “Absolutely. Yeah, its my shirt and I will be wearing it all next season…probably everyday!”